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Students soak up lessons

May 2, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Students from across Douglas County went hands-on Wednesday participating in the 20th annual Kids’ Groundwater Festival in Alexandria. Continue Reading

Electric power pole burned, fire was controlled burn near Litchfield, Minn.

November 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD The Litchfield Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources were called around 1:30 p.m. Thursday to contain a controlled burn that started an electrical pole on fire. Continue Reading

Our Opinion: Sunlight + seawater = food

November 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In the Australian desert, agronomists at Sundrop Farms “appear to have pulled off the ultimate something-from-nothing agricultural feat,” The teams are “using the sun to desalinate seawater for irrigation and to heat and cool greenhouses as required, and thence to cheaply grow high-quality, pesticide-free vegetables year-round in commercial quantities.” Continue Reading

Senior adviser to Secretary of Interior tours Minnesota River

November 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GRANITE FALLS More than two decades of work to clean up the Minnesota River has brought together a diverse partnership of stakeholders in the state’s namesake watershed, and produced something once unimaginable.
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Police shoot, kill bear in St. Paul neighborhood

April 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

St. Paul police said concern for public safety led officers to shoot and kill a black bear roaming the Frogtown neighborhood. Continue Reading

DNR hires invasive species specialist to serve west central Minnesota region

January 31, 2012 in West Central Tribune

HUTCHINSON Nicholas Brown will serve as the primary contact for aquatic invasive species (AIS) in a 13-county area of south-central Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Continue Reading

Coahran to lead Spicer fisheries office, New London hatchery

January 10, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SPICER Dave Coahran will lead the Department of Natural Resources’s fisheries staff in Spicer as supervisor, according to an announcement by the DNR today. Continue Reading

Minnesota DNR plans aggressive effort against aquatic invasive species

January 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SAINT PAUL The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced plans for a much more aggressive effort to control the spread of aquatic invasive species this year. Continue Reading

Minn. DNR warns parents: Keep children off thin ice

November 23, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR In the light of a near tragedy in Anoka County this weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding parents to caution their children to stay off ponds, streams and other water bodies that now have a thin coating of ice. Continue Reading

Planning process to guide Sibley State Park as it nears 100-year mark

October 23, 2011 in West Central Tribune

NEW LONDON One of Minnesota’s most popular parks, Sibley State Park hosts more than 250,000 visitors a year.
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