With a steady cadence of drumming setting the tone, Chippewa tribal members set off in canoes into a rich sea of wild rice. They’d gathered on the shores of Hole In The Day Lake, north of Brainerd, in an intended show of civil disobedience. What they wanted to show was the free harvest of native rice without a state required license.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has moved to defuse a treaty rights challenge by issuing a group of Chippewa Indians a special permit to harvest wild rice on Hole-in-the-Day Lake.
Wild rice is, without question, the most culturally-important food to Minnesota’s Native American people. Wild Rice that is growing on pristine northern lakes is now in season. It is an annual activity that can be harvested by anyone, assuming they purchase the $15-per-day or $25-per-season license.
A group of Ojibwe Native Americans has put the Dayton administration on notice that it plans to harvest wild rice without state licenses later this month to try to assert rights they believe they hold under an 1855 treaty. They plan to gather wild rice on Hole-in-the-Day Lake in Nisswa on Aug. 27 and are urging conservation officers not to issue citations or seize their wild rice or harvesting equipment.
The winner of the bunch, from Rep. Betty McCollum, was a turkey, sweet potato and wild rice concoction.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is about to propose a new approach Tuesday for protecting waters that grow wild rice.
A Minnesota House committee is considering a bill that would prevent the state from enforcing water quality standards designed to protect wild rice for at least two years.
It’s a story as old as time itself. Coastal elites presume to know something about flyover country and miss the mark by a country mile. The New York Times’ recent interactive feature “The United States of Thanksgiving” was deemed a turkey by Minnesotans when their state was represented by the not even remotely traditional dish of “grape salad.”
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is holding a two-day meeting to review research on the effects of sulfates on wild rice. The St. Paul meeting Wednesday and Thursday is meant to provide scientific peer review for studies the MPCA commissioned as it prepares to decide whether the state’s sulfate standard for waters that produce wild rice should stay the same or be changed.
Lillian Johnson has buried her husband and other family members in a tiny southeastern North Dakota cemetery that would be threatened by a flood protection project meant to save the state’s largest city. The 90-year-old plans to join her loved ones someday, come hell or high water.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says more data analysis must be done to determine whether changes to the state’s water quality standards are warranted to protect wild rice from sulfates.
There’s no denying the culinary prowess coming out of Twin Cities kitchens today. Several Minnesota chefs and restaurants are consistently recognized on a national scale — and by the prestigious James Beard Award Foundation.
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.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency plans to make preliminary recommendations by the end of February on whether state standards to protect wild rice from sulfates should be changed.
With snowflakes falling Thursday, we are entering the peak of soup season. And in Minnesota, that means wild rice soup. It’s as much a part of the diet here as hot dish. But who makes the best? Your votes sent me to Monticello to try a bowl at the Cornerstone Cafe.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) — If you’re like many Minnesotans, you try to find ways to incorporate wild rice into your recipes. But have you ever tried wild rice pancakes or sausage? You can sample both […]
The Minnesota Pollution Control agency will host an open house Thursday to provide an update on its long-term study on whether the state should revise its water quality standard for protecting wild rice beds.
These four holiday recipes are both scrumptious and healthy.
The Citizens Board of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency hears an update Tuesday on a major study on a water quality standard meant to protect wild rice.
Amidst all of the election buzz, we still have to eat. As much as I’ve been craving tacos, chips, and even Jucy Lucys (thanks, WCCO web staffers), I’m trying to stick on the healthy path this week.
The University of Minnesota has issued a list of the top 10 plants that have changed Minnesota and how its people live today.
A judge has dismissed a Chamber of Commerce lawsuit that challenged Minnesota’s water quality standards for protecting wild rice.
Research begins this spring into the effects of sulfates in water on Minnesota’s wild rice stands.
Researchers have begun gathering water samples for a study mandated by the Legislature on what the state’s water quality standards to protect wild rice should be.
Environmental groups are upset over a provision in Minnesota’s new budget that will delay enforcement of a water quality standard meant to protect the state’s wild rice beds.