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THE MCFEELY MESS

DNR's annual surveys help determine fish populations, lake management, stocking strategies
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Popular Lund boats made in New York Mills factory will be common on Minnesota lakes on fishing opener Saturday, May 14.
If not for the efforts of The Nature Conservancy and the Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society, there might not be prairie chickens left in the state. Their numbers dwindled to a concerning level by the mid-1980s, their habitat ruined by the plow. They are now confined to remnant and restored grasslands in a few counties. One of those is Clay County, close enough to Fargo-Moorhead that before the sun rises over the prairie the lights of the metro glow brightly in the west.
Game and Fish Department and more than a dozen partners spearhead program to preserve, re-establish vital native prairie

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Reading about the expansion of outdoors opportunities is one of the most enjoyable aspects of paging through Mitzel's book, "40 Years of Dakota Country Magazine." Published in 2019, the book is a trip down memory lane not only for the magazine, but for tracing the explosive growth of world-class hunting and fishing in North Dakota.
Former Minneapolis cop became first white police officer in state history to be convicted of killing a Black person. A Black life mattered, if you will.
But surely there must be fires and riots in downtown Minneapolis, because Facebook and conservative media say so.
This is the beautiful thing about living in these United States of America. If you tire of living in one state, for any reason, you can move to any other state. Darnedest thing.
Proposal by rural state representative shows depths to which once-serious Republican Party has dived.
Ill-advised Wisconsin 'hunt' turned into a slaughter, wiping out 20% of state's gray wolf population in three days

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Fortunately for Minnesota Republicans, they possess a deep bench of wackiness. Meet Dr. Scott Jensen, for example, who will run for Minnesota governor in 2022.
For better or worse, trial of officer accused of killing George Floyd will put Minnesota in international spotlight. Let's hope it's for the better.
Research shows that in some lakes the invasive species appeared to have a serious negative effect on walleyes because of increased water clarity. In other lakes, zebra mussels seem to have had little or no effect on walleye populations and size structure.

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