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A lime green giraffe and lavender elephant are now leading the youngsters of the Early Childhood Program to class. No, the site is not the figment of the children's imaginations.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 9:11pm

Household Hazardous Waste Facility opens for the season on April 30 If old paint cans, mysterious liquids or mercury thermometers are gathering dust on basement or garage shelves, there is an opportunity to safely dispose of them.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:29pm

■ Diabetes support group to meet People at risk for developing diabetes are encouraged to participate in “I CAN Prevent Diabetes!,” a group-based program soon starting in Baxter to learn how to change lifestyle habits in an effort to prevent diabetes and be healthier....

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:09pm

This year for the first time, youth age 17 and younger can hunt the entire Minnesota spring turkey season or until they harvest a turkey and they can choose any location open to turkey hunting, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. Youth age 13-17 need to obtain a license for a fee of...

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:20pm

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will need to close many roads and trails temporarily in state forests, state parks, recreation areas and wildlife management areas, due to wet, snowy conditions. Road and trail conditions are deteriorating rapidly this spring, and many are not yet firm e...

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:05pm

A total lunar eclipse will occur just past midnight on Monday night/Tuesday morning. Assuming the weather is favorable, the total eclipse is the first in several years that will be visible in the Upper Midwest.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:03pm

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will place burning restrictions over the north central part of the state beginning April 21 because fire danger is expected to rapidly increase as winds pick up and snow continues to melt.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:50pm

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages homeowners to complete necessary open burning now, as restrictions will take effect shortly after snowmelt occurs. “Warm temperatures will continue to erode the snowpack in the next few weeks,” said Larry Himanga, DNR fire prevention coord...

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:06pm

Volunteer opportunities for April ■ BRAINERD LAKES AREA EARLY CHILDHOOD COALITION - Shannon 218-251-4234, shannon.wheeler@ISD181.org. Office Assistant - Help with secretarial tasks.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 5:23pm

■ Staples Host Lions to mark 75th anniversary STAPLES - The Staples Host Lions Club this year is celebrating 75 years of service to the community.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:44pm