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CenturyLink is focusing on fiber – but where and when?

I watched as “someone” strung fiber all around my neighborhood last week. Then on Friday I finally saw a CenturyLink truck cruising the work. Mystery solved. ...

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WAITING FOR ICE OUT

WATERWORKS by Gordon Prickett for 4/1/2015 Aitkin Independent AgeWAITING FOR ICE OUTWhatever you think about the global climate today, the weather for North Central Minnesota, in the winter season that just ended, has been unusual. ...

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AronRa – Our monthly meeting on March 24, 2015

The Unholy Trinity Tour features Seth Andrews (from The Thinking Atheist podcast), Matt Dillahunty (from The Atheist Experience TV show) and AronRa (YouTube resource on evolution and science education). ...

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The Importance of Tracking Your Expenses

How much did you spend on groceries this month? How much did you spend on eating out? Can  you answer the question definitively?  Or are you just guessing?---------- Continues after advertisement ---------- ---------------------------------------------------- We talk about sticking to our budgets and about whether or not an expense is in our budget, but according to a 2013 Gallup Poll, only 32 percent of Americans actually have a written budget. ...

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Set A Goal

Whenever you start a new fitness program, setting a goal will help keep you motivated.Set A GoalWhenever you start a new fitness program, setting a goa ...

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Exhibit of acrylic and oil paintings by Jane Wertanen in The First Stage Gallery

Raising AwarenessBy Jane WertanenThis body of paintings is a visual shout of joy! April 2nd—25thThe First Stage Gallery514 Chestnut St., Virginia, MNGallery Hours: Thursdays—Saturdays 11am—3pmArtist Reception Saturday, April 4th noon - 3pm. ...

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A Skeptical Moment

Today, my daughter is in the Twin Cities for a dance competition; she and her mother and brother left yesterday afternoon.  Last night, I had a vivid dream that my daughter’s team placed second. ...

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A big gap between urban, rural and tribal broadband access

I’m catching up on non-Minnesota broadband reading today. The NTIA recently wrote about the last iteration of the National Broadband Map as it stands today. ...

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April 8 Workshop: Clear up the Fog about Artist Residencies: A Simple Framework

Teachers, artists, administrators & program directors: this workshop is for you! Margaret Burger is a local artist who has made art with kids of all ages in schools, clubs, libraries, and at festivals. ...

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Foodie Friday Feature! The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook

Get a head start on planning your summer camping trips with this comprehensive cookbook. Full of techniques, tips and recipes! Mother and kids trio Tammy, Steven and September run four dehydrators to experiment with recipes. ...

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Red Crossbill

Now here is a bird that fits its’ name, Red Crossbill their bill actually crosses. The Red Crossbill is a pine cone seed extractor specialist. They ...

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Get 100 Free Song Downloads from SXSW

If you missed the annual SXSW music festival in Austin, TX, earlier this month, no worries!   You can get 100 free song downloads from SXSW artists courtesy of National Public Radio. ...

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President Obama’s next steps toward better broadband for all

Earlier this week, the White House issued a press release on “Next Steps in Delivering Fast, Affordable Broadband.” Here are a few key factors that ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Give Them Your Time

The best thing that you can give to children is your time.Give Them Your TimeThe best thing that you can give to children is your time.Amplifeied ...

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Duck Dynasty Dips**t

Phil Robertson is a bearded waste of flesh disguised as a cuddly Southern patriarch by the A&E show “Duck Dynasty.”  Fanatically Christian, Robertson has come under fire for the foul (foul/fowl pun not intended) comments he has made in the past about Muslims and gays, but I think his most recent comments take the cake. Warning, these comments are graphic. “Two guys break into an atheist’s home. ... More from Grand Rapids Atheists and Freethinkers

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cardamom chia milk

It started out as a porridge, but rapidly the recipe transitioned into a beverage when I decided to reduce the amount of chia seeds. Thus, a beverage. No longer a porridge. ...

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In Charge Of It All

Think about this. Every function in your body is controlled by the nervous system. See why it's a good idea to maintain your spine with chiropractic?In Charge Of It AllThink about this. ... More from Explore Chiropractic

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Cheap Trick: How to Dry Shoes Fast

My son wanted to go on a bike ride with his dad and brother the other day. Now, it’s “spring” in Minnesota which means that it can be a little m ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Harvest Time Reprise

“You left our memory so completely that you don’t even return in our dreams.” A goat lived with a nanny goatThe goat went for some bastThe goat ...

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The Mystery of the Deep 'C'

When we purchased Emmaville we had to puzzle out who owned the boats and camper in storage because there were no records. Eventually, we identified all the owners except for one. ...

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