Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

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

Outdoor Heritage funds: A metro-rural Legacy battle

When it comes to Legacy funding for wildlife habitat are the large metro parks as deserving of the money as...

Updated: May 14, 2013, - 02:08 PM

Spring is prime time to tackle invasive garlic mustard

The early green in Minnesota woodlands is a welcome sign of spring for many people, but not for John Peterson,...

Updated: May 10, 2013, - 09:38 PM

Lake Rebecca muskie-egg harvest builds stock for future trophies

The three-day “egg take” happens annually at 254-acre Lake Rebecca. It is Minnesota’s main source of muskies-to-be each year.

Updated: May 09, 2013, - 06:31 PM

Hennepin County's Jeff Johnson to seek GOP nomination for governor

The Hennepin County commissioner is second Republican to announce.

Updated: May 05, 2013, - 10:59 PM

Mound museum to highlight Tonka toys, Andrews Sisters collection

With a new lease at Mound City Hall, the Westonka Historical Society appears to have found a permanent place to park its vintage Tonka trucks and spin its Andrews Sisters records.

Updated: April 30, 2013, - 11:14 PM

Fewer air traffic controllers may mean delays at MSP

Airline traffic was normal in the Twin Cities and elsewhere on Sunday, but that could change this week as sequester cuts take place.

Updated: April 22, 2013, - 06:47 AM

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