Got a lot of black spruce pine cones lying around the yard or nearby woods? The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will pay you for collecting them. The DNR says that the Minnesota State Forest Nursery is interested in buying black spruce cones through February. There’s also interest in jack pine and red pine cones. The seeds are going for $30 to $80 a bushel. There are 21 seed drop-off sites across the state, with five just north of the Twin Cities metro area. Minnesotans are urged to contact the drop-off location near them for a list of tree species and quantities they are accepting. There are only certain times when drop-off sites will purchase seeds. (For more on drop-off sites, click here). The DNR says that the sites will not purchase seeds or cones collected along the shoreline of lower bluffs of Lake Superior.
Authorities say the lock down of two Kimball schools Friday came in response to an armed man who had threatened to go to the high school. The Wright County Sheriff's Office said the incident started at around 11:30 a.m., when it received a report about a domestic disturbance in Southside Township, about 7 miles southeast of Kimball. The person who reported the disturbance said a 43-year-old man had left the scene on foot, and said he would go to Kimball High School. The sheriff's office said that man was armed and possibly suicidal. Authorities contacted Kimball High School leaders, and both that site and the elementary school were placed into a soft lock down while law enforcement searched for the man. The sheriff's offices located him still in Southside Township at 12:49 p.m., and said he was arrested without incident. The man, from Maple Lake, was booked into the Wright County jail.
A 75-year-old man died on Friday evening after a crash on Highway 210 in west-central Minnesota. According to the State Patrol, the man turned onto Highway 210 from County Road 35, and was driving east in the westbound lane. A car which was traveling west on the highway swerved onto the right shoulder, and the two cars collided. The driver and passenger of the other car had non-life threatening injuries. Information about the driver has not yet been released..
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Clean high-touch surfaces in your isolation area (“sick room” and bathroom) every day; let a caregiver clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in other areas of the home.
High-touch surfaces include phones, remote controls, counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables.
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