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LIVE: Celebrate Earth Week with River Keepers

There's been a run on the free pizza and scavenger hunt ornaments.

What do you get when you combine an Earth Week scavenger hunt along Fargo’s beautiful riverfront with the promise of free pizza? A whole heck of a lot of takers, as it turns out. Conservation and outdoor recreation group River Keepers set the ornament challenge scavenger hunt from this past Saturday all the way through until May first. The best…

More Women Become Landowners, Meet to Discuss Conservation Efforts

A GROUP OF WOMEN WANTS PEOPLE TO KNOW CONSERVATION IS A JOB FOR EVERYBODY

AYR, N.D. — As more women from different backgrounds become landowners, it’s clear there’s not a lot of spaces for them to meet and share their knowledge about land maintenance. Today’s session was hosted by Pheasants Forever at Cottonwood Cider House orchard to help participants develop their voices and conservation efforts. “I think women are just naturally more attuned as…

Senate Passes Farm Bill, Still Needs To Be Reconciled With House Version

Lawmakers will meet later this summer to try and find an agreement on the $428 million bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There will be a showdown in Congress now that the Senate has passed its version of the Farm Bill. It needs to be reconciled with the bill passed last week by the House. A fight is expected over food stamp work requirements, farm subsidies and conservation. Lawmakers will meet later this summer to try and find an…

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution: Saturday is National Bison Day

The animal has also been designated as our national mammal

  NATIONAL — Saturday has been designated as National Bison Day. The U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan resolution to celebrate the cultural and historical significance of the North American Bison. Senator John Hoeven introduced the resolution and says “The bison’s incredible story includes one of the most remarkable and successful examples of conservation efforts as they were brought back from…

New Solar Garden Is Heating Up In Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes Public Utilities officials said they decided it would be more efficient to control the power from one central location

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A solar garden project that has been in the works for over two years is now up and running in Detroit Lakes. The two solar arrays at 1426 Terry Street on–site are currently providing energy for 40 public utilities customers and have room for about 10 more. Detroit Lakes Public Utilities officials say they decided it…

Tip Leads to Out-of State Anglers Violating Bluegill Numbers

They face combined fines and restitution of over $2,200

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Three out-of-state anglers had one expensive trip to the land of ten thousand lakes. The DNR cited them for possessing 130 bluegills over the limit on a central Otter Tail County lake. They face combined fines and restitution of over $2,200. Conservation Officer Troy Richards says a tip from the public led to the…

Motherly Instincts Overpower the Instinct to Kill

Conservation officials say while this is a rare thing to happen, they don't know how long it will last

Motherly Instincts Motherly Instincts Motherly Instincts JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — It’s a rare thing in the wild to see, but in a Tanzanian Wildlife Conservation, being a mother is all that matters. In the wild, lions and leopards are mortal enemies and lions will kill their competition within seconds of meeting one another. But this lioness, who has taken pity…

The Red River Zoo Celebrates Earth Day

A party was held at the red river zoo with all Earth Day activities

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds celebrate Earth Day with animals from around the planet at a zoo party. The Red River Zoo hosted Party for the Planet.  Their goal was to bring awareness to the zoo’s conservation efforts with do it yourself ecology projects and other environment friendly lessons. Several activities were set up for kids to learn how they can…