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Understanding Headwaters Science Center

Perspectives from a Volunteer - John Mathisen Does Headwaters Science Center really matter? Is the lofty mission and vision of HSC being achieved, or ...

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Museum Passes now availableWe just received  Muse

Museum Passes now availableWe just received  Museum passes good for one admission to an area museum before December 31.  These are good at 13 different locations in the region (including the Forest History Center and the Judy Garland Museum as well as the Duluth Depot and the MN Discovery Center) We receive a limited number so must limit passes to 4 per family.  Have fun!These passes are funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. ...

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Regulation of the Gambling Industry - A Common Approach

Betting is a leisure pastime engaged in by individuals all around the world. The stimulation felt when gaming or an item of monetary worth on the unpredictable result of a game or event is incontrovertible, even to the most righteous and incorruptible of individuals. ...

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The chair is back!

Paul Bunyan's Chair is back on the corner of Highways 2 and 169.  Ribbon Cutting at 5 pm on Friday, October 4.  Stop by! ... More from Grand Rapids Area Library

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Boofest - October 31st

 Halloween is coming and here at Headwaters Science Center that means Boofest, our activity-based, family-oriented Halloween party. ...

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Upselling: I Get It, But I Don’t Like It

I’ve been hanging on to my trusty iPhone 4 for as long as possible, and with today’s iPhone 5s launch, the time to say goodbye has arrived. This morning I placed a call to Verizon to go through the upgrade process. ...

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Reading the smallprint...

Imagine saving every spare cent you have so that your children and childrens' children will be well taken care of.  Imagine, that you spend hardly any ...

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MinnesotaBrown on the move

Flickr Creative Commons license, RBerteigIt's been quiet on the blog the last couple days for two reasons. One, the semester is about to start and I'm prepping classes for Monday. ...

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Hibbing special education teacher jumps into MN governor race

Another northern Minnesota Republican has jumped into a statewide race. After yesterday's announcement that St. Louis Co. Commissioner Chris Dahlberg was jumping into the U.S. ...

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Rethinking laws of attraction on the Iron Range

Friend of the blog Aaron Klemz has a commentary recently on the site "Be Pollen" combining the theories of Richard Florida's Creative Class and the nonferrous mining debate in northern Minnesota.Klemz, who is spokesperson for the Friends of the Boundary Waters organization, pens the following as the thrust of his piece, "A Creative Class, Not Smokestacks":Too often, media coverage of environmental issues like mining is boiled down to a far too simple “jobs versus the environment” frame. ... More from MinnesotaBrown

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NEW SCHOOL WEBSITE

The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School website has moved to:     www.BugONayGeShig.org  This website at WordPress will no longer be updated. ...

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The map that changed the world

When Benjamin Franklin helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris in 1783 that ended America's Revolutionary War, he used a map called The Mitchell Map, to fix the international boundary.The Mitchell Map was created by a gentleman named John Mitchell, and one of the interesting things about him was that he was not a professional map maker or geographer. ...

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Superior Shores Resort morning

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Superior Shores Resort

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Paging Through the Book

  First Chapter – captured in black and white     Second Chapter – faded hues of Polaroid           Third Chapter – a soap opera on col ...

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Spirit on the Water

The never ending AmericanaramA jamboree made a stop in Duluth last night unveiling the diverse talents of four solid musical acts. Even with the unseasonably cool temperatures and soggy conditions, duluthians, guests, and fellow country neighbors were treated to well over five hours of first class music ranging from guitar rock stylings, folk, jazz, roots revival, swing, and of course, americana. ...

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A Chill in the Air

On Tuesday you cried upon my shoulder, trusting Jesus to save your soul. On Friday you played the entertainer, making light of fearful faces in the roo ... More from Patchwork of Words

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The SSSSSSSLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW moving Earth

Did you know the ground beneath you is moving? It’s true. The earth’s upper crust, the stuff we stand on, is actually “floating” along on things we call “plates.” How fast does it move? Most plates move about two inches per year. ...

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Time to Work on That Garden!

Garden time has come and summer will be here in a couple of weeks. To help you along the garden path, some of the resources available in our library are listed below. ...

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Dig into Reading @ Virginia Public Library!

Dig Into Reading LogoWe’ve kicked off our summer reading program at Virginia Public Library with a huge bang.  Yesterday was our first day of open registration and we already have 277 participants signed up to read this summer.  That is so awesome!  What a way to go, Virginia!  This will be a great summer packed with fun events for our summer readers. ...

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