Minnesota DNR launches My Minnesota Outdoor Adventure

Campaign highlights diversity in angling, hunting, and outdoor recreation The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with Share the Mic Minnesota, is kicking off a unique social media campaign to encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion on Minnesota’s public lands and waters. #MyMNOutdoorAdventure will launch May 15, in conjunction with the Governor’s Fishing Opener. Minnesotans…

Minnesotans report receiving mystery seeds appearing to come from China

Recipients of seed packages should contact the MDA The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has been receiving reports of residents receiving unsolicited packages of seeds appearing to come from China. Officials in other states, including Louisiana, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, have reported similar situations. Any Minnesotan receiving a package of seeds they did not order…

DNR hosts a virtual open house for conversations about deer

Anyone interested in discussing deer and deer management can tune in to a virtual open house Tuesday, Aug. 18, hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The meeting will include a presentation from Barbara Keller, the DNR’s big game program leader, who will share information about Minnesota’s deer and deer hunter population, explain some…

$600 additional federal payment ends in July

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is reminding Minnesotans receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefits that the $600 additional payment authorized by the CARES Act, known as the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) is scheduled to end later this month.

Outdoor dining beginning June 1

From Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development, mn.gov/deed Answers to commonly asked questions On June 1, Minnesota moved into Phase 2 of the #StaySafeMN Plan, which includes the option for restaurants and bars to reopen for outdoor dining. We know that there are many questions from businesses and customers about how that process will work.…

Rep. Demuth urges driver to adapt to new hands-free cell phone law

State Rep. Lisa Demuth, R-Cold Spring, urges drivers to prepare for an Aug. 1 change in law prohibiting the use of hand-held electronic devices such as cell phones when behind the wheel. The new law requires drivers to use voice commands or ­single-touch activation without holding the phone in order to make calls, text, listen…

Celebrations planned to mark 100 years at Sibley State Park

Popular destination in Kandiyohi County was designated on April 23, 1919 Celebration events are planned throughout the summer to honor 100 years of Sibley State Park, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The park, in west-central Minnesota, is named for the state’s first governor, Henry Hastings Sibley, and was funded by the state Legislature…

Combatting senior fraud

By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar It all started a few years ago when Duluth native Peggy Heistad Huri’s mother received a seemingly innocent phone call asking questions about her family and retirement plan. After gaining her trust, the caller eventually convinced her to max out multiple credit cards, wire money from nearby banks, and even…