Northern Community Internet Blogs

We Put the Fear of Death in People

This is from Ed Brayton’s blog, “Dispatches From the Culture Wars.”  I found it sort of interesting. Dispatches from the Culture Wars   ...

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Partnering to Promote Fine Art

Watermark Art Center and Bemidji State University (BSU) have partnered to help make historically significant pieces of art accessible to the community on a permanent basis. ...

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Local action + strengthened relationships = collective change

Since the Youth Voices Convening, much of the Student Success initiative work has is happening in our local communities. Teams of people have seen and absorbed the Youth Voice survey data. ...

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New Students Mean Different Art Again this Year

With a new group of student artists each year, the Edge Center Gallery exhibits the innovation best made possible with youngster's early encounters creating art. ...

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The measure of a student

Data driven decision-making is a guiding principle of the Itasca Area Initiative for Student Success and for similar large-scale initiatives that are members of the Strive National Network. ...

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a flock of six

Our hens. Olga, Phoebe, Flossie, Henny-penny, Opal, and Pearl. Three Rhode Island Red and three Barred Rock. With no roaming restrictions, their diet is varied and nature-inspired, exercise occurs regularly and freely throughout the day in the fresh air and sunshine, and human contact aids psychological health. ...

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From the Ground Up: Cultivating Creative People and Places

If you are interested in meeting up with other rural artists, makers, and innovators from around the Midwest and the United States, please consider at ...

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Steven Pinker – Our monthly meeting on April 28, 2015

Steven PInker’s well regarded book “The Better Angels of Our Nature” is considered an excellent read, but at 800 pages, clearly not a quick one. Fortunately for us, Steven is not only an excellent writer, but also an excellent speaker. ... More from Grand Rapids Atheists and Freethinkers

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"salad bar" cold frame

Residing in one of the colder climates in the nation presents challenges, but not roadblocks. A cold frame provides a jump start on our plant hardiness zone 3 growing season in central Minnesota.  Growing up, Dick and I both learned from our parents that whatever you have, use what you've got. ... More from Whiteley Creek Homestead Bed and Breakfast Brainerd Minnesota

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Bemidji Urban Birding Walks

MHAS sponsors monthly birding walks on 3rd weekends, beginning May 15th, ending September 18. To participate, please call or text the event leader. Each event is led by a member of MHAS and held during fair weather only. ...

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2015 5th Grade Invitational

Come out to Watermark this weekend! We’re featuring the annual 5th Grade Invitational, which will run May 1-16. This exhibit features work by 5th grade students from Central, Horace May, JW Smith, Lincoln, Northern, Red Lake, Schoolcraft, Solway, and St. ...

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Meet the Governance Council: Kelly Chandler

The IAISS governance council began its work in early 2015, bringing together just over a dozen community members to guide work on the Pathway to Student Success. ... More from Itasca Area Initiative for Student Success

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Seeking

I am sure, like me, you have seen the quote “What you seek is seeking you” at least a dozen or so times now around the internet from facebook to pinterest. ...

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That’s a Wrap!

The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign has come to an end and thanks to the overwhelming support of the community; Second Harvest surpassed their goal of $60,000, raising $62,444.86!  The March Campaign ended strong with over $40,000 came in within the last couple weeks of the campaign. ...

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The Only Spine You Get

Take good care of your spine. It's the only one you get!The Only Spine You GetTake good care of your spine. It's the only one you get!Amplifeied ...

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What does testing really tell us?

Students here at Schoolcraft are at the mid-point in their testing season. For us, the spring testing season runs roughly 5 weeks long with different grade levels taking turns at showing what they know in Reading, Math and Science. ...

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Health Is The Foundation

Healthy body. Healthy mind. Healthy spirit. They are all related!Health Is The FoundationHealthy body. Healthy mind. Healthy spirit. They are all relat ...

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Buying & Selling MN Homes

Here in sunny and now finally warm Minnesota we have had a fabulous past few days with record breaking warm termperatures.  Note to sellers: Sellers need to take advantage of this break in the weather and spruce up the outside of the home. ...

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Spring and the Time to get Your Move On!

While ideal weather is one of the main advantages to selling your home in the Spring, another advantage is that the children do not have to be moved in mid-school year. ...

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April 27: PlaceBase Productions is Facilitating a Story Swap in Bemidji

Artists, directors, performers, arts organizers, crafts people, gallery owners, teachers, and all-around arts appreciators:  Let your voice be heard! ...

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