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Outdoors groups defend rural buffer strips

Outdoors groups defend rural buffer strips

The natural resources bill pending in the legislature would delay implementation of the rule, now scheduled to take effect in November of 2017Continue reading

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State Sen. Ruud champions outdoors — and its consumers

State Sen. Ruud champions outdoors — and its consumers

State Sen. Carrie Ruud lives in the heart of Minnesota lakes country… She’s pro-conservation, pro-environment and pro-clean waterContinue reading

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Legislators approaching home stretch

Legislators approaching home stretch

Debate on the Environment Bill drew some of the sharpest criticism. The measure exempts hundreds of thousands of acres of land from the state’s buffer lawContinue reading

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Bonding bill in limbo at Legislature and so are projects around the state

Bonding bill in limbo at Legislature and so are projects around the state

With less than a month until lawmakers are supposed to head home, the House’s GOP majority has not yet released a bonding proposalContinue reading

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Lessard: heritage fund is about access

Lessard: heritage fund is about access

The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council was established by the legislature with the responsibility of providing annual funding recommendationsContinue reading

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Ruud, Heintzeman differ on environment policy

Ruud, Heintzeman differ on environment policy

in Minnesota,” she said.She said the minnows can be obtained from a bio-secure facility, an option she prefers to the risk of potentially spreading around minnows from aquatic invasive species-infeContinue reading

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State park funding proposals don’t keep up with need

State park funding proposals don’t keep up with need

one budget bill moving through the Legislature — for funding state parks — that is likely to bring more broad public passion on lawmakers than the other billsContinue reading

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Budgets reflect our values

Budgets reflect our values

On Thursday we voted on the environment and natural resources bill and the tax billContinue reading

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Hansen Removes Name as Co-Author of Environment Finance Bill

Hansen Removes Name as Co-Author of Environment Finance Bill

Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL-South Saint Paul) took his name off the House Environment Finance Omnibus Bill, HF 888. Continue reading

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In advance of fight over water quality, Gov. Mark Dayton touts his signature initiative

In advance of fight over water quality, Gov. Mark Dayton touts his signature initiative

Gov. Mark Dayton touted his signature effort to improve Minnesota water quality Thursday even as Republicans in the Legislature move to delay and change the law.Continue reading

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