Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

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

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

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