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Parsing the City: Saint Paul, Minnesota

March 22, 2015 Saint Paul, Minnesota People say to me, you must miss the woods, but we have a lot of nature here in Saint Paul. They are right, I do miss the woods, and there is nature here in Saint Paul, but I want to say to them, not really–there is no relationship here to the woods. ...

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Zenon Modern Dance Company Returning to the Edge

The week long dance residency for the Bigfork School in January by The Zenon Dance Company was very successful. The residency culminated in a performance for students and family. ...

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New York New York

The long anticipated tour to Carnegie Hall in New York City is nearly here.  April 8 thirty-one singers and their supporters will depart Grand Rapids ...

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Something for Everyone! April’s Professional Development Line-Up

Take advantage of these professional development opportunities for artists, arts organizations, and arts-interested!  The workshops are free, open to the public, and coming up soon. ...

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Foodie Friday Feature! Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Erica Kerwien has written a slim book of recipe alternatives for folks avoiding sugar, gluten and grains. Even if you still enjoy traditional lasagna, waffles, even crackers, add some variety into the mix with her recipe for Squash Ribbon Noodles (page 105), Almond Flour Waffles (page 84) and Parmesan Crackers (page 46). ...

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Lumpy and the Dentist

Lumpy was Bob Hope's nickname for co-star Jane Russell during the production of their top grossing 1948 movie, "The Paleface." It was screen writer Frank Tashlin's parody of practically every Western cliche. ...

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Give to the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign helps food shelves who participate to re-stock shelves and earn extra dollars from a state wide food fund allocation. ...

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Fatback, now a Corpulent Corgi

[Note to the reader:  the photo accompanying this blog is not of the Corgi.  It is of my dog, Lucie, a veritable Einstein among hounds, as you can see.  She got wind of my post extolling the virtues of other dogs and felt sorely put upon, so I put her photo up to mollify her.  It, along with a milkbone, appears to have done the job.  Now, onward to the post. ...

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making sprouted grain flour

My friend, Pat, recently shared a recipe for "Sprouted Spelt Scones with Berries and Cream" from The Elliott Homestead. Such a sweet blog and equally sweet of a friend to think of me, so I made the scones. ...

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Youth Voices make meaning from the Youth Voices Survey

Groups around the Itasca area are working with Youth Voice data in a number of different ways. In Deer River, a group of adults and young people recent ...

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Web PageMarch 9, 2015We will be closing our web pa

Web PageMarch 9, 2015We will be closing our web page as of March 14, 2015.  Thank you to all our family and friends, who supported Froggy's over the l ...

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John J Audubon Collection

click on the link below to go to John Audubon’s complete collection of Birds of America. I find it especially interesting to see the old names connec ... More from Crane Lake Nature Blog

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Edge Center Gallery in Bigfork Exhibits “Why Treaties Matter”

The “Why Treaties Matter” exhibit in the Edge Center Gallery is especially designed to facilitate learning for Bigfork School students. It will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00-1:00 from March 2 until March 27. ... More from Edge Center for the Arts

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Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant session with Bao Phi

Watermark will host an informational session regarding the Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant on March 16th at 5:30 p.m. Leading the meeting will be Bao Phi, program director for The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, which sponsors the grant. ...

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Peeping the Land, Redux

The Last Bay Poem December 22, 2014 I wish it were twenty-five below this morning, the air on fire with the cold. On a day like that when I was younger, I would put on my skis, glide away from the house, follow the squared sides of the field, south, west, north, east to home. My breath condensed and froze on my eyebrows, my cheeks crackled as though electric. ...

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2015 Internship/Assistant Naturalist position(s)

The Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society is seeking enthusiastic and engaging persons to apply for the 10-week long intern/assistant naturalist position at Neilson Spearhead Center (NSC).  The program will primarily be week-long nature-based day camp sessions; however some sessions will have an overnight as part of the overall experience.  This is an internship opportunity with the Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society and Bemidji State University. ...

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Work of Art Workshops in Bemidji and Park Rapids

Artists: Please join Springboard for the Arts’ Artist Trainer Naomi Schliesman on March 10th & 11th for one or both of the following professional ... More from Region 2 Arts Council

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Charter School Day at the Capital

On March 5th over 300 individuals from Charter Schools across the state came to St. Paul to visit our state’s decision makers. Schoolcraft participated in this event and a small delegation of staff members were able to chat with several legislators regarding matters of education. ...

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One Book, One Community -- The Dance Boots

The Dance BootsOne Book, One CommunityJoin us in reading The Dance Boots by Linda LeGarde Grover, this year's One Book, One Community selection.  This collection of short stories portrays an Ojibwe community struggling to follow traditional ways of life in the face of a relentlessly changing world.  A cycle of boarding schools, alcoholism, and violence haunts the stories even as the characters find beauty and solace in their large extended families. ...

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Another year, another birthday

I’ve been joking that “this is my first 29th!” As though I would ever actually do that (or that anyone in my life would ever actually let me forgo my thirtieth birthday). ...

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