DNR Moves To Defuse Chippewa Plan To Test Treaty RightsThe 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.
Chippewa Tribes To Challenge Rights To Off-Reservation RicingWild 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.
Ojibwe Group To Harvest Wild Rice In Treaty Rights TestA 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.
Recipes From The 5th Annual Congressional Hotdish OffThe winner of the bunch, from Rep. Betty McCollum, was a turkey, sweet potato and wild rice concoction.
MPCA To Release New Approach For Protecting Wild Rice WatersThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is about to propose a new approach Tuesday for protecting waters that grow wild rice.
Push To Block Water Quality Standards That Protect Wild RiceA 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.
NYT Admits 'Grape Salad' More Of A 'Regional' Dish, Not MinnesotanIt'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."
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.
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.
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.
MN Chefs, Restaurants Get James Beard Semifinalist NodsThere'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.
Hunters Flock To Waterfowl SymposiumAn 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.
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.
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Wild Rice SoupWith 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.
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