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NRRI receives $1M to expand hybrid poplar research

September 20, 2018

NRRI prepares for future demand of biomass by expanding hybrid poplar research.
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Getting to the root of wild rice

August 28, 2018

Why do some wild rice restoration sites thrive while others don't? NRRI research is searching for answers.
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Beavers: Good or bad for stream ecosystems?

August 21, 2018

Beavers are busy on North Shore streams. Do their dams impact stream hydrology and fish populations?
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NRRI celebrates 35 years of collaboration

August 13, 2018

NRRI highlights collaborative research spanning 35 years and gets excited for the future!
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NRRI prototyping moves entrepreneur idea forward

August 9, 2018

Adventurous entrepreneur turns to NRRI to move idea to market.
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Workshop showcases drone technology capabilities

June 27, 2018

"The view from up here is great!"
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Turtle power! Field work experience benefits students and turtles

June 19, 2018

NRRI researchers use radio telemetry and experimentation to help diminishing turtle species.
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County pilots deconstruction alternative to demolition

June 4, 2018

NRRI researchers are helping two social enterprises find value in abandoned homes.
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How innovation saved the Iron Range

June 4, 2018

Innovative iron ore research at the University's Mines Experiment Station, led by E.W. Davis, saved the Iron Range. Learn how it continues... more
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NRRI seeks funds to seed bioeconomy innovations

May 3, 2018

All new technologies travel a trajectory to refinement and acceptance. New materials of the bioeconomy are no different. NRRI seeks funding... more

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