Tag: Minnesota

DNR announces CWD sampling changes

As part of an adaptive approach to chronic wasting disease management statewide, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is broadening the options this year for hunters to get their deer tested for CWD. “Keeping Minnesota’s deer healthy remains a top DNR priority,” DNR Wildlife Section Manager Kelly Straka said. “The DNR’s commitment to sound surveillance…
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August 3, 2022 0

More than a dozen rail cars derailed in St. Louis County Saturday evening

According to the county sheriff’s office, the derailment happened at about 7:47 p.m. The Canadian National Railway reported that it happened about seven miles north of Cook.  Deputies said the train was northbound with 123 rail cars when 14 of them went off the tracks. Some of them, near the rear of the train, tipped…
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August 2, 2022 0

A Slap Shot in Time: The Wild but True History of the Minnesota Fighting Saints

In the early 1970’s an upstart professional hockey league known as the World Hockey Association was formed to challenge the well-established and long-standing National Hockey League. The WHA set its sights on competing with the NHL for players, fans and dollars. The Minnesota Fighting Saints were one of the WHA’s original franchises, playing their games…
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August 2, 2022 0

Ag Leadership Network Aimed at Developing Young Farmers & Ranchers Into Area Leaders

Ada, MN — The Minnesota Wheat Growers Association and the Minnesota Farm Bureau are revamping an old program under a new name aimed at increasing leadership and advocacy skills at a state and national level. The Ag Leadership Network is based on the former Ag Peer Group of the Red River Valley. Whitney Pittman, Membership…
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July 25, 2022 0

Deadline to Apply for Frontline Workers Pay July 22nd

Minnesota — The deadline to apply for the Minnesota Front Line Workers Bonus is fast approaching and Governor Tim Walz and other legislators are encouraging the hard-working Minnesotans who qualify to apply before its too late. The application period opened on June 8th and the deadline to apply is July 22nd. House Majority Leader Ryan…
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July 7, 2022 0

All-Terrain Track Chairs Now Available at a Handful of Minnesota State Parks

Minnesota — Beginning June 2, visitors with mobility disabilities can use an all-terrain track chair or an adaptive beach chair at six state parks throughout the state. The all-terrain track chairs enable visitors with mobility disabilities to explore non-accessible trails and other areas within state parks. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Assistant Commissioner Shannon Lotthammer…
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June 2, 2022 0

Representative Marquart Recaps End to MN Legislative Session

St. Paul, MN — District 4B Representative Paul Marquart joined the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program for the final time to recap this year’s Minnesota Legislative session. The session ended without some of the most important issues addressed, including a tax bill or many of the spending bills. Representative Marquart notes that they were able to pass…
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May 31, 2022 0

Minnesota DNR Encourages Boaters and Paddlers to Keep Safety & Etiquette in Mind This Memorial Day Weekend

Minnesota — Memorial Day weekend is the start of the busy boating season in Minnesota and whether you are lounging on a pontoon or riding the rapids in a kayak, the Minnesota DNR is asking boaters to follow proper safety protocol and boating etiquette. Lisa Dugan, DNR Safety Outreach Coordinator encourages boaters to go through…
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May 26, 2022 0

New Bluegill Restrictions on Area Lakes

Detroit Lakes, MN — A reminder to anglers who are seeking to catch panfish on Minnesota lakes: There are a number of area lakes with new Bluegill bag limit reductions. The reductions are part of the state’s new Quality Bluegill Initiative to increase the size of bluegill in the fisheries. Throughout the state, there are…
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May 24, 2022 0

Legislature Approves Post 9/11 Service Bonuses

St. Paul, MN — One of the first bills passed by the Minnesota Legislature this session will help give a boost Minnesota Veterans, and specifically post 9/11 veterans and Gold Star families. The legislature has appropriated $24 million towards service bonuses for those post 9/11 veterans and depending on their level of service, could receive…
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May 20, 2022 0