Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

What 10 plants have changed Minnesota?

The U's Landscape Arboretum wants suggestions on which plants have played the most important roles in the state's history. The deadline is April 15.

Updated: March 31, 2012, - 09:22 PM

What 10 plants have changed Minnesota?

The arboretum wants suggestions on which plants have been most important in the state's culture, history and economy.

Updated: March 27, 2012, - 02:05 PM

Metro, outstate parks squabble over Legacy cash

At root is disagreement over who's using parks and trails.

Updated: March 25, 2012, - 02:34 AM

3 lake associations sue DNR over zebra mussels

The groups want the state agency to inspect all boats entering their lakes to contain spread of zebra mussels.

Updated: March 22, 2012, - 12:28 AM

Field work aims to cleanse water near Mound

A creek will be diverted through a filtration system to purify its water and remove phosphorous pollution that would otherwise enter Dutch Lake.

Updated: March 20, 2012, - 04:09 PM

Three Rivers plans to cull deer herd

Fall strategies include shotgun hunts in two parks.

Updated: March 17, 2012, - 06:47 PM

Zebra mussel inspections could prove very costly

Scores of inspection stations would be needed to lower the risk that zebra mussels will spread. Annual cost: $10 million to $28 million, and possibly more.

Updated: March 13, 2012, - 04:17 PM

Lake advocates want Legacy money to battle zebra mussels

Preventing the spread of invasive species is just as important as keeping other harmful pollutants out of waterways, they argue.

Updated: March 04, 2012, - 12:44 AM

Twin Cities parks expect busy summer for camping

Gas prices may boost close-to-home vacationing.

Updated: March 03, 2012, - 09:38 PM

New treatment center in Chaska

Hazelden wants its outpatient clinics to be closer to where people live and work.

Updated: February 28, 2012, - 07:29 PM

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