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Survey: Wisconsin Farmland Worth 10% More Than In 2020

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A survey of Midwest farm bankers found Wisconsin farmland values are up 10% from the same period in 2020. A farm appraiser says the rise in land values is driven by strong commodity prices, and demand from…

Great Lakes' Warming Has Wintertime Domino Effect

CHICAGO (AP) - Winter is just around the corner, but experts say the Great Lakes haven’t gotten the message. The Chicago Tribune reports that summer and fall evenings failed to cool down sufficiently. So Great Lakes surface temperatures are trending…

Reviving Ojibwe Spiritual Traditions, One Pet At A Time

CASS LAKE, Minnesota (AP) - Several members of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota are working to address animal neglect on their tribal lands - and in doing so bringing their community closer to its spiritual roots.…

Expect To Pay More For Christmas Trees, Experts Say

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) - Add Christmas trees to the list of items facing shortages and higher prices this year. Several factors are driving the trend, Newsday reported. These include over-the-top sales last year during the first Christmas during the COVID-19…

Trail Closures around Duluth for Fall Freeze

DULUTH, Minn. -- Duluth's trails will be closed for the next week or so to allow the ground to re-set and freeze over part of Duluth Parks and Recreation's annual fall freeze. This comes…

Minnesota Lets Public Weigh In on Adequacy of Mining Rules

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota regulators are accepting public comments on whether the state’s regulation of nonferrous mining would provide sufficient protection against environmental damage to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The comment period runs through Dec. 8. The Department…

Rivet Run 5k Helps Support Pattison State Park

SUPERIOR, Wis. -- More than 50 people came together for the Rivet Run/Walk 5k at Pattinson State Park, which is home to Wisconsin’s tallest free standing waterfall. Proceeds raised by the runners and organizers is…

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