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February 13, 2019
Raingardens such as this one have dramatically increased in Dakota County over the past two years, seeing a 74 percent increase since 2016. Submitted photo
Dakota County SWCD anticipates growth in conservation
February 13, 2019 - 5:00am
January 21, 2019
True North canoe maps are designed to be viewed dynamically and have buttonholes allowing them to be clipped onto different surfaces. Photo courtesy of True North Map Co.
A Boundary Waters breakthrough: Hudson men release wearable, functional maps
January 21, 2019 - 4:00pm
January 16, 2019
From left to right are GreenCorps members Ben Lehman, Kate Johnson and Jaron Cook. Submitted photo
GreenCorps members prescribe a low-salt diet for Minnesota waters
January 16, 2019 - 6:00am
January 14, 2019
A racer returns to the launching area at Roschen Park in Lake City on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019.  Steve Gardiner / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
WATCH: Ice boats race on Lake Pepin
January 14, 2019 - 6:00am
December 30, 2018
As MN state park permit price jumps, sales declined this past summer
December 30, 2018 - 2:14pm
Minnesota’s most popular state parks for camping
December 30, 2018 - 2:13pm
November 19, 2018
Matthew Swanson's 45¼- inch northern pike from the Rainy River is Minnesota's new catch-and-release pike record. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR)
Woodbury angler's pike catch in May sets new Minnesota record
November 19, 2018 - 1:23pm
Stormwater picks up leaves, grass and litter on the street and drains directly into the river. Photo by Adrian Danciu
Keeping leaves out of the street keeps our rivers and lakes clean
November 19, 2018 - 11:30am
November 1, 2018
It’s here: Minnesota deer firearms season opens Saturday
November 1, 2018 - 8:56pm
October 17, 2018
EHD, or Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, has been confirmed in six captive deer in southeast Minnesota. EHD affects members of the deer family, and whitetails are highly susceptible. File photo / Minnesota DNR
Known deer disease EHD discovered in southeast Minnesota
October 17, 2018 - 2:06pm
October 15, 2018
Students worked together to unload a truck of native plants to replace the burdock that they removed from the area. Kelsey Roy/RiverTown Multimedia
High school class continues prairie restoration project
October 15, 2018 - 5:00am
September 22, 2018
In order to get the whooping cranes to follow humans in the ultra-light airplane, caretakers had to spend many hours working with young cranes to get them to imprint on humans. Photo courtesy of Operation Migration
Operation Migration helped whooping cranes survive
September 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
September 18, 2018
Dakota County Parks naturalists Laura LeFebvre (left) and Konnie Herr tag a monarch butterfly that was reared indoors at the Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center. Information was recorded about the butterfly prior to its release Aug. 29, 2018, at Lebanon Hills. Photo by Brian Basham
Dakota County monarch program helps species, migration research
September 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
September 17, 2018
2019 Waterfowl Stamp Competition.  First Place:  Jim Caturia. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Cannon Falls artist wins waterfowl stamp contest
September 17, 2018 - 5:00am
September 1, 2018
Kayakers paddle the gentle streams that wind through the Mississippi backwaters near Wabasha, Minn., on June 12.  Steve Gardiner / Forum News Service
Backwaters kayaking provides a day of scenic beauty
September 1, 2018 - 6:00am