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  • Study to detail largest, most active conservation group in Minnesota–500+ lake associations

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 1:40pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Minnesota Lakes & Rivers Advocates, Concordia College, partner to document contributions of state’s lake advocacy groups On behalf of Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates (MLR), researchers at Concordia College, Moorhead, will be contacting 500+ lake associations across Minnesota this summer to document, as close as possible, the critically important work these associations do to protect Minnesota’s… Read More

  • Non-native plant discovery

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 11:22am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    The recent discovery of a non-native aquatic plant in Minnesota is a reminder that people should always dispose of aquarium or water garden plants or animals appropriately – not by releasing them into the environment. Invasive species staff with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources identified java water dropwort in an isolated small pond in Le… Read More

  • For beginning farmers, opportunity may lie in being creative

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 11:16am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    By Wyatt Fraas, Center for Rural Affairs This is a time of tremendous opportunity in farming and ranching for beginners graduating from college or looking to start a venture of their own. Alternative crops and high value markets offer profit potential and lower risk for new farmers. If land ownership is the preferred route, funding will have… Read More

  • 165 Century Farms honored

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 11:14am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    State Fair, Farm Bureau program salute Minnesota family farms The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 165 Minnesota farms as 2017 Century Farms. Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more. Century Farm families receive a commemorative sign, as well as a certificate… Read More

  • Juvenile injured in Pelican area accident

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 8:36am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    A 17-year-old juvenile male received minor injuries in a singlevehicle rollover at 10 a.m. on June 1 northwest of Pelican Rapids. Sheriff deputies said the accident took place near the intersection of Highway 113 and 430th Street. “The teenager was traveling eastbound on 430th Street when he lost control of the vehicle,” said County Sheriff… Read More

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