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Holiday Hours at Region 2 Arts Council

The Region 2 Arts Council office will be closed December 24-26, 2014, and January 1, 2015. Happy Holidays! Region 2 Arts Council Staff ...

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Redefining broadband speeds – promoting a culture of consumers not producers

Late last week the FCC redefined broadband… The FCC will now require companies receiving Connect America funding for fixed broadband to serve consumers with speeds of at least 10 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps for uploads. ...

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Friday Foodie Feature

Do you have a last minute vegetarian or vegan guest for the holidays? Welcome him or her with wholesome dishes like portobello "steak" fajitas, or get adventurous with marinated balsamic, maple and garlic tempeh. ...

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A New Look, Happy Holidays (And My Gift to You)

We’ve got a new look at Northern Cheapskate! This is big news! I’m not one to change things up very often.  I think I’ve had the same haircut f ...

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Winter 2015 Programs @ Your Library

We have had some wonderful programs this past year.  They ranged from Minnesota author Peter Geye in January and Master Gardener Carol Borich in March ...

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Success

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Thomas EdisonSuccess"Many of life's failures ...

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A Dawkins Fail?

I get a weekly email from the Richard Dawkins Foundation and it often contains links to things not easily found on the main site for the Foundation. This week it contained a link to a video of Dawkins attempting to teach evolution and a bit of other science to a group of high school students. ...

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Inspiration from the Bible

I have been thinking about posting, from time to time, some biblical passages that might make believers uncomfortable, even progressive believers who like to claim the Bible is an inspirational book and a great moral guide. ...

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Fishing ReportDecember 18, 2014We continue to hear

Fishing ReportDecember 18, 2014We continue to hear walleye and perch being caught.  Walleye are shallow, about 6 to 8 feet.  Froggy's rentals are pic ...

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RS Fiber plans to serve 1600 customers by late 2015

KEYC-TV out of Mankato recently ran a nice story on RS Fiber… The RS Fiber Board in collaboration with Hiawatha Broadband Communications in Winona will provide affordable fiber-optic broadband service in ten communities and 17 townships in Renville, Nicollet and Sibley County. The service aims to provide faster and more reliable access to television, internet, and phone. ...

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Free Blandin Webinar Jan 7: Getting Started on Community Broadband

Two important trends are driving more communities to consider community engagement in broadband availability for the first time. First is the fact that broadband as a necessary element of everyday life is not a theoretical discussion anymore. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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How to Get Free Or Cheap Calendars

A calendar can really help you stay on top of all those things you have to do in your life.  Calendars can even help you manage your money. But have you ever shopped for a calendar?  They can get pretty expensive.  You really shouldn’t make the investment when there are ways to get free or cheap calendars if you just know how. ...

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How to Get Free Or Cheap Calendars

A calendar can really help you stay on top of all those things you have to do in your life.  Calendars can even help you manage your money. But have you ever shopped for a calendar?  They can get pretty expensive.  You really shouldn’t make the investment when there are ways to get free or cheap calendars if you just know how. ...

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Your Natural State

Love yourself enough to live a healthy, active lifestyle.Your Natural StateLove yourself enough to live a healthy, active lifestyle.Amplifeied ...

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Your Natural State

Love yourself enough to live a healthy, active lifestyle.Your Natural StateLove yourself enough to live a healthy, active lifestyle.Amplifeied ...

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Will the real WickerWoman please show her face?

Over the last few weeks I’ve had a lot of people asking me why I haven’t been posting and when will I resume my normal schedule? Where oh... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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Will the real WickerWoman please show her face?

Over the last few weeks I’ve had a lot of people asking me why I haven’t been posting and when will I resume my normal schedule? Where oh... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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The simple act of listening

I’ve had the opportunity over the last few weeks to sit and listen to some younger students as they read their most recent book to me. We meet on Friday mornings and the kids share the book that they’ve been practicing with all week. ...

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Healthy Habits

Small, daily improvements in diet and exercise are the key to great, long term results.Healthy Habits Small, daily improvements in diet and exercise are the key to great, long term results. ... More from Explore Chiropractic

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Minnesota

As of this last August it has been four years since I’ve been home for good. I’ve only left the state once since I came home (No, Fargo doesn’t count) and that was a brief trip to Montana that I won last year. ...

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