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FOOD SHELF DRIVE AT GRAND CASINO COLLECTS MORE THAN 5 TONS OF FOOD FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

Grand Casino also makes $10,000 donation to area food banksOnamia, MN And Hinckley, MN – In an effort to restock area food shelves, Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley held a massive food drive at each casino Tuesday, March 24 through Thursday, March 26.  For every non-perishable food item guests brought in – up to 3 – they received $5 in Grand Play™ and a charitable dining ticket good at any of the casinos’ restaurants. ...

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Josh Aerie with the Sylvan Trio and Maggie Anderson at the Edge

Comprised of the eclectic instrumentation of cello, flute and piano, the Sylvan Trio explores new music as well as pieces from the standard repertoire. ...

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Josh Aerie with the Sylvan Trio and Maggie Anderson at the Edge

Comprised of the eclectic instrumentation of cello, flute and piano, the Sylvan Trio explores new music as well as pieces from the standard repertoire. ... More from Edge Center for the Arts

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purple sweet potato

Although the soil's temperature in my central Minnesota zone 3 garden indicates that outdoor planting must wait a few weeks yet, I placed my seed potato order in mid-February. ...

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How-To Training with Mn Artists: April 16

Artists, enhance your online presence! Learn how to make the most of the NEW, completely redesigned mnartists.org website. This workshop will be facilitated by Mn Artists’ staff. ...

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How-To Training with Mn Artists: April 16

Artists, enhance your online presence! Learn how to make the most of the NEW, completely redesigned mnartists.org website. This workshop will be facilitated by Mn Artists’ staff. ... More from Region 2 Arts Council

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Northland Area SUBWAY® Restaurants Are Proud to announce the 1st Annual Feed the Northland Food Drive

April 2, 2015Contact: Mike Jones – SUBWAY® Restaurants of Duluth/Superior218.727.2994Duluth, Minnesota: SUBWAY® Restaurants all across the Northland are honored to announce the 1st annual Feed the Northland Food Drive, taking place at participating restaurants on Thursday, April 30th, 2015.Feed the Northland aims to help fight hunger all across the region, from North Central and Northeast Minnesota to Northwest Wisconsin and Michigan. ... More from Feed the Need

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STOPPING OUR DECLINE

For some time I have believed that "Our best days" have passed, despite what political candidates say every four years.  The list of unsolved problems ...

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Lessons

I’ve read a couple of really good and interesting articles lately geared toward learning a lesson in our lives. One was called “How yoga destroyed me” and went to explain how yoga had helped her pretty much end the life of the girl she was and begin anew. ...

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The Wolf at Twilight — the overlooked middle child of the “Dan” trilogy

I just want to say a kind word about The Wolf at Twilight.  It is less well-known and less frequently read than Neither Wolf nor Dog and The Girl who ...

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High School Exhibit at Watermark

The 15th annual Bemidji High School Exhibit runs April 3-25 at Watermark. The incredible young talent represented will feature a variety of techniques and styles. ... More from Watermark Art Center

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WAITING FOR ICE OUT

WATERWORKS by Gordon Prickett for 4/1/2015 Aitkin Independent AgeWAITING FOR ICE OUTWhatever you think about the global climate today, the weather for North Central Minnesota, in the winter season that just ended, has been unusual. ...

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Annual Open Water art exhibit opens on April 30th at The First Stage Gallery!

The Lyric's 9th annualOpen Water Exhibit April 30th - May 30thThe First Stage Gallery514 Chestnut St., Virginia, MNGallery Hours: Thursdays—Saturda ...

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Foodie Friday Feature! The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook

Get a head start on planning your summer camping trips with this comprehensive cookbook. Full of techniques, tips and recipes! Mother and kids trio Tammy, Steven and September run four dehydrators to experiment with recipes. ...

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Harvest Time Reprise

“You left our memory so completely that you don’t even return in our dreams.” A goat lived with a nanny goatThe goat went for some bastThe goat ...

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The Mystery of the Deep 'C'

When we purchased Emmaville we had to puzzle out who owned the boats and camper in storage because there were no records. Eventually, we identified all the owners except for one. ...

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Parsing the City: Saint Paul, Minnesota

March 22, 2015 Saint Paul, Minnesota People say to me, you must miss the woods, but we have a lot of nature here in Saint Paul. They are right, I do miss the woods, and there is nature here in Saint Paul, but I want to say to them, not really–there is no relationship here to the woods. ...

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New York New York

The long anticipated tour to Carnegie Hall in New York City is nearly here.  April 8 thirty-one singers and their supporters will depart Grand Rapids ...

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Foodie Friday Feature! Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Erica Kerwien has written a slim book of recipe alternatives for folks avoiding sugar, gluten and grains. Even if you still enjoy traditional lasagna, waffles, even crackers, add some variety into the mix with her recipe for Squash Ribbon Noodles (page 105), Almond Flour Waffles (page 84) and Parmesan Crackers (page 46). ...

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Fatback, now a Corpulent Corgi

[Note to the reader:  the photo accompanying this blog is not of the Corgi.  It is of my dog, Lucie, a veritable Einstein among hounds, as you can see.  She got wind of my post extolling the virtues of other dogs and felt sorely put upon, so I put her photo up to mollify her.  It, along with a milkbone, appears to have done the job.  Now, onward to the post. ...

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