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Appointments to Minnesota Governor’s Task Force on Broadband Announced

Here’s the news… Governor Mark Dayton has announced the appointments to the Task Force on Broadband. Members of the Task Force will serve during the Governor’s second term. ...

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Make It Happen

Dream it, plan it, work it. Make it happen!Make It HappenDream it, plan it, work it. Make it happen!Amplifeied ...

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Norman County Broadband 2014 Update: Have and have nots

I’m working on a County-by-County look at the State of Broadband in MN. My hope is to feature a county a day (in alphabetical order). In November, Connect Minnesota released their final report on broadband availability. ...

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A Healthier Lifestyle

Good health depends on developing good habits. Don't "go on a diet", update your lifestyle.A Healthier LifestyleGood health depends on developing good habits. ...

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Map the Meal Gap 2015 Study Indicates Food Insecurity Hits Close to Home

According to Study, 20% of Children in north central Minnesota Struggle with HungerGRAND RAPIDS, MN – May 06, 2015 – Second Harvest North Central Food Bank announced the release of the annual Map the Meal Gap study, which details the startling rate of food insecurity experienced by people in the seven country north central Minnesota region. ...

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Market Season Opens – Friday May 29th!

We’ll kick-off this year’s Market Season with the annual plant sale hosted on-site by the Pine River Garden Club. Each year they bring a beautiful selection of annual and perennial plants. ...

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Sponsor Thanks!

We are honored each year to have the support of local businesses and organizations. Their support makes it possible for us to offer the best Market possible. Thank you: City of Pine River Hanneken Insurance Happy Dancing Turtle Hunt Utilities Group Joelt Electric Matt’s Lawn Care Rural Renewable Energy Alliance Stone Woman Herbals We appreciate your support! Market shoppers- don’t hesitate to voice your appreciation when you stop by or speak with one of our sponsors. ...

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Minnesota and North Dakota acting in tandem for broadband policies. Hmmm.

Nothing like a rainy, long weekend to help me catch up a little. It gave me a chance to read an interesting article on broadband in North Dakota. Interesting for two reasons. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler Here’s a better shot of the Nashville Warber. Yesterday at the Vermilion River Gorge Hiking Trail, the Nashvilles were down low foraging in the brush along the trail. ...

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Balanced camp

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How to Make Grilling Cheaper

One of my favorite parts of summer is grilling out.   I help with the prep work, but my husband does the work.  There’s minimal clean-up.  The kids love it.  My house stays cooler, and we enjoy all the different flavors that cooking over an open flame can bring. ...

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King of the (Prehistoric) Seas–Mosasaur

I’ve been dragging my heels with these prehistoric creature posts, but with “Jurassic World” just around the corner, I decided to get off my buns and post about one of my all time favorites: mosasaurs. Shamu’s got NOTHING on this sh*t! Mosasaurs ruled the oceans of the Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era of Earth’s history, biting sharks in half while T-Rex was doing the same with anatosaurs. ...

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Hand-twisted cattail rush-Throwback

Throw-back Thursdays–These photos of me weaving hand-twisted cattail rush seats were taken in 1982, when I already had about six years weaving... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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Warblers arriving daily

Nashville Warbler Another of the Wood-warblers to arrive early is the Nashville Warbler. We have tons of these in the Crane Lake area that arrive here on their breeding grounds to raise their family. ...

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7 Mistakes People Make When Decluttering

You know the drill.  Keep, sell, toss.  Only keep what you truly love or find to be useful.  Ask yourself if your stuff sparks joy.   All of these mantras to help you declutter, and yet we still struggle with getting rid of our excess stuff.  7 Mistakes People Make When Decluttering Everyone is decluttering. ...

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Hummingbirds arrived northern Minnesota

The hummingbirds arrived in northern Minnesota over the weekend! I spotted my first tiny little one at the feeders on Saturday, May 16, 2015. I... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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Insure Your Good Health

​Good health means taking care of your body, mind and spirit.Insure Your Good HealthGood health means taking care of your body, mind and spirit.Ampli ... More from Explore Chiropractic

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5 Things You Can Do To Free Up Some Cash

Sometimes it feels like my budget is a partially deflated balloon. If I squeeze a little bit in one area so that I can save, the expenses just pop back out on the other side. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Mike Meyer Signs creates Wicker Woman sign 1991

Today’s post is a Throwback Thursday— Mike Meyer Signs of Mazeppa, MN circa 1991, putting up my sign for my wicker studio in Zumbro... [[ Click here to read more... ... More from Weavin' Wicker Woman Blog

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More early Warbler migrants

Pine Warbler The little jewels of the forest are coming back up north in droves now. Another early migrant is the Pine Warbler. This morning I heard them calling at Handberg’s Marina. ... More from Crane Lake Nature Blog

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