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Q: Historically speaking, how often do we have a white Christmas in Minnesota? A: Having a white Christmas is generally defined as having one inch of snow on the ground on Christmas Day. In the Twin Cities, this happens about 72 percent of the time. In northern Minnesota, the chance of a white...
DNR issues thin ice warning With daytime temperatures still climbing above freezing even in the northern parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to stay clear of early ice and use extreme caution when recreating on dangerously cold water....
A few weeks ago, I visited the Rock County Board of Commissioners to discuss the DNR’s process for evaluating and deciding the future of the dam at Blue Mounds State Park, which was significantly damaged during the flood of June 2014.  Knowing our local communities have great interest in this issue...
There may be a permanent solution to the ongoing drinking water issues at the Blue Mounds State Park. That’s according to a pending agreement between Minnesota DNR and local officials at the Nov. 17 Rock County Board meeting. Under the agreement, a study will be conducted to determine the...
  Q: Why is it important not to disturb roadside ditches during the spring and summer? A: Roadside ditches are highly productive nesting sites, and they provide some of the most valuable wildlife habitat available in the state. More than 40 kinds of birds and animals nest on the ground or in low...
  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is gathering information and assessing the future of the Lower Dam at Blue Mounds State Park in the southwestern corner of Minnesota. Significant damage occurred at the park last June after heavy rains. Floodwaters from Mound Creek caused a breach of...

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