The Reading List Council recently announced the 2020 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprised of different fiction genres for adult readers.
Nature has so many different ways to accomplish just one task — reproduction. At this time of year, it seems that everywhere I look I see baby birds. It’s a blizzard of baby birds being fed by their parents. From a small backyard pond to the large expansive lakes and wetlands to suburban bac…
I often find the most interesting things in nature are the most mundane aspects of nature. For example, I am sure many of you are seeing turtles crossing roads or perhaps crawling across your yard. Why do these reptilian friends do this at this time of year and not at other times? Where are …
Editor’s note: The author was scheduled to give this speech at a Firemen’s Park rally in Chaska on May 31. The rally was later canceled and he gave the speech at an online event. This is an edited version of the speech.
Venus has just left the evening sky, and now Jupiter and Saturn are moving in. By mid-month both will be up in the southeast before midnight. Jupiter, by far the brighter planet, shines west of Saturn and leads the ringed planet across the night sky.
I am no stranger to getting up at zero dark thirty. But when my alarm goes off at 4 a.m. after not sleeping most of the night, it’s getting harder and harder to drag myself out of bed.
As Gov. Tim Walz rolls out his new “Stay Safe, Minnesota” campaign, and our state begins to reopen, we want you to know that Carver County Public Health stands ready to help everyone, from businesses to residents, stay safe and healthy as we begin to navigate this new normal.
The Victoria Library is now offering pick-up of library materials. The service is offered Monday and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the launch of One Book/One Minnesota, a new statewide book club that will invite Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect and discuss.
Every employer and employee feels the historic impact of COVID-19. Those of us in the network of state and local chambers would like to thank employers and employees throughout Minnesota for navigating this crisis to mitigate the health impacts and keep our state moving forward.
I am writing today to provide some regional context to messaging you may be hearing and reading about hospitals’ and health systems’ preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated financial hardships on the health care industry.
Neighborhood clean-ups are a great outside activity that require very few materials, make your community safe and beautiful, teach young ones about service, provide exercise, and educate all about water pollution.
April opens with spectacular views of planets in both the morning and evening skies. Early risers who look to the southeast will see Jupiter, brilliant in the predawn darkness. Off to the east of Jupiter, red Mars hangs right below golden Saturn.
In accordance with local and state guidelines, all Carver County Library locations, including Express Libraries, will close March 18-27, when we will re-evaluate the situation. The health and safety of the public and staff is our top priority.
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