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Rethinking laws of attraction on the Iron Range

Friend of the blog Aaron Klemz has a commentary recently on the site "Be Pollen" combining the theories of Richard Florida's Creative Class and the nonferrous mining debate in northern Minnesota.Klemz, who is spokesperson for the Friends of the Boundary Waters organization, pens the following as the thrust of his piece, "A Creative Class, Not Smokestacks":Too often, media coverage of environmental issues like mining is boiled down to a far too simple “jobs versus the environment” frame. ... More from MinnesotaBrown

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The map that changed the world

When Benjamin Franklin helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris in 1783 that ended America's Revolutionary War, he used a map called The Mitchell Map, to fix the international boundary.The Mitchell Map was created by a gentleman named John Mitchell, and one of the interesting things about him was that he was not a professional map maker or geographer. ...

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Superior Shores Resort morning

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Superior Shores Resort

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Lyric Center GIFT SHOP

Click here to shop online today! ... More from LYRIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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Spirit on the Water

The never ending AmericanaramA jamboree made a stop in Duluth last night unveiling the diverse talents of four solid musical acts. Even with the unseasonably cool temperatures and soggy conditions, duluthians, guests, and fellow country neighbors were treated to well over five hours of first class music ranging from guitar rock stylings, folk, jazz, roots revival, swing, and of course, americana. ...

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Yarnell Fire: A man made tragedy.

The overall incident map is here: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/map/3461/4/The Yarnell fire and the Fire crew's deaths were a truly man made problem. ...

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The SSSSSSSLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW moving Earth

Did you know the ground beneath you is moving? It’s true. The earth’s upper crust, the stuff we stand on, is actually “floating” along on things we call “plates.” How fast does it move? Most plates move about two inches per year. ...

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Time to Work on That Garden!

Garden time has come and summer will be here in a couple of weeks. To help you along the garden path, some of the resources available in our library are listed below. ...

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Dig into Reading @ Virginia Public Library!

Dig Into Reading LogoWe’ve kicked off our summer reading program at Virginia Public Library with a huge bang.  Yesterday was our first day of open registration and we already have 277 participants signed up to read this summer.  That is so awesome!  What a way to go, Virginia!  This will be a great summer packed with fun events for our summer readers. ...

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Saying Goodbye, Going Away

I was that kid.  You know the one, the kid whose parents were divorced (whisper whisper) and who had to live with her grandparents (gossip gossip) ...

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Fish in Spring Yellow

"The importance of clean water" Florida, 2013Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both...Let's just cut to the chase. It's really about Robert Frost on mixed metaphors and quite possibly - wait...it's my fish photo from Florida.Maybe it's just the color of the sand. DummyIf we want to get ahead, I might add, we'll have to iron out the remaining bottlenecks.When Dr. ...

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The Mythology of Destruction

Northeastern Minnesota's history is based on exploitation; the small cities are and contain monuments to both the exploited land and people. The now empty downtown's, populated by bars and empty storefronts, are the best symbols. ... More from Miskwaa: The Red Blog

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"The Last Night of the Year" Winner is...

Credit: E.F. Baker cdn.newsroom@sunmed.caDear  Mr. E.F. Baker,I am so pleased to inform you that your photo has been awarded first place winner in"The Last Night of the Year"  creativity in the arts program sponsored by Harbor Star. My sincerest thanks for such a unique and intriguing photograph! Unfortunately, due to limited time and resources, the prestigious ceremony and wealthy financial gifts have been postponed... ...

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Happy Thanksgiving

... More from 3 Boys, 2 Parents and 1 Life

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Fear of Your Unknown

Discussing your political beliefs at the office usually ranks high in lists of career-limiting moves, unless you work in politics and maybe even then ...

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Not at the Dinner Table Julie!!!

I once went almost an entire year without speaking to my father because of a fight over politics.  After the year had gone past, give or take a few we ... More from Mesabi Misadventures

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"Why Treaties Matter" with our Partner Bois Forte Museum

 Visit Bois Forte Heritage Museum! They have been a HUGE partner and resource for us with our new permanent exhibits. We've just put out a grant to fund the installation of it, so we're keeping our fingers crossed! In the meantime, living and loving nature the way that most Iron Rangers do, Treaties do Matter. Review of "Why Treaties Matter" by Mai Vang, Curator The exhibit was extraordinarily informative. ... More from Findings and Sightings

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A Circle of Muses

Circle of MusesA Gathering of Creative WomenHow about an evening shared with other creative women to inspire your art?Whether it's painting, writing, fiber art, or any other creative art media you deserve to take time for inspiration.Come to The First Stage GallerySunday February 26, 20125:30pm—8pmBring a project you are working on, if you wish. ...

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A Circle of Muses

Circle of MusesA Gathering of Creative WomenHow about an evening shared with other creative women to inspire your art?Whether it's painting, writing, fiber art, or any other creative art media you deserve to take time for inspiration.Come to The First Stage GallerySunday February 26, 20125:30pm—8pmBring a project you are working on, if you wish. ...

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