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Mon
23
Jul

Goldilocks forecasts the weather


submitted photo • Perhaps the biggest threat to human safety in our area is the increasing number of “mega-rainfall” events that dump six or more inches of water at a time, causing landslides along rivers and streams, blowing out culverts and flooding low-lying bridges and roads. The above photo shows Whitewater State Park after flash flooding in 2007.

Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

“It should be cooling down to 95 degrees by the time you get here, but we’re still in an extreme drought,” my dad lamented as we discussed my upcoming visit to Pueblo. 

Mon
23
Jul

Words from Wiger: Community Education: learning opportunities for all


MN State Senator Chuck Wiger, District 43

“Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it.” —Brian Tracy

 

Mon
23
Jul

Don’t just follow the crowd on ‘crowdfunding’ websites


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

People hear on the news that someone in their community has lost her home in a fire or a spouse to an illness.

Tue
17
Jul

BBB: Tips on Fun Runs

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota

Tue
17
Jul

It’s In Your Court: It’s In Your Court: Pioneer Battles Over Courthouses


Judge Steve Halsey

Buried in Minnesota history of the last half of the 1800s are not only famous courtroom battles, but also battles over the location of the courthouse within the county.

Tue
10
Jul

Upcoming water workshops highlight new resources for teachers and hands-on lessons for kids


submitted photo • Students smile while learning about and growing native plants in their class.

Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

“Dear Ms. Haydon and Hong: Thank you for the field trip. I think it was ok that we got lost, but everyone makes mistakes. I learned a lot about nature and where the water flows and all about different waters and rivers and lakes.

Mon
09
Jul

District 42B: Have your voice heard on Minnesota’s environment and natural resources


Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn District 42B

Over the past two years, I have served on the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

Mon
09
Jul

It’s In Your Court: It’s In Your Court: Did you know your vehicle could be forfeited?


Judge Steve Halsey

During this legislative session there have been hearings on a bill which appears to be intended to grant relief to motor vehicle owners whose vehicles may be forfeited to law enforcement for certain crimes committed by drivers of those vehicles.

Mon
09
Jul

Cruising Alaska — glacier flights and Russian history


Pamela O’Meara photos/Review • Tarr Inlet, a geological feature of Glacier Bay National Park, as seen from from a sea plane. Glacier Bay National Park features glaciers and mountains and is the largest UNESCO-protected biosphere in the world.

Bang, crash, rock and roll, rise and fall with the waves — these were sensations at the beginning of my first Alaskan cruise. 

Tue
03
Jul

Washington Conservation District: Celebrating 50 years of flood prevention and water quality work in Valley Branch Watershed District


Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

Much has changed since the Valley Branch Watershed District was established in 1968. At the time, development had just begun to boom in the eastern suburbs of St.

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