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Green Visions: exciting plans for Hartley Nature Center, despite "insurmountable" Woodland Avenue

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The stretch of Woodland Avenue that runs by Hartley Park makes Hartley Nature Center's executive director Tom O'Rourke think back to the old video game Frogger.

The idea was to help the frog cross the road and navigate other tricky hazards unscathed. It might have made for an interesting video game, but in the end, it proved to an "insurmountable" obstacle in the Nature Center's plans to expand across the avenue onto some donated property.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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