Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

Lake Independence has a problem with too much water

High water levels in Lake Independence for the past two decades are expected to return to normal after a clean-out.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 04:55 PM

Three Rivers Park District plans to eliminate mounted police patrols in its park system

The Three Rivers Park District police chief says officers can be more responsive in cars, but others say the mounted patrols are worth saving.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 03:03 PM

Three Rivers Park police are prepared to dismount

The park district police chief says officers can be more responsive in cars, but others seek to save the mounted patrols.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 02:34 PM

Lake Minnetonka island: Effort underway to stop collapsing bluffs

Boat waves are washing away the shoreline of Big Island, causing bluffs to collapse and trees to fall into Lake Minnetonka

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 11:30 AM

Releasing pet turtles can be risky, DNR says

Like the Asian carp and zebra mussels, the red-eared slider is not native to Minnesota and has come to pose a threat to species that are, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 10:19 PM

Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission faces uncertain future

The Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission faces an uncertain future as nine communities say they may withdraw from the 17-member organization.

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 02:09 PM

Chaska water tower will be demolished

It has been part of the city’s skyline since 1966, when it was built to serve the Jonathan development, a residential complex.

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 03:19 PM

Deer-crossing and children-at-play signs may soon be rare

Some signs like “deer crossing,” which officials say do little to promote safety, are being phased out in Carver County and elsewhere.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 11:14 PM

Master water stewards program expands in west metro

The program trains a cadre of people to advise their neighbors about how to improve local water quality.

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 02:17 PM

Plans to cut 1,000 Plymouth trees put on hold for at least a year

The $1 million project is off for at least a year and maybe for good. Officials said they’ll study alternatives to improve water quality at a nearby lake.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 09:15 AM

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