Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

Branching out at the Arboretum

The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will open a new sculpture garden next year and add a connection with a regional bike trail.

Updated: December 26, 2012, - 11:09 AM

Suburbia is sprouting in the open fields of Medina

About 400 new homes have been approved, including a project OK'd by the City Council against the recommendation of planning officials.

Updated: December 22, 2012, - 11:21 PM

Three Rivers approves purchase of new park

United Methodist Church of Minnesota is selling Camp Kingswood, which is on track to become the 24th park in the Three Rivers system.

Updated: December 21, 2012, - 02:23 PM

Carver County adds prime lakefront to regional park

Lake Waconia Regional Park will have more beachfront and room for a public boat access thanks to a $3.25 million land purchase.

Updated: December 11, 2012, - 04:08 PM

Lake Minnetonka group eyes ways to deal with milfoil

A draft plan includes both mechanical cutting and herbicides to fight lake weeds. recommends strategies to battle Eurasian water milfoil and curly-leaf pondweed on the 14,000 acre lake.

Updated: December 10, 2012, - 01:25 AM

Three Rivers parks tries to outfox deer in Bloomington

An electrified fence around 30 acres of cleared land at Hyland Lake Park Reserve is more of an exclosure than an enclosure.

Updated: December 08, 2012, - 09:13 PM

Chaska puts final touches on growth plan

A revised blueprint for development in southwest Chaska could guide growth for the next quarter-century in a prime metro location.

Updated: December 04, 2012, - 03:49 PM

Old Chanhassen fire engine gets a new life in NYC

A fire engine from Minnesota is on the scene in New York's Queens borough, where Hurricane Sandy demolished a volunteer fire department's trucks and gear.

Updated: November 20, 2012, - 06:46 AM

Bucolic Corcoran paves way for change

A farm community since the 1850s, Corcoran is the last town in Hennepin County to add sewer and water lines. Will development follow?

Updated: November 13, 2012, - 11:51 PM

Incumbents returned in many west-metro races

Hennepin and Carver boards will see little change, but the Three Rivers Park District will have four new elected commissioners.

Updated: November 13, 2012, - 12:22 PM

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