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Precious Metals Mining - There is a better way

My husband and I attended the Save the Boundary Waters presentation on sulfide mining at Vermilion Community College. It was a nice slide presentation of the layout of the area, depicting the Boundary Waters, what makes it special, the watershed, the mineral deposits, the aquatic and forest ecology, etc. ...

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Time for a Mid-Year Financial Check-up

It’s time for a mid-year financial check-up. Just like your car or home needs to be maintained, so do your personal finances.  It only takes a few ...

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Spaces Still Available in Young Naturalist Program

There's still lots of room in the August sessions of the Spearhead Young Naturalist Program. Session 8, Aug 3-7, now welcomes kids entering grades 2-6. ...

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Antler Basket in 2015 Juried Exhibition

There’s still time to see my antler basket wall sculpture in the 11th Annual Art on the Edge juried art exhibit at the Edge Center Gallery in... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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7 Things I Do Before I Go Shopping

Whether we fly by the seat of our pants or live and die by our Google calendars, we are all creatures of habit.   We all have at least a few pattern ...

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Fond du Lac Reservation is awarded USDA funding for Broadband

Earlier this week I mentioned new fudning from the USDA coming to Minnesota. I’m pleased to share more information from the Duluth News Tribune on the funding that the Fond du Lac reservation is receiving… Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the News Tribune that access to high-speed broadband allows communities to improve the quality of life of their residents. ...

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How to Find Free or Cheap Campsites

Camping can be a great way to travel when you’re on a budget, especially once you have acquired the proper equipment. You can make camping on a budg ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Audubon Annual Meeting on July 25 at Spearhead

Spearhead Reflections Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society Annual Membership Meeting - July 25th You're invited to the annual membership meeting of the Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society (MHAS)!   The afternoon begins at Neilson Spearhead Center with a bog walk from 2 to 4pm led by George-Ann Maxson and Brick Fevold. ...

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Audubon Annual Meeting on July 25 at Spearhead

Spearhead Reflections Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society Annual Membership Meeting - July 25th You're invited to the annual membership meeting of the Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society (MHAS)!   The afternoon begins at Neilson Spearhead Center with a bog walk from 2 to 4pm led by George-Ann Maxson and Brick Fevold. ...

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Digital divide: it’s a rural-urban issue but even more a poverty issue

The White House recently released an interesting infographic on the Digital Divide. Here’s a run down of stats… Overall stats 98 percent of America ...

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Innate Control

The spine can interfere with the innate control of your body if it's not in alignment. Get checked for subluxations today!Innate ControlThe spine can interfere with the innate control of your body if it's not in alignment. ...

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Indian Pipe is blooming

Indian Pipe Monotropa uniflora The Indian Pipe is blooming over at the Gorge Hiking Trail. This delicate flower looks like it should be a mushroom or a fungus of some sort. ...

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New Broadband Access Rates by Minnesota County: Big Changes in County Ranking

As I mentioned yesterday, the newest Minnesota broadband maps are out. There are some big changes – many of the changes can be attributed to the change in definitions. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Second Harvest North Central Food Bank and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Announce Sixth Annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant

Summer is the hungriest time of the year for low-income children.  In fact 1,230 local kids living in the Grand Rapids area relied on food from Second ...

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Second Harvest North Central Food Bank and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Announce Sixth Annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant

Summer is the hungriest time of the year for low-income children.  In fact 1,230 local kids living in the Grand Rapids area relied on food from Second ...

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Wintergreen

Wintergreen Flower The Wintergreen is starting to flower. Wintergreen or Checkerberry, is a low growing evergreen plant (Gaultheria procumbens) of the family Ericaceae (heath family), native to sandy and acid woods (usually of evergreens) of E North America. ...

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Nutrition Simplified

"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces, just good food from fresh ingredients." Julia ChildNutrition Simplified"You don't have to co ...

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NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG, the film, entry three. The curious metamorphosis of Grover

Ah, yes, Grover. What an interesting transformation he has undergone. In writing Neither Wolf nor Dog, I changed Grover’s appearance from the actual Grover’s appearance to underscore the fact that not all contemporary Indian men have long braids or pony tails; that many wear their hair short and both look and dress like non-Native men. ...

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Messy

I am currently wearing the dirtiest pair of jeans I have ever owned. They’re not stinky, in fact they were just washed. But they look utterly disgusting. ...

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Creepy Crawly over-run

The ‘Crawl Cure’ weekend is here. ...

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