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Air Quality Alert For Parts Of Minnesota
If you are going to be traveling today be aware the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for eastern and central Minnesota effective Thursday, September 14 from 12-8pm. The affected area includes the Twin Cities Metro, Saint Cloud, Hinckley and the Tribal Nation of Mill…
Farmers Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
This picture is another example of farmers being an environmentalist. The phrase reduce, reuse and recycle comes to mind. Mike, a coworker here at the studio, saw this picture and he thought I would like to see it. He knew I was a farmer and would know what a grain bin was and what it was norma…
Minnesota DNR Removes 640 Stream Miles From Public Waters
Earlier this week the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced it was removing 640 stream miles from the public waters inventory. Actually, that was done about three months ago, but it became news this week when some environmental groups filed an appeal with the DNR...
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
I am sure you recognized the phrase Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. I am not sure when the environmental phrase was developed, but it did come from the environmental movement that began with the first Earth Day in the 1970s. In the picture is a unique way of reusing herbicide boxes -- as a foot stool and te…
Were There Changes to Minnesota’s Buffer Law?
Due to confusion and uncertainty about alternative practices that would be approved for required buffer strips and what actually needs a buffer, many farm groups were hoping the Minnesota Legislature would delay the deadline to implement Minnesota's buffer law...
Minnesota Ag Department Sets Gypsy Moth Traps
A number of years ago I noticed a cardboard sort of a trap attached to a tree in my ditch. I left it alone and assumed it was perhaps part of the neighbor kid's science project. I later figured out it was actually a gypsy moth trap.
The gypsy moth has slowly been making its way westward from the…
You Can Help Save Minnesota Lakes This Summer
Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, every last one of them a public treasure. And we love them. We fish (year-round!), we boat, we ski, we sail, we swim, we dive, we splash, we skate.
What we don't like is to see them covered in algae, their waters muddied by pollution and trash...
How Green Is Minnesota?
Minnesota is not doing to bad as far as being a Green State goes. According to wallethub.com, Minnesota is ranked as the seventh Greenest State. The states above us are:
1. Vermont
2. Massachusetts
3. Oregon
4. Washington
5. Connecticut
6...
Farmers Upset Over Proposed Mowing Law
Farmers are hearing a lot in the news about the proposed law requiring that landowners will have to apply for a permit to mow the road ditch along state highways. In addition, mowing would not be permitted during the primary nesting season...

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