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Brown Bag Lunch with Peter Geye

Join us in welcoming Minnesota author Peter Geye at the Virginia Public Library on Thursday, January 30, for our first Brown Bag Lunch of 2014!  Pet ...

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Congratulations Friends of the Library!

Congratulations to the Friends of the Grand Rapids Area Library! The Friends were recently the recipients of a United for Libraries National Friends of Libraries Week Award. ...

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The Biggest Hurdle for New Freelancers

I've helped several freelancers take their first steps into the freelance world. Some are going strong. Some are still working at building their business. ...

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Thank You & News

Hello Market Fans - Your Market Vendors, Board, & Volunteers at the 2013 Annual Meeting. A giant thank you from all of us (some pictured here) for a terrific 2013 season. ...

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Prayer of the Children

Itasca Community Chorus reconvened Jan. 7 with 32 hardy singers who braved -35 F temperatures to check out the spring repertoire.  Director Sam Evans shared his vision of a war/peace concert where actual interviews of Itasca County Veterans of Foreign Wars are projected on the wings of the Reif Performing Arts Center. ...

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Fishing ReportJanuary 12, 2014We had good fishing

Fishing ReportJanuary 12, 2014We had good fishing reports yesterday.  Fish were biting on Plantanganet, Pike Bay and Cass Lake.  Froggy's fishermen d ...

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When God’s Words Return Empty

so is my word that goes out from my mouth:    It will not return to me empty,but will accomplish what I desire    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.  Isaiah 55:11This is a very familiar verse to many, and one that I have quoted often. ... More from Living Listening Loving

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Looking for Exhibitors and Vendors for the 2014 Iron Range Earth Fest

Are you a local business, organization, group or agency that contributes to our community, the local economy and supports sustainable practices? If so, the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability invites you to be an exhibitor or vendor at the 2014 Iron Range Earth Fest in Mt. ... More from Iron Range Earth Fest

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Boost Your Brain!

Link to the library's online catalogWe all know that reading can take us places we've never been before.   It can teach us about the past, help us to ... More from Virginia Public Library Blog

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Fishing ReportDecember 31, 2013Well, another year

Fishing ReportDecember 31, 2013Well, another year gone.  Boy time sure does fly.  We are in the middle of a real cold snap.  I can't remember so man ...

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January First Friday at a Glance

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji on January 3rd, 2014 Brigid’s Pub – presents the artists of Studio 10 for a new exhibit entitled “Winter Pastimes”. ... More from Watermark Art Center

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Synergy

There are several words that,when heard,  I  prepare my mental defenses: management consultant,  synergy, paradigm and workshop. I believe management consultants descend from the robber baron's coteries, those who used to servilely bring them coffee, cigars and provide handjobs. ...

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A Continual Theme - Going to Another Place

This blog has a great description of the past year of 2013 set in a music note. The highs and the lows and strong and the diminshed portions- all blending and moving together to make a memorable year. What song title comes to mind when I reflect on my business in 2013? It had to be a song about change and strength. Whether it's real estate or life in general, life is a constant state of movement. ...

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Responsible Minnesota Mining Resource Listing

Want to learn more about mining and cut through the usual misinformation floating around out there at the environmental activist sites?  Here is a st ...

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2stroke V8, Gotta Love It!

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700 cc Two Stroke

What do you want for X-mas? ...

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Husky Line

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CLIMATE

A WATERWORKS  Column  by Gordon Prickettfor the 12/4/2013 Aitkin Independent AgeCLIMATE AND WEATHERWe hear a lot about “global warming” or “climate change” in the news cycles of today. ...

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Nice Ride is coming to town!!

First glimpse of the Nice Ride bike to be deployed here in Bemidji!  I love the colors! To the tune of Santa Claus is Coming to Town: You’d better g ...

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The annual freeze-up isolationThe big ice freeze i

The annual freeze-up isolationThe big ice freeze is going pretty fast this year. After a few starts and stops, we got a good covering of ice over the lake early Saturday morning, November 23rd. ...

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