A group of 10 enthusiastic birders joined me on a recent trip to northern Minnesota to see and learn about migration. Our first stop was to a private hawk-banding station. We were fortunate because the skies were nearly clear and the winds were out of the west. Not ideal for raptor migration but it turned out to be an amazing day with all sorts of migrating hawks, falcons and eagles anyway.
On a recent night at Prior Lake High School, a machine lit up, gave a soft whir and moved a robotic arm into place. The arm, almost like a spinnerette, began to lay down a thread of liquid blue plastic in a ring shape. The hair-thin ring would eventually become a bracelet, not that it was easy to tell.
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Vice Chairman Keith Anderson has received two awards recognizing him for the SMSC’s commitment to tribal sovereignty and economic development, as well as Native American children’s health by fighting childhood diabetes and obesity through diet and research.
The Savage City Council passed a proposed Highway 13 safety improvement plan on Monday that would put a traffic signal at 150th Street, and the Prior Lake City Council will vote on the plan during a special meeting tonight in hopes of salvaging more than $2 million in state funding.
Gov. Mark Dayton Sept. 15 announced the appointment of Eric J. Braaten, Christopher J. Lehmann, Timothy J. Looby, and Cynthia L. McCollum as district court judges in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. Braaten will be replacing the Judge Richard C. Perkins, and will be chambered at Chaska in Carver County. Looby will be replacing Judge Thomas G. McCarthy, and will be chambered at Gaylord in Sibley County. Lehmann and McCollum will be replacingJudge Richard G. Spicer and Judge Robert R. King, Jr., and will both be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.