‘The Bias Inside Us’ exhibit opened Aug. 21, at St. Cloud State

St. Cloud State University is hosting the “The Bias Inside Us” from Aug. 21-Sept. 19. The community engagement project from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) will raise awareness about the social science and psychology of implicit bias, the impact of this bias, and what people can do about it. The exhibit opened Aug.…

Free private well water testing event for nitrates Sept. 9

The Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will co-host a free nitrate water-testing event from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9. Nitrates are the most common contaminant in Minnesota’s groundwater. Since you can’t taste it or see it, many people are not aware it is in their water. Much of the nitrate in our…

Meeker SWCD promotes Soil and Water Stewardship Week

As a part of Meeker County for over 70 years, the Meeker Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) wants to remind you that each of us has a connection to natural resources. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 66th year of Stewardship Week April 25-May 2. The 2021 Stewardship Week is…

Short-call substitute teachers needed

People who want to teach but don’t have the full credentials will have an opportunity to become certified as short-call substitute teachers under the ­Minnesota Limited, Short-Call Substitute program. A four-year bachelor degree is required to qualify. Resource Training & Solutions in Sartell has announced that it has coordinated a two-day program Aug.26-27, to prepare…

MPCA looking for volunteers

MPCA needs nearly 700 volunteers to conduct water monitoring at high-priority sites The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency last week announced its need for volunteers to monitor water quality in the state’s more than 12,000 lakes and more than 92,000 miles of streams and rivers. The MPCA needs volunteers to measure water clarity in hundreds of…