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Push To Block Water Quality Standards That Protect 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.

02/24/2015

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NYT Admits ‘Grape Salad’ More Of A ‘Regional’ Dish, Not Minnesotan

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.”

11/20/2014

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Scientists To Review Wild Rice-Sulfate Research

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.

08/13/2014

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Families Fear Intentional ND Cemeteries Flooding

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.

05/28/2014

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MPCA: More Analysis On Sulfate Standard Needed

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.

03/12/2014

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MN Chefs, Restaurants Get James Beard Semifinalist Nods

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.

02/19/2014

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Hunters Flock To Waterfowl Symposium

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.

02/01/2014

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MPCA Releases Wild Rice Sulfate Studies

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.

01/07/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Wild Rice Soup

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.

11/21/2013

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Wild Rice Festival: The History Of MN’s Favorite Grain

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 […]

09/14/2013

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MPCA Hosting Wild Rice Standards Study Open House

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.

02/27/2013

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Simple Recipes: Healthful Holiday Treats

These four holiday recipes are both scrumptious and healthy.

12/05/2012

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MPCA Board To Hear Wild Rice Study Update

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.

11/26/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Balsamic Roasted Squash & 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.

11/06/2012

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U Of M announces Top 10 Plants That Changed Minn.

The University of Minnesota has issued a list of the top 10 plants that have changed Minnesota and how its people live today.

05/30/2012

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Wild Rice Water Quality Suit Dismissed

A judge has dismissed a Chamber of Commerce lawsuit that challenged Minnesota’s water quality standards for protecting wild rice.

05/11/2012

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Wild Rice And Sulfates Study Begins This Spring

Research begins this spring into the effects of sulfates in water on Minnesota’s wild rice stands.

04/16/2012

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Researchers Take Water Samples For Wild Rice Study

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.

08/30/2011

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Water Standard Delayed On Wild Rice Issue

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.

07/27/2011

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Judge Allows Challenge To Wild Rice Protections

A judge is allowing a lawsuit to go forward that challenges Minnesota’s water quality standards for protecting wild rice.

05/12/2011

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Wild Rice Rally To Greet Dayton On Fishing Opener

A rally in support of protections for wild rice will greet Gov. Mark Dayton when he travels to northern Minnesota for the fishing opener.

05/12/2011

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Environmentalists Launch Wild Rice Hotdish Protest

The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is sending a tongue-in-cheek message to legislators: Enjoy your wild rice hotdish now – before Minnesota’s waters are too contaminated to produce the official state grain.

04/20/2011

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In Minn., Copper Mining Runs Afoul Of Wild Rice

Wild rice is sacred to the Ojibwe of Minnesota, but that may not be enough to protect it from the promise of jobs that a new copper-nickel mining industry would bring to the state.

04/15/2011

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Bite Of Minnesota: Wild Rice & Pear-Stuffed Squash

As soon as I see winter squash at the market, I start to stock up. While winter squash usually makes an appearance at the dinner table when the weather is cooler, I still cannot help but pack a few varieties in my market bag as soon as possible.

CBS Minnesota–09/21/2010

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