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Highlighting Minnesota Water Resource Center's research and education.

Minnegram is a quarterly publication of the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center and is sponsored by the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science, University of Minnesota Extension, the USGS-USDI National Institutes for Water Resources, and the Agricultural Experiment Station.

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Recent Minnegram News

Minnegram editor Christine Hansen retires

April 18, 2024

After a long career with the U of M Water Resources Center, Minnegram editor Chris Hansen will retire on April 19. In what will be her last Minnegram post, we asked her a little about her time with the WRC, and what she anticipates life will be like in her well deserved retirement. 

Tracking changes in snow dynamics in northern Minnesota watersheds

February 7, 2024

by Mariel Jones, Doctoral student, Water Resources Science

In Minnesota we love to complain about snow. Is there too much? “I’ve been shoveling all day!” Not enough? “We can’t go sledding!” Snow in October? “Where’s Fall?!” Snow in May? “Where’s Spring?!” Recent snow patterns in Minnesota show that climate change is directly affecting our winters, thus creating myriad opportunities for conversations about snow.

Increasing Golden Shiner Bait Production in Minnesota

February 7, 2024

The University of Minnesota Sea Grant (MNSG) program and partners are investigating new strategies for producing Golden Shiner fish for Minnesota’s bait industry. The project is supported by a three-year $188,000 grant from the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.

Minnesota Water Resources Center Annual Highlights 2023

February 7, 2024

A compilation of the WRC's scope of work in 2023, including grant awards, emerging water concerns and strategies for meeting those challenges.

How socially and culturally diverse Minnesotans value water

February 5, 2024

Understanding how different communities value water and prioritize its protection is critical to effective policy and governance. Editor's note: The research team on this project included WRS faculty Mae Davenport, Bonnie Keeler and Water Resources Center Research & Extension Educator Sarah Roth.