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“Black Beach” lease agreement moves forward

October 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ken Vogel

Silver Bay is one step closer to managing and opening the so-called “Black Beach” on Lake Superior after its City Council meeting Monday, Northshore Mining-owned property that has been strictly off-limits …continue reading on

DNR helps find best fall colors

September 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s wet early summer should produce a colorful fall leaf display, but experts warn that it could come and go quicker than usual.

“We’re anticipating a beautiful fall color display,” said Patricia Arndt of Minnesota Dep…continue reading on

Judge allows Minn. DNR to join flood diversion lawsuit

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Judge allows Minn. DNR to join flood diversion lawsuit
FARGO — A federal judge ruled Thursday that the state of Minnesota can participate as a friend of the court in the Richland-Wilkin Joint Powers Authority’s lawsuit against the Army Corps of …continue reading on

Dalrymple encourages Dayton to speak with local leaders about flood diversion

August 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has encouraged Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to hear directly from local officials in his state about their position on the proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion.
Dalrymple spoke with Dayton last week after …continue reading on

County to receive $75,000 for aquatic invasive species prevention

July 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ken Vogel

Recently, the 2014 Minnesota State Legislature approved funding to Minnesota counties for aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention. According to Lake County Administrator Matt Huddleston, the timing of the…continue reading on

Blue Mounds State Park to re-open Monday

July 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

LUVERNE — Blue Mounds State Park will re-open Monday following flood damage that forced the park to close on June 18, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.

“Our staff has done an exceptional job of making repairs and stabilizing …continue reading on

E.O. Olson Trust designates funds for water quality projects

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Directors of the E.O. Olson Trust unanimously approved a $25,000 contribution to Nobles County Pheasants Forever during a meeting Tuesday morning in Worthington. 

The funds will go toward the P.F. Chapter’s latest land acqui…continue reading on

Ex-DNR officer gets probation in license-data snooping case

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A former Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officer will spend two years on probation for inappropriately accessing driver’s license data on and off the job.

John A. Hunt, 49, of Woodbury, pleaded guilty in February to miscon…continue reading on

Compass Prairie SNA considered for public hunting

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — A 19-acre native prairie southwest of Worthington was the subject of a public meeting Tuesday evening as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) considers changing its public use to allow hunting and trapping.

The Compa…continue reading on

Conservation easements crucial to restoring Grass Lake

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLMAR — Two decades of complex negotiations, hydrologic and hydraulic studies, state grants, right-of-way purchases and conservation easements have been slowly woven together to develop a plan to restore Grass Lake near Willmar.
Revised plans th…continue reading on

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