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The Minnesota Department of Transportation will again have an exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair, Aug. 22-Sept. 2. Located in the Education Building at 1372 Cosgrove Street, MnDOT's booth this year will show the numerous connections between transportation and Minnesotans' daily lives. "We all have a stake in a strong transportation system," said MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle.
Eurasian watermilfoil has been discovered growing in Clear Lake near the town of Watkins in northern Meeker County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. An initial discovery was made by DNR Fisheries specialists on the west side of the lake. A plant sample was brought to Hutchinson DNR office.
As summer progresses and lake water levels drop, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds boaters using public accesses to check ramp conditions before launching any boat and to refrain from "power loading." Power loading is a phrase that describes using the motor thrust to load and unload a boat onto and off a trailer. The method is dangerous and can damage boats. Instead of power loading, boaters are encouraged to use a winch to load and unload a boat. Power loading creates blow holes and prop mounds when sediment, gravel and sometimes large rocks are blown beyond the ramp.
GIRLS' SOCCER Alexandria 5, Detroit Lakes 0 The Alexandria girls' soccer team evened its record at 1-1 on the season after taking care of Detroit Lakes with ease in the Cardinals' first home game of the season. Alexandria wasted no time setting the tone in this one as Chelsey Salto connected not long after the opening whistle. That was the first of four goals in the opening half for Alexandria. Anna Spanbauer scored next, her first of two goals on the day, while Emily Korkowski and Rachel Drew added goals before halftime, as well.
Minnesota Forest Industries (MFI), has been a Minnesota State Fair favorite for 22 years by giving away free seedlings at its booth in the Education Building. And this year, MFI is showing students and teachers how to learn more about trees. Visitors to MFI's booth this year will see TreezyDoesIt.com, a website that not only features a Tree Identification app for SmartBoards, but also helps teachers incorporate tree ID lessons in their curriculum.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services says that in-person assistance will be available to help MinnesotaCare enrollees get low-cost or free health care coverage through MNsure's In-Person Assister program. In-Person Assisters are community organizations and individuals trained and certified to help individuals renew or enroll in quality, affordable health insurance through MNsure, Minnesota's new, one-stop health insurance marketplace. Beginning on Oct.
Minnesotans' least favorite outdoor companions - ticks and mosquitoes - will be the featured "guests" at this year's Minnesota Department of Health exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair.
Wildlife artists can submit entries for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) 2014 pheasant stamp contest from Monday, Sept. 9, until 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Artists are prohibited from using any photographic product as part of their finished entries. Any entry that contains photographic products will be disqualified. Entries will be accepted via mail and in person at DNR headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul. Mailed entries should be addressed to 2013 Pheasant Stamp Contest, DNR Fish and Wildlife Division, Box 20, 500 Lafayette Road, St.
A state list first established nearly 30 years ago to highlight and help protect plants and animals at risk of disappearing from Minnesota has received its first official update since 1996. Following a series of five public hearings, an 86-day comment period and review by an administrative law judge, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Monday, Aug. 19, adopted a new list of endangered, threatened and special concern species.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 BOYS' SOCCER Alexandria at Detroit Lakes, 1 p.m. GIRLS' SOCCER Alexandria vs. Detroit Lakes, 1 p.m.