Dear editor, April 22 marks the 50th observance of Earth Day. Each of us can celebrate by reducing our driving, use of electric energy and consumption of animals. That's right! Last fall, Oxford University's prestigious Food Climate Research Network and Germany's Heinrich Bolle Foundation concluded that solving the global warming catastrophe requires massive shift to a plant-based diet. A 2010 United Nations report blamed animal agriculture for 70 percent of global freshwater use, 38 percent of land use and 19 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.
My name is Ruffles and I am a 1-year-old pretty orange and white tabby who arrived to Friends of Animals as a stray.
What are these city councilors thinking? Be prepared for lots of accidents.
Presently, the round trip mileage accrued for this volunteer activity is allowed as a deduction on income taxes. The litter garbage bags are provided, and the filled bags are picked up by county workers. Your group gets recognized with a permanent sign placed at your Adopt-A-Highway roadway section. Additionally, you get a few hours walking and bending exercise a minimum of two times a year. As of March 8, Carlton County had 11 Adopt-A-Highway roadway areas still available.
Three Destination Imagination teams from Esko Public Schools have qualified for the Affiliate (state) Tournament on Saturday, April 14, in Champlin, Minn.
Learn how to sing like a toad and where the frogs went for the winter. Take home a special frog craft you make yourself. Register beforehand so we have enough craft materials. Speak with the staff or call 218-673-7005.
They will be deciding whether there is more benefit in having a Canadian company profit from a pipeline that will steal our land, cut down our forests and likely pollute our remaining clean waters in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, or to reject that application by Enbridge, a for-profit Canadian company, and stand to protect our sustainable natural resources (wilderness, wild rice and water). A granting of the permit would continue a centuries long persecution of the indigenous population and culture. The decision is expected this summer.
Gypsy moths are ranked among America's most destructive tree pests. The insect has caused millions of dollars in damage to forests as it has spread from New England to Wisconsin in recent decades. Gypsy moth caterpillars can defoliate large sections of forest.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has published the sixth edition of its literary and arts anthology, "The Thunderbird Review." The journal features writing and art submitted by FDLTCC students and northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin residents.
Khary Jackson is a poet, playwright, dancer and musician. He is a Minneapolis resident and alumnus of Cave Canem, the esteemed writing fellowship for black writers. He has written 12 plays. One of those, "Water," was produced in 2009 at Ink and Pulp Theatre in Chicago.