080420 “It was a wonderfully sunny and warm this past Sunday. We spotted a groundhog (or woodchuck) emerging from its den at the Eloise Butler Wildflower & Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, MN”  Note that its brown-gray color coat blends in with the background very well in spring. See groundhog photos. We’ll post more photos soon. Spring’s Here!: 春の訪れ --- ウッドチャック(トンネルほりのスペシャリスト)冬眠から、目覚める
NBA Playoffs begin April 19th
080419-080420 Earth Day (0422) Events check Calendar 4
080419 Pro Hockey: The Minnesota Wild were eliminated from the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoff contention by the Colorado Avalance. L  For More Info
**Picture of the Week**  (Random Corner > Picture of the Week 080417"Service (Assistance) Dogs" Veterinary Medicine, Raptor Center Open House (1st Sun. in April) 080406, U of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN  介助犬
Spring Cleaning Time!   Earth Day is 0422. check Calendar April
080417-080501 “We Hear” on WCCO   Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, Twin Cities, MN  
080417 ”We Hear” on WCCO   Beautiful U Day, Univ. of  Minnesota (U of M), Twin Cities, MN. They give away 10,000 Compact Florescent Lamps (CFLs), aka Compact Florescent Light Bulbs, to the campus community. The annual Beautiful U Day is part of their Earth Day events. < http://www.buday.umn.edu/ > フリー電球形蛍光灯 --- This year’s bulbs aren’t flower bulbs.
080417 080415 “Yay! All of the snow cover has disappeared in the Twin Cities metro area. Yea, ice-out nears too. We sometimes spot a muskrat swimming in the open water. It’s Finally Spring!” Check muskrat’s photos and ice-out. 春の訪れ:ジャコウネズミ、アイスアウト
080416 080413 John Nicoletta, the Extreme Skier dies in the Subaru Freeskiing World Championships, Aspen, CO  For More Info
080416 “We Often Hear” on WCCO Supreme Court, Washington D.C, allows execution by lethal injectionFor More Info  最高裁、薬殺刑執行許可
080416 Day of Remembrance: One year ago Today, Virginia Tech Massacre happened.

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