THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Mystery Bridge 22: A truss bridge made of wood
Here's a quiz for you: How many of you had either a set of Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, or something similar to that, when you were a child growing up? And if so, what kinds of things did you build wi... Posted on 4/23/13 at 4:19 PM
CAPITOL CHATTER Department says program saves money, cuts emissions
Energy conservation programs work, the Minnesota Commerce Department reports.
The department says state-mandated conservation resulted in gas and electric utilities implementing measures that will sa... Posted on 6/30/12 at 9:21 AM
REPRINT 1940: Holt, Brady and Whipps shot by mad fisherman
The following is from the July 15, 1940 Daily Globe.
A. M. Holt, 52, veteran game warden stationed at Worthington for the past four months, met sudden death in the line of duty Friday evening when he... Posted on 6/10/11 at 3:08 PM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Windmill Controversy
We've gotten a few interesting responses to a letter about the windfarms going up all over southwest Minnesota today.
The letter-writer points out that the windmills are noisy and have bright red ligh... Posted on 2/17/09 at 6:53 AM
MARSHALL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for a proposed swine facility expansion about two miles southwest of Lake Sarah in Section 29 of Lake Sarah Township, Murray County.
Harris, Iowa, parcel to be developed as prairie
HARRIS, Iowa — The Osceola County Conservation Board has been gifted more than 200 acres of land in the last four years, the most recent of which is an 80-acre parcel near Harris that has an estimated value of more than half a million dollars.
A Blackduck man has been found guilty of major wetlands violations in Itasca County. The violations were part of the Wetland Conservation Act, administered by local counties with support from by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Plaque given in commemoration of shared water plan
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County Commissioners were awarded the first-ever County Conservation Award during the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) annual conference a week ago in Duluth.
SWCD will assist with new groves, furthering existing growth The Nobles County Soil and Water Conservation District has more than $10,000 in state cost-share money to assist landowners in establishing new groves and shelterbelts, or to repair or enhance existing tree growth.
I’m writing in response to recent Osceola County Supervisors proceedings regarding the Osceola County Conservation Board’s refusal to “sign off” on an R.E.A.P. grant application for improvements at Hawkeye Point.
Ron Spengler, Director, Osceola County Conservation Board, Ocheyedan, Iowa
, September 23, 2008
ST. PAUL — Many things affect the impact of agriculture on soil and water quality in Minnesota. Annual rowcrops like corn and soybeans don’t protect the soil from direct raindrop impact until the leaf canopy closes, which is usually mid- to late June.
JODI DEJONG-HUGHES, U OF M EXTENSION
, June 03, 2008
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