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January is National Radon Action Month. Radon gas is becoming more of a widespread problem in the United States. In the U.S., one in 15 homes are affected by elevated radon levels. Radon cannot be seen, it has no scent, and is colorless. Radon invades homes and buildings through foundation cracks an...Read More
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By Jim Gilbert If you are able, embrace this month of frozen elegance and go outside where you can feel the crunch of snow, gaze at the tree silhouettes, and listen to quiet sounds. The frozen land contributes ice and snow art. The dazzling sunlight on a morning after a snowfall that covered and smo...Read More
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Harvesting sustainable natural resources is integral to the heritage of many Minnesotans. For a growing number of others, though, interest in tapping into our state’s abundant buffet of resources is reaching new levels. How to harvest wisely? Developed by the University of Minnesota Extension, the...Read More
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Elroy and Kandy Knauer of Cologne were recently honored as Carver County’s Outstanding Conservationists at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts held in Bloomington on Dec. 9. The Knauers were selected by the Carver County Soil and Water Conservat...Read More
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The Carver Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) has tree seedlings available for sale to landowners interested in planting trees this spring. The tree seedlings that the SWCD sells are bare root, with an average size of 12-18 inches tall. The seedlings are sold in bundles of 25 of the same ...Read More
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