Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

Xcel Energy wants a do-over in Plymouth

The utility seeks to withdraw a power line plan due to opposition. But citizens want to make sure the same...

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 06:57 AM

Quarantine: A first in Minnesota's fight vs. spread of gypsy moths

A proposed quarantine in northeastern Minnesota would help keep the invasive species from infecting woods statewide.

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 10:49 PM

Housing likely for Orono’s old golf course

To dismay of some residents, the city is expected to change its long-term plan to allow the project.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 12:40 AM

Chanhassen archaeological dig races clock, cold or very cold

Any artifacts left in Chanhassen wetland will be destroyed when road project begins later this year.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 10:06 PM

Lake Minnetonka cable group retains most members

Half of the commission’s 17 cities threatened to withdraw, but several decided against it before a Dec. 31 deadline.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 04:15 PM

Big chill: Why us? Why now?

A chunk of air from Canada has set up over Minnesota and is hanging around a while.

Updated: January 06, 2014, - 10:49 AM

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

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