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Twin Cities gig market get a taste of rural broadband issues

An article in the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal takes CenturyLink to task for their big announcement and slow roll-out of gigabit access… The telecom provider has been breathlessly promising super-fast broadband access to Twin Cities homes and small businesses since last fall. ...

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Twin Cities gig market get a taste of rural broadband issues

An article in the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal takes CenturyLink to task for their big announcement and slow roll-out of gigabit access… The telecom provider has been breathlessly promising super-fast broadband access to Twin Cities homes and small businesses since last fall. ...

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Iowa is looking at $5 million for broadband

Sometimes it’s nice to see our neighboring states looking at Minnesota as a model. This seems to be the case in Iowa as the New Observer reports on their emerging broadband plans… The committee, which is scheduled to meet in early February to finalize its draft, doesn’t have a budget recommendation, said Carver. That concerns committee member Dave Duncan, also CEO of Iowa Communications Alliance. ...

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How to Get Puzzles and Games for Free or Cheap

One of my favorite family activities is playing games and working on puzzles.  It’s the perfect activity for those times when the weather is too yucky to go outside. ...

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Take Away The Stress

Stress is a contributing factor in many health problems. Relieve your stress with lifestyle habits such as improved spinal alignment, exercise, breathing exercises, and coping strategies.Take Away The StressStress is a contributing factor in many health problems. ...

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Dakota County Broadband 2014 Update: Top marks for anchor tenant access

For the upcoming weeks I’m working on a County-by-County look at the State of Broadband in MN. My hope is to feature a county a day (in alphabetical order). ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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sweet baby orlynn and his big bro!

Loved capturing these two, so much love all around from both!  Thank you Brittany for letting me capture your adorable boys!  Can’t wait for next t ...

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Fishing ReportJanuary 27, 2015It has been a quiet

Fishing ReportJanuary 27, 2015It has been a quiet couple of days, not a lot going on.  Corey Frazier had a northern fishing contest over the weekend o ...

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More Valentine Mini Sessions Available

I’ve created a few more Valentine Mini sessions, they are so much fun, capture your little one, send out adorable Valentine’s.  Contact me to book ...

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A Review of the First Amendment

Since in a recent post a possible church/state violation was discussed, I thought it would be appropriate for us to review the first amendment to the US Constitution. ...

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smiles, attitude, determination and a lot of character

That is what this session was full of, and a few suckers in the middle and end of the session!  Suckers make everything better, right?! suckers, sucke ... More from Flom Designs and Photography :: Hibbing, MN - Photographer

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Pine Grosbeaks and a Hoary Redpoll

Beautiful Pine Grosbeaks feeding at a local feeding station in Crane Lake. There is the male (all red), a female, and a first year male that is just changing into his adult plumage. Midway through the video a Hoary Redpoll makes an appearance. ...

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Out of School Time = Seriously Fun!

Today’s post comes from Chad Evans, unit director and out of school time program coordinator for Boys and Girls Club of Leech Lake in Deer River. Cha ...

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The Best Frugal Tools Are the Most Basic

There are all kinds of folks who market all kinds of products, books, smartphone apps, software, and subscription services all designed to save you money.  They want you to believe that spending money on their solutions will be just what you need to save money. ...

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No Junk Allowed

Throw your junk food in the trash can, not into your body!No Junk AllowedThrow your junk food in the trash can, not into your body!Amplifeied ...

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more Siskins

The Pine Siskins are mobbing the thistle feeder. These little drab brown birds have hidden yellow feathers in their flight feathers and at the base of their tail. They fan their tails in aggressive moves as they jockey for the best place at the feeder. ...

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Pine Siskins

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Parsing the City: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota, January 23, 2015 I saw Orion tonight, hanging halfway to apex in the southeastern sky, skiffs of clouds cutting across his torso, the gleaming light of a jet plane climbing his scabbard. ...

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Frugal Ponderings: Enjoying The Free Stuff

It’s that time again, my frugal friends, where I share with you some of the frugal ponderings going through my head this month.  My hope is that by sharing my frugal thoughts and experiences with you, it inspires you to save money, too. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Eat Real Food

"Don't eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food." Michael PollanEat Real Food"Don't eat anything your great-great-grandmoth ... More from Explore Chiropractic

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