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A sneak preview of broadband at Farmfest – broadband is a utility in rural areas

Tri-State Neighbor has posted a story on the need for broadband in rural areas. The article promotes and seems possibly spurred by Rural Broadband Day at Farmfest yesterday. ...

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Neither Wolf nor Dog, the film, entry four: Dave Bald Eagle inhabits Dan

Let’s get something out of the way at the outset: Dave Bald Eagle, who plays Dan in Steven Simpson’s upcoming film of Neither Wolf nor Dog, is 95 years old. That, in itself, is amazing. But that is not what is amazing about his performance. ...

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How Much Money Do You Save at the Library?

If you asked me to name the one resource available to everyone that can save you the most money, I would say the public library. Public libraries offer a wealth of savings.  With your free library card, you can check out books, audiobooks, music and movies.  You can access the internet. ...

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Watermark hosts the Artists of Studio 10 in upcoming exhibit

Watermark Art Center presents “Transitions” by the Artists of Studio 10 as its next featured exhibit, opening Friday, August 7 at 5 p.m. Studio 10 is a group of 10 artists from Bemidji and surrounding towns who meet regularly to discuss art, critique their work, share techniques, and encourage continued growth as artists. ...

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Three chair caning design samples

Here are some chair caning samples that I did a while ago that I think you’ll enjoy seeing. This first cane chair seat is a wide binding cane... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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Swift County will be applying to for Minnesota Broadband Funds

It’s fun to get a sneak peek at who is applying for Minnesota Broadband Funds. Today’s peek comes from the Swift County Monitor-News… Swift County again has pledged bond funds to help Federated Telephone expand broadband fiber optic cable to unserved areas in the eastern half of the county. ...

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Listen To Your Body

Listen to your body. It is always communicating with you.Listen To Your BodyListen to your body. It is always communicating with you. Amplifeied ...

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Bogs may be Common but Can Make Beautiful Art At The Edge Center Gallery

The August Exhibit at the Edge Center Gallery in Bigfork shows beauty that’s right in front of your eyes, or more appropriately under your feet. The exhibit "Bog Tapestries: Elizabeth Blair Photography" shows the photographic results of shooting close up photos of the bogs in Itasca County’s black spruce, tamarack and cedar bogs along with samples of some of her other work. ...

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8 Things I Do After I Shop To Save Money

When it comes to saving money on groceries and household goods, we often talk about all the things we do before we go shopping. But there are things y ...

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The Great Bwana and Cecil the Lion.

The Great Bwana and Cecil the Lion. The recent shooting of a well known African lion by a Minnesota dentist has started a campaign against him, causing him to close his dental practice for a day. ...

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Imagine if you sent a text to your local government – and they read it?

There are at least three things I love about this story It takes place in Minnesota It’s a project that started out at a Code for America event It’s a way that technology can increased civic engagemen The details come from Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal … GovDelivery has acquired Textizen, a Philadelphia-based startup that lets government agencies communicate with the public through text messaging. St. ...

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Precious Metals Mining - There is a better way

My husband and I attended the Save the Boundary Waters presentation on sulfide mining at Vermilion Community College. It was a nice slide presentation of the layout of the area, depicting the Boundary Waters, what makes it special, the watershed, the mineral deposits, the aquatic and forest ecology, etc. ...

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Go Beyond Your Limits

"Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion." Michael JordanGo Beyond Your Limits"Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion." Michael Jordan  ...

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Drones for Precision Agriculture in Minnesota

Last week I wrote about drones delivering medicine in Virginia; this week I learned about what’s happening in Minnesota through The Daily – the University of Minnesota newspaper… David Mulla, director for the University’s Precision Agriculture Center — the first of its kind in the world — said researchers and farmers are increasingly using precision agriculture technology. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Time for a Mid-Year Financial Check-up

It’s time for a mid-year financial check-up. Just like your car or home needs to be maintained, so do your personal finances.  It only takes a few ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Spaces Still Available in Young Naturalist Program

There's still lots of room in the August sessions of the Spearhead Young Naturalist Program. Session 8, Aug 3-7, now welcomes kids entering grades 2-6. ...

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Chief Joseph makes the New York Times ebook list

I don’t know how it happened, especially at this distance in time from the date of publication. But I just received word that my book, Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce, is on the New York Times ebook best seller list for non-fiction. ...

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Chief Joseph makes the New York Times ebook list

I don’t know how it happened, especially at this distance in time from the date of publication. But I just received word that my book, Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce, is on the New York Times ebook best seller list for non-fiction. ...

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Piano Bar with the “Jerryatrics” for Rock-n-Roll

This will be the seventh performance of the “Piano Bar” at the Edge Center in Bigfork on August 8th.  Every year they add a new touch to keep things fresh. ...

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Sarah Haider – Our Monthly Meeting on June 23, 2015

Sarah Haider is one of the co-founders of the Ex-Muslims of North America organization. She spoke at the American Humanist Association convention in May of this year. ...

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