Tom Meersman

Reporter | Agriculture
Phone: 612-673-7388
Tom Meersman covers farmers and farming.

Recent content from Tom Meersman

Plans to cut 1,000 Plymouth trees put on hold for at least a year

The $1 million project is off for at least a year and maybe for good. Officials said they’ll study alternatives to improve water quality at a nearby lake.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 09:15 AM

Minnetonka to get new urgent care center

The new facility, part of the North Memorial system, is scheduled to open in 2014.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 04:03 PM

Sept. 19: Watershed board OKs plan to cut down trees

Watershed board must still give its “final-final” approval and says quality of nearby lake is at stake. Neighbors plead for...

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 08:36 PM

Sept. 18: Plymouth losing trees to anti-erosion project

John O’Hara is mystified by the plan. “It’s just a shocker,” he said this week in his back yard. “I’m not a hippie or anything, but this is an important part of Plymouth, and you can’t lose all this green space.”

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 01:41 PM

Three Rivers Park District increases fees for winter activities

Some increases will take effect soon, but the popular parks will also offer family discounts.

Updated: September 17, 2013, - 03:36 PM

New fiber-optic broadband system dedicated in Carver County

A new $7.5 million high-speed fiber-optic network links all 11 cities and many other sites in Carver County.

Updated: September 10, 2013, - 01:54 PM

Missile in St. Bonifacius stands as a reminder of the Cold War

One of the few remaining deactivated missiles in the country still is standing in the southwest metro city.

Updated: September 04, 2013, - 05:35 PM

Endangered plants find some friends at U of M Landscape Arboretum

The arboretum is working with other botanical gardens to protect endangered plants in the wild, and to bank their seeds.

Updated: August 25, 2013, - 08:59 PM

U of M Landscape Arboretum branches out with art garden

The Chanhassen landmark has received a donation of 23 world-class sculptures.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 09:50 PM

Ancient campsite discovered along Minnesota River in Chanhassen

Archaeologists are getting a priceless peek at Minnesota's ancient past, known as the Archaic Period, because of a rare campsite discovered along the Minnesota River in Chanhassen during a routine survey in preparation for bridge work.

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 05:15 AM

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