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Ask Strong Towns, Question #9

I live in a large Midwest city where the downtown is dominated by one-way arterials (usually 3-4 lane). A city planner explained to me that one-way streets get cars out of the denser areas faster, which helps reduce urban air pollution. ...

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Bemidji State Starts Elder-in-Residence Program to Support Indian Retention

There has been virtually no argument that the Pathway’s “Every student will…” aspirational goals are solid – right on. How to ensure “Every student will…” is where opportunity abounds and it gets tricky. ...

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Fire and Straw

In preparing to teach European History in the fall I have been doing some reading about the Reformation era.  I found interesting Luther’s comments regarding the marriage of priests, which of course was and is prohibited by the Catholic Church. ...

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MN Broadband Development Fund discussion in Baxter MN – is scalability an issue?

Yesterday I attended the regional meeting in Baxter, MN to discuss the Broadband Fund. Diane Wells from the Office of Broadband Development spoke to 20 ...

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No More Can't

Clear your mind of "can't". You'll be amazed at what happens.No More Can't Clear your mind of "can't". You'll be amazed at what happens. Amplifeied ...

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The Taco John's of Buffalo

As you can see, the older buildings have a value 212% higher per square foot than the new Walgreens. The city collects $51,284 dollars in property tax on the older buildings compared to $26,013 from the new Walgreens. ...

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Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen

EXPLORE AMERICA'S TEST KITCHENAmerica's Test Kitchen is filmed in a real, working test kitchen located just outside of Boston. It is the home of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and the Monday-to-Friday destination for more than three dozen test cooks, editors, food scientists, tasters, and cookware specialists. ...

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New Family Movies on DVD

Gru, the girls and the Minions are back in this very funny sequel.A mischievous squirrel has a mission to find the tastiest nuts for winter. ...

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Bremer Bank Meals for Many Campaign Donations Top $95,000

St. Paul, Minn. – July 25, 2014 - During the ninth annual Bremer Bank Meals for Many Campaign, the $2-for-$1 donation match up to $35,000, was met and exceeded once again. ...

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A man with a plan

Gary Fitch will kick off his “Minnesota Miracle” walk to help end hunger in Minnesota at 10 a.m. Aug. 2 in International Falls.By EMILY GEDDE Staff Writer, Ifalls JournalHis tennis shoes are laced up and Gary Fitch is ready to make a difference.In two weeks, the retired mail carrier will set out on a 300-mile, 30-day walk from International Falls to St. ...

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On liability

The next time someone mindlessly shouts “liability” as a way to defend the status quo, don’t argue. Call their bluff. ... More from Strong Towns Blog

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A Magazine That Embraces ‘Less is More’

I’ve been working on the concept of ‘Less is More’ a lot this year.  I’ve been simplifying and decluttering.  I’ve been determining what t ...

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Free Home Depot Kids Workshop: Mini-Crate Pencil Holder

Sharpen those pencils and get ready for school with this fun kids’ project at Home Depot this weekend. Kids can make a free mini-crate pencil holder at the free Home Depot Kids Workshop  this Saturday, August 2, 2014, between 9 a.m. ...

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The unintended consequences of technology on our brains

This is a strange post for a blog that promotes broadband and technology, but I ran into an article in the Huffington Post that did all of the research that I’d like to do on the impact of technology on our brains and skills and who we are – 8 Ways Technology Makes You Stupid. ...

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Minnesota Broadband Task Force Budget Discussions: July 23

Sadly I was not at the July Task Force meeting – but I have been able to learn the following:     The Task Force met in the Cities and it sounds as if the main topic on the table was the opportunity to provide input to DEED’s budget planning for the next biennium relevant to state funding for broadband-related investments. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Tribute Concert Headlining “Spider” John Koerner at the Edge

The “traditional American folk and country blues musician, rhythmic guitarist, song-crafter, singer, and humorist” Spider John Koerner will bring his talents to the Edge Center in Bigfork this month for a tribute concert to Marshall Oelmann who passed away last year. ...

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Frugal Ponderings: Prepping For What’s Next

The next few weeks are going to be busy for this cheapskate.  There’s all the usual hustle and bustle of life with three boys at home for the summe ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Am I Dreaming?

A California dream researcher has proven something that wouldn’t surprise Mozart or Keith Richards. It’s that dreaming is a great way to solve creative problems.Dr. ...

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Fishing ReportJuly 24, 2014Fishing is improving. 

Fishing ReportJuly 24, 2014Fishing is improving.  Walleye are coming up to the breaks and bars.  Work that 8 to 12 feet.  Weather has been great too ...

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Atheist TV

Here is the promo video for Atheist TV which is premiering on July 29th. It doesn’t say much about what will actually be on the program, how often the program will appear or how long episodes may be. ...

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