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Meet the new babies at Como Zoo: two fluffy Dall lambs

ST. PAUL – Como Zoo welcomed two baby Dall’s sheep in April, lambs who join a growing weather-themed family. Iao, whose name means “supreme cloud” in Hawaiian, was born in Drizzle on April 1 and Breezy was born in Sunny on April 24. Other family members are named Storm, Thunder, …

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Afraid of cicadas? Barely, but they might fear us

Welcome to Joe’s Guide to Dealing with Cicadas. The endless stories about Brood X cicadas might worry you, but there’s no reason to panic. Certainly, these insects attract attention. They remain underground for years before erupting as noisy, red-eyed creatures determined to satisfy primitive urges. So naturally, some people confuse …

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Kathy did not give her last name and we do not know where she is from. His note, however, resonates. “As a child, I thought that everything that was written in the press should be the truth, in black and white,” she wrote to Forum Communications Co., which operates newspapers, …

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Applications Open for $ 28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund | Business

HUNTINGTON – Open applications will begin at noon Monday for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a federal program to help food establishments that have experienced economic distress and significant operational losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The online application will remain open to any qualifying institution until all funds are depleted, …

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Free Zoom Gardening Webinar offered with Brainerd Public Library

“Flower Gardening for Beginners” will be presented by Master Gardener Jackie Burkey at noon on May 11 via Zoom. The presentation will be an overview of the basics for new gardeners. This class is designed for novice gardeners, but experienced growers are also welcome. Register for this free Zoom webinar …

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Wayne County Students and Families | New

WAYNE – Schools in Wayne County will be offering COVID-19 vaccines to students and their families May 13-14. Superintendent Todd Alexander encourages those interested to register. “We want to encourage students and parents to sign up for the vaccine,” Alexander said. “We think it’s important to help prevent the spread …

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Neighbors Help Save Stranded Boater

A stranded boater was rescued Thursday on Clearwater Lake thanks to the combined efforts of lake residents and first responders. The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office was called just before 1 p.m. for a stranded boater on Clearwater Lake in Nokay Lake Township, east of Brainerd. Sheriff’s deputies, along with …

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04/29/2021 | Ocean City Eyes Cicada-Free Zone Marketing Campaign

Berlin turns jazz and blues event into a weekend affair BERLIN – A three-day celebration of jazz and blues kicks off in Berlin next Friday. The 13th edition of the Berlin Jazz and Blues Bash, modified this year and known as “Jazz and Blues, Art & Booths”, will take place …

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St. Lawrence County to Receive $ 6 Million State Grant for Emergency Dispatch System After Two Years of Waiting | St. Lawrence County

TOWNSHIP – A wait of more than two years for a state grant of $ 6 million for emergency services in Saint-Laurent County has ended. Last week, the County Legislators’ Council’s Operations Committee unanimously passed a resolution authorizing Council Chairman William J. Sheridan to sign a contract with the state …

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