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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) wants to change Minnesota’s water quality rules, which will weaken existing pollution protection and cleanup standards on some stretches of streams.  Some affected waters flow into trout streams. We need to send emails by Thursday, February 2 at 4:30 p.m. to force a public hearing. 1. Send your email […]

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YAY! All the emails from TU members, other environmental groups, and clean water advocates we alerted worked! Last night at a public hearing on the 10-year Draft Watershed Management Plan for the Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization (VRWJPO), staff prefaced the public comment period by saying they had been inundated with emails, and they have agreed […]

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We need your help on 3/24
March 21, 2014

Please see the below note from “Friends of the Kinni”: Important meeting with the City on Monday The “Friends of the Kinni” is a grassroots citizens group that is concerned about the impact of our two dams on the long-term health of our river. The “Friends” recently formed in response to the City’s application for […]

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Minnesota TUers: Until now, those of you visiting southeast MN during the peak of fall color change have been forced to leave your fishing gear at home and yearn for a rod in hand while trout rise freely on sunny afternoons.  I received word today that long awaited expansions of trout angling opportunities, including fall […]

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This past week Senator Matt Schmit’s efforts to protect Driftless area trout fisheries suffered an unexpected setback due to the philosophical differences of legislators whose districts are located far from the affected area (southeast Minnesota).  A senate finance subcommittee removed three commonsense restrictions essential to preserving these world-class coldwater fisheries.  These protections can be restored […]

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Calls needed Wednesday morning, April 24, to keep trout fisheries protections in Senate Game & Fish bill The Senate Game & Fish bill contains three key protections for trout fisheries in southeast MN.  The bill has unexpectedly been schedule to be heard at 12:00 Wednesday by the Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Division of the […]

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Minnesota TU members, trout anglers and friends, Minnesota TU has been diligently working with several partners on efforts to protect the coldwater resources and rural communities in southeast Minnesota from threats posed by silica sand mining activities. One result has been the scheduling of a Minnesota Senate hearing on February 19 to gather testimony on […]

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Governor Signed Legacy Bill Last Week
May 7, 2012

On Tuesday May 1, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a bill containing an appropriation of $2.1 million to enable the Minnesota Council and seven chapters of Trout Unlimited to continue enhancing and restoring in-stream, riparian and lake habitats around the State. The bill, Senate File 2493, appropriates proceeds of a constitutionally dedicated sales tax […]

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