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Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
Patrick Guilfoile: A kiss may not be just a kiss
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater volunteers encourage the love of reading
Doug Lewandowski: Becoming our parents
A holiday on the beach: Beach Boys to perform hits, Christmas music at the Sanford Center
Pioneer Previews: Music for the holidays — and the food shelf
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 7
An everlasting tour comes to Bemidji: Martina McBride to highlight latest album of classic songs
Pioneer Previews: Winter joy, winter cold and winter fun
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
Blane Klemek: Great ideas for keeping birdfeeders squirrel-free
Blane Klemek: Birds of a feather. . .
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Russell birthday celebration
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Nat Hentoff: When will court trials begin on CIA torturers?
Danny Tyree: Empty seats at the Christmas table
Jim HIghtgower: Chris Christie’s pork barrel politics
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September 12, 2014
Zebra mussels found in Cass Lake
CASS LAKE -- Zebra mussels have been found and confirmed in Cass Lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. A citizen discovered the zebra mussels earlier this week while collecting shells on the beach on the southeast corner of Cedar Island, according to...
news / local
September 12, 2014 - 12:40pm
March 28, 2014
One in five Minnesota boaters broke invasive species law in 2013
ST. PAUL — The number of Minnesota boaters who violated state regulations on transporting invasive species dropped in 2013 compared to 2012, but one in five boaters who were checked still violated state law. That was the report Friday from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources,...
outdoors / fishing
March 28, 2014 - 11:49pm
October 22, 2013
Crews install 2nd of 9 Asian carp barriers
COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Construction crews are trying to stay ahead of the icy, cold winter weather as they work to install five gates at the Coon Rapids dam before the end of the year. The steel gates are part of a $16 million improvement project aimed at preventing...
news / region
October 22, 2013 - 9:17am
September 20, 2013
Congress poised to close Mspi River lock in Mpls.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Momentum is building in Congress to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in Minneapolis to protect Minnesota's northern waters from invasive Asian carp. A U.S. House panel decided Thursday to incorporate the lock closure into legislation funding...
news / region
September 20, 2013 - 3:37pm
September 18, 2013
Minnesota groups seek new ways to combat zebra mussels
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Some municipalities and lake associations that have grown frustrated by Minnesota's lack of progress in combating aquatic invasive species are backing research into finding more permanent ways of stopping the pests. Among them is the Gull Chain of...
outdoors / environment
September 18, 2013 - 11:51am
August 22, 2013
Dead silver carp found on dam near Winona
WINONA, Minn. (AP) — Experts say the discovery of a dead Asian carp near Winona confirms the invasive fish are using their leaping ability to attempt to overcome barriers. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the carcass of a silver carp was found recently...
news / region
August 22, 2013 - 1:42pm
May 3, 2013
Trouble is around the corner
BEMIDJI — Zebra mussels and faucet snails have found their way to Lake Winnibigoshish. Areas of Leech Lake are infested with Eurasian watermilfoil. Faucet snails also are established in First and Second Crow Wing lakes in Hubbard County. Spiny water fleas have become a problem...
May 3, 2013 - 7:39pm
April 4, 2013
Minnesota may be relatively free of invading Asian carp
ST. PAUL - A new study shows it now appears large numbers of Asian carp are not in Minnesota. A technique that found indications of tiny amounts of Asian carp DNA had appeared to indicate the invasive species could be in the state’s streams. The new report released today, called...
news / region
April 4, 2013 - 10:53am
February 21, 2013
Carp fighters hook invasion solutions
ST. PAUL – Minnesotans fighting Asian carp think they may have temporary and permanent ways to slow the advance of the voracious eater. Organizations at a Wednesday Asian carp summit hosted by Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar agreed they would try to convince boaters...
February 21, 2013 - 2:10am
Minnesota DNR: Partnering to fight spread of aquatic invasive species
Last year there were 5 million boat launches in Minnesota. There were two zebra mussel veligers discovered in Lake Winnibigoshish this past summer. My point: there are countless opportunities for aquatic invasive species to enter a lake, but once there, it doesn’t take many to...
outdoors / fishing
February 21, 2013 - 1:53am
October 25, 2012
Zebra mussel eradication effort fails
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — An effort to kill zebra mussels discovered in Lake Irene and Rose Lake was unsuccessful, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Last fall, DNR biologists investigated two separate cases where boat lifts used in zebra mussel infested lakes...
October 25, 2012 - 10:46pm