Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Best Places To View Wildlife Near MinnesotaVisit a Minnesota wildlife center this summer. Here are five of many great opportunities.
Minnesota Company To Pay $20K For Disturbing Refuge PlantsThe U.S. Attorney's office says a Hugo construction company has agreed to pay $20,000 for allegedly disturbing plants in a national wildlife refuge.
Prescribed Burn To Help Eden Prairie Wildlife RefugeWildfires normally aren't good news, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service set fire to a Twin Cities wildlife refuge on purpose on Thursday. About 95 acres of prairie grass burned near Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie Thursday morning to make wildlife areas and forests better homes for animals and birds
Sec. Of Interior: Wildlife Refuges Pump $2.4B Into EconomyThe U.S. Secretary of the Interior says the nation's wildlife system is not only the world's largest network of land dedicated to conservation, but it is also an economic engine for communities across the country.
Report: Wildlife Refuges Create $2B For Economy Bird watching, hunting or just picnicking. Whatever the reason, visits to the nation's 561 wildlife refuges are big business. A new report says visitors to federal wildlife refuges generate more than $2 billion a year in economic activity, helping to employ more than 35,000 people and produce about $343 million in local, state and federal taxes.
Free Fall Activities For Families In MinnesotaTaking the brood out on a nice fall day doesn’t have to break the bank. Stick those bills back in your wallet and head out for one of these fun (and free) local activities.
What Services Will Continue If The Government Shuts Down?Thousands of federal workers in Minnesota could be furloughed Tuesday. That will happen if Congress can't reach an agreement to fund the federal government by midnight Monday.
Trout Restoration Project Underway Near MOAA small stream near the Mall of America holds a lot of promise for one elusive trophy fish. Trout have been re-introduced to a creek in the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
Rosemount Man Sentenced In Extortion SchemeA Rosemount man has been sentenced to 13 months in prison for an extortion scheme that ended with the victim's suicide.