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10 Ways to Minimize Work Stress

  Overcome stress at work Most every job has some form of work related stress. Whether it’s deadlines, sales quotas, or other various performance measurements, nearly every role has its up’s and down’s. According to an article published by the Huffington post “Nearly 80 percent of workers in their 20s said they wanted to change careers, followed by 64 percent of 30-somethings and 54 percent in their 40s.” These numbers are quite startling. ... More from Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence (GRAPE)

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seed savers exchange

An article in a July/August 2012 issue of Natural Home & Garden Magazine "planted the seed." I knew that one day I would visit Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa. ...

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seed savers exchange

An article in a July/August 2012 issue of Natural Home & Garden Magazine "planted the seed." I knew that one day I would visit Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa. ...

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decorah farmers market and food co-op

We coordinated our Seed Savers Exchange outing with a Saturday morning farmers market in Decorah, Iowa. It was the first day of the Winneshiek Farmers Market's 2014 spring season. ...

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decorah farmers market and food co-op

We coordinated our Seed Savers Exchange outing with a Saturday morning farmers market in Decorah, Iowa. It was the first day of the Winneshiek Farmers Market's 2014 spring season. ...

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5th Grade Invitational

The Watermark Art Center presents the 2014 5th Grade Invitational! Join us on May 2nd from 4 to 6pm as a part of the First Friday Art Walk.       More about the exhibit can be found here on ISD 31 website!     The exhibit features work by students from Central, Horace May, JW Smith, Lincoln, Northern, Red Lake, Schoolcraft, Solway and St. ... More from Watermark Art Center

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Prayer of the Children

Itasca Community Chorus presents Prayer of the Children in collaboration with the Deer River Middle School Honor Choir, Sunday, May 18th at 4:00 p.m. a ...

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A Message From Susan Joy

Summer is right around the corner! What plans do you have to enjoy the warmer days ahead? HSC has lots of exciting plans for the summer, including our summer street party “Bodies in Motion,” five awesome summer camps, exciting Saturday Science activities, and a new exhibit on loan from our friends at the Duluth Children’s Museum. ... More from Headwaters Science Center

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chaga mushroom

Dick was reading ArbLIFE Spring 2014, a publication that we receive in the mail through our Northland Arboretum membership. (The Northland Arboretum is a 583-acre nature preserve located within the city limits of Brainerd/Baxter. ... More from Whiteley Creek Homestead Bed and Breakfast Brainerd Minnesota

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The Importance of Volunteerism

The Retired Educators volunteer group packing NAPS boxesI have been working as the Repack Coordinator for a little over 2 years now and have seen firsthand how important volunteers are to our success at the Second Harvest North Central Food Bank from a Logistical standpoint. ...

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Goons Be Gone

Coming from a long time fan and ice hockey enthusiast, I simply have to say - goons be gone. Cheap and dirty play like this tarnishes the game, the league...the grace of the sport. ...

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Farm Dreams Workshop @ Earth Fest, Saturday April 26th 4pm-8pm

Want to try your hand at farming? Or curious what it takes to start up a small ecological and sustainable farm to help support local food production & distribution?  If so, attend this entry level, four hour, exploratory workshop designed to help people who are seeking information on whether sustainable farming is the next step for them. For more information please visit the Land Stewardship Project’s events page and to register for the workshop. ...

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The Academy of Humility

Just do it. Be not afraid, but offer it up. All of it. Jesus, I Trust in You.                                                ...

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The Academy of Humility

Just do it. Be not afraid, but offer it up. All of it. Jesus, I Trust in You.                                                ...

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Spring Vendor Meeting

Another Market Season is on the horizon & we are getting excited! :) We’ll chat all things Market at the Spring Vendor Training on Tuesday, April 29th, 6:30pm at the Hunt Utilities Group Campus in Pine River.   A quick refresher on Pine River Market Square Details: Drop in Fees are only $10/time and there are seasonal rates as well.  We’ll have a total of 18 markets (Fridays, May 30-Sept. ...

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Earth Fest ~ Saturday, April 26th ~ Mt. Iron

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It's been a long couple of days, and I am viciously tired enough to actually sound tired at work.Me: *answering phone* Hi.Dotted-line Boss: ...hi. Did you talk to Joe about the nominations he'd like for the leadership course?Me: Um?Dotted-line Boss: I cc'd you on the email. ...

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2013 Update

       Minnesota Historical Society Grant Award The following article appeared in the Western Itasca Review on Feb. 5, 2014. We received notification from MNHS in December 2013 that we had been awarded a grant to be used to hire an architect to further research the City Hall building needs and provide more specific cost estimates for MNHS grant committee. ...

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Jackypine: Bird Lady of the North Woods

The Bird Lady of the North Woods Some women smuggle newly acquired purses or shoes into the house — hoping the hubby won't notice another addition to the never-ending shopaholic addiction.I smuggle 40 pound bags of sunflower seeds, stashing them in dank, murky corners of the garage. ...

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Watercolor of Metal Fish update 3

Well I sure have not had the time to paint like I would like but this is where my fishy painting is at this point. Tomorrow I am hoping to get in all ...

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