Functional fiber

Dear Dietitian, I am health conscious and try to get enough fiber in my diet, but sometimes I miss the mark. I noticed some protein bars have 10 grams of fiber. Are these good for you? Jim Dear Jim, The Dietary Guidelines recommend Americans consume 25 to 30 grams of fiber per day. Fiber is…

Taking a good soil sample for your lawn or garden

By Karen Johnson, U of M Ext. Educator Ag Production Systems, McLeod and Meeker Counties Soil test analysis data collected from a lawn or garden can be no better than the sample. Therefore, proper collection of the soil sample is extremely important. Representative samples are as important to get good data back for your home…

March Weed of the Month: Change to the 2021 Noxious Weed List

By Emilie Justen, Minnesota Department of Agriculture The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has made one change to the state’s 2021 Noxious Weed List. The designation of the non-native subspecies of phragmites (Phragmites australis spp. australis) has changed from Restricted to Prohibited Control. Though the list typically changes once every three years, the MDA is…

Watkins/EV Senior Dining – April 19-23

Eden Valley meals are delivered to your home by volunteers before noon Monday-Friday. Please order at least one day in advance by calling Mary Lou at (320) 453-4407 to order a meal. Watkins meals can be picked up curbside at St. Anthony Manor before noon Monday-Friday or can be home-delivered by calling Chrissy Elton at…

The myth of neutrality

By Pastor David Buchs, Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fair Haven However zealous you may be about your convictions in private, most of us prefer to avoid confrontation. We prefer to keep our beliefs to ourselves. In real life, that is. Social media is another matter for another discussion. In real life, we tend to keep…

St. Wendelin’s students celebrate reading inside and outside of school

Reading at St. Wendelin’s School is “exciting” both inside the school waiting for dismissal and outside of school enjoying one of God’s beautiful days. National Library Week (April 4-10) was just celebrated last week. St. Wendelin’s staff and students would like to thank all librarians, especially their own Mrs. Fischer, for a wonderful job they…

Our connection to each other

I recently heard the word Ubuntu. If you are not familiar with this term, it means “I am, because we are.” The story I read was about a group of children playing outside. A person had a beautiful basket of fruit that they placed under a tree across the meadow. They told the children that…

Watkins/EV Senior Dining – April 12-16

Eden Valley meals are delivered to your home by volunteers before noon Monday-Friday. Please order at least one day in advance by calling Mary Lou at (320) 453-4407 to order a meal. Watkins meals can be picked up curbside at St. Anthony Manor before noon Monday-Friday or can be home-delivered by calling Chrissy Elton at…

Watkins/EV Senior Dining – April 5-9

Eden Valley meals are delivered to your home by volunteers before noon Monday-Friday. Please order at least one day in advance by calling Mary Lou at (320) 453-4407 to order a meal. Watkins meals can be picked up curbside at St. Anthony Manor before noon Monday-Friday or can be home-delivered by calling Chrissy Elton at…

Pandemic hardships can’t stop Holy Cross Catholic School

Raised more than $9,000 and achieved a new fundraising record Is it possible for Holy Cross Catholic School to conduct successful fundraising campaign in the middle of a pandemic, when many Catholic churches are closed and door-to-door fundraising methods aren’t available? The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Students, faculty, and families were able to raise…

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