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Precious Metals Mining - There is a better way

My husband and I attended the Save the Boundary Waters presentation on sulfide mining at Vermilion Community College. It was a nice slide presentation of the layout of the area, depicting the Boundary Waters, what makes it special, the watershed, the mineral deposits, the aquatic and forest ecology, etc. ...

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Time for a Mid-Year Financial Check-up

It’s time for a mid-year financial check-up. Just like your car or home needs to be maintained, so do your personal finances.  It only takes a few ...

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7 Things I Do Before I Go Shopping

Whether we fly by the seat of our pants or live and die by our Google calendars, we are all creatures of habit.   We all have at least a few pattern ...

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How to Find Free or Cheap Campsites

Camping can be a great way to travel when you’re on a budget, especially once you have acquired the proper equipment. You can make camping on a budg ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Indian Pipe is blooming

Indian Pipe Monotropa uniflora The Indian Pipe is blooming over at the Gorge Hiking Trail. This delicate flower looks like it should be a mushroom or a fungus of some sort. ...

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Wintergreen

Wintergreen Flower The Wintergreen is starting to flower. Wintergreen or Checkerberry, is a low growing evergreen plant (Gaultheria procumbens) of the family Ericaceae (heath family), native to sandy and acid woods (usually of evergreens) of E North America. ...

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Creepy Crawly over-run

The ‘Crawl Cure’ weekend is here. ...

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Pipsissewa

Pipsissewa A wildflower that blooms a little later is the Pipsissewa. pips in hand Their beautiful little flowers hang upside down and you must get down low to see their beauty. Pipsissewa They’re low growing and are often hidden among other vegetation. ... More from Crane Lake Nature Blog

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July Quilt Installed at Library

The collaborative quilt project between Virginia Public Library and the Going to Pieces Quilt Guild continues in July with a quilt aptly filled with sparkle.  With a surprising color combination of red, purple and silver, “Ladies Choice” was designed and quilted by Karen Lamppa, a long-standing member of 4 regional quilt guilds. ...

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July Quilt Installed at Library

The collaborative quilt project between Virginia Public Library and the Going to Pieces Quilt Guild continues in July with a quilt aptly filled with sparkle.  With a surprising color combination of red, purple and silver, “Ladies Choice” was designed and quilted by Karen Lamppa, a long-standing member of 4 regional quilt guilds. ...

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Rockin’ POV

Johnny Walker rocks! ...

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Wildwood Rock Extreme Enduro

http://www.wildwoodrockextreme.com/ ... More from Northern Woods Riders

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Check out The First Stage Gallery

July 2015Lucia Riffel: A Memory You've Never Had"Sun-soaked and sentimental, my imagery evokes a sense of quasi- nostalgia. My interests li ...

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New Visual Arts Group!

Looking for a place to share artistic ideas and support and promote visual arts? There is an open Visual Arts Group that meets at The First Stage Gallery every Thursday from 12:30 - 2:30 pm. ...

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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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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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One Book, One Community -- The Dance Boots

The Dance BootsOne Book, One CommunityJoin us in reading The Dance Boots by Linda LeGarde Grover, this year's One Book, One Community selection.  This collection of short stories portrays an Ojibwe community struggling to follow traditional ways of life in the face of a relentlessly changing world.  A cycle of boarding schools, alcoholism, and violence haunts the stories even as the characters find beauty and solace in their large extended families. ...

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Friday Foodie Feature! In the Dog Kitchen by Julie van Rosendaal

The cookbook, In the Dog Kitchen by Julie van Rosendaal is a fun look at how to cook for man's (and woman's) best friends. Lovely pictures of friendly dogs entice you. ... More from Hibbing Public Library

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Shannon an her amazing family

I recently was able to capture this brave lady and her family. She was just recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. They are having a benefit for her on Tuesday March 3rd, 4-7pm At the Minnesota Discovery Center. ...

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