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The First Stage Gallery issues a Call for Artists

Show your artwork at The First Stage Gallery!Click on the Call For Artist 2015 tab for more information. ...

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MN Company Digi makes strides in wearable for healthy living

I’m a fan of wearbles. I hate to admit that I get a lot more use out of my $120 Fitbit than my $1500 Google Glass – but I think I’m the norm. I think it does demonstrate that there’s real potential to promote healthy decisions (as well as monitor health) with wearables. ...

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Learning Must Move Over for Indoctrination

So the other day my daughter, who is just starting fifth grade, brought home a form for me to sign.  It had to do with religious release time.  I could indicate that yes, I want her to participate, and select a church, or indicate no, I did not want her to be involved. ...

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$10M contest to revitalize rural communities from Frontier Communications and Dish Network

This looks like a great opportunity for smallish towns; it is open to communities with populations of 9,500 to 80,000 located within Frontier’s servi ...

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Red Wing Ignite anniversary open house on September 18

I will be celebrating a family birthday – but if you’re in the area I think the Red Wing Ignite party will be fun. As part of US Ignite, Red Wing Ignite is representing for Minnesota and rural areas. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Frugal Competition and the Fear of Doing It Wrong

You can’t just clip coupons anymore. You have to be able to get $300 worth of groceries for $1.37. You can’t just recycle anymore, you have to upcycle. ...

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Region 2 Arts Council Office Closed 9/12/14

We are closing our office on Friday, September 12, 2014.  Regular office hours will resume on Monday, September 15. We apologize for any inconvenience ...

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Women by Numbers

I’ve always been trying to find a happy balance in my life when it comes to my weight and my happiness. I had stomach problems as a kid (sadly enough I’ve had women tell me how fortunate I was/is for that and I’ve agreed with them) leaving me eating like a bird and drinking a […] The post Women by Numbers appeared first on The Official Website of Author Tarah L. ...

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Fishing ReportSeptember 10, 2014Seems like the coo

Fishing ReportSeptember 10, 2014Seems like the cool front that came through has slowed down fishing.  Walleye seem to be stacked out deeper, but are n ...

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Interfaith Dialog – What’s the risk?

While we are waiting for a chance to start our conversation with the Community Presbyterian Church, I have been contemplating what it might be like, what we might find ourselves discussing other than the things I think we should be discussing and whether there are risks to our group and our perspective in this dialog. ...

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What's Happening @ Your Library?

There is a lot going on at the library this fall!Michael CzarneckiSee, It Was Like This...Tomorrow, September 10, at noon, Michael Czarnecki will present a creative non-fiction oral memoir of the 60s.  Michael grew up in Buffalo, NY, a member of a working class Polish family. ...

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Peacemaker Commitment to Excellence Award

Schoolcraft Learning Community, a K-8 public charter school located at Concordia Language Villages, will be awarded with the Commitment to Excellence ...

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How to Break Bad Spending Habits

Managing your finances is a lot like managing your diet.  There’s only so many calories you should consume in a day.  There’s only so much money you should spend each day. ...

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Focus On The Positive

You can choose your attitude. Focus on the positive things in your life.Focus On The Positive You can choose your attitude. Focus on the positive things in your life. ...

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How To Justify Spending $8m On Something Nobody Wants

Imagine if the City of Minneapolis was given $8.7 million that could only be used on downtown pedestrian and/or transit projects. What would they do? T ...

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September Northern Arts News

Things not to miss: Art Leap in Park Rapids On Golden Pond in Bemidji MN Orchestra Performs in Bemidji Theater Arts Workshop in Baudette And more… ...

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Tickets for you @ your local library!

Elephant Man at the Encore Performing Arts Center in CloquetThe Arrowhead Library System is pleased to offer free event tickets to Elephant Man at the Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet, on September 26-28 and October 2-5.  Performances are at 7:00 p.m., except for Sunday at 2:00 p.m. ...

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Nationally Acclaimed Author David Treuer to Talk about “Rez Life” at ICC

Happy to share this news release issued by Itasca Community College. David Treuer will present “Writing Rez Life–American Indian Life in the 21st Century” at 7 pm Wednesday, September 17, at the Grand Rapids Area Library. David Treuer For over a decade, Itasca Community College’s Associate in Arts Program has been hosting a “shared-text project” in which students in a range of classes read the same provocative book and take advantage of events that are also open to the public. ...

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Defining Quality Collective Impact

Our approach to collective impact is getting national attention! A new article highlighting cradle to career collective impact work is featured in the Fall 2014 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. ...

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How to solve traffic jams

Embracing complexity can allow us to solve many problems, including traffic. ...

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