MN Reads: "The Big Marsh" by Cheri Register

Apr 21, 2016

Back in 1935, Cheri Register's great-grandfather wrote a scathing article headlined Connivings of Dishonest Men Cheat Nature as Well As Fellow Beings, Writer Avers

Over 80 years after Elbert Ostrander wrote that essay in protest of the commercial interests that had drained 18,000 acres of wetland in southeastern Minnesota's Freeborn County,  Minnesotans are still coming to grips with preservation v. development, locals v. "outsiders," and jobs and economic development v. environmental concerns.