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Region 2 Arts Council Seeks Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council Members

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking AAI Council members to fill vacancies beginning November 1, 2009. Members must live in the Region 2 service area, which includes Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties and the nearby counties of Becker, Cass, Itasca and ...

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“NO RISK” ARTS WORKSHOP FUNDING AVAILABLE

The Region 2 Arts Council invites individuals and organizations from our five-county area (Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen Counties) to propose workshop ideas to R2AC for direct funding. The workshop is funded with no financial risk to you.The workshop must focus on ...

Confessions of a Tree Hugger

by Barry BabcockI am lucky – I own and live on eighty acres of forested land with a diverse plant community. Living amidst these trees, shrubs, and herbs and forbs has given me a different perspective.Living with and amongst trees makes me believe that they are undeniably the most important ...

Esh-ke-bug-e-coshe the Great Chief of the Chippewa

by Barry BabcockSometimes it may happen that one interested in the history of human events stumbles upon a personality of such immense proportions and who for some unknown reason has slipped through the cracks of our national recognition.So it is that I stumbled onto William Whipple Warren and the ...

ITASCA GREENHOUSE: Growing Trees for a Green World

by Margaret A. HaapojaA sea of green—thousands of tiny tree seedlings--stretches out in front of us as we walk with Bill Sayward through one of his greenhouses. Soft tamarack needles recently pruned beg to be touched, and the sharp scent of balsam poplar perfumes the air.Bill and Cathy Sayward ...

Going Green on the Job: Easier than you think

by Sheila Helmberger"You just need to think about it a little bit," said Adrienne Cahoon, owner of the Whiteley Creek Bed and Breakfast in Brainerd. Cahoon spends a lot of time looking for different and healthier ways for almost every aspect of running her business.And she's not alone. Jane Jewett ...

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Virginia High School student named National Merit Scholar Finalist - Hometown Focus

Virginia High School student named National Merit Scholar FinalistHometown FocusBrenden has accepted early admission to St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, an NMSP participating college, and will attend the college beginning in Fall 2015. ...

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Special Weather Statement issued February 26 at 3:15PM CST by NWS

...COLD WIND CHILLS EXPECTED TONIGHT... TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO THE TEENS BELOW TO 20 BELOW OVERNIGHT. WINDS WILL BE ON THE LIGHT SIDE... HOWEVER ANY OCCASIONAL BREEZE MAY DROP THE WIND CHILL BRIEFLY TO 25 TO 30 BELOW ACROSS THE NORTHLAND... ...

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20th annual Home & Cabin Show is next weekend - Herald Review

20th annual Home & Cabin Show is next weekendHerald ReviewThe annual Northern Minnesota Builders Association (NMBA) Home & Cabin Show has changed and grown a lot over the years. ...

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Teaching standards bills offered

ST. PAUL — Lawmakers have introduced bills in a bipartisan way that would ease the licensing process for out-of-state teachers to include alternative ...

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Broadband christened public utility by FCC – details to follow

As predicted, the FCC has set down some rules that lean heavily toward Net Neutrality. The New York Times reports… The F.C.C. is taking this big regulatory step by reclassifying high­speed Internet service as a telecommunications service, instead of an information service, under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. The Title II classification comes from the phone company era, treating service as a public utility. ...

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Fascinating

Idaho.  It’s a fantastic state, the land of potatoes and…um, well there’s, no that’s, that’s not…but there’s, uh. Well, that’s unimpor ...

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5 Ways to Have a Less Expensive Christmas

It’s hard to think about Christmas shopping during the “off season,” but you really should. The average household spends $800 on Christmas shopp ...

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5 Ways to Have a Less Expensive Christmas

It’s hard to think about Christmas shopping during the “off season,” but you really should. The average household spends $800 on Christmas shopp ...

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