Key City ConservationClub to hold Youth Day
MADISON LAKE — The Key City Conservation Club will hold a 12th Annual Youth Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 3, at its club property at 23370 Blue Earth Co. Rd 188, Madison Lake.
A variety of outdoor activities will be available including trap shooting, archery and black powder, bird house building, canoeing and kayaking.
Toddlers through teens are welcome. However children must be accompanied by an adult.
Participants will receive a grab bag and be eligible for a variety of prize drawings. Lunch is provided.
For more information about the free event, call Brad Heilman at (507) 345-5745 or Vicki Peterson at (507) 381-2911.
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Wildfire Prevention Weekaims to raise awareness
Gov. Mark Dayton has declared April 20–26 as Wildfire Prevention Week in Minnesota to increase awareness of outdoor wildfire hazards.
Each spring wildland firefighters and rural fire department volunteers spend countless hours battling wildfires that could have been easily prevented.
In the past 18 months, wildfires burned 21 homes and three commercial buildings and threatened more than 500 other structures, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. These fires were caused by people misjudging the weather and danger of fires escaping their control.
Visit the current statewide fire danger and burning restrictions Web page for more information.