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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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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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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. ... More from Kent Nerburn

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Begin Your Online Grant Application TODAY!

It’s time to begin your online application for a Region 2 Arts Council/Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant. The SUBMISSION DEADLINE is 11:59 p.m. CST on AUGUST 15, 2015. To review eligibility, instructions, and the application questions Individual Artists: click here, (max $3000 request) Organizations*: click here (max $6000 request) Don’t miss out on this funding opportunity for arts projects and events that you are planning for the coming year. ... More from Region 2 Arts Council

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Audubon Annual Meeting on July 25 at Spearhead

Spearhead Reflections Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society Annual Membership Meeting - July 25th You're invited to the annual membership meeting of the Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society (MHAS)!   The afternoon begins at Neilson Spearhead Center with a bog walk from 2 to 4pm led by George-Ann Maxson and Brick Fevold. ...

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Audubon Annual Meeting on July 25 at Spearhead

Spearhead Reflections Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society Annual Membership Meeting - July 25th You're invited to the annual membership meeting of the Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society (MHAS)!   The afternoon begins at Neilson Spearhead Center with a bog walk from 2 to 4pm led by George-Ann Maxson and Brick Fevold. ... More from events

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Second Harvest North Central Food Bank and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Announce Sixth Annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant

Summer is the hungriest time of the year for low-income children.  In fact 1,230 local kids living in the Grand Rapids area relied on food from Second ...

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Second Harvest North Central Food Bank and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Announce Sixth Annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant

Summer is the hungriest time of the year for low-income children.  In fact 1,230 local kids living in the Grand Rapids area relied on food from Second ...

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Messy

I am currently wearing the dirtiest pair of jeans I have ever owned. They’re not stinky, in fact they were just washed. But they look utterly disgusting. ...

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Consider Donating Your Excess Produce

If you are or know a backyard gardener blessed with the sun, soil, rain and luck to give you more produce than you can use, please consider sharing it with your local food shelf. ... More from Feed the Need

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July Quilt Installed at Library

The collaborative quilt project between Virginia Public Library and the Going to Pieces Quilt Guild continues in July with a quilt aptly filled with sparkle.  With a surprising color combination of red, purple and silver, “Ladies Choice” was designed and quilted by Karen Lamppa, a long-standing member of 4 regional quilt guilds. ...

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July Quilt Installed at Library

The collaborative quilt project between Virginia Public Library and the Going to Pieces Quilt Guild continues in July with a quilt aptly filled with sparkle.  With a surprising color combination of red, purple and silver, “Ladies Choice” was designed and quilted by Karen Lamppa, a long-standing member of 4 regional quilt guilds. ...

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Remembering poet Susan Hauser

Early this week, the literary community in our region lost an important member after the passing of poet and author Susan Carol Hauser. Susan was a str ...

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Youth lead the way in building strong communities

As community groups work with the Youth Voices survey results, we’ve learned from young people and those who work with young people that 9th grade is a crucial transition year. ...

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Itasca Community College Developing a new 21st Century Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technician Program

Bart Johnson, Dean of Academic Affairs at Itasca Community College is a member of the governance council for the initiative.  In this post, he reports ...

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48th annual Art in the Park to be held mid-July

Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are pleased to present the 48th annual Art in the Park, held July 18-19 in downtown Bemidji’s Library Park. ... More from

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Sharing some Schoolcraft success stories

This last week we were notified that the 1st Grade Spring expedition entitled “Transportation, A Moving Experience” was selected to be published on the EL Schools website. ...

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It's time.

Actually it's past time.I was going to write this post back in April and then in May. Unfortunately, it has taken 5 months to get to this point. But today it will be official: Emmaville will have new owners. ...

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