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Why I’m Not Going Back-to-School Shopping

This is the time of year when a lot of folks are talking about back-to-school shopping. They’re talking about how much money they’re spending. The ...

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Act of War by Brad Thor

After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem— no one knows ...

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Wildflower

Indian Pipe This has got to be my favorite wildflower, the flower is called Indian Pipe, the scientific name for this flower is Monotropa uniflora. Some people may think it is a mushroom or fungus because it is completely white. ...

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How to Save Money at Thrift Shops

I still remember the first time it really clicked with me that thrift shops were the place to save money. I was a broke college student, and a friend ...

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To the Wire

Go Minnesota! ...

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United States Air Force Presents: AIRLIFTER BRASS PERFORMANCE in Virginia

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The Financial Impact of Eating Whole Foods

After years of indecision about what to eat, I recently made the leap to eating whole foods and nearly eliminating all processed foods. The indecision ...

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The Financial Impact of Eating Whole Foods

After years of indecision about what to eat, I recently made the leap to eating whole foods and nearly eliminating all processed foods. The indecision ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Dock Spider

Dock Spider At Crane Lake there is a species of Spider that is almost as big as a Tarantula. Don’t worry, they don’t bite people and they are harmless, they just look really creepy! The locals call them Dock Spiders, but if you google it, you will find that they are a species of Fishing Spider. ...

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MX Schedule Remaining

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A Chip Off the Old Block…

and tooth!   First place! Rock meets tooth… ... More from Northern Woods Riders

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Grouse babies

There are baby Grouse crossing the roads all over the place now. Ruffed Grouse are the most common bird up here at Crane Lake, but there’s also another species of Grouse that is very special and not very common in northern Minnesota. ... More from Crane Lake Nature Blog

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Recipe: Zucchini Bites

I was only gone for a few days, but in that time my garden really grew.  Or rather, the zucchini really grew.  I now have a bazillion ginormous zucc ...

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Have a Nice Guilt Trip by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. Their series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. ...

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One Hour Cheese by Claudia Lucero

Make sixteen fresh cheese at home in an hour or less, using commonly available ingredients and tools. Step by step in color, the recipes couldn't be easier. ...

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Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon

The eighth major novel in the Outlander series of novels continues the story of Jamie and Claire.  Diana Gabaldon has her own website: http://www.dia ... More from Hibbing Public Library

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Fireweed

Fireweed Ever noticed how beautiful Fireweed is? It’s growing in abundance along the Crane Lake Road where you can get a good close up look at it.  Fireweed is known for being the first plant that grows and blooms after a wildfire. ...

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Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen

EXPLORE AMERICA'S TEST KITCHENAmerica's Test Kitchen is filmed in a real, working test kitchen located just outside of Boston. It is the home of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and the Monday-to-Friday destination for more than three dozen test cooks, editors, food scientists, tasters, and cookware specialists. ...

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Sit Down with a Stand Up

Scott NovotnyHave you been told you are funny?  Have you ever considered becoming a stand-up comedian?  Or thought of writing comedy routines?  Then attend Sit Down with a Stand Up, Scott Novotny’s comedy writing program that incorporates the history and culture of stand-up comedy in Minnesota and its development since the 1970’s. Scott recently celebrated his 30th anniversary of being a full-time professional stand-up comedian. ...

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Sit Down with a Stand Up

Scott NovotnyHave you been told you are funny?  Have you ever considered becoming a stand-up comedian?  Or thought of writing comedy routines?  Then attend Sit Down with a Stand Up, Scott Novotny’s comedy writing program that incorporates the history and culture of stand-up comedy in Minnesota and its development since the 1970’s. Scott recently celebrated his 30th anniversary of being a full-time professional stand-up comedian. ...

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