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Good planning helps hunters avoid trespassing

The August Canada goose hunt is underway in Minnesota, and the Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters to respect landowners and not trespass.

“The trespass law applies to all outdoor recreation, including hunting, boating, fishing, trapping, hiking and camping,” said Col. Ken Soring, DNR Enforcement director. “When taking part in any outdoor recreation, you may not enter legally posted land or agricultural land without permission.” It is also a violation to enter land that has been legally posted during the calendar year, even if the signs are not currently in place.

Trespass is the biggest problem landowners have with hunters.

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Applications open for nearly $8 million in Legacy grants

Groups that want to restore, protect or enhance public land can apply for Conservation Partners Legacy (CPL) grants that help pay for work on Minnesota prairies, forests, wetlands or other habitat for fish and wildlife.

Nonprofit organizations and government entities are eligible to submit applications for traditional and metro grant cycles now until 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, on the DNR website.

Projects must be on public land or land permanently protected by conservation easements. Applicants may request up to $400,000 with a total project cost not exceeding $575,000. Projects must also have 10 percent of the funding come from a source outside a state agency.

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Area Golf League Results

8th Annual Mike Wilder Tournament set for August 28 at Crosswoods GC
The 8th Annual Mike Wilder Golf Scramble will be held at Crosswoods Golf Course on Friday, August 28. The tournament is a fundraiser hosted by the Lakers Lions of Emily/Outing/Fifty Lakes and benefiting Project New Hope. Project New Hope exists to provide veteran family retreats. Including the whole family (even the kids!) is unique to Project New Hope and fosters family togetherness through a wilderness getaway.

It is their goal to provide combat veterans and their families with the education, training, and skills necessary to manage their lives after wartime service; repair of relationships is a primary goal. And of course, have fun in the process!

This year's Signature Sponsor is Larson Group Real Estate. Larson Group is a community leader supporting veterans programs. Larson Group owner Rob Birkeland is also a certified Military Residential Specialist. He has made the effort to take specialized training to be able to properly assist both active and retired military veterans with their real estate needs.

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