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A Rare Find on Lake Superior

The Minnesota Land Trust has protected thousands of acres of land in northeastern Minnesota, including a number of properties along Lake Superior. Every year properties are monitored by volunteers or staff, looking for any issues or changes to the land. Two years ago, staff member Mark van der Linden made a surprising discovery while walking [...]

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A Win for the Otter Tail River

Population growth on the I-94 corridor between Fargo and the Twin Cities metro area has accelerated in recent decades, putting development pressure on the forests, wetlands, farmland, and lakes around it. In Otter Tail County, that’s meant the waterways we all rely on to drink, fish, and swim have faced growing impacts. Fortunately, a local [...]

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A Lifetime of Memories, Protected Forever

We all have memories we want to hold onto forever, but few of us can put a whole lifetime of memories in a time capsule the way Jeff and Cindy Erding of Fillmore County have. The Erding’s recently completed a conservation easement on their naturally-significant property with the Minnesota Land Trust, which protects their land [...]

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A Family Legacy of Conservation

The City of Red Wing is renowned for its open and natural places, however as the municipality has grown, development has encroached on what was previously woodlands, agricultural fields, and bluffs. But thanks to the Ghei family of Red Wing, 69 acres of land in the city will remain in its natural state. Since 2001 [...]

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