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The Importance of Tracking Your Expenses

How much did you spend on groceries this month? How much did you spend on eating out? Can  you answer the question definitively?  Or are you just guessing?---------- Continues after advertisement ---------- ---------------------------------------------------- We talk about sticking to our budgets and about whether or not an expense is in our budget, but according to a 2013 Gallup Poll, only 32 percent of Americans actually have a written budget. ...

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Exhibit of acrylic and oil paintings by Jane Wertanen in The First Stage Gallery

Raising AwarenessBy Jane WertanenThis body of paintings is a visual shout of joy! April 2nd—25thThe First Stage Gallery514 Chestnut St., Virginia, MNGallery Hours: Thursdays—Saturdays 11am—3pmArtist Reception Saturday, April 4th noon - 3pm. ...

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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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Red Crossbill

Now here is a bird that fits its’ name, Red Crossbill their bill actually crosses. The Red Crossbill is a pine cone seed extractor specialist. They ...

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Get 100 Free Song Downloads from SXSW

If you missed the annual SXSW music festival in Austin, TX, earlier this month, no worries!   You can get 100 free song downloads from SXSW artists courtesy of National Public Radio. ...

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Cheap Trick: How to Dry Shoes Fast

My son wanted to go on a bike ride with his dad and brother the other day. Now, it’s “spring” in Minnesota which means that it can be a little m ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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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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Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle My, what big feet you have! ...

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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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John J Audubon Collection

click on the link below to go to John Audubon’s complete collection of Birds of America. I find it especially interesting to see the old names connec ... More from Crane Lake Nature Blog

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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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Gretchen and her beautiful daughters.

What a fun time it was capturing these three, all so beautiful, thank you guys! Can’t wait until next time. ...

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No School February 16th – Come to the studio for a quick Headshot/School Photo

Need an updated school/head shot of your son or daughter, or even you? Here is your chance, there is no school on February 16th, bring them to the studio for a quick updated shot – No age limit, No session fee, Must purchase a package the day of the shoot. ... More from Flom Designs and Photography :: Hibbing, MN - Photographer

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7th Annual Iron Range Earth Fest ~ 9 AM – 4 PM, Saturday April 18, 2015

The 7th Annual Iron Range Earth Fest will be held from 9 AM – 4 PM on Saturday April 18, 2015 in Mountain Iron, Minnesota at the Mt. Iron Community Center, Messiah Lutheran Church & Merritt Elementary School. ...

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Thank You to all who made the 2014 Iron Range Earth Fest possible!

2014 Earth Fest Sponsors! ...

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Homegrown Tea: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting, and Blending Teas and Tisanes by Cassie Liversidge

Maybe you have made a resolution to reduce your stress level. Consider the cup of tea: a warm soothing ritual of patience and tastiness. Cassie Liversidge offers ways to cultivate and create lovely cups of tea, using caffeinated and herbal blends in her book Homegrown Tea. ...

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Hot Reads for Cold Nights!

Hot Reads for Cold Nights LogoWhen the weather is cold, it’s time to find a hot read and join Virginia Public Library’s annual “Hot Reads for Col ...

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Hot Reads for Cold Nights!

Hot Reads for Cold Nights LogoWhen the weather is cold, it’s time to find a hot read and join Virginia Public Library’s annual “Hot Reads for Col ...

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