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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.

The Friends of the Chanhassen Library present its fall book sale beginning Thursday, Sept. 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. The sale continues Friday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale ends with a $5 per bag sale on Sunday, Oct. 3 from 1 to 5 p.m.

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…

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.

I’ve had the good fortune to grow up in Chaska and call it my home. There are so many life experiences that go into forming one’s values and belief system, starting with your parents and family.

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.

I’m back! There's a couple things to say before I get into what I wanted to touch on. One, happy summer. No more school! What could be better than that? Wait I know — being fully vaccinated. I can proudly say I have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine! How about you?

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.

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