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Frugal Ponderings: Fall Edition

Fall is definitely here in Minnesota.  That means the threat of frost one day and shorts weather the next.  It means that all the kids are busy with homework and activities after school.  And it means a return to a routine, which is always good for the budget.  I love fall. ...

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Arts Project Grant Funding Available for Region 2 Arts Programming!

Arts Project Grant Maximum Request: $2,500DEADLINE OCTOBER 3, 2014 For non-profit organizations*, schools, universities, community education programs, ...

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New tools, resolve to deal with bullying problem

The Pathway goals “Every student will feel accepted” and “Every student will be supported inside and outside of school” are core to this piece that appeared in the September 18 issue of the Scenic Range NewsForum. ...

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Kick-starting conversations about youth in community

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. – Rachel Naomi Remen For those of us who work for, with, and about youth, it can be easy to believe we know what youth think, about their school, their friends, their free time. ...

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Kick-starting conversations about youth in community

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. – Rachel Naomi Remen For those of us who work for, with, and about youth, it can be easy to believe we know what youth think, about their school, their friends, their free time. ...

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Fishing ReportSeptember 22, 2014Lots of minnows go

Fishing ReportSeptember 22, 2014Lots of minnows going out the door today.  Everyone is trying to get out and enjoy this great weather, beautiful scene ...

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Choosing Love

Last month I shared one change that turned my marriage around.  I started that journey mid-June.  Now it is almost 3 months later.  How does that happen?! Now that I am so far along in my journey (ha!), my thoughts about building a strong marriage are evolving and (hopefully) I am continuing to learn. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Show Some Enthusiasm!

"There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment." Norman Vincent PealeShow Some Enthusiasm! "There is a real magic in enthusiasm. ...

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Neither Wolf nor Dog film clattering, Joadlike, down the road to production

Well, this is going to be something to see.  Filming starts in a week or so in South Dakota. Let me tell you a little about my last experience with a ...

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French Wars of Religion

At a community college, one has to wear many hats.  I have been teaching philosophy for many years, but since I have a Master’s degree in European History, I am now called upon to teach that subject as well. ...

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Glorious – I’m Engaged!

Joe and I were laying together the other night and I spoke the only word that has been on my lips since the first time he smiled my way. Since the first time he held my hand. ...

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Writer's Market for 2015

Every writer needs a toolbox filled with craft, a drop of talent, and hope. Writer's Market wants to help you get published and paid for your writing.F ...

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Emma's Legacy

The Emmas keep coming to Emmaville. Since we opened nearly 4 years ago, we've been visited by dozens of Emmas, ranging in age from 9 months to over 90 years. ...

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Second Harvest's Public Service Hunger Action Day Success

Last week Second Harvest hosted a Public Service Hunger Action Day where we invited elected officials to tour our facility and to gain more awareness of the food insecurity that is a reality for more than 23,750 Minnesotans in north central Minnesota. ...

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Live Healthy

Being healthy is all about loving yourself and treating your body with respect. What are you doing for your health today?Live Healthy Being healthy is all about loving yourself and treating your body with respect. ...

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Peeping the Land: A Survey

http://21963ericalanenw.com Peeping the Land: A SurveySeptember 17, 2014 Mushrooms in Clover with Oak LeavesI want to ask, what kind of mushroom are they? I want a common name, a Latin binomial, a family history, as though to name is to understand, to know in a better way than just looking at them allows. ...

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Where have all of the Gods gone?

I want you to become the God you were born to be. All of you men out there. I want you to rise up (not on the backs of slaves or women or other men you’ve beaten down) but on the power we want to bestow you with. ...

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Going Orange for Hunger Action Month

As you may know, September is Hunger Action Month and all month long we are encouraging people to "Go Orange" for hunger awareness. This year we were able to turn Old Central School orange with the help of Lake Country Power and Minnesota Power for the purchase of orange lights, and the City of Grand Rapids for putting up the lights. ...

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The Minnesota Orchestra is in Town!

Yesterday was such a beautiful day for Paul, Babe, and Brass! Check out the full complement of MN Orchestra Events here: http://www.minnesotaorchestra. ...

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