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Next Century Cities Launches with 32 Cities (incl Wintrop MN) Leading on High-Speed Internet

Great to see at least one Minnesota city on the list… Next Century Cities Launches with 32 Cities Leading on High-Speed Internet New Initiative Brings Together City Leaders to Show Next-Generation Internet as Key to the Future of America’s Towns and Cities   Santa Monica, Calif. (October 20, 2014) – Today 32 cities launched Next Century Cities, a bipartisan, city-to-city initiative dedicated to ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all communities. ...

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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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America Answers

Today I'm participating in the America Answers forum put on by the Washington Post. Some people you might have heard of will be here -- Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx are two of them -- so this would probably be worth your time. ...

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RedShift electric motocross race bikes will be ready to roll in 2015

http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/18/redshift-electric-motocross-2015/?utm_source=Feed_Classic_Full&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Engadget&?nc ...

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Full Measure by T. Jefferson Parker

Patrick Norris returns home from Afghanistan eager to open a sport fishing business. But he is shocked to learn that the San Diego avocado ranch his family has long owned has been destroyed by wildfire and his parents are facing ruin. ...

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Reality Check: People Are Not Watching You As Closely As You Think

Photo credit: Roving Eye 365 via Flickr Creative Commons I recently shared that I have lost 35 pounds.  I still have a ways to go, but now that the progress is adding up, people are starting to notice my weight loss. ...

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Monday Member Blog Roll

Welcome to the first edition of the Monday Member Blog Roll [Monday Member Digest?  Monday Member Blog Digest?] !This is a new feature on the Strong T ...

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BACK TOGETHER

Putting It Back Together: U S AMost of what we lack today is hope and courage.Today's news and commentary make dismal reading.What has happened to Amer ...

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The Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen

When Teresa Casali was young she discovered she had a strange gift:  the ability to read people’s memories.  But the gift seemed more like a curse as her mob boss father used her to gain the upper hand in his world of corruption and violence.  Exposed by her own family to the darkest impulses of mankind, Teresa is alone and unprotected.  She realizes that if she is to survive, she has to run. ...

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Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

General George S. Patton Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident - and may very well have been an act of assassination. ... More from Hibbing Public Library

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Cable Providers Asked to Think About Local Content

Last week I went to the MTA conference. (I’m hoping to get a PPT to share and will post my notes as soon as I get it.) It was interesting to hear about how telecommunications providers are exploring new sources of revenue. ...

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Cable Providers Asked to Think About Local Content

Last week I went to the MTA conference. (I’m hoping to get a PPT to share and will post my notes as soon as I get it.) It was interesting to hear about how telecommunications providers are exploring new sources of revenue. ...

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Washington DC on Monday

On Monday I'm going to be heading to our nation's capital to take part in a forum being put on by the Washington Post. We're also planning a Strong Towns on Tap get together. ... More from Strong Towns Blog - Strong Towns

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Eat More Whole Food

If you don't recognize an ingredient, your body won't either. Eat more whole foods.Eat More Whole Food If you don't recognize an ingredient, your body won't either. ...

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Fishing ReportOctober 17, 2014The fishing crew is

Fishing ReportOctober 17, 2014The fishing crew is thinning down.  Fishing has been good though.  Everyone is getting geared up for hunting.  If you ...

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How to Save Money When You Think You Can’t

Are you living paycheck to paycheck?  Exhausted by making ends meet and frustrated that there’s no money left for anything, let alone savings? You’re not alone.  Studies show that one-third of Americans don’t have enough money saved for retirement and another one out of every four Americans has less than $1,000 saved for emergencies. ...

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Validation

I suppose it is the human condition – not all of us will admit it but the truth is we could receive hundreds of comments of praise and still be torn asunder by the one note from some miserable soul who wanted nothing more then to ruin someone else’s day. ...

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New dates for FCC Rural Broadband Experiments applications

Here’s the latest from the FCC on the Rural Broadband Experiments… WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU ANNOUNCES DATE FOR OPENING OF RURAL BROADBAND EXPERIMENTS APPLICATION FILING WINDOW AND FINAL DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS WC Docket No. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Evolution of Weird–the Kiwi

Native to the island of New Zealand, the country that is technically more “down under” than Australia, the kiwi is the nation’s national bird and ...

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