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KARE11 reports on Earth Day in Wayzata

KARE 11 Staff , KARE 11:52 AM. CDT April 22, 2017 WAYZATA, Minn. – For a big crew of volunteers Saturday, there was no better way to celebrate Earth Day than to add some trees to the earth right in their backyard. Great River Greening, the City of Wayzata and other partners organized a day of planting along …read more →

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A recognition centuries in the making

LillieNews Tue, 05/02/2017
In March of this year, Pilot Knob, or Oheyawahi, as it’s known in the Dakota language, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. After more than a decade of work, this 112-acre historic site, made of public and private land, is finally getting the designation and recognition many feel it deserves.

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Pioneer Press: Pilot Knob named to National Register of Historic Places

More than just a pretty view: Pilot Knob named to National Register of Historic Places
The site that overlooks the Minneapolis and St. Paul skylines, Historic Fort Snelling and the Minnesota and Mississippi river valleys is of cultural importance to Native Americans and significant in Minnesota’s statehood.

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Star Tribune: Rusty patched bumblebee first of species called endangered

Star Tribune: Rusty patched bumblebee first of species called endangered
The rusty patched bumblebee on Tuesday became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental U.S. This bee has been found at an oak savanna restored by Great River Greening.

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Volunteers plant wildflowers on CRP farmland near St. Peter

Mankato Free Press Link to original online story  Oct 9, 2016 By Tim Krohn ST. PETER — On a cool morning this weekend, dozens of volunteers moved slowly across a recently planted grassland field, stopping every five feet, pulling a small wildflower plug from a plastic carrier and then kneeling down to dig a small …read more →

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Star Tribune Blog: MN Twins president jokes about the ball club in presentation about Target Field at Business Forum

Strib Sports Upload Blog By Lee Schafer SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 — 2:34PM

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Summer Research Students Study Water Pollution Solutions in the Minnesota River Basin

Posted on July 19th, 2016 by JJ Akin ’11 Link to original story online Students at Gustavus Adolphus College often use the three-month summer break to get hands-on experience through internships, research, or study-away opportunities. This summer, a trio of students are getting their hands dirty too – while studying how changing agricultural practices might …read more →

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Seven Mile Creek stakeholders identify actions to improve water quality

From the St. Peter Herald By NANCY MADSEN

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Legislators get deep dive on water quality issues (St. Peter Herald)

St. Peter Herald by By NANCY MADSEN

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Groundwater And Climate Change: South Washington Watershed District Prepares For New Challenges

Posted in East Metro Water Area Voices   June 13, 2016 by Angie Hong Link to story online Near the southeast corner of Inwood Ave. and County Rd. 10 in Lake Elmo, construction crews are busy moving dirt and pouring foundations for 130 new detached townhomes. The place is a hive of activity with contractors buzzing …read more →

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