Sunday, February 1, 2015

Nonmetro Minnesota budget: #wolves



One issue rural groups cheered was something most Minnesotans know nothing about: a state program to reimburse farmers who lose livestock to wolves.

Dayton proposes upping the money available from $25,000 a year now available to $125,000. The budget item was especially noteworthy since a federal judge late last year returned Minnesota wolves to the endangered list, eliminating a hunting season that farmers said helped control the wolf population.