Viewpoints

Mon
02
Aug

Shedding light on the firefly

My cousin Grant was out and about on a warm summer evening when he noticed the twittering light from nearby fireflies. It warmed his heart. Perhaps he was thinking that the little bugs were a symbol of light in a world that is so often dark.

Tue
27
Jul

Open season on phantom clowns

It was both a news story and a cautionary tale for would-be drug users, sure to be thumb-tacked to every school counselor's bulletin board.

Think twice before trying hallucinogenic drugs, kids. Because if you indulge, you could end up shooting at imaginary clowns.

Thu
22
Jul

DNR Q & A: What are the benefits of native aquatic plants along a shoreline?

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:


Wed
21
Jul

Anchor away!

We're in the heart of boating season here in Minnesota, and along with that time of year come a number of dangers.

Tue
13
Jul

Check the spellcheck - and then check again

As part of my job as a journalist, I routinely have to write sentences, paragraphs, and from time to time, whole stories, all composed of words and names with correct spellings.

Tue
13
Jul

'Rock and roll can never die'

They say old rockers don't die, they just fade away. Apparently, no one has told that to my fellow baby boomers, who can't seem to get enough of the hard-rocking, hard-living music icons from their youth.

Sat
10
Jul

DNR Q & A: How does the DNR determine when to intervene when bears have wandered into populated areas?

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:


Wed
07
Jul

All Aboard!

Sierra Club, the oldest grassroots environmental organization in the United States, got its start back in 1892 as an outings group.

Wed
07
Jul

Gardens spread like wildflowers

Between 1965 and 2004, the Washington Conservation District (WCD) installed 197 water quality improvement projects, or roughly five per year.

Mon
05
Jul

Do not feed the geese

There's a sign on the entrance door to my apartment building that reads, "Do not feed the geese." What it should really read is, "If you get near the geese, prepare for a battle that could go to the death, with the geese likely triumphant."

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