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Give Yourself the Gift of Presence This Holiday Season
By Denise Hellekson, Clinical Associate, The Village Business Institute Well, Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday has come and gone, and the beginning of the holiday season is upon us. I love the holi...
12/4/13 at 11:25 AM Work Happy Now 11/25/13 at 2:52 AM
Building Trust in the Workplace 9/24/13 at 8:43 PM
Driving for diapers
Lutheran Social Service is holding a diaper drive to keep the littlest Duluthians covered during the cold months. The December Diaper Drive is intended to refill the shelves at the Nursery, a place w...
12/2/13 at 11:00 PM Brag book barren 10/1/13 at 11:00 PM
Military families wanted for study 8/20/13 at 11:00 PM
Au Gratin Sweet Potatoes
Are you still busy looking for side dish recipes for dinner tomorrow? Here is a delicious recipe for Au Gratin Sweet Potatoes. No, they are not the marshmallow classic that will be served at many than...
11/27/13 at 11:24 AM Cranberry Spice Cake with Maple Glaze 11/23/13 at 3:07 PM
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bars 10/31/13 at 8:58 AM
G-U-A-R, just like in GUARD...
I used to give spelling tests all day. Every Friday, I'd give five spelling tests to five groups of thirty eighth graders. Then we would grade them in class, after I passed out red pens to everyone. M...
11/22/13 at 11:18 AM Something tells me a sugar pill wouldn't help. 7/20/13 at 9:08 AM
Back-to-Summer 5/30/13 at 6:23 PM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, the Vacation...
10/11/13 at 5:43 AM Old Bullets 7/27/13 at 6:26 AM
Rural Reflections Radio 6/21/13 at 8:28 AM
The Nanny McPhee Effect
"There is something you should understand about the way I work. When you need me but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me but no longer need me, then I have to go. It's rather sad, reall...
10/8/13 at 10:14 AM New Year, Old Habits 1/6/13 at 12:51 PM
Surviving Power Struggles 11/28/12 at 9:36 AM
The Rose Family With Jeff Foster Truck
Picture taken by Jean Bowe....
10/5/13 at 12:36 PM Sunday Lester Park Craft Fair, Rainday on Saturday 9/28/13 at 6:36 PM
Identity Thief Happens Every Day 3/12/13 at 6:22 AM
How many of us go to a job and work to pay for the things that society thinks we should have...abigger house....a flashy car....a lake home....a boat....a designer purse...the latest tech ga...
9/27/13 at 9:09 AM Time To Create Your Stop Doing List 6/21/13 at 6:51 AM
Easy Summer Freezer Meals 6/14/13 at 8:03 AM
Saturday Family Fun
9/23/13 at 5:07 PM Lester Park Rendezvous 9/19/13 at 4:05 PM
Diabetes: are you at risk 7/7/13 at 5:25 AM
Why it's Important to Save Money
Think back to a time when having an extra $1,000 would have made a major difference in the circumstance you were facing. How would the situation have played out differently if you had $1,000 to draw u...
9/18/13 at 12:59 PM Use Back-to-School Shopping to Teach Financial Responsiblity 8/19/13 at 8:15 AM
Consumers Confused Over Purpose of a Budget 7/12/13 at 8:58 AM
Learning About--and From--the Elders in Our Lives
Over the last few weekends I visited my three living grandparents and my 99 year old great-great-aunt. Doing so revealed lessons in how the world changes, how elder relatives teach us about ourselves,...
7/15/13 at 8:24 AM
I'm Not Lost, I'm Differently Positioned
If you haven't heard from me for awhile and you wonder where I've been, this is a good time to re-mention that I have changed my name from Middle Aged Plague to This Woman Writes. You can find, and f...
6/12/13 at 7:04 PM Honesty -- It's Still a Lonely Word 1/24/13 at 5:31 PM
If Pumpkins Were Money, I'd Be Rich 1/17/13 at 5:21 PM
This week the Boy Scouts earned an additional merit badge by lifting their ban on gay scouts. Boy Scouts There's various discussions going on as to what exactly this means, since so many youth don't...
5/25/13 at 7:44 AM Moving on up 5/19/13 at 9:10 AM
Minnesota Marriage 5/9/13 at 4:41 PM
Moving in with the adult children
Are middle-aged adults ready to have their aging parents move in with them? Sort of, but if the results of a recent survey are any indication, many adult children anticipate there will be some diffic...
5/6/13 at 1:49 PM Parents, overweight kids and a minefield of blame and judgment 2/8/13 at 10:56 AM
The primary care doctor: someone who knows you 1/30/13 at 11:50 AM
"Amahl and the Night Visitors"
Children are invited to sit in a special area close to the stage for Lyric Opera of the North's production of "Amahl and the Night Visitors." The opera is less than an hour long and is sung in Engli...
12/9/12 at 8:00 PM Bentleyville Christmas lights display 12/1/12 at 7:01 PM
Veterans Day parade and events 11/9/12 at 10:21 PM