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June 17, 2019
Presenter John Wefald -- a former Minnesota commissioner of agriculture, university president and current loon advocate -- speaks Tuesday, June 11, to an assembled audience at Heartwood Assisted Living Community, Crosby. Wefald says Minnesota's population of loons is in an unsustainable, vulnerable state. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
National Loon Center progress comes amid dire warnings. Advocate decries vulnerability of state bird
June 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
May 11, 2019
Conservation officer reports - May 9, 2019
May 11, 2019 - 10:30am
April 19, 2019
Lakeshore Club announces spring events
April 19, 2019 - 6:30am
March 22, 2019
County Soil and Water Conservation District recaps year with report
March 22, 2019 - 9:30am
March 6, 2019
Captive white-tailed deer group together Tuesday, March 5, in a penned-in enclosure on Trophy Woods Ranch, northeast of Merrifield and west of Upper Mission Lake. For most of their lives, the deer are kept in a preserve walled with two 8-foot high fences, and as many as five gates. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Deer farmer owner challenges CWD allegations, says DNR's off the mark
March 6, 2019 - 7:00am
January 23, 2019
Jim Schultz lives on Kimble Lake’s south side and tells the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners at its Tuesday, Jan. 22, board meeting how the Kimble Lake Improvement District has helped control the spread of Eurasian watermilfoil at that body of water. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Board allows lake improvement districts to continue
January 23, 2019 - 5:00am
January 12, 2019
SWCD hosts luncheon to tout landowner successes
January 12, 2019 - 7:00am
October 15, 2018
Lakeshore Conservation sight-ins scheduled
October 15, 2018 - 10:00am
October 14, 2018
Paddlers on Rose Lake in the BWCAW. Congress gave final approval to creating the federal wilderness Oct. 15, 1978. File / Forum News Service
BWCAW turns 40: Boundary Waters Act of 1978 was far from a sure thing
October 14, 2018 - 6:05am
October 10, 2018
Crosslakers appreciate team's help
October 10, 2018 - 6:00am
September 18, 2018
SWCD offers free forest management seminar for landowners
September 18, 2018 - 9:30am
September 11, 2018
Sarah Curtis, left, shares the joy of seeing a monarch butterfly up close with Arlene Nack, a resident at an assisted living facility in Alexandria. Lowell Anderson / Forum News Service
Flying free: Central Minn. woman helps save monarch butterflies
September 11, 2018 - 8:55pm
August 20, 2018
Lakeshore Conservation Club to host Member Appreciation Day
August 20, 2018 - 5:30am
July 4, 2018
The Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation has protected more than 3,200 acres and 23 miles of environmentally sensitive shoreline working with landowners, numerous lake associations, local, state, federal and tribal agencies and other conservation organizations. 
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Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation moves to new location
July 4, 2018 - 10:00am
July 2, 2018
Inside the Outdoors: Foes of dedicated conservation funding are already laying plans
July 2, 2018 - 7:30am
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