Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

2014 wish list is long for west metro communities

Communities are lining up to to make requests of the state in 2014. Transportation issues are especially crucial for...

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 02:07 PM

In Orono, a dispute over developing an aging golf course

Neighbors want the Lakeview course land to remain undeveloped, but its buyer plans to build a cluster of high-end homes there.

Updated: December 26, 2013, - 02:53 PM

Bloomington gets new cross-country ski trail

Seeking to fulfill growing demand in the south metro, district commissioners approved the $5.75 million project at Hyland earlier this year.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 05:33 AM

Carver joins counties in installing weapons screening at courts

Officials say it can be tough to balance valid security concerns at courts with the need for free public access.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 11:14 PM

New leadership at Minnesota's Freshwater Society

Steve Woods will take the helm of the water research and advocacy center in Orono.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 01:49 PM

Massage parlors facing more regulation across Twin Cities

Afraid of prostitution, Chanhassen has joined a dozen other jurisdictions in imposing special requirements on massage parlors.

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 08:30 PM

Family of slain Orono doctor says they had never heard of shooter

Dr. Stephen Larson, 74, was shot and killed at his home on Friday by Ted C. Hoffstrom, a 30-year-old St. Anthony law school graduate. The family expressed grief and thanked the public for its outpouring of sympathy.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 04:24 PM

Camp Kingswood has become history in Minnetrista

A 65-year-old summer camp bows out to a nature park with hiking trails.

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 03:57 PM

Orono doctor's killer 'hostile' over mother's medical treatment

Ted Hoffstrom, the 30-year-old lawyer suspected of killing Dr. Stephen Larson, had expressed hostility toward Larson because of how the doctor had treated his mother in an undisclosed medical situation, police said.

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 12:13 PM

U Arboretum expands base in Chanhassen by 78 acres

The University of Minnesota facility’s $4.3 million purchase includes ‘spectacular’ native forest, shoreline and wetlands.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 09:39 PM

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