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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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SUMMER SCHOOL SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

Summer School Registration  (Click for PDF Schedule and Registration) ...

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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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Saying Goodbye, Going Away

I was that kid.  You know the one, the kid whose parents were divorced (whisper whisper) and who had to live with her grandparents (gossip gossip) ...

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MOMS INSPIRE “FREE” GRAD PHOTO GIVEAWAY

INSPIRED BY MOMS! … “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY” & HEADS UP … ENTER MINNESOTA PHOTOBUG CONTEST for FREE SENIOR PORTRAITS (a $300 value in free ph ...

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The Sweetness of Bitter

This week’s column for the WIR. May 15th, 2013 Quietly Contrary: The Sweetness of Bitter By Mary Eileen Finch Minnesota was an unplanned surprise; one that I admit brought tears of horror to my eyes at first. “ It gets HOW cold here?” I asked my husband, with dread, when he proposed the idea to me. ...

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Reflections from WordCamp Minneapolis 2013

I’m somewhere over Utah right now on a flight to San Francisco, so I figured this would be a good time to type up a few thoughts on my experience at WordCamp Minneapolis last weekend. Originally I wasn’t planning on attending this year’s event just because of all the weekend traveling we’re doing in May. ...

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Boxed In

This week’s column for the WIR. May 8th, 2013 Quietly Contrary: Boxed In By Mary Eileen Finch Since we are moving out of state in a few weeks, I’ve made a rather long list of things to get done. ...

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Fish in Spring Yellow

"The importance of clean water" Florida, 2013Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both...Let's just cut to the chase. It's really about Robert Frost on mixed metaphors and quite possibly - wait...it's my fish photo from Florida.Maybe it's just the color of the sand. DummyIf we want to get ahead, I might add, we'll have to iron out the remaining bottlenecks.When Dr. ...

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Popular Poppies

This week’s column for the WIR. April 24th, 2013 Quietly Contrary: Popular Poppies By Mary Eileen Finch I remember, as a child, watching “The Wizard of Oz” and wondering why the poppy flower field made everyone so tired. ... More from Quietly Contrary

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WELCOME DEAR ONES!

Dear friends … we are delighted to launch this wonderful new tool … our sparkling new PhotoBug Photo Gallery. Enjoy browsing sample photos from all ... More from Minnesota PhotoBug

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Books that Inspired Your Life

Recently Gail Otteson and Michael Goldberg hosted Between You and Me - KAXE/KBXE's Saturday morning get-together.  Their topic was BOOKS THAT INPIRED YOU. ...

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