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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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Iron Range Woman Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash on Icy Roads in Itasca County - WDIO-TV

WJON NewsIron Range Woman Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash on Icy Roads in Itasca CountyWDIO-TVKassandra Keske of Marble was driving south on Highway 169 when she lost control of her vehicle on icy roads, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. ...

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Crime report: Sentencings for Dec. 12 and 15 - Bemidji Pioneer

Crime report: Sentencings for Dec. 12 and 15Bemidji PioneerRaisch was credited with 168 days time served. Raisch must pay a $50 fine. Marvin Jay Stone, 42, of Bemidji was sentenced for felony terroristic threats to 26 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. ...

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Marble woman killed in crash on Highway 169 - Herald Review

WJON NewsMarble woman killed in crash on Highway 169Herald ReviewA Marble woman was killed when she lost control of her vehicle due to icy conditions on Highway 169 near Marble Saturday evening. ...

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Marble woman killed in crash on Highway 169

A Marble woman was killed when she lost control of her vehicle due to icy conditions on Highway 169 near Marble Saturday evening. ...

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Atheist Ten Commandments

Over at WEIT, there is a post (by Grania) regarding proposed “atheist ten commandments.”  It should immediately be pointed out that these are not meant as “commandments” in anything like a religious sense, but rather as items of discussion; I think they are good in that regard. ...

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Holiday Hours at Region 2 Arts Council

The Region 2 Arts Council office will be closed December 24-26, 2014, and January 1, 2015. Happy Holidays! Region 2 Arts Council Staff ...

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Redefining broadband speeds – promoting a culture of consumers not producers

Late last week the FCC redefined broadband… The FCC will now require companies receiving Connect America funding for fixed broadband to serve consumers with speeds of at least 10 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps for uploads. ...

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Friday Foodie Feature

Do you have a last minute vegetarian or vegan guest for the holidays? Welcome him or her with wholesome dishes like portobello "steak" fajitas, or get adventurous with marinated balsamic, maple and garlic tempeh. ...

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