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Exhibit of acrylic and oil paintings by Jane Wertanen in The First Stage Gallery

Raising AwarenessBy Jane WertanenThis body of paintings is a visual shout of joy! April 2nd—25thThe First Stage Gallery514 Chestnut St., Virginia, MNGallery Hours: Thursdays—Saturdays 11am—3pmArtist Reception Saturday, April 4th noon - 3pm. ...

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A Skeptical Moment

Today, my daughter is in the Twin Cities for a dance competition; she and her mother and brother left yesterday afternoon.  Last night, I had a vivid dream that my daughter’s team placed second. ...

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A big gap between urban, rural and tribal broadband access

I’m catching up on non-Minnesota broadband reading today. The NTIA recently wrote about the last iteration of the National Broadband Map as it stands today. ...

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April 8 Workshop: Clear up the Fog about Artist Residencies: A Simple Framework

Teachers, artists, administrators & program directors: this workshop is for you! Margaret Burger is a local artist who has made art with kids of all ages in schools, clubs, libraries, and at festivals. ...

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Foodie Friday Feature! The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook

Get a head start on planning your summer camping trips with this comprehensive cookbook. Full of techniques, tips and recipes! Mother and kids trio Tammy, Steven and September run four dehydrators to experiment with recipes. ...

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Red Crossbill

Now here is a bird that fits its’ name, Red Crossbill their bill actually crosses. The Red Crossbill is a pine cone seed extractor specialist. They ...

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Get 100 Free Song Downloads from SXSW

If you missed the annual SXSW music festival in Austin, TX, earlier this month, no worries!   You can get 100 free song downloads from SXSW artists courtesy of National Public Radio. ...

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President Obama’s next steps toward better broadband for all

Earlier this week, the White House issued a press release on “Next Steps in Delivering Fast, Affordable Broadband.” Here are a few key factors that ...

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Give Them Your Time

The best thing that you can give to children is your time.Give Them Your TimeThe best thing that you can give to children is your time.Amplifeied ...

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Minnesota Broadband ranks 22 to 28 (depending on how you slice it) according to Akamai

The latest Akamai reports are in (for Q4 2015). As you may recall from the Q3 report, neither Minnesota nor the US ranked in the Top Ten in terms of broadband speeds. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Duck Dynasty Dips**t

Phil Robertson is a bearded waste of flesh disguised as a cuddly Southern patriarch by the A&E show “Duck Dynasty.”  Fanatically Christian, Robertson has come under fire for the foul (foul/fowl pun not intended) comments he has made in the past about Muslims and gays, but I think his most recent comments take the cake. Warning, these comments are graphic. “Two guys break into an atheist’s home. ...

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In Charge Of It All

Think about this. Every function in your body is controlled by the nervous system. See why it's a good idea to maintain your spine with chiropractic?In Charge Of It AllThink about this. ...

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Turn Up The Burn

Strength training has many benefits, including a higher metabolism. Add strength training to your fitness routine. You'll see results with 2-3 20 minute sessions each week. ... More from Explore Chiropractic

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Cheap Trick: How to Dry Shoes Fast

My son wanted to go on a bike ride with his dad and brother the other day. Now, it’s “spring” in Minnesota which means that it can be a little m ...

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Harvest Time Reprise

“You left our memory so completely that you don’t even return in our dreams.” A goat lived with a nanny goatThe goat went for some bastThe goat ...

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The Mystery of the Deep 'C'

When we purchased Emmaville we had to puzzle out who owned the boats and camper in storage because there were no records. Eventually, we identified all the owners except for one. ...

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Giant Locomotive Arthropod: Arthropleura

I decided to take a break from modern animals for a while and give something of a crash course on prehistoric creatures, other than the ones we all kno ... More from Grand Rapids Atheists and Freethinkers

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Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle My, what big feet you have! ...

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FoodShare Campaign Coming Up Short...

We would like to thank our local VFW Post 1720 for stepping up with a $1,000 FoodShare donation! We are over half way through our Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign and we are well below half of our goal of $60,000/lbs. ...

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Easy Bunny Garland Project

I don’t normally do much for decorating for Easter, but this year I thought it might be fun to decorate a few things.  I wanted my decorating to blend with colors in my home and not be so Easter-y, which is how I chose the colors. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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