DNR Attends Faribault County Commissioners Meeting to Review Activities in the County

Members of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources attended the Faribault County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday to review activities by the department in the county.

DNR Clean Water Specialist Brooke Hacker spoke specifically on what the department has accomplished in Faribault County, including the shallow lake management being done on Rice Lake.

Hacker also touted some of the fishing opportunities available in the county, saying the Blue Earth River and its tributaries are stocked annually with walleye fry.  She also said Bass Lake is a quality, stable fishing lake with public access that produces crappie, bluegill, walleye and other fish.

In other business, the board approved the fiscal 2021 emergency management grant agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, and approved a bit in the amount of $7,300 by Ramsey Excavating Company for the removal of an underground courthouse fuel tank.