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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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City of Eveleth: 3 seek 2 seats on City Council

EVELETH — Three candidates are running for two seats on the Eveleth City Council — incumbents Brad Hadrava and Beth Peterson and former councilor B ...

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Hibbing's Lange Leads Team in Pro Debut - Northland's NewsCenter

Hibbing's Lange Leads Team in Pro DebutNorthland's NewsCenterTerville, France (NNCNOW.com) --- Hibbing, Minn. native and former University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) volleyball star Kate Lange picked up right where she left off with the Bulldogs, only now she's doing it in the pros. ...

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Local author to sign books - Mesabi Daily News

Local author to sign booksMesabi Daily NewsGRAND RAPIDS — Minnesota author Nikki Rajala will be available from 12-2 p.m. today at the Village Book Store in Grand Rapids for a short reading and to meet readers and sign books. ...

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Local author to sign books - Mesabi Daily News

Local author to sign booksMesabi Daily NewsGRAND RAPIDS — Minnesota author Nikki Rajala will be available from 12-2 p.m. today at the Village Book Store in Grand Rapids for a short reading and to meet readers and sign books. ...

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Sharyn McCrumb's Ballad Novels

Sharyn Mccrumb is best known for her Appalachian "Ballad" novels - eleven total with the latest a novella: Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past."My books are like Appalachian quilts," says Sharyn McCrumb. ...

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Bipartisan support for broadband in MN – the difference is the fuding mechanism

The Austin Daily Herald recently posted higlights from a debate between the candidates for Minnesota House District 27A: the incumbent Shannon Savick, a Democrat from Wells and challenger Peggy Bennett, a Republican from Albert Lea. ...

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Magpie irruption?

Magpie Black-billed Magpie This fall I have noticed that there have been many more Magpies in the area. The Black-billed Magpie is a very beautiful bird that is closely related to the Crow and Raven, as well as the Blue and Gray Jays; the family that they all belong to are called Corvids. The species that we have in most of North America is the Black-billed Magpie. ...

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Save Money With a Flexible Spending Account

Some of you will be getting information from your employer about open enrollment options for your health care in the upcoming weeks. Don’t just brush this paperwork aside or breeze through it!  There is important information in those documents that can save you money.  This is the time of year where you will determine if (and how much) you will contribute to a flexible spending account (FSA). ...

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