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Peter and the Wolf take to Willmar

Elementary and middle school students from Willmar watch the Orchestra's performance of Peter and the Wolf at WEAC on Friday morning. The Minnesota Orc ... More from Common Chords

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An “Armed Forces Salute” in Willmar

Brass musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra shared an evening performance with members of the Willmar-area VFW Post 1639. Photo credit: Dennis Benson. ...

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Fourth Annual Taste of Itasca May 8th

Taste of Itasca, the fourth annual fundraiser for Kinship Mentoring is set for the evening of Tuesday, May 8th.  Tickets are $45 per person. The event includes tastings of wine and beer and  food prepared by 17 local restaurants and caterers. ...

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Self-Directed Real Estate IRA's the New Scam?

You aren't smarter than the market. It really is that simple.You know the marketing folks have been out talking when the New York Times does a fluff story on some new way to make more money with your investments. ...

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A Mother's Day Lament

 A Mother’s Day Lament Whose bright idea was it to place the Minnesota fishing opener on Mother’s Day weekend? I long for a lovingly prepared breakfast in bed, leisurely late church service, followed by a sumptuous twenty-foot-long buffet enjoyed in the bosom of my adoring family.            Instead, I get a cold bed because Jack went fishing at three a.m. ...

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Squeeky clean

Spring is a time for rebirth, blooming, new life and if you are me, cleaning! I have been on a mission lately to find safe & truly natural cleaning solutions that actually work for my big spring cleanse for the house. ...

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Whistling the Tub Spout Tunes

As owners of a cabin in Northern Minnesota, it seems unusual mysteries crop up periodically. Soon after we moved into our cabin in 2005, we discovered our showers like to sing to us. ...

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The Gift Couch

My current couch. Why do I always gravitate toward brown? I don't need to match my furniture to the color of my dog, do I? The Gift CouchorLessons Learned in the Hand-Me-Down School of Life           Trying to wed my husband’s and my decorating tastes would be like attempting a match between Martha Stewart and Jack London. ... More from Northern Comfort

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Northern Creations Spring Show

Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25 from 9:0a.m.0-5:00 p.m.Northern Creations sponsored by Creativity Tank will once again offer you quality art at affordable prices. ... More from Grand Rapids Arts

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Something NEW & EXCITING happening with Kathy and Checkered Past!

I'm excited and pleased to announce my new venture!www.stagingbykathy.blogspot.com ...

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Mexico Is Our Friend; Drugs Are the Enemy

We've lost the war on illegal immigration from Mexico. We've lost the war on drugs. It's time to simply open the border and allow free movement of people rather than just drugs and consumer goods. ...

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Pamida Site Should Become a Public Memorial

The Time Is Right; We Should Act NowI recently spent a day in Boston. I am especially fond of the Boston Commons, an enchanting respite area in the midst of a bustling modern city. ...

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The Gift That Was a Billion Years Old

What is the most memorable gift you’ve ever received? Do you still have it or has it been lost forever? Perhaps it has since been deposited into a charitable donation box, mashed into the back of a garbage truck, or regifted  to an office partner. ...

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Off track

During my morning ski, the once nicely groomed trails my neighbor so graciously provided, were getting a little sloppy.  We had a big un-thaw and then ...

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Julie’s post-ski yoga stretches:

After you’ve taken you ski’s off, (note: this routine begins with ski boots on) and while your heart rate is still elevated, take caution and only ... More from Yoga By Julie

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A Circle of Muses

Circle of MusesA Gathering of Creative WomenHow about an evening shared with other creative women to inspire your art?Whether it's painting, writing, fiber art, or any other creative art media you deserve to take time for inspiration.Come to The First Stage GallerySunday February 26, 20125:30pm—8pmBring a project you are working on, if you wish. ...

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A Circle of Muses

Circle of MusesA Gathering of Creative WomenHow about an evening shared with other creative women to inspire your art?Whether it's painting, writing, fiber art, or any other creative art media you deserve to take time for inspiration.Come to The First Stage GallerySunday February 26, 20125:30pm—8pmBring a project you are working on, if you wish. ...

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Love Your Library

Mark Your Calendar!Thursday, February 16 at Noon — We love our library Book Lover’s Tea!Thursday, March 8 at Noon — Local history with Pam Brunfelt.April 12 at Noon — Local musician Paul Metsa.Announcing the "Love Your Library" fundraising campaign!This year the FRIENDS are celebrating Valentine's Day by participating in the Love Your Library campaign. ...

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Love Your Library

Mark Your Calendar!Thursday, February 16 at Noon — We love our library Book Lover’s Tea!Thursday, March 8 at Noon — Local history with Pam Brunfelt.April 12 at Noon — Local musician Paul Metsa.Announcing the "Love Your Library" fundraising campaign!This year the FRIENDS are celebrating Valentine's Day by participating in the Love Your Library campaign. ...

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Rick Santorum speaks to 650 people at the Sanford Center in Bemidji

... More from Reading the Times in Bemidji

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