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#blackfridayparkingTake a Picture  |  Share it  |  Tell OthersSnap photos of the parking lots in your community on Black Friday. Upload them to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #blackfridayparking. ...

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Twin Cities Dailies Look at Broadband Disparities (and Funding) Around Minnesota

Happy Thanksgiving! Right this moment I’m thankful for my mobile hotspot, my dad who loves to drive and my sister in Chicago who is cooking everything! And I’m thankful that broadband is making the dailies. ...

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November 26, 2014Have a safe and Happy Thanksgivin

November 26, 2014Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!Froggy and the gang ...

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Watercolor of Golden Pear Continues!

Well I did not get the post of where my pear was last...so here that is.I still am finding shapes which I like to do first. I am not one of those painters who paints it to completion before moving on because I like to see it all sort of basic values and then decide how dark I need to go...there is a point where the painting takes over and I make those choices which is the part that is scary but also the creative part I love. ...

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Slightly off topic reflections....

People are asking me to write about Ferguson and give my reaction to what is going on there. I've been at a loss for words and instead found lines from the Prayer of St. ...

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Itasca Student Success: Every student will have access to technology and the skills necessary to use it and achieve goals

After the Border to Border Blandin conference last week, I was lucky enough to attend a Student Success Community Conversation in Grand Rapids MN. I was helping with using social media as an added dimension at the event. ...

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Itasca area responds to youth voices on strengths, gaps in support

More than 200 area residents gathered to learn how youth believe Itasca area communities are doing in supporting them, and how to use these insights to build and strengthen that support. ...

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Thoughts on testing

One of the six original purposes established for Minnesota’s charter schools outlines in statute was to “measure learning outcomes and create different and innovative forms of measuring outcomes”. ...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Region 2 Arts Council Staff will be out of the office enjoying the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday and Friday this week.  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. office hours will resume on Monday. Don’t forget! The Artist Mentor Grant Application Deadline is 5:00 p.m. ...

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Being Grateful for Having Less

I’ve been working hard to get rid of the stuff that’s cluttering my closets.  I’ve been trying hard to only bring home things that I truly need or absolutely love. ...

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Invest In Your Health Today

There's no better time to add a healthy habit than today.Invest In Your Health Today There's no better time to add a healthy habit than today. Amplifei ...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Great Gray Owl WHO’s wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving? The Great Gray Owl from northern Minnesota! Take a drive up north and you might be lucky enoug ...

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Driverless into the Unknown

This week, I attended a conference about open data and open government. For those unfamiliar with the concepts, here's how well I listened. We all fund a ton of data collection through taxes but the results of that are often not publicly accessible or in a machine readable format (ie. ... More from Strong Towns Blog - Strong Towns

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I’ve been reading Greta Christina’s book “Coming Out Atheist: How to do it, How to Help Each Other and Why”. I had avoided reading it until now because I didn’t think there was likely to be any big “news” in the book that I wasn’t already aware of. ...

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Fishing ReportNovember 25, 2014Froggy is starting

Fishing ReportNovember 25, 2014Froggy is starting to put out a couple of spear houses.  We had a couple of warm days last weekend, but we are now back ...

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One Step At A Time

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. The journey to health begins the same way.One Step At A Time A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ...

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RS Fiber Broadband Initiative Moving Forward to bring service to rural MInnesota

Here’s the latest news from RS Fiber… RS Fiber Broadband Initiative Moving Forward  Bringing High Speed Internet, Television and Phone Services to Portions of Renville & Sibley Counties WINTHROP, Minn. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Holiday Gift Idea: $5 Magazine Subscriptions

Looking for a low cost holiday gift idea? Try a magazine subscription! I love giving magazine subscriptions because you can give a thoughtful gift that will arrive again and again throughout the year without spending a lot of cash. ...

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How a Cheapskate Does Black Friday

It’s hard to be a cheapskate on Black Friday.  There are just so many good deals. But there are also crowds and my inner battle with trying to remember less stuff means more happiness. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Eat Organic

Get to know the dirty dozen, foods that have the most pesticides. Choose organic when buying any of these: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-13571/12-fruits-veggies-with-the-most-pesticides-2014-dirty-dozen.htmlEat Organic Get to know the dirty dozen, foods that have the most pesticides. ... More from Explore Chiropractic

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