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Holiday Open House – It’s Only Clay continues

Watermark Art Center kicks off the Holiday Season with our annual Open House & Ornament Sale! Join us on First Friday, Dec 5th from 12 noon to 5pm and Saturday, Dec 6th from 10am to 2pm and receive 10% to 15% off your entire purchase (ornaments not included) Give the gift of art this Holiday Season from our wonderful selection of handmade art and fine craft. ...

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The Viking Outfitter

I wish I knew Ray before. When I met him, shortly after we purchased Emmaville, he was struggling to recover from a stroke he suffered earlier that year. ...

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More Rural Folks Tell MN Legislation to Think $200 Million for Broadband

Before the election this fall I noticed articles touting broadband as a bipartisan rural issue. Since the election I’ve started seeing articles promoting broadband as a Republican rural issue. ...

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Season of Giving

Rohian CoverWe are entering a season of giving, beginning with Thanksgiving, when we give thanks for the bounty provided over the preceding year, and continuing through New Year's Day, when we give up something we think we no longer need or take on something we believe will be good for us. ...

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Saving Money on Holiday Cards

Sending holiday greeting cards can get pretty pricey. And when you’re busy creating personal holiday greetings, it’s easy to forget that you also have to pay to mail them. ...

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Thankful

"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." W.T. PurkiserThankful "Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." W.T. ...

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#blackfridayparking

#blackfridayparkingTake a Picture  |  Share it  |  Tell OthersSnap photos of the parking lots in your community on Black Friday. Upload them to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #blackfridayparking. ...

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Twin Cities Dailies Look at Broadband Disparities (and Funding) Around Minnesota

Happy Thanksgiving! Right this moment I’m thankful for my mobile hotspot, my dad who loves to drive and my sister in Chicago who is cooking everything! And I’m thankful that broadband is making the dailies. ...

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November 26, 2014Have a safe and Happy Thanksgivin

November 26, 2014Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!Froggy and the gang ...

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Watercolor of Golden Pear Continues!

Well I did not get the post of where my pear was last...so here that is.I still am finding shapes which I like to do first. I am not one of those painters who paints it to completion before moving on because I like to see it all sort of basic values and then decide how dark I need to go...there is a point where the painting takes over and I make those choices which is the part that is scary but also the creative part I love. ...

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Slightly off topic reflections....

People are asking me to write about Ferguson and give my reaction to what is going on there. I've been at a loss for words and instead found lines from the Prayer of St. ...

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Itasca Student Success: Every student will have access to technology and the skills necessary to use it and achieve goals

After the Border to Border Blandin conference last week, I was lucky enough to attend a Student Success Community Conversation in Grand Rapids MN. I was helping with using social media as an added dimension at the event. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Itasca area responds to youth voices on strengths, gaps in support

More than 200 area residents gathered to learn how youth believe Itasca area communities are doing in supporting them, and how to use these insights to build and strengthen that support. ...

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Thoughts on testing

One of the six original purposes established for Minnesota’s charter schools outlines in statute was to “measure learning outcomes and create different and innovative forms of measuring outcomes”. ...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Region 2 Arts Council Staff will be out of the office enjoying the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday and Friday this week.  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. office hours will resume on Monday. Don’t forget! The Artist Mentor Grant Application Deadline is 5:00 p.m. ...

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Being Grateful for Having Less

I’ve been working hard to get rid of the stuff that’s cluttering my closets.  I’ve been trying hard to only bring home things that I truly need or absolutely love. ...

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Invest In Your Health Today

There's no better time to add a healthy habit than today.Invest In Your Health Today There's no better time to add a healthy habit than today. Amplifei ...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Great Gray Owl WHO’s wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving? The Great Gray Owl from northern Minnesota! Take a drive up north and you might be lucky enoug ...

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Driverless into the Unknown

This week, I attended a conference about open data and open government. For those unfamiliar with the concepts, here's how well I listened. We all fund a ton of data collection through taxes but the results of that are often not publicly accessible or in a machine readable format (ie. ... More from Strong Towns Blog - Strong Towns

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I’ve been reading Greta Christina’s book “Coming Out Atheist: How to do it, How to Help Each Other and Why”. I had avoided reading it until now because I didn’t think there was likely to be any big “news” in the book that I wasn’t already aware of. ...

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