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Bog hopping for birds

October 29, 2018

Researchers tromped through the soft mounds of green in the boreal forest to hang bird houses to learn more about an elusive species.
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Mining and Water Innovation Update

October 24, 2018

What did NRRI do with $2.6 million in state funding? Started Minnesota on an exciting trajectory.
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NRRI demonstration fills city potholes

September 24, 2018

What happens when you mix innovation with waste rock and potholes? Hopefully, a new road repair that lasts.
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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!"
Woman sits on bank in waders holds turtle while marking shell with a tool.

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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