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Matthew Warwick enters GPS coordinates to mark where a stone flake or chip was found along the Pomme de Terre River in Swift County. Stone pieces that appear to have resulted from flint knapping -- the making of stone projectile points and tools -- will be analyzed at Minnesota State University-Moorhead. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)
Seeking first people who lived in Swift County
May 24, 2010 - 12:00am
May 19, 2010
Andrew Baumgart, 7, right, and Jasmine Quimby, 7, rake the soil Tuesday at the Danielson homestead west of Spicer. Students in Mary Rinke's first-grade class at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar participated in a recreation of another time at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center near Spicer. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Local students experience life from another place in time
May 19, 2010 - 12:00am
May 11, 2010
NLS board hears proposal for middle school classes
May 11, 2010 - 12:00am
April 19, 2010
ACGC students Kyla Blackwell of Cosmos, left, and Jasmine Nieto of Atwater admire a display of mounted owls during the annual Earth Day celebration Saturday at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center near Spicer. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Earth Day celebrated
April 19, 2010 - 12:00am
March 22, 2010
Youth Energy Summit! student Danny Shoen, right, holds a small photovoltaic collector as part of his demonstration on solar power last week to students Josh Kinzler, from left, Taylor Skappel, Shayla Mead, Jeana Denton and Kaitlyn Lee. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Student energy team reaches out to eager younger learners at ACGC
March 22, 2010 - 12:00am
March 13, 2010
Clint Shiller and his two-year-old son, Corbin, of Granite Falls assemble a wood duck house during the Kandiyohi County Youth Wood Duck Box Building Day held Saturday at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. The building of an all cedar wood duck nest box was sponsored by the Prairie Pothole Chapter of the Minnesota Waterfowl Association. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Waterfowl enthusiast's best season is just ahead
March 13, 2010 - 12:00am
March 8, 2010
Joe Ridler of Willmar, left, oversees the construction of a cedar wood duck house by Aiden Wasik, 6, center, and Wasik's father, Craig, during the 8th annual Kandiyohi County Youth Wood Duck Box Building Day at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in Spicer. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Channeling his inner carpenter
March 8, 2010 - 12:00am
February 20, 2010
Thanks to solar panels on the southeast wall of the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center's education building, the area warms quickly on a chilly February morning. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Low-cost solar technology proves its power at Prairie Woods ELC
February 20, 2010 - 12:00am
February 16, 2010
Karen Kraemer, right, helps her granddaughter, Ava, put on snowshoes Monday at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center near Spicer. Karen said they were hoping the trails at the center were sheltered from the wind, adding that she's been to the center three or four times this winter to snowshoe or ski. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Hitting the trails
February 16, 2010 - 12:00am
February 8, 2010
First-time skier Zoe Howe, 5, of Kandiyohi leads her parents, Lili and Eddie, on Sunday around the cross country ski path at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. It was the center's Winter Family Fun Day. Besides skiing, the day included snowshoeing, winter birding and animal tracking. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Winter Family Fun Day
February 8, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
More corn for ethanol leading to less grassland for prairie birds
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Matt Peterson holds his daughter, Edda, 1, as his son Oscar, 3, sits nearby Thursday while they listen to a storybook read out loud inside the Prairie Woods Elementary School gymnasium in New London. The Petersons were participating in the Fathers Reading Every Day program, sponsored by New London-Spicer Early Childhood Family Education. Later in the evening, dads read to their children in the darkened gym with blankets and flashlights at hand. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
The wonder of words
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
January 20, 2010
Students in the Montevideo High School raise a wall during early construction on the Hill Grocery House. The Habitat for Humanity home will use geothermal heat. Submitted photo
Area energy projects gain CERTS funds
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am
January 2, 2010
The map at the right shows the locations of the approved Conservation Partners Legacy grant projects in the state of Minnesota. Minn. DNR graphic
Show us the money
January 2, 2010 - 12:00am
December 19, 2009
Late goose migration reduces take
December 19, 2009 - 12:00am