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Photo album/video: Carp, um, rescued from downtown Riverwalk

Stephanie Schmidt, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies & Biology at St. Olaf, alerted me to today’s late morning effort to remove the fish that got trapped in downtown’s Riverwalk during the flooding.

Many of the trapped fish are carp, which are non-native and generally nasty fish for our waters.  We’re unsure of what else has escaped to the calmer waters. It will be interesting to see. Anyway, if we end up moving fish, it might be a neat opportunity for you to get some more photos.  Some of these carp are monsters.

Stephanie was prepared to use a ‘barge shocker’ but nets were enough to do the job.

I’ll have a short video of the operation later today but in the meantime, see my album of 18 photos, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow. Continue reading Photo album/video: Carp, um, rescued from downtown Riverwalk

Photo: tornado northeast of Northfield

I got this photo via email from Stephanie Schmidt, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies & Biology at St. Olaf:

Funnel cloud; photo by Stephanie SchmidtI took this from one of our teaching labs on the 4th floor of Regents Hall.  We watched it come down and go back up a few times, but never saw it actually touch the ground from our point of view.

KYMN has photos blogged here.

Strib at 3:12 pm: Tornadoes reported near Lakeville and Northfield

Update 4:30: Photos by Richard Goerwitz, taken at the Computing & Mathematics Center at Carleton:

Tornado photo by Richard Goerwitz Tornado photo by Richard Goerwitz

A Spring Brook treasure photographed; good timing

Brook TroutSpring Brook (also known as Rice Creek) “is the only trout stream in Rice County, and is an uncommon resource type in southern Minnesota” according to the Northfield Natural Resource Inventory (NRI) commissioned by the City of Northfield in 2005.

Kathleen Doran-Norton, member of the Bridgewater Township Board of Supervisors, forwarded the email below and photo (above) to me yesterday.  She didn’t say so but I’m guessing she’s got Thursday’s Business and Industrial Park planning open house in mind since Spring Brook/Rice Creek flows through the southern edge of the “south site” on West Armstrong Rd. in Bridgewater Township.  Kathleen wrote:

Continue reading A Spring Brook treasure photographed; good timing