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Major spruce-up ahead for Minn. governor’s mansion

January 1, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota officials are pushing ahead with a publicly financed $2.6 million renovation of the 100-year-old Governor’s Residence, making what they say are overdue fixes to a historically significant property worth about as much as the restoration will cost. Continue Reading

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

Invasive species topic of Minnesota symposium

March 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Local and national leaders on the front lines of the fight against Asian carp, Eurasian water milfoil and other aquatic invasive species will gather today and Tuesday in St. Paul. Continue Reading

Dnr takes comment on grouse management plan

November 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on its proposed ruffed grouse long-range management plan. Citizens interested in grouse and the habitat that supports them can file comments online only through Monday, Dec. 19.
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Como Zoo welcomes animals from Minot zoo

July 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

They came 507 miles by truck, 13 of them packed in small plastic pet crates, a flood-ravaged home behind them and a capital city before them.
The African penguins from Minot, N.D., waddled into their public display at Como Zoo in St. Paul on Thursday morning, just a few of the approximately 230 animals evacuated from the Roosevelt Park Zoo that now is under 4 to 14 feet of water. Continue Reading