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The Pine Siskins are mobbing the thistle feeder. These little drab brown birds have hidden yellow feathers in their flight feathers and at the base of their tail. They fan their tails in aggressive moves as they jockey for the best place at the feeder. ...

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Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities lays out plan for the Legislature

The Coalition for Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) is asking the legislature to look at rural issues especially broadband… “We’ve traveled around Greater Minnesota and the most frequent question we received was whether there would be more broadband funding,” Peterson said. “Our communities and businesses need high-quality broadband to be competitive in today’s economy,” Seifert added. ...

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Op-Ed: Another view on President Obama’s broadband announcement

Posted upon request of Minnesota Public Broadband Alliance.. The Minnesota Public Broadband Alliance whose members are from cities and counties who provide services or funding for broadband networks would like to respond to the industry perspective with the municipal perspective. ...

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Crow Wing County Broadband 2014 Update: Part of the Resilient Region striving for better broadband

For the upcoming weeks 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). ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Hibbing Bluejacket Pride!

Go Big Blue, GO!  It’s always fun capturing these girls, thanks and keep up the great work!   ...

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Parsing the City: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota, January 23, 2015 I saw Orion tonight, hanging halfway to apex in the southeastern sky, skiffs of clouds cutting across his torso, the gleaming light of a jet plane climbing his scabbard. ...

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Sarah. Ian. and Kids!

What a fun session this was!  So much smiling, giggling, and laughing! Thank you all for coming to the studio to let me capture the love that your f ...

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Happy, Happy Wyatt – this kid loved the camera

So blessed again to be able to capture an adorable, happy baby boy.  he is so lucky to have the best mom and dad, they love each other so much, and love Wyatt to the moon and back. ... More from Flom Designs and Photography :: Hibbing, MN - Photographer

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Frugal Ponderings: Enjoying The Free Stuff

It’s that time again, my frugal friends, where I share with you some of the frugal ponderings going through my head this month.  My hope is that by sharing my frugal thoughts and experiences with you, it inspires you to save money, too. ...

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Eat Real Food

"Don't eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food." Michael PollanEat Real Food"Don't eat anything your great-great-grandmoth ...

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Make 20 Slow Cooker Meals in Advance for Less Than $150

Home-cooked dinners do not get any easier than this! My friend Erin Chase (a.k.a. The $5 Dinner Mom) has put together a fabulous collection of recipes for 20 Meals from Any Grocery Store For Less Than $150. ...

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It’s Halftime!

We’ve reached the midpoint of another school year. It always seems that just yesterday it was Labor Day weekend or even Halloween! The Winter Break is over and so is MLK day. ...

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“…one of the all-time best musicals…”

This is a good way to describe the movie “Kiss Me Kate."  It is a 1953 MGM musical starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, and Ann Miller. The Cole Porter music itself makes this movie a classic and Ann Miller’s performance makes it a treat. ...

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DIY Glycerin Soap Recipes

Making your own glycerin soap is very easy to do. So easy, in fact, that all of this soap was made by my 8 year old with minimal assistance from me. M ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Maintenance Counts

You must take care of yourself on a regular basis to remain healthy. That's why it's important to have regular check-up's with your chiropractor.Maintenance CountsYou must take care of yourself on a regular basis to remain healthy. ...

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You Eat First With Your Eyes

Rearrange your fridge so healthy foods are at eye level and easy to grab. You're more likely to eat what you first see.You Eat First With Your EyesRearrange your fridge so healthy foods are at eye level and easy to grab. ... More from Explore Chiropractic

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Artist Mary Therese coming to Watermark

Watermark is proud to announce Mary Therese as the artist behind our first exhibit of 2015. A painter of many surfaces, Mary Therese shifts her canvas from paper to fabric with her most recent passion of creating silk paintings illuminated with light. ...

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An Interesting Muslim Perspective

In light of the recent terrorist attacks in France and the ongoing tension between European Muslims and their secular counterparts, the Muslim mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, has an interesting take. ...

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Reflections on MLK day — Are we including everyone’s voice?

Anna Carlson is an Americorp Promise Fellow working with the Itasca Area Initiative for Student Success.   She lives in Jacobson.   With school out o ...

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