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Sharing local lessons on a national stage

Last week over 400 people involved in the national Strive Together Cradle to Career convened in San Diego CA for their 5th annul conference, Making Waves: Actions that Move Outcomes. ...

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America Answers

Today I'm participating in the America Answers forum put on by the Washington Post. Some people you might have heard of will be here -- Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx are two of them -- so this would probably be worth your time. ... More from Strong Towns Blog - Strong Towns

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RedShift electric motocross race bikes will be ready to roll in 2015

http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/18/redshift-electric-motocross-2015/?utm_source=Feed_Classic_Full&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Engadget&?nc ...

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Full Measure by T. Jefferson Parker

Patrick Norris returns home from Afghanistan eager to open a sport fishing business. But he is shocked to learn that the San Diego avocado ranch his family has long owned has been destroyed by wildfire and his parents are facing ruin. ... More from Hibbing Public Library

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Reality Check: People Are Not Watching You As Closely As You Think

Photo credit: Roving Eye 365 via Flickr Creative Commons I recently shared that I have lost 35 pounds.  I still have a ways to go, but now that the progress is adding up, people are starting to notice my weight loss. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Reality Check: People Are Not Watching You As Closely As You Think

Photo credit: Roving Eye 365 via Flickr Creative Commons I recently shared that I have lost 35 pounds.  I still have a ways to go, but now that the progress is adding up, people are starting to notice my weight loss. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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BACK TOGETHER

Putting It Back Together: U S AMost of what we lack today is hope and courage.Today's news and commentary make dismal reading.What has happened to Amer ...

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Cable Providers Asked to Think About Local Content

Last week I went to the MTA conference. (I’m hoping to get a PPT to share and will post my notes as soon as I get it.) It was interesting to hear about how telecommunications providers are exploring new sources of revenue. ...

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Eat More Whole Food

If you don't recognize an ingredient, your body won't either. Eat more whole foods.Eat More Whole Food If you don't recognize an ingredient, your body won't either. ... More from Explore Chiropractic

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Fishing ReportOctober 17, 2014The fishing crew is

Fishing ReportOctober 17, 2014The fishing crew is thinning down.  Fishing has been good though.  Everyone is getting geared up for hunting.  If you ...

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Validation

I suppose it is the human condition – not all of us will admit it but the truth is we could receive hundreds of comments of praise and still be torn asunder by the one note from some miserable soul who wanted nothing more then to ruin someone else’s day. ...

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Evolution of Weird–the Kiwi

Native to the island of New Zealand, the country that is technically more “down under” than Australia, the kiwi is the nation’s national bird and ...

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Why did the Grouse cross the road?

Ruffed Grouse Fledgling This is northern Minnesota’s version of the Roadrunner! Ruffed Grouse running I took these photos in July… Grouse Roadrunner The mama Ruffed Grouse had 9 little ones that she was trying to get safely across the road. ...

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13 charts that explain why your college major matters

This is interesting stuff… Students pay a lot of attention to where they go to college. But the evidence suggests that it’s your major, not your college, that makes the biggest difference – at least when it comes to whether you find a job, how much money you make, and maybe even how happy you are in the office. ...

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Group discusses what lessons K-12 can learn from black, tribal colleges

Last week I attended Learning & Teaching with Fire: Lessons from HBCU’s and Tribal Colleges. It was with enthusiasm that I listened to lessons being discussed about the importance of caring adults, high level of interaction between students, teachers and parents, and getting intentional about creating environments where students are comfortable and can see themselves reflected in the staff and curriculum. ... More from Itasca Area Initiative for Student Success

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Dispatches from the film site and beyond

Today was the day we went to shoot at Wounded Knee. There Is something at Wounded Knee, and about Pine Ridge in general, that defies explanation. I have heard it is at Gettysburg as well, though I’ve never been there. ...

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Celebrating Conquest is appropriate

A central myth of America's origins is the concept of the United States being somehow "different" or exceptional; this is at the core of our politics, and as much a myth as any other origin story. ...

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Find the Fatal Flaw

As many of you may know, there was a big kerfuffle on Bill Maher’s show last week. A fight broke out between Maher, Sam Harris, Ben Affleck, Michael Steele and Nick Kristof over Islam, the ISIS group, Sam’s rampant Islamaphobia, Maher’s Islamaphobia, Afleck’s failure to criticize Islam in the same way he might criticize other religions and I don’t remember much of what Kristof or Steele said except that I think they were on Affleck’s side. ...

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Fishing ReportOctober 10, 2014What a beautiful Fal

Fishing ReportOctober 10, 2014What a beautiful Fall day!  This is my favorite time of the year.We have been hearing great fishing reports the last cou ... More from Froggy's Sports News

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Give to Max Day Coming November 13

 CONNECT with Headwaters Science Center on Give to the Max Day with a donation, large or small. Help us power-up our facility and programs so we can continue to inspire all ages about the wonders of science.With over 25,000 visitations annually, HSC makes a difference in the lives of people. ...

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