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Conservation

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Conservationists Claim Victory On New Farm Bill

Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill, where two of their top priorities made it into law. Farmers will be required to use good conservation practices on highly erodible lands and protect wetlands to qualify for crop insurance subsidies. And the law requires “sodsaver” protections to discourage farmers from plowing up native grasslands in several Plains and Midwest states.

04/05/2014

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Hunters Flock To Waterfowl Symposium

An event Saturday afternoon brought hunters, outdoor lovers and natural resource managers to the Mall of America in Bloomington. The Waterfowl Symposium gives hunters and enthusiasts the chance to meet with waterfowl biologists and managers who represent conservation agencies. The focus of this year’s meeting was the blue-winged teal and wild rice, an important food for migrating waterfowl.

02/01/2014

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Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Talks Ice Safety

With temperatures below zero, it was hard to find anyone out on the ice on Lake Minnetonka. Brent Grewe is a Conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

12/10/2013

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MN Zoo Honored For Preserving Endangered African Black Rhino

The Minnesota Zoo landed some international honors this week. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums presented the zoo an award for Significant Achievement in International Conversation for the science-based management of rhino conversation and tourism on Namibia’s communal lands program.

09/13/2013

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Despite Wet Spring, White Bear Lake Still Shrinking

Despite a wet summer that’s virtually wiped out Minnesota’s drought, White Bear Lake still has a problem. The water level has been low for years.

06/28/2013

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$11M Deal Protects 2K Acres On Mississippi River

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Conservationists have closed on an $11 million deal to protect nearly 2,000 acres of land along the Mississippi River northeast of Brainerd. The project used $11 million of state Legacy Amendment […]

12/03/2012

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Minn. Drought Threatens Ground Water Supplies

Minnesota’s worst drought in years is bringing back some bad memories.

10/18/2012

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Minnesota Getting More Conservation Officers

Nine candidates begin training at Camp Ripley on Wednesday to become Minnesota conservation officers.

03/28/2012

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Legacy Amendment Spending Reports Fall Short

It’s been three years since Minnesota voters authorized a sales tax increase to raise money for conservation, arts and parks, but the state is unable yet to provide a public comprehensive listing of the funded projects and their outcomes.

10/26/2011

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Plenty Of Support For Delisting Gray Wolves

There was plenty of support to remove gray wolves from the federal endangered species list from nearly 200 people who attended a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service meeting in Grand Rapids.

06/15/2011

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Snow Geese Pose Dilemma For Wildlife Managers

Sometime in the next few days, waves of snow geese will fill the sky across parts of North Dakota and western Minnesota as the birds race north toward their arctic breeding grounds.

04/06/2011

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Austin Snow Pile May Harm The Environment

The streets in Austin, Minn., are clear of snow after a record winter, but now area conservationists worry the plowing has created a new problem.

02/19/2011

Largest Land Conservation Deal Signed

State officials signed closing papers Thursday on the largest land conservation project in recent Minnesota history.

07/08/2010