Withered and brown, the grass beside the road is dying. The stretch of land just outside the Caponi Art Park and Learning Center in Eagan is technically county property, but that hasn't stopped Tony Caponi from bringing out his hose to try to save the lawn from an early-summer heat wave. It's mid-evening, the humidity has subsided from ghastly to merely sweltering, and, God knows, this job could have waited until tomorrow morning. After a day of hard labor--mowing acre after acre, pulling weeds, digging trenches--the 80-year-old sculptor could... More >>>