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Master Gardeners are unique people who take an active interest in gardening, are willing to learn and enjoy helping others. The professional training they receive in horticulture makes Master Gardeners special. The University of Minnesota Extension provides this training in exchange for volunteer hours. Master Gardeners work with local County Extension Offices to provide valued research based horticultural information to their communities
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As the bear hunting season approaches, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking hunters to avoid shooting research bears that are marked with large, colorful ear tags and have radio-collars. Researchers with the DNR are monitoring about 30 radio-collared black bears, most of them in the Chippewa National Forest between Grand Rapids and Bigfork. Others are in northwestern Minnesota, especially near Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area and the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, in and around Camp Ripley, and near the Cloquet Forestry Station.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — An Illinois man faces felony charges after leading police, sheriff's and State Patrol officers on a chase from Ogema to Detroit Lakes that hit speeds of nearly 120 mph, Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander said Friday, Aug. 26. William Liptak, 23, of Dolton, Ill., is being held in the Becker County Jail. He faces felony charges of fleeing a police officer and other related charges, along with a felony warrant from Missouri, Glander said in a release.
Happenings is free, and submissions are run on a first-come, first-serve basis and as space allows. Happenings entries that include date, time and place, as well as a contact person’s...
The Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning (HCLL) recently announced its fall schedule, set to begin Sept. 6. Programs will be held at Armory Square in Park Rapids, where renovations now include restrooms on the auditorium level. HCLL presentations are Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in September and October. All programs are open to the public, free of charge and handicap-accessible. Refreshments are provided.
More than 100,000 tickets have been sold so far for this year's Medora Musical, making it the third consecutive year the longstanding event has achieved this sales milestone. The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation said the sale happened on Wednesday, Aug. 17, with more than three weeks left in the 2016 season. Officials project the total season attendance will break 114,000, which would be the second-most attended year in its history. The record was set during the 50th anniversary show in 2015 when 124,074 people attended — breaking the 2001 record of 113,641.
A total of 35 people volunteered to donate blood, and 25 were able to give during Detroit Lakes's Aug. 9 blood drive. Six people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine, which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 31 products were collected. Every community and everyone within each community has a stake in an adequate blood supply.
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton, DFL-Minn., has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Sept. 1, the day of his interment, in honor and remembrance of Gen. John William Vessey Jr., former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Vessey died on Aug. 18 at the age of 94. He was born on June 29, 1922, in Minneapolis and had a 46-year military career. In 1992, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.