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Most of us have heard by now these wise words from Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers), “When I was a boy and I would see scary things, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”

As the snow starts melting this month, snowmelt will rush off your yard in all directions. If you live in an urban area, the snow melt will likely find its way to the nearest storm drain. Storm drains collect and channel snow melt and rain runoff into a series of underground stormwater pipes…

As we age, all of us will face challenges. Finding affordable, high-quality home services, accessing health care and staying connected to our communities are just a few hurdles older adults face when striving to live fulfilling, enriched lives. These challenges, however, grow significantly w…

Introducing Take 5 for Nature! This new column will be published quarterly and will provide readers with interesting information about what is currently taking place in the natural world around us. Our goal is to educate readers about local seasonal happenings while also inspiring our reader…

In March, the action in the predawn sky really picks up. The month opens with Mars, Jupiter and Saturn forming a straight line, in that order from right to left, above the southeastern horizon. On the 4th, the three planets are spaced almost evenly apart.

Starting March 1 through April 12, the Bountiful Basket Food Shelf of Eastern Carver County will join other food shelves, faith communities, businesses and organizations from across Minnesota in attempting to end hunger and food insecurity as part of the 2020 Minnesota Food Share campaign.

At this time of year, I get a lot of emails and texts from people reporting they are hearing an owl hooting outside their windows at night. While many enjoy the sound, others complain they can’t get to sleep. Either way, the chances are a great horned owl is the culprit. The great horned owl…

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