Afternoon in Rushford

Last Saturday I took a trek down to Rushford Minnesota to join other DFLers in a discussion of Gov. Dayton’s proposal to ‘tax the rich.’ Former State Rep. (31B) Ken Tschumper had organized the event and invited several other local folks to join him. Here is the agenda: Everything about Budget Projections Ken Tschumper; former […]

Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Activity Licenses Information

Information about obtaining licenses & vehicle registrations for hunting, fishing, skiing & other outdoor activities & vehicle registrations is available at the DNR’s website. Information on trends of license sales in recent years can be found near the bottom of the menu on the left.

Candlelight Events in State Parks

From Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources: If candlelight events are not already an annual tradition for you, let this be the season where you get out and experience winter adventure in a whole new light. Short, easy trails will be lit with lanterns or luminaries, and you can drop in any time during the events […]

Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund RFP

Projects are being sought in specific environment and natural resource areas that provide multiple ecological and other public benefits. Proposals responding to the 2011-2012 RFP are due Friday, April 9, 2010. Funding priorities categories are: The RFP is being administered by the Legislative Citizen Commission of Minnesota Resources which is made up of 17 members […]

CALL FOR WORK GROUP PARTICIPANTS ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER CORRIDOR CRITICAL AREA

As part of the process for establishing rules for the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area, the Department of Natural Resources is seeking interested parties to participate in work groups to provide input on rulemaking for the MRCCA. The DNR is currently considering convening 1 to 4 work groups that will each meet 3 or 4 […]

Geocachers can find gift cards in State Parks

Starting November 24th and continuing through the holiday season, gift cards loaded with amounts ranging from $10 to $50 will randomly appear in the “Critter Caches” at Minnesota state parks and recreation areas statewide. Critter Caches are camouflaged containers hidden in every Minnesota state park and recreation area as part of the Geocaching Wildlife Safari. […]

River Cleanup in Belle Plaine

Recently, I went to Belle Plaine to help with a Minnesota River cleanup effort. The DNR and the city of Belle Plaine along with other organizations worked all morning to pull old tires, scrap metal and other items out of an old junk yard site. Paul Nordell of the DNR, seen in the photo on […]

Cultural Heritage Tourism Workshops

  Regional workshops are available on how to develop partnerships around cultural heritage tourism. Get some good ideas and network with others in your community and region.  These workshops are geared towards staff and volunteers from community arts organizations, art studios/galleries, history museums, heritage festivals, lodging businesses, visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce and other tourism marketing organizations. […]

Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council Call for Funding Requests

The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (L-SOHC) is calling for funding requests to be considered by the council for recommendation to the 2010 Minnesota Legislature.  An estimated $55 million dollars from the Outdoor Heritage Fund becomes available July 1, 2010.  Requests must protect, restore, or enhance prairies, wetlands, forests and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife.  […]
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