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April 1, 2005

Rally at the Capitol set for Saturday

Staff Writer St. Paul — Lance Ness has one plea for those concerned about the state’s environmental future: “Drop what you’re doing April 2 for two hours — it’s probably the most important issue of the decade,” said Ness, president of the Fish and Wildlife Legislative Alliance. Ness represents one of more than 35 groups

St. Paul — Spring burning restrictions in 17 Minnesota counties will go into effect at 8 a.m. on April 4. The purpose of the fire restrictions is to reduce personal property damage resulting from the large number of wildfires caused by vegetative debris

Counties affected by the April 4 fire restrictions are Anoka, Benton, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Douglas, Grant, Hennepin, Isanti, Pope, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Stevens, Washington, and Wright. Once restrictions are in place, they’ll continue for four to six weeks, or until vegetation greens up enough to significantly lower the fire danger. Historically, more than 80

April 1: Lyon County PF Spring Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lyndwood Ballroom, Lynd, Minn. For more info call David Rabaey, 507-530-3444.

April 1: DU Membership Banquet, Falls Ballroom, Little Falls, 6 p.m. For more info call Rick Heurung, 218-575-3375. April 1: West Carver DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Mayer Community Center. For more info call Chad Wachholz, 952-442-2220. April 2: Lesueur DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Caribou Gun Club, LeSueur. For more info call Doug Malm, 507-665-2653. April

Bonding bill battles harm WMA funding

Staff Writer St. Paul — Hope for legislation that benefits outdoors-related causes, like a bonding bill, to be passed by the session’s midpoint has been dashed. Legislators last week left for their Easter break — once a self-imposed deadline — having failed to reach agreement on a bonding bill that will include money for a

McGregor, Minn. — Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge, located near McGregor, will begin soliciting public comments as part of a comprehensive conservation planning process for Rice Lake and Mille Lacs national wildlife refuges.

The resulting Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) will determine management policies for both refuges and ensure the refuges fulfill their established purpose and mission. Meetings are slated for April 5, from 4-8 p.m. at the Rice Lake refuge visitor center, five miles south of McGregor on Hwy. 65; April 6, from 5-8 p.m. at the Mille

Twin Arrows 3D Range. Outdoor 3D shoot, 30 targets, easy walk trails, wheelchair friendly. Warm up for the IBO World Qualifier. 2005 Hoyt VTec giveaway. For more info call 1-866-679-3986.

April 23-24: Twin Arrows 3D Range Faribault Archery Club 2005 3D schedule. All shoots held at their 40 acre outdoor range, 8-2 p.m. For more info see: April 17, 23-24, May 15, May 21-22: Traditional and Compound Rochester Archery Club 2005 schedule. Sat. 8-4 p.m., Sun. 8-2 p.m., Rochester Archery Club Range. For more

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