Northern Community Internet Blogs

Thank you to all our family and friends, who helpe

Thank you to all our family and friends, who helped at Froggy's.  After eleven years, it is time to let it go, and have a new start.  We will miss yo ...

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Broadband christened public utility by FCC – details to follow

As predicted, the FCC has set down some rules that lean heavily toward Net Neutrality. The New York Times reports… The F.C.C. is taking this big regulatory step by reclassifying high­speed Internet service as a telecommunications service, instead of an information service, under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. The Title II classification comes from the phone company era, treating service as a public utility. ...

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MN Broadband Fund Award: A closer look around Stevens County (adjacent to Otter Tail County)

Almost $20 million in state grants have gone to 17 communities in Minnesota to expand broadband and make the case to legislators (and the general public) that such investments are wise and have a valuable Return on Investment. ...

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Net Neutrality: A forgone conclusion?

According to the New York Times, Net Neutrality is all but signed, sealed and delivered… Senior Republicans conceded on Tuesday that the grueling fight with President Obama over the regulation of Internet service appears over, with the president and an army of Internet activists victorious. The Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to approve regulating Internet service like a public utility, prohibiting companies from paying for faster lanes on the Internet. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Fascinating

Idaho.  It’s a fantastic state, the land of potatoes and…um, well there’s, no that’s, that’s not…but there’s, uh. Well, that’s unimpor ...

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5 Ways to Have a Less Expensive Christmas

It’s hard to think about Christmas shopping during the “off season,” but you really should. The average household spends $800 on Christmas shopp ...

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Focused On Your Health

Our focus in on returning and maintaining your good health.Focused On Your HealthAmplifeied ...

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March 5: The Creative Minnesota Report Reveal in Bemidji

The public is invited to join Region 2 Arts Council in welcoming Sheila Smith, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, for the release o ...

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Time For A Healthy Diet

Packaged and fast food come at a great cost to your health. Invest the time to create a healthy meal plan for you and your family.Time For A Healthy Di ...

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Pledge to Save During America Saves Week

Around my house, every week is a week to save.   But for many people, saving money seems like a daunting task. According to a 2014 survey conducted ...

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Conversations with the CPC – 4 and 5

As the title conveys, I’ve gotten behind on my reporting about our discussions with folks at the Community Presbyterian Church (CPC). Our 4th meeting took place in January and the 5th in February. ...

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Fishing ReportFebruary 21, 2015Eelpout contest is

Fishing ReportFebruary 21, 2015Eelpout contest is going on on Leech Lake this weekend.  Walleye and northern close for the season this Sunday.  Fishi ...

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We’re all crazy – the cool ones do it confidently

I wonder where and what happened to all the crazy people. Nowadays it seems everyone is fighting to be dubbed the most weird, the most crazy, fighting for a place in the lime light as the most sensationally nuts. ...

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Simple Homemade Oven Cleaner

I absolutely hate cleaning my oven.   I think part of the reason is that I always wait so long between cleanings that it becomes a real chore.  The other reason is that I hate using stinky, toxic chemicals to clean it. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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It’s Arts Advocacy Day! Region 2 Arts Council Office Will Be Closed 2/18 – 2/19

We are attending Arts Advocacy Day at the capitol in St. Paul.  Every year Region 2 Arts Council staff travel to the State Capitol to meet with Minnes ...

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Shannon an her amazing family

I recently was able to capture this brave lady and her family. She was just recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. They are having a benefit for her on Tuesday March 3rd, 4-7pm At the Minnesota Discovery Center. ...

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Information Highway

When messages can't travel from the body to the brain, the body can't effectively heal itself. Keep the road clear with chiropractic.Information Highwa ... More from Explore Chiropractic

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Exorcisms in India

Superstition is — or was once — ubiquitous, finding a home, probably, in every culture not touched by the Enlightenment.  This might sound Euro-centric, but it is not meant that way — Europeans have been at least as irrational as any other people at various times in their history. ... More from Grand Rapids Atheists and Freethinkers

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This Saturday: Creative Spirit Fiber Festival

It’s almost time to celebrate the fiber arts in Bemidji! The second annual Creative Spirit Fiber Festival, brought to you by Watermark and Willow Wood Market, will take place Saturday, February 21st at Calvary Lutheran Church. ...

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