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Popular Lund boats made in New York Mills factory will be common on Minnesota lakes on fishing opener Saturday, May 14.
If not for the efforts of The Nature Conservancy and the Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society, there might not be prairie chickens left in the state. Their numbers dwindled to a concerning level by the mid-1980s, their habitat ruined by the plow. They are now confined to remnant and restored grasslands in a few counties. One of those is Clay County, close enough to Fargo-Moorhead that before the sun rises over the prairie the lights of the metro glow brightly in the west.
Game and Fish Department and more than a dozen partners spearhead program to preserve, re-establish vital native prairie
Here we are, almost six months after the vaccines first rolled out, and we're still having to deal with mask mandates, fights at school board meetings, postponement of events and worry over schoolchildren getting COVID-19. Everything we were dealing with months ago. We're supposed to be past this point. We should be past this point. We should have clear sailing heading into fall.

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A St. Paul DFLer has domestic abuse allegations leveled against him after getting scrutiny for claiming racial bias during what appeared to be a routine traffic stop.
Aided by their right-wing media, GOP took an obscure academic topic that was on nobody's radar called critical race theory and turned it into the latest cultural wedge issue.
After being told for months that 'Emperor Walz' was ruining the state's economy with his COVID-19 policies limiting crowd gatherings and restricting businesses, the facts say otherwise.
Reading about the expansion of outdoors opportunities is one of the most enjoyable aspects of paging through Mitzel's book, "40 Years of Dakota Country Magazine." Published in 2019, the book is a trip down memory lane not only for the magazine, but for tracing the explosive growth of world-class hunting and fishing in North Dakota.
Controversial intersections are proposed as part of a $15 million road construction project MNDOT has scheduled for 2024 that will include resurfacing of highways 59 and 108 in Pelican Rapids.
Former Minneapolis cop became first white police officer in state history to be convicted of killing a Black person. A Black life mattered, if you will.

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But surely there must be fires and riots in downtown Minneapolis, because Facebook and conservative media say so.
Among other things, they are afraid of experts. Afraid of doctors. Afraid of Anthony Fauci. Afraid of vaccines. Afraid of vaccine passports. Afraid of vaccine chips. Afraid of things that don't exist.
This is the beautiful thing about living in these United States of America. If you tire of living in one state, for any reason, you can move to any other state. Darnedest thing.

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