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Surprise! What happens when you wring a washcloth out in space
Two science students in Nova Scotia posed the question of what would happen if you wrung out a wet washcloth in space. Watch to find out. When I first clicked play on this video of space station Com...
4/23/13 at 11:47 AM Curiosity finds Mars has the right stuff for life 3/13/13 at 3:48 PM
Lifestyles of the hydrogen-rich and erratically famous 9/23/12 at 12:06 PM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program,http://grantnelson00.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/projectraingarden.mp3...
2/28/13 at 7:20 AM Project Rain Garden 2/16/13 at 8:12 AM
The Cold War 1/19/13 at 7:45 AM
Christmas Market Tour 2012: Buckau
When it comes to Christmas Markets, sometimes the best ones can be found either in the suburbs of a big city, like Magdeburg, or in rural communities. Why? There are many reasons to support this argu...
1/3/13 at 6:08 AM Germanarctica! 2/8/12 at 7:26 AM
MPCA credits 1972 law for cleaning waters
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency sings praises of the federal Clean Water Act, passed in 1972. The MPCA reminded Minnesotans that an Ohio river fouled with contaminants and inadequately treated...
10/19/12 at 2:49 PM Franken wants more federal funds for water system 3/3/12 at 11:07 AM
Legacy bill heads back for negotiations 5/23/11 at 8:44 PM
It was my last day at the Wu Dang Shan Tai Chi Academy. I was leaving at four o'clock that afternoon. And the anticipation of my exit provided a new vibe to my remaining hours. One thing I wanted to ...
9/22/12 at 7:53 AM Yangshuo: Earth's Teeth 6/9/12 at 9:09 AM
Yangshuo or Bust 6/1/12 at 11:50 PM
Test Your Water for Arsenic and Lead
Many of us live in older homes, and we may have lead in our OLD pipes. We are buying fruit juices from the grocery store with arsenic in it. Go to this website to find out more information about Safe ...
9/12/12 at 7:22 AM Clean Water 12/12/11 at 5:36 PM
Caring About Your Chompers 5/5/11 at 2:24 AM
The facts about drowning
Maybe it's the early start to the warm season this year, or the hot summer that's driving everyone to seek relief at lakes and swimming pools. Whatever the reason, Minnesota is seeing a dismaying spik...
7/18/12 at 12:56 PM The hazards of summer 6/12/09 at 6:31 AM
Dirty Talk, or, Compost Conversation
You know, if you limit your conversation to non-controversial topics, you'll never talk at all. And considering that these days people get pretty sensitive about a wide variety of subject matter -- no...
3/22/12 at 3:03 PM
We need more rain, more moisture for the lakes, the fish, the beavers. If we don't get enough moisture the lakes will be low, fish will die, and there will be more out of control fires this spring and...
3/20/12 at 5:14 PM
A little fear would be nice.
The summer that Leah was about 18 months old, and probably the next summer too, every time I tried to take her swimming I spent about 3/4 of the time trying to coerce her into actually getting into th...
7/26/11 at 3:21 PM
This afternoon I had some time to play around in the kitchen and was in the mood for snacking. Here is a recipe remake that is sure to keep your tastebuds happy! I have always had a weakness for cre...
7/5/11 at 4:14 PM
Sample rock (Scanlon park and ride)
A rock near the Scanlon park and ride has smaller versions of the rock art on display farther south along the trail. This rock near the northern end of phase 1 of the St. Louis River trailis about 17 ...
11/16/10 at 9:09 PM
Also Good Bets: Today-Dec. 16
Greetings, friends. This week we were rich in Best Bets for the Wave, which makes us also rich in Also Good Bets. I'm not going to lie, some weeks when I do this column its like "Sweet. Some guy ...
12/9/09 at 1:00 PM Black Water Lounge: More pop rocks, please 2/23/09 at 12:32 PM
Edgewater before the Waterpark
The Edgewater East in 1971 looks quite different from the Edgewater Resort & Waterpark today. At this time, the Edgewater had about 80 rooms - before the 100-room south tower addition was added i...
8/25/09 at 2:49 PM