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Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny At left, Tom Landwehr and his daughter, Jocelyn, visit with Congressmen John Kline and Collin Peterson and Gov. Mark Dayton at the Watson Hunting Camp for the Governor's Pheasant Opener earlier this month. Tom Landwehr is the new commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Fighting the good fight on the land


By Tom Cherveny

Fierce, partisan budget battles. A state shutdown. Asian carp. Zebra mussels. Out-of-control forest fires.

Since taking office last January, Tom Landwehr, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, has been handling his share of Crisis du Jour.

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