Do you remember where you were at the time of the collapse of the Twin Towers 20 years ago? We do. With the recent 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 Twin Towers catastrophe, we watched the TV replays of the disaster and what unfolded immediately afterward. We thought about the phrase, “Never f…
Whether you are looking to get outside or stay cozied up at home, Carver County Library has family friendly programs planned for you. Take a stroll and read a story at Chaska’s StoryWalk on Saturday, Sept. 18 anytime between 10:30 a.m. and noon.
In-person storytime returns to Chanhassen, Chaska, and Victoria libraries beginning Monday, Sept. 13 with a special outdoor storytime at the Victoria Library at 10:30 a.m. Victoria also presents storytimes on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. starting with dance party on Sept. 15.
Every now and then I get an opportunity to work with a species that I don’t have much hands-on experience with. These are often rare or endangered species or a species that is difficult to access and lives in areas that makes it hard to get close to.
I am no stranger to traveling hundreds or even thousands of miles to see, study and document some of nature's most wonderful events. For over 35 years I have traveled to see the epic migration of sandhill cranes in Nebraska, stunning flocks of snow geese in North Dakota and remarkable monarc…
What do you see going on in the world? As you’re probably aware, there are so many things happening — difficult things. We see nations collapsing, earthquakes, fires and floods. We also know that there’s political division, vaccine issues, economic concerns, social unrest and possibly family…
The spinner whirled and “Candy” was what it stopped on. But wait, almost all the slots were labeled “Candy”! The wheel was rigged, just like our political system is rigged to allow the big money spenders to influence our candidates and elected officials.
When I think of the end of summer, I imagine myself in a hammock enjoying an earlier sunset and cooler weather. I think of vegetable gardens coming to fruition and farmers markets packed with delicious ingredients for my neighbors and I to enjoy.
Every now and then I meet a true wildlife superhero. You know, the kind of person who has dedicated their life to understand and protecting wildlife.
In the last few years, I've noticed that many adults and particularly elementary through high school age children do not follow bike and pedestrian safety protocols. Specifically, riding their bikes against oncoming traffic (left-hand side of the road), instead of riding with the flow of tra…
It’s called “America last.” President Joe Biden and his handlers from the former Barack Obama administration are out to drastically change and weaken America, in preparation for their post-America global government. There — I said it. What other conclusion can we come to?
No matter where you live in the seven-county metro area, if you drive a car, you will eventually get stuck in traffic on Interstate 494. It is one of the region’s most vibrant, growing areas with the Mall of America, the airport, hotels, businesses — even IKEA. Trucking and freight associati…
The situation with respect to American law enforcements’ effectiveness has hit an unprecedented low. The near-term does not look promising, as violent crime in major cities has hit double digit increases. But that is not the fault of the “rank and file.”
Jupiter and Saturn are at their best of the year this month, thanks to Earth lapping them in the race around the sun.
With support of city leaders and a group of dedicated community members, Chaska became a Yellow Ribbon City almost 10 years ago. The mission statement “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is united to bring service members all the way home” is a powerful statement that we take seriously.
Recently we went outside early in the morning to feed the birds. It was a beautiful, sunny morning and the air felt fresh. It was totally peaceful and quiet except for the little birds chirping overhead in the tree, waiting for their breakfast.
Blackbirds always seem to get a bad rap. As the late Rodney Dangerfield was fond of saying, they “get no respect” in the bird world.
2020 was a year that had many challenges. There were businesses that closed, shortages of products, quarantines, face masks, social distancing, and entertainment that shut down all over the world.
What lies are you telling yourself? Now, given that question, you might feel a bit indignant and might respond, ‘I’m not a liar. I don’t lie to other people and I certainly don’t lie to myself.’ We hope you’ll hang in there with us as we explore this subject further.
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