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 …

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.

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 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.


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