Folk/Americana singer and songwriter Dennis Warner blends humor, audience participation, and serious music into a memorable and fun concert for adults and families. Warner’s career blossomed a few years ago with the release of his song “Beads on One String” as a children’s book. Already into its fourth printing, “Beads on One String” has become a favorite with teachers and parents alike for its powerful, positive message of unity along with its beautiful illustrations. Warner will perform at the Detroit Lakes Library on Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m.
Minnesotans who forgot to donate to the line with the loon on their state tax forms now have a second chance to help the state’s wildlife population, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. To donate to the DNR nongame wildlife program, visit the DNR’s website. More than 800 nongame wildlife species depend on donations. The nongame wildlife program receives 80 percent of its funding through donations.
Question: Could you explain the Zipper Merge for merging into construction zones in Minnesota? Is it law or just a rule of thumb? The MNDOT website explains some of this, but leaves out some information. Also, I have tried using the Zipper Merge many times. It seems that hardly anyone else on the road knows about it. While doing it, I seem to irritate many other drivers that have merged into the open lane way before the actual merge. Even to the point of being blocked from proceeding in the lane that is about to close.
According to the Becker County Master Gardeners, April is the time to have your soil tested if you plan to start a new flower or vegetable garden, or if one you have is not performing well. University of Minnesota’ Soil Testing Lab will analyze the soil and make recommendations based on reliable data. Stop by the Extension Office to pick up a soil testing bag and information sheet. It is also time to
The Lake Region Arts Council has an easy way for you to make a difference. There are openings on the Lake Region Arts Council Board for Clay and Becker counties. Board members help direct the work of the Lake Region Arts Council in supporting artists and arts organizations in our region through grants, workshops, and technical support. Persons may nominate themselves or others by submitting name, resume and a nomination form to the LRAC office.
The Continental Divide Folk School, the teaching arm of the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, has openings in several classes coming up this spring. A class for learning how to tap maple trees and boil down the sap into delicious amber syrup will take place at the Bob Sonnenberg farm north of New York Mills this Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7. The class starts at 10 a.m. each day.
It comes across the police scanners all too often: An elderly person has fallen and needs medical attention. It happens at all times of the year, ice or no ice. According to the statistics from the National Council on Aging, one in three senior citizens experiences a significant fall each year. Every 18 seconds, a senior is admitted into an emergency room after losing their balance and hitting the ground. Tragically, every 35 minutes, an elderly person dies from a fall. In fact, it’s the leading cause of death for seniors. And those falls come with a cost.
Jeff and I, headed to Haiti to work on a project there, arrived at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port au Prince at 2:30 p.m. on March 9. The last time I had been there was in August, 2010, when the terminal showed serious damage from the January 10 earthquake. Jeff has been there three times. It was hot and crowded in 2010 and the terminal looked like a big warehouse.
Registration is now open for the 15th Annual Women’s Agricultural Leadership Conference set for Wednesday, April 10, in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen. The theme of the conference is “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” – looking back on 15 years of leadership and learning opportunities offered to women in agriculture and looking forward to their future successes.
Chris Cymbaluk, FIC, Detroit Lakes, a financial consultant with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has qualified for the Summit Circle Conference by providing financial guidance and solutions to members of the organization in 2012. Nine percent of Thrivent Financial’s nearly 2,300 financial representatives qualified for this honor.