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July 14, 2008
Ag chief disputes ethanol-food price link
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's agriculture commissioner says the country's grocery stores are misleading Americans when they claim that corn-based ethanol is driving up food prices. "Some of this message is the result of calculated efforts from groups such as the Grocery Manufacturers Association,"...
July 14, 2008 - 12:00am
June 26, 2008
Take a free tour of Tamarack Swamp
Tamarack Swamp Nature Preserve, located north of Valley Creek Road at Tower Drive in Woodbury, has more than 150 acres providing the area with an ecosystem that includes plant and animal diversity. The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District and the city of Woodbury will lead...
June 26, 2008 - 12:00am
June 23, 2008
Biomass study finds feasability, but cost may not be worth it
Cutting small trees and brush for energy can be done without harming Minnesota's northern forests, but the cost to do the work may be more than the profit. That's the finding of the first comprehensive study of the environmental effects and economics of cutting so-called woody biomass. Researchers...
June 23, 2008 - 12:00am
June 20, 2008
Extraordinary nature area near Taylor's Falls now protected
Break out the hiking boots and binoculars! The rare Cooper's hawk won't be edged out by urban sprawl. A 49-acre bluff site overlooking the St. Croix River valley and Franconia now has the highest level of state protection. It's open to the public for birding, wildlife...
June 20, 2008 - 12:00am
May 27, 2008
Corn growers fight back
ST. PAUL - The corn industry is trying to counter those who blame ethanol for pumping up consumer prices. Corn growers say they are responsible for gasoline prices staying lower than they would have otherwise. "A dark oily cloud hangs over motorists' travel plans this Memorial Day...
May 27, 2008 - 12:00am
May 14, 2008
It's not hard to see that Kowalski's Market in Woodbury caters to customers who enjoy organic and or "natural" produce.
May 14, 2008 - 12:00am
April 10, 2008
Dead fish after ice-out likely from winterkill
The melting ice from Minnesota's shorelines may reveal some dead fish, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. In most cases it is normal winterkill. When snow and ice cover a lake, it limits the sunlight reaching aquatic plants. The plants die, stop producing...
April 10, 2008 - 12:00am
March 7, 2008
DNR watercraft inspector applications due March 14
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking watercraft inspector interns for this year's boating season. Inspectors are stationed at public accesses on lakes and rivers infested with invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels.
March 7, 2008 - 12:00am
February 25, 2008
Temporary hunting rules to become permanent
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting comments on hunting regulations until 4:30 p.m. March 20. Proposals cover areas pertaining to deer registration; deer, bear elk and moose hunter selection; and deer, elk, wild turkey and prairie chicken area designation. "The...
February 25, 2008 - 12:00am
Snowmobile ride to honor fallen police officer from Heaton
Snowmobilers will take to frozen fields Saturday in honor of a friend, family member and fallen officer. Nick Erfle grew up near Heaton, N.D, and graduated from Fessenden High School. He moved to Phoenix and joined the police force there about eight years ago. Erfke was shot and...
February 25, 2008 - 12:00am
February 19, 2008
Lawmakers take on fish disease fight
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators have taken their first look at what would be the Great Lakes toughest law in regulating when and how ships could dump ballast water into Lake Superior. Members of the House Game, Fish and Forestry Division, as well as Minnesota Pollution Control Agency...
February 19, 2008 - 12:00am
February 14, 2008
Cross-country ski trails in great condition
Good snow means Minnesota's 1,800-plus miles of grant-in-aid and state-operated cross-country ski trails are in great condition. "People are dusting off their skis and buying ski passes to take advantage of winter," said Andrew Korsberg, trail program coordinator for the Minnesota...
February 14, 2008 - 12:00am
January 22, 2008
Public comment due on muskie and northern pike management
Interested in how the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources manages inland lakes for muskellunge and northern pike during the next 12 years? You have until Feb.
January 22, 2008 - 12:00am
January 21, 2008
Open water, shad attract many eagles to Red Wing
Frigid temperatures may be bad news for most outdoor enthusiasts, but it's good news for bird watchers. The extreme chill has forced bald eagles to focus their attention on the few remaining areas of open water, including Colvill Park in Red Wing and the stretch of Mississippi...
January 21, 2008 - 12:00am
January 18, 2008
Learn about the outdoors at this weekend's National Pheasant Fest in St. Paul
Minnesotans who want to learn more about hunting, fishing or improving their lands for wildlife can get information from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources this weekend at Pheasants Forever's National Pheasant Fest in St. Paul. The 25th annual festival opens at 1 p.m....
January 18, 2008 - 12:00am