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By Jim Gilbert When young spiders emerge from their eggs they already are adults in miniature. The mother spider cares for her eggs and watches over her newly hatched young with as much diligence as the more sophisticated mammals. It might appear that there are more spiders in August than in early summer because they [...]

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Organizers for Scott-Carver Project Community Connect (PCC) have rescheduled this year’s event for Nov. 19 at Canterbury Park Event Center in Shakopee. The annual day-long event to provide services to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless had previously scheduled for a September date but needed to be rescheduled when the original site [...]

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A new Minnesota law that changes immunization requirements for students entering Grade 7 goes into effect Sept. 1, 2014. The updated requirements make Minnesota’s immunizations law in-line with current national recommendations and practices. The new school immunization law requires all students entering Grade 7 to receive a single dose of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and [...]

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Representing agricultural achievement in diverse farming operations, 74 families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as a 2014 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota. In Carver County, that honor goes to the Buetow Farm in Cologne. The farm families will be recognized in ceremonies beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the annual [...]

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“Let’s play” are words commonly not associated with public libraries, but that is what you may be hearing frequently in the future. Starting in August, all five Carver County libraries will introduce a new Early Literacy Sensory station, essentially a play and learn center for early literacy activities. The learning centers will feature a rotation [...]

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The 103rd edition of the Carver County Fair promises to be “Not Just Your Mama’s Fair” when it takes place at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia on Aug. 6-10. Organizers have made sure that plenty of new offerings and traditional favorites will be available for fair-goers, from activities and event to the food and [...]

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