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
Money from Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund needs final approval from state legislature
HERON LAKE — The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), tasked with identifying projects to receive Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund dollars generated by the Minnesota State Lottery, released its list of recommendations Thursday for funding in 2014 and 2015. For the first time ever, a Heron Lake Watershed District project has been selected for funds.
Contracts for thousands of acres set to expire on Sept. 30
WORTHINGTON — According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, an estimated 550,000 acres of Minnesota land will expire from the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in the next three years.
The Heron Lake Watershed District is currently renewing its 10-year Water Management Plan (WMP) to include the creation of a Water Management District funding mechanism to potentially generate $2 million in additional local revenue through tax assessments for projects.
David Henkels, Jackson County Commissioner, Heron Lake
, October 07, 2011
County has 9,000-plus acres enrolled in conservation program
WORTHINGTON — In an effort to stem the tide of dropping commodity prices in the early 1980s, the federal government adopted several key programs in the 1985 Farm Bill that helped change the course of agriculture in the latter part of the 20th century.
Cost-share available to repair, install erosion control practices
WORTHINGTON — Farmers in 29 Minnesota counties, including those in the six counties of far southwest Minnesota, are now eligible for up to 100 percent cost-share to repair or install existing erosion control practices due to late-September flooding.
Lismore farmers are Nobles County's Conservationists of the Year
LISMORE — Mark and Shari Lenz of rural Lismore will be recognized at the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts annual convention in early December as the Nobles County Conservationists of the Year.
Frahm builds terraces to control runoff on Rock County land
ELLSWORTH — Since its inception in late 1981, the Kanaranzi-Little Rock Watershed District has had a Frahm serving on its board of directors.
Habitat development is focus of heritage council’s visit to area
HERON LAKE — Finding a balance between conservation practices and production agriculture took center stage Wednesday night and Thursday morning, as the public weighed in on the efforts of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District awarded $36K
WORTHINGTON — The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District was awarded nearly $36,500 from the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council’s Conservation Partners Legacy grant recently to enhance the grasslands surrounding Lake Bella in southern Nobles County.
Langseth aims to protect banks of Lake Ocheda property
WORTHINGTON — Over the past 50 years, Paul Langseth has seen the banks of his family’s Lake Ocheda waterfront property slowly erode away because of large whitecaps slamming into the eastern shore on windy days and heavy rains washing away the shoreline.
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today the Spirit Lake Community School District is listed among the agency’s new Top 20 K-12 Schools List of the largest green power purchasers among all primary and secondary schools in the country.
DULUTH - The sickly eagle rescued Monday from along a Northwestern Wisconsin road and then driven to Duluth on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle has low-level lead poisoning and an old fracture of its ulna, one of its wing bones.
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