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Spring is on its way!

singing Song Sparrow I got out of the car this morning and it sure felt like Spring. The smell in the air brought back memories of warmer times and there was a bird singing loudly from across the road that sounded familiar. ... More from Crane Lake Nature Blog

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FOOD SHELF DRIVE AT GRAND CASINO COLLECTS MORE THAN 5 TONS OF FOOD FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

Grand Casino also makes $10,000 donation to area food banksOnamia, MN And Hinckley, MN – In an effort to restock area food shelves, Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley held a massive food drive at each casino Tuesday, March 24 through Thursday, March 26.  For every non-perishable food item guests brought in – up to 3 – they received $5 in Grand Play™ and a charitable dining ticket good at any of the casinos’ restaurants. ...

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How to Prepare For a Layoff

I’ve been laid off, lost my job, quit my job, and been on strike. Those were not fun times. But the times that were the most tolerable were when I had time to prepare for the changes to my finances.---------- Continues after advertisement ---------- ---------------------------------------------------- The more you can prepare for a layoff, or strike, or any kind of change in job status, the easier it is to ride out the storm. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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How to Prepare For a Layoff

I’ve been laid off, lost my job, quit my job, and been on strike. Those were not fun times. But the times that were the most tolerable were when I had time to prepare for the changes to my finances.---------- Continues after advertisement ---------- ---------------------------------------------------- The more you can prepare for a layoff, or strike, or any kind of change in job status, the easier it is to ride out the storm. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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MN Broadband funding in jeopardy. Got an opinion? Speak up now!

I spent the day in a legislative meeting on Friday. The House was discussing the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Omnibus Policy and Finance bill. I learned a lot about different programs – from housing to Minnesota film. ...

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Josh Aerie with the Sylvan Trio and Maggie Anderson at the Edge

Comprised of the eclectic instrumentation of cello, flute and piano, the Sylvan Trio explores new music as well as pieces from the standard repertoire. ...

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Josh Aerie with the Sylvan Trio and Maggie Anderson at the Edge

Comprised of the eclectic instrumentation of cello, flute and piano, the Sylvan Trio explores new music as well as pieces from the standard repertoire. ...

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coriander and cilantro

I store spices in my designated baking area. Herbs are in another cupboard close to where I make casseroles and soups. For nearly forty years, coriander had an alphabetically assigned position between cloves and cream of tartar in my baking ingredients cupboard because I had used it in recipes alongside cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. ...

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purple sweet potato

Although the soil's temperature in my central Minnesota zone 3 garden indicates that outdoor planting must wait a few weeks yet, I placed my seed potato order in mid-February. ...

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purple sweet potato

Although the soil's temperature in my central Minnesota zone 3 garden indicates that outdoor planting must wait a few weeks yet, I placed my seed potato order in mid-February. ...

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How-To Training with Mn Artists: April 16

Artists, enhance your online presence! Learn how to make the most of the NEW, completely redesigned mnartists.org website. This workshop will be facilitated by Mn Artists’ staff. ...

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How-To Training with Mn Artists: April 16

Artists, enhance your online presence! Learn how to make the most of the NEW, completely redesigned mnartists.org website. This workshop will be facilitated by Mn Artists’ staff. ...

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FFRF repeats its request to the Elkington Middle School

As most of you know, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) wrote to the Grand Rapids School District in response to our notification that a poster advertising a “prayer time” in a classroom at the Elkington Middle School was on display in the hallway of the school. ...

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Northland Area SUBWAY® Restaurants Are Proud to announce the 1st Annual Feed the Northland Food Drive

April 2, 2015Contact: Mike Jones – SUBWAY® Restaurants of Duluth/Superior218.727.2994Duluth, Minnesota: SUBWAY® Restaurants all across the Northland are honored to announce the 1st annual Feed the Northland Food Drive, taking place at participating restaurants on Thursday, April 30th, 2015.Feed the Northland aims to help fight hunger all across the region, from North Central and Northeast Minnesota to Northwest Wisconsin and Michigan. ...

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STOPPING OUR DECLINE

For some time I have believed that "Our best days" have passed, despite what political candidates say every four years.  The list of unsolved problems ...

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Walmart Launches Spring Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign, Inviting Customers to Join the Fight Against Hunger in Three Simple Ways

Walmart and six suppliers aim to donate enough to help Feeding America secure 75 million meals for affiliate food banks across the countryApril 06, 2015 BENTONVILLE, Ark.--Today Walmart launches the spring Fight Hunger. ... More from Feed the Need

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almond pulp muffins with cherries and chia

As I continue making almond milk, I keep generating more almond pulp. So my quest for recipes to use it up, goes on. Stored in the fridge, or freezer for longer term storage, nut pulp can easily become a baking staple. ... More from Whiteley Creek Homestead Bed and Breakfast Brainerd Minnesota

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Taking RFRA to its logical conclusion

From Daily Kos, we have an example of a Christian business man determining what sign he wants to put on the door or window of his shop so that he can freely exercise his religion in the operation of his business. ... More from Grand Rapids Atheists and Freethinkers

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This is not an April Fool’s joke

Even though this is April Fool’s Day here in the USA, this blog post is no joke. Yes, I am actually making another post after a very, very long... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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