Tom Meersman

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

Recent content from Tom Meersman

Goats help manage invasive plants at Three Rivers park

The herd of 17 goats was all business.The animals, white with patches of bronze, black and mahogany brown, meandered along...

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 09:57 PM

Bloomington's Hyland park gets new cross-country ski trail

The 5K trail loop will feature guaranteed snow thanks to a snowmaking system the city approved.

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 04:24 PM

Hwy. 7 detour to begin soon as crews build roundabout in Minnetrista

Hwy. 7 will be closed for three to four months as a roundabout is constructed on the state highway.

Updated: July 02, 2013, - 02:25 PM

Minnesota arboretum builds 3-mile fence to keep out deer

Human neighbors aren’t happy about the structure of the U Arboretum fence, designed to keep the plants, trees and gardens...

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 06:56 AM

Homeowner must disassemble wind turbine on his property in Orono, court rules

An Orono man must take down a home-sized wind generator on his property because it poses a danger to public...

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 10:47 PM

Farmer finds rare meteorite on field in Sibley County

ARLINGTON, MINN. – Farmer Bruce Lilienthal has a favorite saying: “Rocks are a crop we always harvest, but never plant.”He...

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 12:55 AM

WeCAB provides volunteer rides in west metro

Residents decided to take up the slack when public bus service was curtailed.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 04:10 PM

Yard by yard, Twin Cities Master Water Stewards take on pollution

Modeled after Master Gardeners, the grass-roots program aims to improve water quality by training folks to advise their neighbors.

Updated: June 12, 2013, - 12:01 AM

New solar-charged carts make touring Arboretum gardens a breeze

The “circulators” will stop at several places to allow visitors to get on and off.

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 04:29 PM

Chaska heroin dealer sentenced to prison after guilty plea

A 20-year-old Chaska man who peddled heroin out of a backpack in a west suburban parking lot has been sentenced...

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 08:39 PM

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