Tom Meersman

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

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Minnetrista adopts $500 homeowner's fee when fire trucks are needed

Owners will pay $500 for emergency fire calls to their homes, but not for false alarms.

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 03:46 PM

Minneapolis vigil remembers Trayvon Martin

The service offered those upset by the George Zimmerman acquittal a chance to come together.

Updated: July 15, 2013, - 10:31 AM

Goats help manage invasive plants at Three Rivers park

The herd of 17 goats was all business.The animals, white with patches of bronze, black and mahogany brown, meandered along...

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 09:57 PM

Bloomington's Hyland park gets new cross-country ski trail

The 5K trail loop will feature guaranteed snow thanks to a snowmaking system the city approved.

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 04:24 PM

Hwy. 7 detour to begin soon as crews build roundabout in Minnetrista

Hwy. 7 will be closed for three to four months as a roundabout is constructed on the state highway.

Updated: July 02, 2013, - 02:25 PM

Minnesota arboretum builds 3-mile fence to keep out deer

Human neighbors aren’t happy about the structure of the U Arboretum fence, designed to keep the plants, trees and gardens...

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 06:56 AM

Homeowner must disassemble wind turbine on his property in Orono, court rules

An Orono man must take down a home-sized wind generator on his property because it poses a danger to public...

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 10:47 PM

Farmer finds rare meteorite on field in Sibley County

ARLINGTON, MINN. – Farmer Bruce Lilienthal has a favorite saying: “Rocks are a crop we always harvest, but never plant.”He...

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 12:55 AM

WeCAB provides volunteer rides in west metro

Residents decided to take up the slack when public bus service was curtailed.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 04:10 PM

Yard by yard, Twin Cities Master Water Stewards take on pollution

Modeled after Master Gardeners, the grass-roots program aims to improve water quality by training folks to advise their neighbors.

Updated: June 12, 2013, - 12:01 AM

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