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NEWS SHOTS: Factoids from the outdoors

September 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

According to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall wetland survey, wetland counts are down by about half in the northern tier of the state and two-thirds in the southern portion. Continue Reading

Warm spring brings loons back to Minnesota early

April 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

At least six of 29 loons tagged with satellite transmitters had returned to their breeding lakes in Minnesota as of last Wednesday, the Department of Natural Resources said Monday. The earliest arrival returned to Big Mantrap Lake in northern Minnesota on March 29. Continue Reading

DNR to study impact of oil spill on Minnesota’s loons

September 1, 2011 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Minnesota wildlife biologists now have the money they need to study the impact of the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill on the state’s loons and pelicans.
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Minnesota study looks at impacts of oil spill on loons

August 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota has an estimated 12,000 common loons and 16,000 pairs of white pelicans. The state is spending close to $300,000 in lottery and conservation license plate proceeds on the study. Continue Reading

Experts: Early signs good for Minn. loons

May 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Wildlife experts and enthusiasts say there are encouraging early signs that Minnesota’s loons and other migratory birds fared well while wintering in the Gulf of Mexico following last summer’s massive oil spill, although they say it’s too early to be sure. Continue Reading

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Researchers to track loons’ reaction to oil spill

January 23, 2011 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL When the loons make their return journey north to Minnesota from the Gulf of Mexico this year, wildlife watchers will be following them closely. Continue Reading

Young Minnesota loons, pelicans may have been hit by Gulf spill

January 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Most of Minnesota’s adult loons and pelicans had flown north before last year’s Gulf oil spill struck, but many of their offspring remained behind in the slick. Continue Reading

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Gulf spill may have hurt Minn. loons, pelicans

January 7, 2011 in INFORUM

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. Most of Minnesota’s adult loons and pelicans had flown north before last year’s Gulf oil spill struck, but many of their offspring remained behind in the slick. Continue Reading

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Planned lake development draws controversy

August 19, 2010 in INFORUM

Lakeshore stewards see proposal as detrimental

What has become a controversial variance and conditional-use request by a Hubbard County (Minn.) family has turned into a rallying cry for lakeshore stewards.
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