My Tattoo



This tattoo belongs to Diane Brunner of Cook, MN.This is for my twins Jimmy and Kaylee, and is one of my favorites. The rose is their birth flower and the pearls are their birthstone. This tattoo was done by a freelance tattoo artist quite a few yea… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

When is a bug a bug?




A ladybug, which is a beetle. Photo by Jerry McCormick.When is a bug a bug, and when is a bug not a bug? A strange question, perhaps, but the answer is a very informative one, and maybe a very confusing one. The answer has as much to do with our use… Please register for a free account or log in […]

Duck numbers up, Canada goose numbers down since last year



Population counts are up for several species of ducks that breed in Minnesota, according to the results of the annual Minnesota Department of Natural Resources spring waterfowl surveys. “Despite fairly dry conditions, duck numbers seemed good … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

DNR urges people to use water wisely in summer months



The month of July is, on average, the warmest of the year and is a time when many lawn sprinkler systems are running regularly. During this warm summer season, the Department of Natural Resources reminds people to use water wisely. In most communiti… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

DNR promotes 4 conservation officers



The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has promoted four conservation officers. Regional Training Officer Shelly Patten was named the DNR Enforcement District 5 supervisor on June 29. She joined the DNR in 1996, serving as a conservation offi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Virginia Fire Department

Run Report: June 20 – June 26

 VIRGINIA – During the week of June 20 – 26 the Virginia Fire Department responded to a total of 67 EMS calls and 12 fire related calls. Of the 67 EMS calls, 12 of them were trauma related and 55 were medical in nature. The EMS call… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Make this a safe fireworks season



As the mercury rises, the parties and festivities that have come to signify summer excite revelers far and wide. Summer has become the season of pool parties, trips to the beach, barbecues, and, of course, fireworks. But fireworks can be dangerous, … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tips on how you can save some cash on your summer vacation



Summer vacations are fun, but can come with a hefty price tag. Rather than just expecting to go into the red, it’s a good idea to be proactive and think ahead. This summer, do your best to enjoy a relaxing getaway without taking on any additio… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Travelers: Use caution in work zones during July 4th holiday



The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to use extra caution while driving through highway work zones during the July Fourth holiday. “We shut down most projects over the Fourth of July holiday, but there are still many work… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ramp from Hwy. 135 to southbound Hwy. 53 closes July 6



VIRGINIA – the Highway 53 relocation project will close the ramp from Highway 135 to southbound Highway 53 on July 6. This closure is part of reconstruction work on the southern portion of the Highway 53 relocation project. Crews are also buil… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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