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Do Middle Schools Make sense?

Do Middle Schools Make Sense? By Mary Tamer   6 Comments   New research finds that keeping students in K–8 schools has benefits.   Transitioning from elementary school to middle school can be tough. ...

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MIND BLOWN! Well done, LEGO: The Hobbit

This is by far the best song I have ever heard from a video game. I don’t say such things lightly! LEGO: The Hobbit has a lot going for it, but I’ll talk about that later. ...

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A New edition of Letters to My Son with three new chapters

Twenty years ago, when my son was five years old, I published my “literary firstborn”, Letters to My Son.  It  had a clarity and purity of heart ...

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What's Wrong With This Picture?

Do you notice when you look at photos from the early 20th century, everybody looks so serious?  No one, and I mean, NO ONE, smiles in those photos.  Now look at the picture above. ... More from Rediscovering Emmaville

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What's Missing?

Grace Peace and Mercy to all of you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.Tonight I got the amazing opportunity to sit down with fellow members of my church and we got to enjoy a nice dinner and a short Bible Study together. ...

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Radish and Basket in Watercolor

I thought I would give a little update on my Radish painting. I have not gotten to work very much on it...if the sun shines I am in the garden these days! But today it rained so I did get a little work done. ... More from Watercolor Mania

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Bog Walk

  Maianthemum trifolium Or 3-leaved False Soloman’s Seal — what?   Bog Laurel Northern Parula Northern Parula Blackburnian Warbler Blackburnian W ... More from Crane Lake Nature Blog

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Job Hunting: Does everyone hate it, or is it just me?

Job Hunting. The words that no person wants to hear anyone mention let alone type. What about those words do we dislike so much that it causes so much drama in our lives that it creates more problems instead of fixing them? There is so much that goes on during job searches and it is more than enough to believe that it could only cause more problems then fix. ...

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Bald Eagles in Voyageurs National Park

For the latest report on the Eagles of Voyageurs click on the link below http://www.nps.gov/voya/parknews/bald-eagle-nesting-areas-protected-in-voyageu ...

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French Immersion Camp Scholarship Winners

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An update on the Hiawatha Asylum

One of the central elements of my most recent book, The Girl who Sang to the Buffalo, is the Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians that was built at the t ... More from Kent Nerburn

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Doug MacRostie’s Favorite Games of All Time

Last year before the Xbox One and Playstation 4 were poised to usher in the next-generation of console gaming, most review sites I follow were putting out lists of their favorite games. ... More from Macedelic Studios

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ERMAHGERD TIRTANFARL PATCHERZ

@Cruel_W1z4rd brought this to my attention. Someone who attended PAX 2014 is selling their exclusive Titanfall patch set.! Here’s a quote of my respo ...

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RIVERS AND LAKES FAIR TIME

WATERWORKS by Gordon Prickett  A column for the 6/4/2014 Aitkin Independent AgeIT’S RIVERS AND LAKES FAIR TIMEEvery year at this time - for 18 years - there is a place to learn more about our lakes and rivers in Aitkin County. ...

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New York City Here We Come/ or Not!

Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced May 23, 2014 that Director Sam Evans and the Itasca Community Chorus have been inv ...

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It’s Time to Buy a 2014 Ford SuperDuty

2015 model year Ford F-250s and F-350s are just now arriving at Dealerships, which means great deals on the out-going 2014s. I’ve got only 12 of the 2014 SuperDuty trucks left at Rapids Ford, all with big end of the model-year rebates and discounts! Ranging from your basic XL work truck to the rolling-in-luxury Platinum, get ‘em while supplies last! For details, give me a call at 218-760-5656, email doug.macrostie@gmail.com or stop in at Rapids Ford and ask for Doug MacRostie. ...

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“Introspection” Native American Art in Bigfork

The art currently on display at The Edge Center Gallery in Bigfork, titled "Introspection", is by Steve Premo, a Native American artist from Minnesota who lives and works in the state. ...

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A BETTER HOPE?

It has been exactly four months since I posted on this Blog. The Title was "DISCOURAGED , BUT HOPEFUL."  What does it take to hold onto hope in these ...

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LOONS ARRIVE

Title: LOONS ARRIVE -  A WATERWORKS column by Gordon Prickettfor the 5/7/2014 Aitkin Independent AgeOPEN WATER AND LOONS!The ice went out on Nord Lake Monday, April 28th, and this was another year for the record books. ... More from Clean Water: The Protected Waters of Aitkin County, MN

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INSIDE AND OUT by Joan Cox

The Watermark Art Center presents work by artist Joan Cox as a part of the June First Friday Art Walk Join us for the opening reception on June 6th from 5 to 7pm featuring a brief artist presentation at 6pm. ...

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