In a rare burst of bipartisan harmony in Washington, Congress just overwhelmingly approved a $12.3 billion water resources bill with two critically important measures for Minnesota. Continue Reading
The chemical is called TREE-äge with an umlaut over the a, pronounced like “triage,” the process of deciding who of those injured in disaster or war will survive even if they wait for attention, those for whom who immediate attention could make the difference, and who can not be saved.
Bill Kahn Posted at 8:11pm, May 15
Cam Gordons 2nd Ward newsletter and papers relate that
The emerald ash borer has arrived in Northeast, Dutch elm disease never left, and the next fearsome pest on the horizon just might be the Asian longhorn beetle, big as the first joint on a human thumb, with antennae that measures two inches across. That beetle, by the way, isn’t so fussy about its diet and shows a fondness for many different types of trees.
Even in frozen February, it is easy to see why Minnesota is so proud of our 11,842 lakes (yep, that is the actual number) and our 6,564 rivers and streams. Minnesotans from all walks of life enjoy our waters in a multitude of ways, bringing us together for decades.
Several controversial fee increases were removed during the conference committee process, but the omnibus environment, natural resources and agriculture finance and policy bill still received several hours of criticism on the House floor Saturday evening before being passed by a 71-60 vote. Passed 42-23 by the Senate about 90 minutes later, the bill now goes to the governor.
The University of Minnesota’s Aquatic Invasive Species Center will receive $8.7 million to develop new techniques for fighting the spread of AIS after a new law was signed by Gov. Mark Dayton May 9.