A robust frog and toad population is a good indicator of the health of our environment but their survival is constantly threatened by weather, habitat loss and disease. Read more →
Ten years ago this spring, Minnesota kayaking guru and author Jim Rada died of a heart attack while descending Upper Michigan’s Presque Isle River. This May a group of kayakers raced the river in his honor, sprinkling his ashes so he could ride with them one more time.
A two inch rain on top of melting snow could quickly change the flood outlook.
Limnologist Gretchen Anderson Hansen was collecting crayfish in a lake in Vilas County, WI when she found herself being observed by a handful of hungry small mouth bass.
A disputed plan to quarry granite along the Minnesota River in the western part of the state has moved a step forward. But it may also face a significant new hurdle. The Big Stone County Planning Commission recommends the county require Strata Corporation to address environmental issues. Opponents say the quarry would cause irreversible damage to a scenic leg of the Upper Minnesota River.
The Red River was full of massive sturgeon in the 1800s, but construction of dams and overfishing mostly eliminated the population by the mid 1900s.
The Big Stone County Planning Commission will continue a hearing on a proposed granite quarry Thursday evening in the town of Clinton.
While they have decreased in numbers over the years, illegal fences remain a problem along the Sauk River.