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Putting It Back Together: U S AMost of what we lack today is hope and courage.Today's news and commentary make dismal reading.What has happened to Amer ...

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The Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen

When Teresa Casali was young she discovered she had a strange gift:  the ability to read people’s memories.  But the gift seemed more like a curse as her mob boss father used her to gain the upper hand in his world of corruption and violence.  Exposed by her own family to the darkest impulses of mankind, Teresa is alone and unprotected.  She realizes that if she is to survive, she has to run. ...

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Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

General George S. Patton Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident - and may very well have been an act of assassination. ...

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Cable Providers Asked to Think About Local Content

Last week I went to the MTA conference. (I’m hoping to get a PPT to share and will post my notes as soon as I get it.) It was interesting to hear about how telecommunications providers are exploring new sources of revenue. ...

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Cable Providers Asked to Think About Local Content

Last week I went to the MTA conference. (I’m hoping to get a PPT to share and will post my notes as soon as I get it.) It was interesting to hear about how telecommunications providers are exploring new sources of revenue. ...

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Eat More Whole Food

If you don't recognize an ingredient, your body won't either. Eat more whole foods.Eat More Whole Food If you don't recognize an ingredient, your body won't either. ...

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Fishing ReportOctober 17, 2014The fishing crew is

Fishing ReportOctober 17, 2014The fishing crew is thinning down.  Fishing has been good though.  Everyone is getting geared up for hunting.  If you ...

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How to Save Money When You Think You Can’t

Are you living paycheck to paycheck?  Exhausted by making ends meet and frustrated that there’s no money left for anything, let alone savings? You ...

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Validation

I suppose it is the human condition – not all of us will admit it but the truth is we could receive hundreds of comments of praise and still be torn asunder by the one note from some miserable soul who wanted nothing more then to ruin someone else’s day. ...

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New dates for FCC Rural Broadband Experiments applications

Here’s the latest from the FCC on the Rural Broadband Experiments… WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU ANNOUNCES DATE FOR OPENING OF RURAL BROADBAND EXPERIMENTS APPLICATION FILING WINDOW AND FINAL DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS WC Docket No. ...

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How will we fill a Gig? Key institutes serve business computers and staff devices

Minnesota Public Radio recently ran an article on an infrastructure upgrade on the Mayo Clinic campus… A network of hundreds of new low-power, short-range antennas are in place throughout downtown Rochester’s underground walkway system, known as the subway. The network will prevent dropped calls and speed up the wireless Internet for Mayo Clinic staff, giving them better access to patient records from mobile screens, AT&T said Tuesday. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Evolution of Weird–the Kiwi

Native to the island of New Zealand, the country that is technically more “down under” than Australia, the kiwi is the nation’s national bird and ...

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Plant Positive Seeds

Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts your life will start to change.Plant Positive Seeds Your mind is a powerful thing. ...

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Why did the Grouse cross the road?

Ruffed Grouse Fledgling This is northern Minnesota’s version of the Roadrunner! Ruffed Grouse running I took these photos in July… Grouse Roadrunner The mama Ruffed Grouse had 9 little ones that she was trying to get safely across the road. ...

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Free Printable Coloring Pages for Big Kids and Grown-Ups

We spend so much time rushing from activity to activity.  We spend so much time with our heads bent down looking at a screen.  Sometimes I feel like ...

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13 charts that explain why your college major matters

This is interesting stuff… Students pay a lot of attention to where they go to college. But the evidence suggests that it’s your major, not your college, that makes the biggest difference – at least when it comes to whether you find a job, how much money you make, and maybe even how happy you are in the office. ...

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Group discusses what lessons K-12 can learn from black, tribal colleges

Last week I attended Learning & Teaching with Fire: Lessons from HBCU’s and Tribal Colleges. It was with enthusiasm that I listened to lessons being discussed about the importance of caring adults, high level of interaction between students, teachers and parents, and getting intentional about creating environments where students are comfortable and can see themselves reflected in the staff and curriculum. ...

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How to Get Free Homework Help for Kids

When you find out your child is struggling at school, your first reaction is to help them yourself.  But sometimes, parent and child clash and that h ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Dispatches from the film site and beyond

Today was the day we went to shoot at Wounded Knee. There Is something at Wounded Knee, and about Pine Ridge in general, that defies explanation. I have heard it is at Gettysburg as well, though I’ve never been there. ...

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Celebrating Conquest is appropriate

A central myth of America's origins is the concept of the United States being somehow "different" or exceptional; this is at the core of our politics, and as much a myth as any other origin story. ...

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