Carly Snell, Intern
Clumsy on land but majestic in the air, pelicans are a fascinating bird that most Minnesotans are quite familiar with. In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, they are a common sight. It’s no different in the Alexandria area. But how much do you really know about pelicans? DESCRIPTION The pelicans we see in Minnesota during the summer are American white pelicans. These pelicans are some of the largest birds in North America.
Life Link III touched down in a new helicopter recently at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood to train with Glacial Ridge Ambulance staff. The new helicopter is much bigger than the last and has a customized Emergency Medical Services (EMS) interior designed for critical patient care. To allow more room for emergency medical crews to work more effectively during transports, critical equipment is now stored out of the way. Glacial Ridge Ambulance and emergency department staff reviewed the new loading procedures for the larger helicopter for
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require them to have a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026) on file. The Farm Bill relinked highly erodible land conservation and wetland conservation compliance with eligibility for premium support paid under the federal crop insurance program. Since many Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resource Conservation (NRCS) programs require completed and signed AD-1026 forms, most producers should already have the AD-1026 on file.
The Land Stewardship Project’s next Women Caring for the Land gathering will focus on how perennial “third crops” can add value to the two-crop system of corn and soybeans. This event is free and open to all women farmland owners with preference given to those who lease their land for agricultural production. The gathering will take place Tuesday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Seppanen Organic Farm near Alexandria. Registration and coffee begin at 9:30 a.m., and lunch will be potluck with soup and bread provided.
Arts Resource Fair set for August 16
How many females can you name that are famous for their contributions to science or technology? I’ll be impressed if you can name three. The sciences are still very male dominated even after years of laws and movements that have given women the rights they need to succeed in their education and careers. What’s to blame then for the huge gap that remains between men and women in the sciences? Discrimination plays a role, definitely.
The 22nd annual Alexandria Festival of the Lakes Chamber Music Concert Series will feature favorite Russian composers, including Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich and Prokofiev. The concert series is scheduled for Friday, August 1; Sunday, August 3; Thursday, August 7; and Sunday, August 10 at United Methodist Church in Alexandria. Tickets are $15 for adults and can be purchased in advance at Cherry Street Books or at the door the evening of the concert.
With thousands of titles for children and adults in many different categories, the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation Annual Used Book Sale will have something for anyone who likes to read. The two-day sale will take place on Wednesday and Thursday August 6 and 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the National Guard Armory at 311 Broadway, Alexandria. There will be paperback, hardcover, older and collectible, audio-visual, fiction and nonfiction books at low prices. There will also be a bag sale on Thursday from 3-7 p.m.
Activities planned July 30 through August 3
Ann Manning model search set for Thursday, July 31