Since it opened its doors in 1960, the Conservation building at the Ozark Empire Fair has become a popular stop. That half-century of popularity will be honored in a special ceremony on the opening day of this year’s fair.
It’s not every day you go out to fish on the waters of the Missouri River and come back swimming in a media frenzy. Of course it could happen if, like Greg Bernal, you manage to topple a Missouri state — and quite probably a world —record.
A large investigation involving illegal commercialization of wildlife and wildlife parts was brought to a close this weekend where the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) documented a total of 299 serious violations in seven counties across southern Missouri.
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