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Venus glimmers in the sun’s afterglow, where it will stay for months to come. Look for the planet low in the west-northwest about 40 minutes after sunset. The best days may be the 11th and 12th, when a young moon hovers nearby.

The complexity of nature is sometimes hard to understand and even harder to justify or feel good about, especially when seen through the human lens. I was reminded of this the other day while filming a family of American redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla) that is nesting on my property.

Are you feeling a little ‘hot’ these days? Yes, we have been in a prolonged heat wave. We think back to when we were growing up and didn’t have the luxury of air conditioning. The remedy was to turn on multiple oscillating fans. Not only was the breeze cooling, the sound of the fans also had…

In this department, along with nearly every other in the surrounding area, officers have been responding to an increasing number of reported mail thefts. In nearly all cases, personal checks and billing statements are two items thieves look for most often.

Looking to read some of the most popular magazines, an obscure magazine or maybe a title in a language other than English? It is all just click away by visiting the Overdrive virtual newsstand at https://melsa.overdrive.com/melsa-carvermn/magazines or explore magazines via the Libby App.

We’re sure you’ve heard the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me”. Maybe you sang that lyrical message yourself as a child. Many moms, dads and caregivers passed that message along to little ones. They wanted to encourage children to be tough and to tur…

Calling all aspiring Minnesota writers! The Minnesota Author Project statewide contest is underway and will continue to accept submissions through May 31. The Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) joins libraries throughout the state in announcing the call for entries.