OH LOOK! A SHINY THING What Will You Do to Fight Silver Carp?
We were discussing potential questions to ask people running for the state legislature at a meeting today, and I thought it would be a good idea to ask them what they would do about silver carp.
Here... Posted on 9/17/12 at 3:58 PM
CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Dayton rejects GOP school payment plan
By Danielle Nordine and Don Davis
Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a Republican plan to take money out of the state reserve fund to repay money owed Minnesota school districts.
The Democratic governor on Thu... Posted on 4/5/12 at 11:57 PM
Floating island will be given test on removing excess nutrients
WORTHINGTON — The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District plans to test a Minnesota-made product this spring that is touted to improve water quality by removing excess nutrients from ponds and lakes.
Discussion on variety of environmental matters scheduled
WORTHINGTON — A Minnesota Environmental Congress Citizen Forum to discuss environmental concerns will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Worthington High School cafeteria.
SLAYTON — Fifth and sixth grade students from all over southwest Minnesota got out of the classroom Wednesday and Thursday to learn about natural resources hands-on during the 21st annual Southwest Minnesota Association of Conservation Districts Environmental Fair at the Murray County Fairgrounds.
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.
Grassroots effort for Fulda Lakes is recognized
FULDA — Nearly 20 years after discussions began regarding the poor health of the Fulda Lakes, the Heron Lake Watershed District (HLWD) has earned a state award recognizing it for efforts to improve water quality and clarity.
Slough's closed gate key in slowing spread of bighead carp
WORTHINGTON — A little-known slough northwest of Worthington has the potential of saving local lakes from being overrun by the latest aquatic invasive species, the bighead carp, but it also leaves some locals wondering if closing off water from the slough might leave Worthington’s wells a bit thirsty.
'Another tax,' appointed board are two complaints heard
HERON LAKE — More than 20 people who live within the outline of a proposed Water Management District (WMD) in the Heron Lake Watershed provided comment to members of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Thursday night regarding additional fees they could be assessed if a WMD plan is approved.
Jackson County Commissioner David Henkels has done a good job in researching and notifying his constituents of the intent of the HLWD to raise their taxes any time that they feel they should have some more money to spend.
LUVERNE — Yeast and corn, two common kitchen ingredients, may help reduce dependence on fossil fuels through an innovative process being utilized commercially for the first time in a southwest Minnesota ethanol plant.
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