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Arts and Entertainment

Zoo News: Ever evolving, but always grounded

As mentioned previously, the business of operating an accredited zoo has gone through many changes over the years. This is especially true in the sense of how and where we get the animals and how we manage them. As a smaller facility within the AZA (Association of Zoos & Aquariums), the ...

Executive producer of newly released film holds ties to Minot

Released on Friday, the new film “Condor’s Nest” has ties to Minot. Kevin Cripps, executive producer, said he grew up all over the Midwest, including Minot. Cripps currently lives in North Carolina, where many of the film locations were shot. Cripps, an underground contractor dealing ...

ZOO NEWS: Speaking up for values and Roosevelt Park Zoo

This week I will be attending the AZA’s Directors’ Policy Conference in San Antonio, Texas. As it will be my first opportunity to attend such a meeting since January 2020, it is an opportunity to gather with friends and colleagues that I have been associated with for more than 30 years. But ...

Tips for Growing Beautiful Dahlias

Growing beautiful dahlias is easier than you think. Proper planting and care will result in an abundance of beautiful blooms for you to enjoy in your garden and summer bouquets. Use these strategies to boost your dahlia growing success: Start Early for a Long Season of Flowers Dahlias ...

Grow tasty and nutritious leafy greens indoors

Boost the flavor and nutritional value of winter meals by growing a container of greens indoors. Plant, tend and harvest greens for garden-fresh flavor now and throughout the year. Green leafy vegetables are healthy sources of carbohydrates, typically rich in fiber and nutrients, while also ...

RETIREMENT’S COMIC RELIEF: What does it take?

My brother-in-law, Kenny, is the talented, out-doors sort of fellow. Although I’ve admired his skills when we hunted and fished years ago, he might well be a licensed, card carrying knucklehead. During the 2011 Missouri River flood, Rita and I traveled to Bismarck to help sandbag the same ...