Entries tagged with ‘Minnesota’

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Minnesota wetlands and the mystery of deformed frogs

Dr. Judy Helgen, author of Perils in the Ponds and a retired research scientist from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, will present a compelling talk concerning Minnesota’s wetlands and the deformed frog mystery along with her experience in dealing with environmental politics. Today at 7–8:30 pm Olin Hall 103, Gustavus Adolphus College

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Ice Out on Northern Minnesota Lakes

The ice went out in early May on many northern Minnesota lakes. For some lakes it was the latest ice-out date on record. NASA’s Earth Observatory captured fantastic images of the change between May 12 and May 16 with their MODIS satellite instrument.  Read more here      

The U.S. Drought Monitor map for May 7, 2013, shows Minnesota's drought to be lessening due to a wet spring. (Source: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/) 

A record wet start to Minnesota’s spring

from WeatherTalk, by Mark Seeley, Univ. of Minnesota, Dept of Soil, Water, and Climate: “The south-central and southeastern climate divisions of Minnesota are off to a record start in 2013 in terms of precipitation. For south-central Minnesota observers the average total precipitation received through the first 4 months of the year (Jan-Apr) is 11.17 inches, […]

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What a Difference a Year Makes!

It was a year ago this week that I decided to drive the 500 miles from Manhattan, Kansas to Minnesota to spend time with my family for spring break.  On St. Patrick’s Day, we spent the afternoon on the patio at the Brookside Bar and Grill in Marine on the St. Croix, enjoying summer-like weather […]