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Our latest project: for $10K you'd think it would be sexier.

When we bought Emmaville four years ago and started renovating the cafe, we talked about the need for a walk-in freezer, but didn't think we could afford one. ...

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Sharyn McCrumb's Ballad Novels

Sharyn Mccrumb is best known for her Appalachian "Ballad" novels - eleven total with the latest a novella: Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past."My books are like Appalachian quilts," says Sharyn McCrumb. ...

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Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs

Seventh Book in the Temperance Brennan series, Brennan is investigating a cold case that is related to a new case in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Andrew Ryan and Brennan originally investigated Anique  Pomerleau, a Canadian, wanted for abduction and murder of several young girls. ...

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Bipartisan support for broadband in MN – the difference is the fuding mechanism

The Austin Daily Herald recently posted higlights from a debate between the candidates for Minnesota House District 27A: the incumbent Shannon Savick, a Democrat from Wells and challenger Peggy Bennett, a Republican from Albert Lea. ...

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Magpie irruption?

Magpie Black-billed Magpie This fall I have noticed that there have been many more Magpies in the area. The Black-billed Magpie is a very beautiful bird that is closely related to the Crow and Raven, as well as the Blue and Gray Jays; the family that they all belong to are called Corvids. The species that we have in most of North America is the Black-billed Magpie. ...

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Save Money With a Flexible Spending Account

Some of you will be getting information from your employer about open enrollment options for your health care in the upcoming weeks. Don’t just brush this paperwork aside or breeze through it!  There is important information in those documents that can save you money.  This is the time of year where you will determine if (and how much) you will contribute to a flexible spending account (FSA). ...

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Save Money With a Flexible Spending Account

Some of you will be getting information from your employer about open enrollment options for your health care in the upcoming weeks. Don’t just brush this paperwork aside or breeze through it!  There is important information in those documents that can save you money.  This is the time of year where you will determine if (and how much) you will contribute to a flexible spending account (FSA). ...

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Friday News Digest

This has been an absolute crazy few weeks and I can hardly keep my eyes open, but I can’t go to sleep without putting up something resembling a Friday News Digest since it has been way too long since the last one. ...

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Fishing ReportOctober 23, 2014Sounds like another

Fishing ReportOctober 23, 2014Sounds like another great weekend coming up.  Hope you will be able to get out and enjoy this awesome Fall weather.  No ...

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Minnesota Broadband Task Force Agenda October 29, 2014

I plan to attend and take notes. But it’s always good for the task Force to hear from the public… Governor’s Task Force on BroadbandOctober 29, 2014DEED – James J. ...

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New staff at Office of Broadband Development

The Office of Broadband Development just announced their recent hires… New Faces at the Office of Broadband Development Our office is doubling in size (almost)! This week we are adding two new staff. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Peeping the Land: A Survey

http://21963ericalanenw.com Peeping the Land: A SurveyOctober 22, 2014 It seems that the swans, gone for weeks, have returned to the bay, but I am quite certain that the ones I am watching this morning are not the trumpeters that I watched all summer. ...

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Peeping the Land: A Survey

http://21963ericalanenw.com Peeping the Land: A SurveyOctober 22, 2014 It seems that the swans, gone for weeks, have returned to the bay, but I am quite certain that the ones I am watching this morning are not the trumpeters that I watched all summer. ...

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Simple Halloween Games You Can Make

This year I became a reluctant Cub Scout leader.  I say reluctant because I don’t really consider myself a very creative person. Sure, I can come up with a way to fix something that’s broken or re-purpose something to save a buck.  But when it comes to craft projects, I turn to talented people like Jessica, who can create amazing Halloween spiders out of sticks and adorable Halloween hand print art. ...

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Simple Halloween Games You Can Make

This year I became a reluctant Cub Scout leader.  I say reluctant because I don’t really consider myself a very creative person. Sure, I can come up with a way to fix something that’s broken or re-purpose something to save a buck.  But when it comes to craft projects, I turn to talented people like Jessica, who can create amazing Halloween spiders out of sticks and adorable Halloween hand print art. ...

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Change Your Outlook

Exercise not only changes your body. It can change your whole outlook for the better!Change Your Outlook Exercise not only changes your body. It can c ...

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Change Your Outlook

Exercise not only changes your body. It can change your whole outlook for the better!Change Your Outlook Exercise not only changes your body. It can c ...

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When Cities Are Only Getting Younger

Fans of the Better Block guys will be familiar with the term 8-80, which is sometimes used to measure the health of street life. It means there are peo ...

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How will you vote for the new 4/5 school?

Our local school district is experiencing a growth in enrollment at the elementary levels. This had led to larger than desired class sizes at almost every school. ...

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Sharing local lessons on a national stage

Last week over 400 people involved in the national Strive Together Cradle to Career convened in San Diego CA for their 5th annul conference, Making Waves: Actions that Move Outcomes. ...

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