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Foodie Friday Feature

Check out "International Night: a father and daughter cook their way around the world" for a thoughtful and witty adventure that will make your mouth water. ...

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12 Day’s of Christmas Specials – Do not miss out!

http://www.icontact-archive.com/2tHo2txPcQbsl3TUXbLD_7HVFBlzHZuq?w=1 ...

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Frugal Ponderings: Casinos and Christmas

So, as if being a blogger in the woods isn’t odd enough, I should tell you that my husband also has his own live radio variety show.  It’s a really fun show with sketches, stories and music that celebrates the communities of northern Minnesota. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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'tis the Season for... Scrumptious Eating!

You have all of your gifts sorted out.  Now it's time to work on the holiday menu! Holiday Candy & ConfectionsOne of my favorite parts of any holi ...

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Fairview Santa Photos

Photos with Santa are now available online to download or order! http://flomdesigns.zenfolio.com/p409817215 Click on the above link, find the photo you ...

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Evening Grosbeak decline

An interesting article at My Minnesota Woods talks about the habits of the Evening Grosbeak, a finch that inhabits northern Minnesota. http://www.mymi ...

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MN Broadband Task Force Meeting Dec 2014: Full Notes, a report and recommendation for $200 Million

Yesterday the Task Force held the last meeting before their big annual report is due. Like last year – some of the meatiest discussion of the year happened at the end of the year. ...

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Conversations with the CPC – 3

Our third conversation took place on Tuesday, December 9th. The mix of participants was slightly different from the previous one, but the number involved was seven as at that meeting. ...

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Some Minnesota companies are in line to receive funding from the Rural Broadband Experiments Fund

Wireline Competition Bureau announced the entities provisionally selected for Rural Broadband Experiments. That list includes some Minnesota companies. ...

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Karen Robards: The Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Stone series

Read the 3 books featuring Dr. Stone, who can communicate with the newly dead, in order:The Last VictimThe Last Kiss GoodbyeHer Last Whisper ...

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The Republic of Imagination: America in three books by Azar Natisi

From NPR: In her surprise 2003 bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, Iranian emigré Azar Nafisi made clear why fiction matters in totalitarian regimes. ... More from Hibbing Public Library

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Gratitude and good wishes to Carolyn Parnell

Last week Governor Dayton thanked Carolyn Parnell for her service at MN.IT  Services Commissioner; she is resigning and we are sad to see her go. Lik ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Young voices will chart Northern Minnesota’s future

Aaron Brown is an Iron Range blogger, author, radio producer and columnist for the Hibbing Daily Tribune. It’s with appreciation we share a link to h ...

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Introducing Promise Fellow Anna Carlson

Growing up in Jacobson, I have always felt a deep connection to rural Minnesota. It’s the place I call home, despite spending the last five years in the Twin Cities. ...

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Holiday Program Toy Packing, Sat. Dec. 13th–9:00am (Zion)

Thanks to all who’ve volunteered to help pack toys for the annual Second Harvest Food Shelf “Itasca Holiday Program.” This year, the event–which involves a large group of families, individuals and community groups–will take place at a new location, in the gym/cafeteria at Zion Lutheran Church, 2901 S Highway 169 in Grand Rapids. ...

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Fishing ReportDecember 7, 2014We are hearing some

Fishing ReportDecember 7, 2014We are hearing some good fishing reports.  Walleye and perch out on Pike Bay, Cass Lake and Leech.  Nice walleye out on Andrusia and also getting some good size northern.  One of Froggy's rental houses picked up a really nice northern yesterday, also.  I believe it went around l3 pounds.  Froggy posted a picture on Froggy's facebook. ...

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Watercolor Demo of Golden Pear Continues

I have worked today but unsure if it even shows. Some days are like that I guess. The confusing book is sorting itself out...I now have to take back some of the checkered pattern so you can see the letters on top but I had trouble following the pattern so just had to go for it...still a lot to do there but hopefully that pattern will come through when I am done. ...

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Watercolor Demo of Golden Pear Continues

I have worked today but unsure if it even shows. Some days are like that I guess. The confusing book is sorting itself out...I now have to take back some of the checkered pattern so you can see the letters on top but I had trouble following the pattern so just had to go for it...still a lot to do there but hopefully that pattern will come through when I am done. ...

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More on the Season of Giving

It is nearly time for folks to panic.  Little Johnny only wants a pair of skates, so he isn't too difficult to buy for.  Susy wants a sled, but your ...

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Watercolor Demo of Golden Pear

I sure am having trouble getting the right colors but at least you can see I am moving forward and the surprise at the end will be a painting that hopefully is the right color! ha!! I am playing with the angles and background to try something new to isolate my set up and draw the eye in...I am still not sure how dark to go with all of this so I am creeping in until I feel it is where I want it. ...

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