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Ann Wessel


Saint Cloud, MN, United States

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Past articles by Ann:

Dayton tours twister damage, says state aid likely

Two days after a tornado ripped through the heart of Watkins, Gov. Mark Dayton visited the Meeker County city to survey the damage and meet residents. → Read More

Stearns County awards aquatic invasive species dollars

Stearns County panel OKs $182,335 in requests to manage, curb aquatic invasive species → Read More

Get Out: Trek near bison, snowshoe at Sherburne NWR

A naturalist-led snowshoe trek explores the new bison range at Minneopa Stat Park → Read More

Sand Dunes forest discussion set

DNR to discuss Sand Dunes State Forest management at Feb. 4 meeting → Read More

St. Cloud Sportsmen's Show preview: What's new in RVs

St. Cloud Sportsmen's Show will feature about 40 RVs, plus boats and hunting, fishing gear → Read More

Melrose musher prepares for Beargrease junior/rec race

Former dairy farmer, John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon musher sets sights on shorter race → Read More

Get Out: Ice fishing, ski lessons

The gear's provided in ice fishing basics outing at Glacial Lakes State Park → Read More

Nordic ski race for kids hits Riverside slopes Sunday

The Sons of Norway Barnelopet returns for the ninth year to offer friendly competition → Read More

Photo contest embraces Central Minnesota winter in B&W

Let's find the beauty in the black and white landscape that is winter in Central Minnesota → Read More

The occultation of Aldebaran is coming

The occultation of Aldebaran marks the first notable astronomical event of 2016 → Read More

Get Out: Moonlight adventures

MOON-LIT SNOWSHOE Snowshoe by moonlight at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park during a 90-minute beginners' event that starts at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in the interpretive center with an indoor lesson and a look at types of snowshoes before moving outside. Snowshoes are provided, but registration is required and limited to 25 people; call 320-532-3269 to register. (Leave your name, number and how many will… → Read More

Regional parks, trails funding proposal moves forward

Greater Minnesota Regional Parks & Trails Commission recommends $16.5 million in grants → Read More

Almanac: Sweet cicely

SWEET CICELY Scientific name: Osmorhiza claytonii. Description: This native perennial, a member of the carrot family also known as Clayton's sweetroot and bland sweet cicely, grows 1-3 feet tall with compound leaves growing on hairy stems. The scientific name refers to the fragrant crushed roots, which smell a bit like licorice. Found: Ranging throughout most of Minnesota, it prefers the partial… → Read More

Minnesota state parks kick off 125th anniversary

Minnesota state parks on Friday kicked off the 125th anniversary of the 75-site system. → Read More

Powerful raptors to congregating cranes, bird highlights

Revisit Our Woods & Waters excursions to see eagles, cormorants, herons, cranes → Read More

Join a group, hone in on habitat to find wild birds

3 experienced winter birders suggest a few starting points, festivals and field trips → Read More

Winter birding: Seeking species off the beaten path

Where does an avid Central Minnesota birder seek out species beyond the common birdfeeder visitors? → Read More

St. Cloud musher headed to Gunflint Mail Run

St. Cloud musher starts season with a first-place finish in West Yellowstone, prepares for 7 more races in the next 8 weeks. → Read More

St. John's University art installation set afire

Stickworks, an outdoor art installation at St. John's Abbey Arboretum, closed with flames → Read More

DNR releases preliminary deer harvest numbers for 2015

The Minnesota deer harvest yielded 159,227 animals in 2015, preliminary numbers show. In Central Minnesota, the harvest was up about 20 percent. → Read More