Minnesota State Fair

Friday, Aug. 31 is Public Lands Day in Minnesota

In recognition of public lands as a resource belonging to all Minnesotans, Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Friday, Aug. 31, Public Lands Day.In recognition of public lands as a resource belonging to all Minnesotans, Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Friday, Aug. 31, Public Lands Day. The governor’s proclamation affirms these lands, “contribute to the state economy and are the backbone…

DNR honors 2 youths for conservation efforts

The Minnesota DNR honored two youths for their outstanding conservation efforts during a ceremony Sept. 1, at the DNR volunteer outdoor stage at the Minnesota State Fair. Lawrence Mettler from Burtrum, Minn., in Todd County, received the 4-H award, and Gunnar Frahm from Silver Bay, Minn., in Lake County, received the Future Farmers of America (FFA) award. The DNR commissioner’s…