Reports: Minnesota's Wetlands Aren't Healthy EverywhereMinnesota's wetlands are healthy overall but are suffering in agricultural and populated areas, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said in a pair of reports released Thursday just ahead of the waterfowl season. The reports paint a picture of two distinct parts of Minnesota. Around three-fourths of the state's wetlands are in north-central and northeastern Minnesota.
An Alligator On The Loose In Minnesota?An unusual call to the Stearns County Sheriff's Department Thursday led to a surprise discovery. The caller was out mowing a lawn near a wetland area and spotted a two-foot alligator in the grass.
Man Ordered To Remove Road He Made On Protected WetlandA Fergus Falls man was sentenced Wednesday to remove a road he made through what he knew to be federally-protected wetland on his property, the Department of Justice said.
DNR: Wetland Conditions, Duck Populations Are ‘Excellent’ Although this year’s heavy rains have caused considerable flooding in the Midwest, they have also done wonders for Minnesota’s wetlands and the waterfowl that live there.

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