For immediate release: Contact: James Nissen12/4/13 (608) 779-2385
In Wisconsin, payments were issued to the City of La Crosse ($600), City of Onalaska ($208), Town of Holland ($8,167), Town of Onalaska ($10,210), Town of Campbell ($11,476), and the Town of Shelby ($3,053). In Minnesota, Houston County received a payment of $24,195.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paula Ogden-Muse (608) 779-2392 November 24, 2013 Jim Nissen (608) 779-2385
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2013 Contact: Ed Britton 815-273-2732 ext 11
Hail, drenching rains and howling winds may have dampened the spirits but not the enthusiasm of 35 hunters and their assistants that participated in the special deer hunt for hunters with disabilities held November 16/17 at the Lost Mound Unit of Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge. Field surveys showed the deer population was high and the rutting season was at its peak. Quadriplegics, paraplegics, amputees, and other physically challenged hunters harvested 26 deer that included 18 does and 8 bucks. The largest buck, an atypical 12 pointer with a field dressed weight of 171 pounds, was taken by Floyd Kempfer from Southern Illinois.
For Immediate Release November 6, 2013 Contact: Kevin Foerster, 507-494-6218 Timothy Yager, 507-494-6219 Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin generated $161.4 million in economic benefit for a 19-country area in those four states in Fiscal Year 2011, according to a new economic analysis. The benefit – which includes retail sales, taxes and job income
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Stefanski (507) 494-6229October 28, 2013
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY: The Compatibility Determination, Maintenance of existing utility right-of-way including a minor expansion (Xcel/Dairyland Right-of-Way from near Kellogg, MN to Alma, WI), Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is available for public comment through November 25, 2013.A draft compatibility determination which evaluates the maintenance of an existing utility right-of-way including a minor expansion on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) between Kellogg, MN and Alma, WI is available for public comment. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) desires to learn of public interests regarding the environmental impacts, historic preservation, and compatibility of implementing a minor expansion of the existing utility right-of-way on the Refuge.The minor expansion includes approximately 1.6 acres of additional floodplain forest clearing adjoining the existing right-of-way. The 1.6 acres will be replaced to ensure a no net loss of habitat quantity and quality.The public is encouraged to contact the Deputy Refuge Manager, Tim Yager, in writing at 51 E. 4th Street, Winona, MN 55987 or by phone at 507-494-6219 by 4:00 p.m., November 25, 2013 with comments and concerns.In accordance with the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act, prior to allowing a new or continuing public use or activity on the Refuge, the FWS must determine if the use is compatible with Refuge purposes. The draft compatibility determination, including maps, is available at the Refuge Headquarters, 51 East 4th Street, Winona, MN; on the refuge web page at www.fws.gov/refuge/upper_mississippi/river; or can be mailed or emailed by contacting 507-494-6238.-FWS-
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