Bison herd released into Minneopa State Park

MINNEOPA STATE PARK – Eleven genetically rare bison have been released into Minneopa State Park near Mankato as part of the newest efforts by the Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Zoological Gardens (Minnesota Zoo) to expand the Minnesota Conservation Bison Herd. Background At one time, bison herds in North America were estimated to number between 30 and 60 million […]

October is National Head Start Awareness Month!

Head Start is a national commitment to give every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, an opportunity to succeed in school and life. For 50 years Head Start has been the premier model for providing the whole child an opportunity for success in school and in life. Since the summer of 1965, more than 32 million children have benefitted from […]

Help Us…Help Others Give to the AEOA Foundation Fund -November 12, 2015

AEOA believes in the goodwill of the community to help those in need. Each year AEOA helps thousands of families obtain and work towards economic security but sometimes our funding sources don’t allow for the flexibility of helping families and seniors obtain those goals. The AEOA Foundation Fund meets unique needs through community investment. The AEOA Foundation Fund is vital […]


The next open enrollment period begins in a month. Starting November 1, you will be able to shop and compare 2016 health and dental plans at AEOA staff are ready to assist area residents with the enrollment process which runs through January 31, 2016. If you need to enroll or re-enroll in MNsure, please contact Sue Milos at AEOA […]


LEO (July 23 to August 22) You love being on center stage, and while you absolutely purr at the sound of all that praise, be careful not to take on too many commitments at the expense of time spent with loved ones. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might feel that you need to get involved in a matter […]

Black-capped chickadees

(Poecile atricapilla)

Metal Voted most entertaining, these little show-offs will feed from your hand! Males and females look alike with their black bibs and skullcaps. Both dig natural nesting cavities in dead branches. Nests are lined with wool, fur, hair, moss or feathers. Six to eight eggs (white with reddish-brown spots) will hatch in 12-13 days. Only one brood is raised per […]


Decorator challenge: Patterns – Large scale How to: From large scale florals fabrics to subtle speckled work surfaces, patterns bring movement to a room scheme and even the smallest or slightest pattern makes a contribution to the overall look of a room. We usually associate patterns with wallpaper, but look around and you will find a huge assortment of patterns […]

MN Opera brings acclaimed production to Duluth

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Opera hits the road, bringing Mozart’s The Magic Flute to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) for a Halloween matinee, Saturday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. This internationally acclaimed production, created in Berlin, can only be seen in three American cities – Los Angeles, St. Paul, and Duluth. Tickets start at $15. The performance will be in […]

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