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December 24, 2004

St. Paul Minneopa State Park in southern Minnesota offers many attractions for visitors, but one feature in particular has been drawing people to the park for centuries the waterfall that gives the park its name.

The annual permit a sticker to place inside your vehicle is valid for a full year at Minnesota’s 72 state parks and recreation areas. The cost is $25. A second permit costs $18. A special permit for Minnesota’s residents with disabilities is available for $12. The feature is showcased this year on the new Minnesota …

St. Paul Minneopa State Park in southern Minnesota offers many attractions for visitors, but one feature in particular has been drawing people to the park for centuries the waterfall that gives the park its name. Read More »

Jan. 15: Lowrance Electronics School, Scheels Store, St. Cloud In-depth, seven hour class on the operation and use of recent models of Lowrance Sonar, GPS, and related products such as MapCreate 6, LakeMaster, and Fugawi. The school will be taught by Bru

Advantage Angler Academy Wisconsin based touring pros representing the B.A.S.S., FLW, PWT, RC, and WMT circuits eight multi-species seminars in six locations across the state. Pros include: Cary Bever, Scott Biscobing, Mark Duerr, Tommy Kemos and Jeff Taege. These are not your standard seminars. Cutting edge media, unbelievable images, and instruction that simply will make

St. Paul Contest entries for the 2006 Minnesota DNR wild turkey stamp will be accepted beginning Monday, Jan. 3, at the DNR Wildlife Division office, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul.

Revenues from stamp sales are dedicated to the development, restoration, maintenance and preservation of wild turkey habitat in Minnesota. Entries must be received no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. Judging will take place at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21 in Rochester. For contest criteria and information, write: Minnesota DNR Information Center, 500 Lafayette

Walleye fingerlings: numbers, not size

Associate Editor St. Paul DNR fish managers attribute the larger number, but smaller size of walleye fingerlings stocked this fall to poor growth rates, as caused primarily by cool temps during two crucial months June and August. “Fish are cold-blooded and respond to the environment,” said Roy Johannes, DNR fisheries program consultant. “If the environment

Sept. 3-4: Minnesota Field Trail Assn Retriever Field Trials near Princeton. Fall Trial will have Owner-Handler only Qual stake. For more info call Nancy, 651-464-0885.

Sept. 18: American Pointing Lab Assoc. Pointing Lab Hunt Test, 8 a.m, RJ’s Rooster Ranch, Lonsdale, MN. 3 divisions; Certifed, Advanced, Master/Grand Master. Registration due 9/4/04 More info available at & or call Dan Hove, 651-738-0822. American Heritage Hunt Club 2004 schedule. For more info call Sue Ellwanger 866-738-5143. Sept. 11-12: NBDCA Hunting

USFWS, tribal refuge plan draws criticism

Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul An agreement reached between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and an American Indian tribe in Montana has refuge advocacy groups questioning if such an agreement is in the best interest of national refuges. Further, they wonder if similar agreements will occur elsewhere, including Minnesota. Technically, yes, they could

Duluth, Minn. Mary Hoppe, of New Munich, was honored as the Stearns County Outstanding Conservationist during the Dec. 7, 2004 luncheon at the annual convention of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) in Duluth.

“We’re proud of Mary Hoppe for what she has done in conserving our natural resources. It’s great to see efforts like this protecting our valuable resources in the county like the Sauk River,” said Greg Berg, shoreland specialist with the Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District. Mary’s deceased husband, Alvin, initiated a major project

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