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Courtesy of Minnesota Extension Although much of Minnesota is still in severe to extreme drought, University of Minnesota (U of M) Extension climatologist Mark Seeley said the outlook shows a different story for late winter all the way into planting season. “By no means am I saying that the drought is ending, but agreement among [...]

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Farm Business Management of St Cloud Technical and Community College and Centra Sota Cooperative has joined with the University of Minnesota Extension to present “Farm Transition & Estate Planning: Create Your Farm Legacy.” The workshop is Wednesday, Feb. 13, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Augusta American Legion in St Augusta. From I-94, take [...]

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Travel around the world by sampling international food and dance steps from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud. As a reminder of your journey, you’ll leave the event with health screening results, education materials, a photo booth memento, the glow from a mini-massage and possibly a [...]

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Minnesota Retailers Association With one in four jobs in Minnesota directly connected to retail, our elected officials now more than ever need to understand the impact of their decisions on retail businesses. the Minnesota Retail Association is sponsoring “I am Retail” Day at the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. [...]

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A record number of Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline calls referred to conservation officers (CO) with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) led to a significant increase in poaching arrests in 2012. TIP calls referred to COs jumped 54 percent in 2012 to 2,051, compared with 1,328 in 2011. The previous record was 1,866 [...]

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By Dan Martens University of Minnesota Extension Several crop insurance providers are conducting workshops to provide a review and update about the crop insurance programs for 2013. I have to admit I haven’t attended a good crop insurance review for 2013 yet this year. In the mix of doing private pesticide applicator workshops, and a [...]

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The St. Cloud Hospital Education Department will host the Hospice Foundation of America annual teleconference: Artificial Nutrition & Hydration at the End-of-Life Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 1-4:45 p.m. at CentraCare Health Plaza, in the Windfeldt room. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Artificial nutrition and hydration is the most common ethical dilemma at end-of-life care. This [...]

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By Janelle Daberkow University of Minnesota Extension Consider learning more about gardening topics at the workshop “Gardening Knowledge for Free”. This workshop will be held at the Whitney Senior Center on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 8:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. “Gardening Knowledge for Free” is a workshop presented by the University of Minnesota Extension Master [...]

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