The 32nd Street Beach on Lake Calhoun has reopened after a test found bacteria levels are now safe. The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board closed three popular beaches on Lake Calhoun and Lake Hiawatha earlier this week after tests found high levels of E. coli.
In the spring and summer, we’re used to seeing geese near lakes and parks, but a growing goose population in Lakeville has the city taking tougher measures to control their numbers.
Seven of eight people accused of illegally hunting geese in eastern South Dakota’s Miner County have now been sentenced in federal court. The group of friends known as “Team Those Guys” killed nearly 425 geese over a six-day period.
December represents a Minnesota tradition – the late goose hunt. Since there are so many, I joined Pete Schmitz this week for a journey into the field.
For the second time in less than a week, a passenger jet taking off from New York had to make an emergency landing after an encounter with some birds. It happened to a JetBlue plane Tuesday evening.
A survey by the Department of Natural Resources shows the number of breeding ducks and geese in Minnesota is significantly higher than last year.
There is something beautiful about a Canada goose, swimming majestically in one of Minnesota’s lakes. But there is something less-than-beautiful about the deposits those geese leave all over our bike paths and walking trails.
I’m an animal lover, but I hate geese.