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Appreciation for Volunteers

It is April and a time to appreciate many things.  Natural things, like warmer weather and longer days are easy things to feel grateful for because they are so obvious. They affect our mood, positive feelings and happiness. People can also do that for one another, and people who are the best at it, are called volunteers!  I just spent some time looking up quotes on volunteerism. ...

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Gig access in part of Minneapolis: a good first step, perhaps a good model

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that there is Gigabit broadband access in parts of Minneapolis. It’s great news and interesting for a couple of reasons. ...

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The Second Life Cycle

This is part of the ongoing conversation happening right now at the Memphis Boot Camp. Follow us on twitter at #MEMbootcamp or at www.Memphis2014.com. If a city like Memphis fails to make wise investments, it doesn't go out of business. ...

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Should local government make a profit?

This is part of the ongoing conversation happening right now at the Memphis Boot Camp. Follow us on twitter at #MEMbootcamp or at www.Memphis2014.com. The very notion is abhorrent to think about. ...

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AC Grayling – Humanism – Our monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This monthly meeting continued the discussion on what comes after religion or replaces religion. While some churches are seeing growth, much of that comes at the expense of other churches resulting in no net gain in the number who ascribe to old superstitions. ...

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Racial Equity- Beyond Technology: A discussion in the Twin Cities

I know many readers won’t be able to attend – but I plan on being there and will take notes. For others, this could be a very interesting discussio ...

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Happy Family

love opening up you mail box and seeing smiling faces looking at you! What a fun, family session this was! So blessed to be able to capture loving families like the Keranen Family. ...

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In Praise of Garage Sales

I couldn’t call myself the Northern Cheapskate and not love a good garage sale.  Garage sales are fabulous ways to find some great bargains and keep ...

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Starting a Business? Limit Your Liability. The Basics of Legal Business Formation

Introduction to the Legal Basics of Business Formation   1.      Why form a business entity? You could technically operate your business as a “ ...

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Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories: When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft

WebMD News from HealthDayWEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Creamy butter or ice cream versus a crunchy granola bar: A new study suggests th ...

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Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr

The latest Ann Pigeon mystery takes place on the Iron Range in northern Minnesota. An autumn camping trip with her friends, Anna is taking a break from the U.S. ...

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MN House press conference on the Broadband Fund Development Bill and impact on Education

Today MN House leadership held a press conference on broadband – specifically they had an assistant principal and some students from Mora Minnesota talk about how difficult student life can be when you don’t have broadband. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Work At 100%

Chiropractic isn't just about adjustments. You can talk to us about nutrition, fitness, and ergonomics.Work At 100% Chiropractic isn't just about adjustments. ...

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Education Grant applications available

Please help spread the word. Thanks! Blandin Foundation education grants help put higher education within reach for area students GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. ...

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Student success initiatives across the state supported through Blandin Foundation grant

“The best strategy for growing our greatest asset, human potential, is total community involvement and engagement,” said Dane Smith, president of Growth & Justice.  “We are inspired by the progress being made in the Itasca County area and elsewhere, and by growing consensus that true student achievement demands ‘everybody in.’” Dane Smith, Growth and Justice Friday, April 18, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grand Rapids, Minn. ...

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#MEMbootcamp

So excited to be kicking off the Memphis Boot Camp today with Mayor A C Wharton Jr. I've had a chance to chat with the mayor and have been really inspired by his leadership. ... More from Strong Towns Blog

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Peeping the Bog: April 22, 2014

Peeping the Bog, April 22, 2014 The ice on the bay is as blue as water; the sunset that causes this distortion has fallen into puddles of actual water that have risen above the ice and flare like the sun itself. ...

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Fishing ReportApril 22, 2014On the north end of th

Fishing ReportApril 22, 2014On the north end of the lakes, ice is out about 20 feet.  We are hopeful that we will have open water for opener on May 10 ...

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Super Simple Fruit Salad

My husband’s Grandma asked me to bring fruit to the family Easter gathering.  She wasn’t specific, and not being a really enthusiastic fruit eater, I was a bit stumped on what to bring. So I did what any modern day woman would do.  I looked around on Pinterest.  Several hours later, I found a great recipe for a super simple fruit salad. I  adapted the recipe I found from a wonderful website called Southern Bite. ...

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Map the Meal Gap 2014 Study Uncovers U.S. Food Insecurity Reaching Every County in the Nation

 Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, today released Map the Meal Gap 2014, a detailed analysis of food insecurity for every county in the US. ...

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