Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

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

New solar-charged carts make touring Arboretum gardens a breeze

The “circulators” will stop at several places to allow visitors to get on and off.

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 04:29 PM

Chaska heroin dealer sentenced to prison after guilty plea

A 20-year-old Chaska man who peddled heroin out of a backpack in a west suburban parking lot has been sentenced...

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 08:39 PM

Hennepin County's Lake Rebecca has made a remarkable comeback

A sick lake in the west metro has been restored by chemical treatment of invasive weeds and reduced manure runoff.

Updated: May 20, 2013, - 10:21 PM

Settlement reached over feedlot pollution near Lake Independence

Lake Independence farmers agreed to curtail their operation, change waste management.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 10:37 PM

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