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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Science Museum of Minnesota to Host the 2010 National Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest on April 23, 2010


Tue, Apr 20th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold the 2010 National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest at 10:00 a.m. on April 23, 2010 at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The event is free and open to the public. A link to a live online broadcast of the contest will also be available at http://fws.gov/Midwest/news.



"The Junior Duck Stamp Program and Contest provide children an opportunity to express their creativity through art while teaching them the underlying importance of wetlands and wildlife conservation," says Tom Melius, Midwest Regional Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service. "The more teachers and parents engage students in the outdoors through art, the more interested they will be in conserving it for the future."



"The Science Museum of Minnesota is honored to host this year's Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, especially considering this is only the second time in its history that the contest has taken place outside of Washington, D.C.," says Mike Day, senior vice president at the Science Museum of Minnesota. "This partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service represents our shared passion for the importance of conservation education and inspiring the next generation to be engaged and aware of issues that face the health of our environment."



The Junior Duck Stamp Program, a kids' version of the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp Program and Contest, engages K-12 students in an integrated arts and science curriculum, culminating in a design challenge to create a North American waterfowl art piece for submission to their State Junior Duck Stamp Contest. First place winners from all 50 U.S. states and territories advance to a National contest where one piece is selected to be printed as the 2010 Junior Duck Stamp. The Junior Duck Stamp is both a collector's item among philatelists and is a tool that generates funding for conservation education across the country. The stamp is sold for $5 by the U.S. Post Office, National Wildlife Refuges, some sporting goods stores, and online through Amplex.



Last year, three young artists from the Midwest placed first, second and third in the National competition, which was held at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.



Lily Spang, age 16, of Toledo, Ohio won first place with her acrylic painting of a wood duck. Abraham Hunter, age 15 from Vienna, Illinois placed second with his acrylic painting of two golden-eyes, and Rebe .....
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Minnesota State Sen. Pat Pariseau honored for service to DU

Mon, Apr 19th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, April 19, 2010 - Minnesota State Sen. Pat Pariseau was recognized recently by Ducks Unlimited and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty for her leadership in founding the DU Capitol Chapter, as well as her 19 years as the volunteer area chair of ..... 
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INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFY POLICE OFFICER INJURED IN SHOOTOUT AT WOODBURY RESIDENCE

Mon, Apr 19th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) today identified the Woodbury Police Department officer involved in a shooting outside a Woodbury home earlier this week.



Sergeant Omar Maklad, 27, was treated and release ..... 
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As Seasons Turn, So Should Your Attention to the Governor's Race

Mon, Apr 19th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

After a long winter, baseball season is finally here, families are firing up their barbeques, and farmers are in the field. Summer isn't far away, and neither is the important decision of electing Minnesota's next governor.

As a season of cha ..... 
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INVESTIGATORS RECOVER SAFES, DATA FROM STUDENT LOAN COMPANY BURGLARY

Mon, Apr 19th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Investigators with the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force (FCTF) and the Minneapolis Police Department have recovered two stolen safes that contained CDs and floppy discs with personal information on more than three million federal stud ..... 
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A HEAVY FOOT AND AGGRESSIVE DRIVING WILL MEAN A LIGHTER WALLET WITH ADDED SPEED PATROLS IN 2010

Thu, Apr 15th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Minnesota law enforcement agencies are accelerating patrols in 2010 to combat one of state's leading contributors to fatal traffic crashes - speeding. Around 50 agencies will conduct extra enforcement to address speeding, and an ad campaig ..... 
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Minnesota Brothers Each Facing 29 Tax Felony Charges

Tue, Apr 13th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Saint Paul - The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced today that the Mille Lacs County Attorney's Office recently charged Todd Christenson, 50, of Fridley, and his brother Trent Christenson, 40, of Baxter, each with 29 felony tax crimes. They al ..... 
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Minnesota Archaeology Week at the Rice County Historical Society

Tue, Apr 13th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Meeting with collectors - Artifact Identification

Join us at the Rice County Museum for Minnesota Archaeology Week on Thursday, May 6, 2010. If you have found a stone tool, arrow head or something else you would like to have identified bring i ..... 
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BICYCLE RIDING, DEATHS UP IN MINNESOTA; STATE AGENCIES CALL ON MOTORISTS TO SHARE THE ROAD

Tue, Apr 13th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Minnesota bike riders are back on the road - and motorists need to share the road, according to the Minnesota Departments of Public Safety (DPS) and Transportation (MnDOT). Preliminary 2009 stats from DPS report 10 bicyclist deaths, a drop ..... 
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