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Citizen Science Winter Salt Lab

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Between noon and 4 p.m. on Feb. 19 (President’s Day), bring a melted snow or ice sample to the lab, located in the SMM’s Mississippi River Gallery. Test your sample for dissolved solids — a good indicator for chloride, a main ingredient in salt. Talk with scientists, journalists and environmental experts about how we can all be smarter about salt use.

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Venue. Venue. Venue, venue, venue. With welcoming signs unmissable on sidewalks throughout downtown Red Wing, it seems like every bookstore, wine bar, and Scandinavian gift shop (okay, maybe not the latter) has been deputized as a music venue for the first-ever Big Turn Music Fest. It’s a triumphant homecoming for Sam Brown, who’s had such…

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Friday's Chinese New Year marks the start of the Year of the Dog. So, from Leonard Bernstein to Dmitri Shostakovich, we're celebrating with these fun photos of 15 famous composers and their precious pooches.