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Manager, scientist & future grad student: Adelle Schumann

September 1, 2017

Some students arrive at college knowing exactly what they want to do. For the rest of us.... Adelle Schumann is proof that a variety of... more
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NRRI connects transportation to 'everything else'

July 28, 2017

NRRI and the MN Dept. of Transportation host a workshop that spanned the breadth of intermodel challenges and opportunities.
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Are lake invaders affecting walleye?

July 27, 2017

NRRI is beginning a study this summer on the walleye food webs in nine popular fishing lakes to understand if they're impacted by aquatic... more
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NRRI publishes guide to manage young red pine

July 5, 2017

Proper management of young red pine stands will increase productivity to benefit wood products industry and increase value for land owners.
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NRRI, Germany and the Minnesota Energy Vision

June 30, 2017

NRRI joins a delegation to Germany to share knowledge and opportunities for a renewable energy future.
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New tools for new views into old industries

June 2, 2017

From birds-eye views to seeing deep into the earth, new technologies are providing old industries with accurate data previously approached... more
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NRRI base funding gets needed boost

June 2, 2017

With an infusion of base funding that provides support for researchers and programs, NRRI is looking ahead to help the state prepare for a... more
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NRRI demonstrates process for developing titanium dioxide

May 25, 2017

NRRI releases results of a demonstration project that shows Minnesota ilmenite resources can be processed into high value titanium dioxide... more
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Funds available for rural small businesses

April 26, 2017

Blandin Foundation infuses funds to NRRI's Business Assistance Fund to help entrepreneurs in Itasca County and other small communities.
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Building markets for balsam fir

April 24, 2017

Chemical-free heat treatment makes Minnesota's low value softwoods durable for expanded markets.


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