Northern Community Internet Blogs

ConnectED raises profile of libraries to get more kids online and in libraries

Ed Week reports… President Obama today is announcing a pair of White House initiatives aimed at increasing students’ access to public libraries, and boosting the ability of economically disadvantaged students to use the digital resources available in those facilities. At an appearance at the Anacostia Library in Washington, D.C. ...

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Blandin Foundation Partnership Models Free Webinar: May 14

Our next Blandin Broadband webinar, Partnership Models, is May 14th from 3 – 4 PM.   Bill Coleman will highlight a variety of models involving all phases of broadband development – from market identification strategies to network deployment to spurring subscription and sophistication. ...

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Health On The Go

Fast food doesn't have to be junk food. Keep it natural!Health On The GoFast food doesn't have to be junk food. Keep it natural!Amplifeied ...

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Keeping vital in the age of tech disruption: Learn from the libraries

Today’s post is just a little different but it’s a Sunday and I just thought this might be valuable to some readers and a handy thing to pass on to others in your community because it addresses the life and death prospect of the broadband economy. Some people hang back from technology because they are a afraid of change. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Happy May Day!

Wilson’s Snipe Many of the birds are coming back already and setting up their nests. Tree Swallows, Trumpeter Swans, Osprey, Eastern Phoebe are all anxious to get started on their new families. This morning, the Kingfisher is rattling back at the gravel pit and the Wilson’s Snipe is winnowing overhead. ...

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Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids

One of the absolutely best ways to keep kids’ minds sharp over summer vacation is to get them to read.   And what better way to get them to read t ...

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Maintain Your Master Control

You have over 37 trillion cells in your body, all controlled by the nervous system. Keep yourself in top shape with regular chiropractic care.Maintain Your Master ControlYou have over 37 trillion cells in your body, all controlled by the nervous system. ...

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Throwback Thursday–NBO Members 1999

Like what you're reading here? Please share with your peeps!Here’s a great Throwback Thursday photo that I just ran across. It was taken at the... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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Health Is Wealth

It's no secret that lost days due to sickness cost employers in this country billions of dollars. Does your workplace have a wellness program?Health Is WealthIt's no secret that lost days due to sickness cost employers in this country billions of dollars. ... More from Explore Chiropractic

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Steven Pinker – Our monthly meeting on April 28, 2015

Steven PInker’s well regarded book “The Better Angels of Our Nature” is considered an excellent read, but at 800 pages, clearly not a quick one. Fortunately for us, Steven is not only an excellent writer, but also an excellent speaker. ...

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5 Easy Kid Projects for Mother’s Day

One of the most meaningful ways to show a Mom you love her is to have the kids make something for her on Mother’s Day.  The challenge is finding projects that are inexpensive, not too messy, and relatively easy for little ones to do. ...

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Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush   I found this very animated Hermit Thrush down the Echo Trail the other day. Their song is one of the most beautiful birdsongs out there. ...

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"salad bar" cold frame

Residing in one of the colder climates in the nation presents challenges, but not roadblocks. A cold frame provides a jump start on our plant hardiness zone 3 growing season in central Minnesota.  Growing up, Dick and I both learned from our parents that whatever you have, use what you've got. ...

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Spring is here!

White-throated Sparrow ... More from Crane Lake Nature Blog

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Bemidji Urban Birding Walks

MHAS sponsors monthly birding walks on 3rd weekends, beginning May 15th, ending September 18. To participate, please call or text the event leader. Each event is led by a member of MHAS and held during fair weather only. ...

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Blessings of Country Life

Like what you're reading here? Please share with your peeps! Blessings of Country Life–Sunrises Living in the country sure does have it’s... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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2015 5th Grade Invitational

Come out to Watermark this weekend! We’re featuring the annual 5th Grade Invitational, which will run May 1-16. This exhibit features work by 5th grade students from Central, Horace May, JW Smith, Lincoln, Northern, Red Lake, Schoolcraft, Solway, and St. ...

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7 Ideas For Affordable Mother’s Day Gifts

Moms are priceless.  So how do you come up with a Mother’s Day gift that is both meaningful and affordable? The answer is by putting a little thought into the gift.---------- Continues after advertisement ---------- ---------------------------------------------------- 7 Ideas for Affordable Mother’s Day Gifts Mother’s Day is a day dedicated to letting some of the most important women in your life know that you care about them. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Chair Caning Blog Hiccups Along the Way

Like what you're reading here? Please share with your peeps!Well, as with many things in life, everything doesn’t always go the way you... [[ Click here to read more... ... More from Weavin' Wicker Woman Blog

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A Matter of Grave Concern

A couple of days ago in my ethics class, the topic of children’s rights came up.  I asked if parents have absolute power over their kids, or if chil ...

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