Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Month in the USA. The Rice County Local Advisory Council on Mental Health joins others across the country such as the National Alliance Mental Illness and Mental Health America to spotlight Mental Health in May and spread the word that mental health is something everyone should care about. [Read more…] about May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Rice Co. Walk for Mental Health May 22
April 12, Morris Minn. — Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!
River Bend Nature Center, Faribault, MN is hosting a Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training beginning June 1st, 2019.
Master Naturalist volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners – studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship. Final certification comes with the completion of 40 hours of volunteer service. The program offers three courses that correspond to Minnesota’s three major ecosystems – entitled ‘Big Woods, Big Rivers’, ‘Prairies and Potholes’, and ‘Northwoods, Great Lakes’. [Read more…] about Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training to be held at River Bend Nature Center
May 15th St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council (AgriGrowth) released the following statement from Executive Director Tamara Nelsen:
“AgriGrowth and our members are firm believers in free trade and open markets that allow us to sell our products in n the global market. Recent tariff increases on China will further limit Minnesota farmers’ and food processors’ access to this critical market. And, these tariffs could not have come at a worse time.
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Date: May 13, 2019
Media Contact: Teresa DeMars, Rice SWCD, 507-332-5408, [email protected]
Local Rice County farmers have been experimenting with planting cover crops out in the field and have been seeing the benefits. Producers report improved soil health including erosion control, increased infiltration, weed suppression, and higher organic matter. Farmers also report spending less on fuel and chemicals while in some cases, their yields are increasing. [Read more…] about New Cover Crop Interseeding Program aims to simplify planting for area farmers
The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in locating Irvin William O’Brien, age 42. Irvin is from the Grasston, MN area. He last had phone contact with family around 04/25/2019 and it’s believed his last known location was in the Braham, MN area. It is unknown if he is on foot or with a vehicle. Law Enforcement is concerned for Irvin’s well-being and requests your assistance in locating him.
Anyone with information of Irvin’s location should contact the Pine County Sheriff’s Office at 320-629-8380 or dial 911.