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.
Wetlands, Mining On Agenda For 2015 LegislatureOne of the top environmental issues in the legislative session that opens in January could be how best to protect Minnesota's wetlands.
Mining, Wetlands On Agenda For 2015 LegislatureOne of the top environmental issues in the legislative session that opens in January could be how best to protect Minnesota's wetlands. The GOP takeover of the Minnesota House has changed the landscape for the environment and natural resources at the Capitol. Republican leaders have given a strong signal of their priorities by restructuring the committees that will deal with those issues.
Groundwater Saturation Wreaks Havoc In MetroRecent rains are causing problems throughout the Twin Cities. Groundwater levels are very high right now. The soft land is leading to small landslides in backyards. Tim Cowedry, a groundwater geologist with the U.S. Geographical Survey, says water is in great supply - but it's not just the water you can see.
Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Goes To The CowsThe Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is a recreation destination. But this summer, some of the biggest animals there are cows. About an hour north of the Twin Cities, the refuge is more than 30,000 acres of oak savanna and wetlands. But some invasive plant species are threatening to change this habitat. So they're trying a new way to control the undesirable plants, letting cows eat them.
A Guide to Heritage Park Welcome to Heritage Park on St. Paul’s east side. A visit to this park is like a visit back in time.

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