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Conservation groups, wildlife officials converge to explore options for stemming the loss of wetland, grassland habitat

June 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Paul Schmidt had a prairie encounter he won’t soon forget last November during a four-day waterfowl hunt near Brookings, S.D. The first morning, Schmidt and his hunting partner drove by a small wetland on the way to their hunting area. Continue Reading

Granite Arts Council to host 4th annual art show at Prairie’s Edge March 25

March 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The 4th annual Granite Arts Council Art Show and Celebration will be March 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Prairie’s Edge Casino Convention Center. The event will feature art and exhibits from more than 20 local artists, along with appetizers and live music. Continue Reading

Legacy Amendment funding shift perhaps has clerical roots

December 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Contained deep in last week’s 93-page report from the Minnesota legislative auditor’s report on the 2008 voter-approved tax hike that included funding for the outdoors was an interesting observation: Appropriations recommended by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council and approved by the Legislature show a distinct shift from wetlands to prairies over the first three years. Continue Reading