THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CROOKSTON HAS REACHED A $35,000 FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR IT’S EQUINE PROGRAM AND EQUESTRIAN TEAM. THE STUDENT MEMBERS RAISED ABOUT $15,000, WITH THE REST COMING FROM GIFTS FROM ALUMNI, SPONSORS, AND OTHERS. THE MONEY IS EXPECTED TO BE USED FOR TRAVEL, EQUIPMENT AND A NEW STABLE.
Minnesota sheriffs issued a record of more than 100,000 permits to carry firearms last year. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the total of was nearly 10,000 higher than the nearly 97,000 permits issued across Minnesota in 2020. And the BCA says it’s the highest total of permits granted since the Minnesota Personal Protection Act was enacted in 2003.
Former WCCO Radio personality Cory Hepola is running for governor as a centrist third-party candidate. Hepola made the announcement Tuesday with a video posted on Twitter as his campaign website went live. Hepola is a native of Otter Tail County in northwestern Minnesota. Another third-party candidate, former wrestler Jesse Ventura, won Minnesota’s gubernatorial race in 1998.
MINNESOTA AND NORTH DAKOTA ARE SET TO RECEIVE LARGE PAYMENTS IN A LANDMARK OPIOID SETTLEMENT. IN THE SECOND-LARGEST MULTI-STATE AGREEMENT IN US HISTORY, NORTH DAKOTA WILL RECEIVE $45 MILLION , WHILE MINNESOTA WILL RECEIVE $303 MILLION. IN MINNESOTA, 75% OF THE MONEY WILL GO TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO HELP WITH TREATMENT, PREVENTION, RECOVERY AND OTHER PROGRAMS TO ADDRESS THE NATIONAL OPIOID EPIDEMIC.
A FEDERAL JUDGE IN FEBRUARY RULED THAT GRAY WOLVES ACROSS MOST OF THE US HAVE REGAINED PROTECTIONS UNDER THE FEDERAL ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT, HALTING ANY HUNTING SEASONS THAT WOULD OCCUR IN MINNESOTA. NOW, THE GOVERNMENT PROGRAM THAT CAPTURES AND KILLS WOLVES NEAR WHERE LIVESTOCK HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN ATTACKED IS BACK IN BUSINESS AFTER A BRIEF PAUSE. ON AVERAGE THIS PROGRAM KILLS ABOUT 185 WOLVES PER YEAR. IN 2021, REPORTS OF LIVESTOCK BEING THREATENED BY WOLVES WAS DOWN 21%.
TESTING REQUIREMENT TO ENTER CANADA WERE EASED A LITTLE BIT YESTERDAY. PREVIOUSLY, THE ONLY NEGATIVE COVID TESTS THAT WERE ACCEPTED WERE PCR TESTS, WHICH CAN TAKE UP TO A COUPLE OF DAYS TO RECEIVE YOUR RESULTS. AS OF YESTERDAY, THE RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS TAKEN JUST THE DAY BEFORE CROSSING ARE NOW ALLOWED.
AS ICE FISHING SEASON WINDS DOWN, WITH DEADLINES FOR REMOVING FISH HOUSES IN SOME AREAS OF THE STATE LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY, THE MINNESOTA DNR IS REMINDING ANGLERS OF THEIR “KEEP IT CLEAN” CAMPAIGN, AIMED AT LIMITING LITTER LEFT ON THE ICE THAT CAN EVENTUALLY HARM WATER QUALITY, AQUATIC LIFE, AND BIRDS, ALONG WITH WASHING UP ON SHORE LATER THIS SPRING.
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