Senate Environment and Natural Resources Chairman Satveer Chaudhary, center, DFL-Fridley, readies to ask a question during a hearing Friday in Bemidji on efforts to merge the state's natural resources agencies. Senate panelists also included, at left, Sen. Pat Pariseau, R-Farmington, and Sen. Dan Skogen, DFL-Hewitt. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper
State Senate hearing: Kinder, gentler natural resources management
Minnesotans want to protect their natural resources but also an easier way to navigate the agencies and permit processes to use or build in the natural resources, state senators heard Friday.
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