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Water is a valuable and vulnerable, life-sustaining natural resource that all too often just goes needlessly down the drain. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s 2014 Clean Water Summit will attempt to address this issue by focusing on the costs and benefits of incorporating green infrastructure features in development projects, including the economic, social and ecological factors. [...]

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The Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America announces the Rocket Into Scouting event for young boys and their parents on Sept. 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. at elementary schools statewide. This marks the largest Cub Scout recruitment event of the year and the first time a single event will take place [...]

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On Sunday, Sept. 7, the Wright County/West Metro Whitetails Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA), will be hosting its 24th annual fundraiser banquet at the River City Extreme entertainment complex in Monticello. Social hour begins at 3:30 p.m. and a roast beef and chicken dinner starts at 5 p.m. There will be lots [...]

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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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