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Thu
16
Oct

DNR Q & A: Why does this year seem to be particularly good for fall colors?

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:
Q.   Why does this year seem to be particularly good for fall colors?

Thu
16
Oct

Nightmare on Trick-or-Treat Street

"Prevent Halloween From Becoming a Spooky Nightmare" urges the headline of the press release from the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Thu
16
Oct

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence has been much in focus in the past month because of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson incidents. Every day in every district court in Minnesota, judges hear cases involving domestic violence.  It could be a hearing for an order for protection against a spouse or significant other, or a criminal charge of domestic assault, or even a juvenile delinquency petition against a minor for assaulting a household member. Domestic violence touches thousands of homes in Minnesota every day, including where you live.

Mon
13
Oct

This play wasn't that baaaaaad

I don't know what it says about me that watching a dream come true involved me donning a sheep costume and getting mounted. I'll leave that to mental health professionals. But I will say that seeing characters I created come to life before my eyes, to the delight of audiences, was a thrill.

Thu
09
Oct

DNR Q & A: What should I do if I find zebra mussels?

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:
Q.   What should I do if I find zebra mussels while removing my dock or boat lift from the water this fall?

 

 

Thu
09
Oct

Telephone discounts, courtesy of Lifeline

Basic residential telephone and cellular service can be costly, but luckily for low-income consumers, Lifeline, a program promoted by the Public Utilities Commission, provides discounts. At least half of eligible consumers nationwide do not take advantage of these telephone discounts, so I wanted to raise awareness for those who can benefit from the service.

Sun
05
Oct

World Teachers Day

Teachers and those who appreciate their significance in the world will celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Teachers Day on Oct. 5. This day is devoted to appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world.  I cannot overemphasize the importance of providing time to look at and address the issues facing both teachers, and students. Setting aside a day to celebrate this important profession was put together party because of many societies’ views on teachers and the lack of respect all too many educators receive.

Sun
05
Oct

DNR Q & A: Can I carry a shotgun for turkey and a bow for deer?

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:
Q.   While hunting this fall, can I carry a shotgun for turkey and a bow for deer?

 

 

Tue
30
Sep

It’s in your court: (belated) happy Constitution day!

Perhaps no one said that to you this past Sept. 17, the day we annually celebrate Constitution Day. However, it is an annual reminder of the importance of our constitution and the foundation it provides for the enduring magnitude of the United States. What is Constitution Day and why do we celebrate at this time?

Mon
29
Sep

DNR Q & A: How does prescribed burning benefit prairies and grasslands?

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:
Q.   How does prescribed burning benefit prairies and grasslands?

 

 

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