Even with a clear view of Minneapolis, sheep keep their eyes on their work, diligently grazing on invasive grass at Pilot Knob Preservation Site in Mendota Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Sheep should help shear weeds, restore Pilot Knob prairie
Armed with botany guides, education and a keen eye for leaf shapes and petal numbers, conservationists can discern native from invasive plants and identify them by species, genus and family. But what then, faced with fields full of bluegrass or groves clogged with saplings?
That’s when the conservationists call in the sheep.
Adding a food truck, too
St. Paul Public Schools is hoping to provide more of its students with free summer meals.
Though the schools have long been providing free summer breakfast and lunch programs, there’s a marked discrepancy between the number of free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches served during the school year and what’s served during the summer months.
Storage condos, sometimes called “man caves” like the one from Columbus, Minnesota could be coming to the East Side. Scott Hamlett, owner of Northern Iron and Machine, is looking into putting some in on a lot he owns. (submitted photo)
Empty lot could be home to ‘man caves’
What do you do with a dirt lot across from a factory?
Scott Hamlett, owner of Northern Iron & Machine, took a good look at the ugly dirt lot across from his iron foundry, and an idea came to him.