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Increased Access To Nature Trails, Forest Lands – Not Nature Preserves – Could Decrease Youth Obesity Rates

Nathan Hurst, University of Missouri Research suggests local policymakers should evaluate outdoor resources to encourage exercise As youth obesity levels in America remain at record high levels, health professionals and policymakers continue...

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2014-09-18 16:27:55

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 500 guests decked out in 1920's flair filled The Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, September 13 for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota's inaugural speakeasy-themed Shine Bright Bash, raising more than $275,000 for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Program. Guests donned classic Roaring 20's attire while participating in a fun-filled night of dinner, dancing and twenties-themed events, including a flapper...

2014-09-18 12:29:59

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Dental Association recently held its annual House of Delegates meeting at the Hilton Airport Hotel in Bloomington where new officers were elected. The newly-elected 2014-2015 officers include: Dr. Dan Rose, as president; Dr. Peter Cannon as president-elect; Dr. Kevin Dens as first vice-president; Dr. R. David Resch as second vice-president; and Dr. Howard Taylor as speaker of the house. Dr. Travis Schmitt currently...

2014-09-18 12:27:49

MINNEAPOLIS and SAINT PAUL, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL) will host 1,770 student athletes representing 68 high school trap shooting teams and 13 high school skeet shooting teams in the 2014 fall season. Led by the support of their schools and volunteer coaches, co-ed student athletes will participate on their high school team in shooting sports for six weeks mid-September through October at shooting...

2014-09-18 12:21:38

Governor Dayton Declares September "Don't Text and Drive Awareness Month" ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Safety Council urges drivers to join in a national effort to combat distracted driving on Friday, September 19, part of the It Can Wait campaign. Drivers can participate in a "day of action" by taking an online pledge never to text and drive, and can find free resources to help spread the word to their families, friends and communities at...

2014-09-18 08:29:44

Children of marijuana users much more likely to start using marijuana at a young age, new Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation survey finds PLYMOUTH, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children of parents who have used marijuana are more than three times more likely to use it themselves. That's according to a new nationwide survey of youth ages 18 to 25 commissioned by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Center for Public Advocacy....

2014-09-18 08:24:04

Expansion plans will make Minnoco one of the largest fuel retailers in the Twin Cities LITTLE CANADA, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnoco announced today an expansion program that will bring more of the locally owned fuel retail outlets to the Twin Cities area. After successful introduction of four retail outlets during the fall of 2013, the retail group has identified another 18 locations planning to convert to the new brand, bringing the total to 24 outlets when...

2014-09-17 23:13:19

Conwed is focusing on the RO feed spacer market following increasing demand for RO filters worldwide. Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Conwed, the leading plastic netting manufacturer in the world, manufactures a full line of feed spacers specifically designed for reverse osmosis applications. As part of a global product development effort to create the next-generation feed spacers and in response to increasing demand for drinkable water worldwide, Conwed decided to...

2014-09-17 23:08:15

Microsoft Gold Certified Stoneridge Software has expanded its reach in the Midwest with an office location in Kansas, assuming support for the Dynamics AX customers of PSC Group, LLC. Barnesville, Minn. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Stoneridge Software is pleased to announce its expansion with the addition of an office in Overland Park, Kan. Stoneridge Software is launching the Kansas office with members of the Microsoft Dynamics AX division of the PSC Group, LLC, who recently decided to...

2014-09-17 16:28:31

Company's Integrated Interior Shades Recognized as Most Innovative Window Component WARROAD, Minn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvin(®) Windows and Doors' integrated Interior Shades have received the 2014 Crystal Achievement Award in the "Most Innovative Window Component Category" by Window & Door Magazine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146738 Chosen by three panels of judges representing a cross-section of the window and door industry, Marvin's Interior Shades are...

2014-09-17 16:27:07

New members bring expertise in American Indian issues, health policy and health care MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At ClearWay Minnesota's Annual Meeting today, the Board of Directors welcomed three new members and recognized a longtime member whose term was expiring. The Board oversees operations of ClearWay Minnesota(SM), a nonprofit organization funded with 3 percent of Minnesota's tobacco settlement. ClearWay Minnesota's work encompasses free tobacco cessation services,...


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Superior National Forest
2014-07-31 09:38:55

Superior National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Minnesota, between the Canada – United States border. It is located in the Arrowhead Region and comprises an area of the Boundary Waters, which separates Canada and the United States. This forest holds 3,900,000 acres of protected lands and waters that are separated into numerous ranger districts, with over a quarter of the forest comprising the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It was established in 1903...

Chippewa National Forest
2013-11-21 12:56:10

Chippewa National Forest is a national forest located in northcentral Minnesota, United States, in the counties of Cass, Itasca, and Beltrami. The forest headquarters are located in Cass Lake, Minnesota. There are local ranger district offices in Deer River, Walker, and Blackduck. The forest encompasses 666,623 acres. Water is plentiful, with over 1,300 lakes, 923 miles of streams and rivers, and 400,000 acres of wetlands. The forest was established as the Minnesota Forest Reserve on...

Voyageurs National Park
2013-04-26 15:05:12

Voyageurs National Park is located in the state of Minnesota in the United States. The park contains 218,200 acres of land ancient Native Americans. The first explorers of European descent arrived in the area in 1688. These were French fur traders and explores, known as voyageurs, the people for which the park was named. Logging began in 1880’s and 1890’s and was such a lucrative and uncontrolled industry that the forests there no longer contain abundant adult trees. Gold mining also...

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2008-08-11 19:31:03

The Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus), or Red-back Salamander, is a small, hardy woodland salamander. It inhabits wooded slopes in Eastern North America, west to Missouri, south to North Carolina, and north from southern Quebec and the Maritime Provinces in Canada to Minnesota. salamander. It is also known as the Northern Redback Salamander to distinguish it from the Southern Redback Salamander (P. serratus). The Red-backed Salamander is found mostly in two color variations: the...

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2005-06-14 08:41:49

Comptonia is a genus of a single species, Comptonia peregrina, in the family Myricaceae, order Fagales. This shrub is native to eastern North America, from southern Quebec south to the extreme north of Georgia, and west to Minnesota. The common name is Sweetfern or Sweet-fern, a confusing name as it is not a fern. Several fossil species have been discovered, showing that the genus once had a much wider distribution throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'