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Time to Work on That Garden!

Garden time has come and summer will be here in a couple of weeks. To help you along the garden path, some of the resources available in our library are listed below. ...

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It Was Moscato.

I've recently found out that my brother's house has the occasional large, black ant.By occasional, I mean I see one to two a day.For someone afraid of spiders, I tend to go overkill when I see a black moving thing out of the corner of my eye. ...

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Dig into Reading @ Virginia Public Library!

Dig Into Reading LogoWe’ve kicked off our summer reading program at Virginia Public Library with a huge bang.  Yesterday was our first day of open registration and we already have 277 participants signed up to read this summer.  That is so awesome!  What a way to go, Virginia!  This will be a great summer packed with fun events for our summer readers. ...

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The Odds

Once upon a time, I was single. And then that continued on into the forever of now. The end.Okay, so it's not that bleak. I was going for the RomComDram that seems to be so popular today. ...

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Saying Goodbye, Going Away

I was that kid.  You know the one, the kid whose parents were divorced (whisper whisper) and who had to live with her grandparents (gossip gossip) ...

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MOMS INSPIRE “FREE” GRAD PHOTO GIVEAWAY

INSPIRED BY MOMS! … “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY” & HEADS UP … ENTER MINNESOTA PHOTOBUG CONTEST for FREE SENIOR PORTRAITS (a $300 value in free ph ...

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The Sweetness of Bitter

This week’s column for the WIR. May 15th, 2013 Quietly Contrary: The Sweetness of Bitter By Mary Eileen Finch Minnesota was an unplanned surprise; one that I admit brought tears of horror to my eyes at first. “ It gets HOW cold here?” I asked my husband, with dread, when he proposed the idea to me. ...

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Reflections from WordCamp Minneapolis 2013

I’m somewhere over Utah right now on a flight to San Francisco, so I figured this would be a good time to type up a few thoughts on my experience at WordCamp Minneapolis last weekend. Originally I wasn’t planning on attending this year’s event just because of all the weekend traveling we’re doing in May. ...

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Boxed In

This week’s column for the WIR. May 8th, 2013 Quietly Contrary: Boxed In By Mary Eileen Finch Since we are moving out of state in a few weeks, I’ve made a rather long list of things to get done. ...

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Fish in Spring Yellow

"The importance of clean water" Florida, 2013Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both...Let's just cut to the chase. It's really about Robert Frost on mixed metaphors and quite possibly - wait...it's my fish photo from Florida.Maybe it's just the color of the sand. DummyIf we want to get ahead, I might add, we'll have to iron out the remaining bottlenecks.When Dr. ...

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Uplifting Time: Schmid's Adventures Episode 5

Today was a very uplifting day, and when I finally realized what had happened, I couldn't wait to get to the school so I could be accessed to the internet to tell you all about it.The last month to month and a half have been extremely difficult for me. ...

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Popular Poppies

This week’s column for the WIR. April 24th, 2013 Quietly Contrary: Popular Poppies By Mary Eileen Finch I remember, as a child, watching “The Wizard of Oz” and wondering why the poppy flower field made everyone so tired. ... More from Quietly Contrary

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WELCOME DEAR ONES!

Dear friends … we are delighted to launch this wonderful new tool … our sparkling new PhotoBug Photo Gallery. Enjoy browsing sample photos from all ... More from Minnesota PhotoBug

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The Mythology of Destruction

Northeastern Minnesota's history is based on exploitation; the small cities are and contain monuments to both the exploited land and people. The now empty downtown's, populated by bars and empty storefronts, are the best symbols. ... More from Miskwaa: The Red Blog

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Books that Inspired Your Life

Recently Gail Otteson and Michael Goldberg hosted Between You and Me - KAXE/KBXE's Saturday morning get-together.  Their topic was BOOKS THAT INPIRED YOU. ...

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MN author William Kent Krueger is back on KAXE/KBXE!

You've heard William Kent Krueger many times on KAXE/KBXE talking mysteries and the writing process with Heidi Holtan. Now he's put out a new novel tha ...

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Money: Is that all we ever think about?

Well, it is that time again my friends. Yep, you thought right. Its tax season. That time of the year where you run down your whole year, trying to figure out where you spent all your money and what it was on. ...

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Is it a Crime?

So do you know what it means for something to become a crime??? It seems to me that there are many different factors that go into play when you try and decide what exactly has to happen for a crime to occur.I talk to a lot of friends who know that I am a law enforcement cadet, and all of them talk about how that cops don't complete a lot because a lot of "crimes" go unanswered. ... More from Life in Reveiw

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Dropkick Murphys

by Mark WestergaardFebruary 24th, 2013 at the Myth Nightclub, St. Paul, MNThe Dropkick Murphy’s are a raucous band from Boston that are steeped in th ...

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Garden Shadows

I saw some interesting shadows in my garden last week. These little twigs are actually the top of the lilac shrubs. The snow depth is about 10 inches (25 cm). ...

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