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Continued: South news briefs: Open house is next week for I-35 ‘Carmageddon’

  • Article by: DAVID PETERSON and LIALA HELAL , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 9, 2013 - 4:01 PM

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Birding day is April 20

A full day of birding activities is slated for Hastings Area Birding Day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 at the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center.

Novices and experienced birders are welcome at the event, organized by the Hastings Parks and Recreation Department.

Activities include a youth birding competition, a bird banding demonstration, a birding class, a bird tour, a raptor program and field trips to birding hot spots.

To register, call the nature center at 651-437-4359. For more information, see


Savage, Prior Lake

Tree sale coming up for Arbor Day

Residents of Savage and Prior Lake are eligible for a tree sale this month. Trees will be sold at the wholesale rate but without a warranty.

Size ranges from an inch to two inches in diameter, with prices from $10 to about $50.

Savage and Prior Lake host the event for their residents and those living in nearby Credit River and Spring Lake townships.

The sale — rain or shine — is from 9 to 11 a.m. April 27 at the Savage public works facility, 13770 Dakota Av.

Trees may be ordered and paid for ahead of time, or purchased on site, first-come, first-served. No credit cards will be accepted on the day of the sale, just cash or checks.

The tree varieties to be offered are displayed online at


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