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Is Comet ISON a slacker? / Win cash in comet photo contest
Comet ISON takes a beautiful picture as Damian Peach's recent photo attests. Feast your eyes on that Mediterranean-hued coma and long tail. How I wish it looked like that in a telescope.While there'...
10/28/13 at 11:58 AM
St. Anthony Parkway Bridge spans for sale
Meeting on Bridge Project scheduled for 29 October at River East in Minneapolis. The St. Anthony Parkway Bridge, spanning the railroad yard in the Minneapolis suburb of Columbia Heights, has been a...
10/22/13 at 5:24 AM World Heritage Site for historic bridges 7/20/13 at 9:01 AM
Motor Mill Bridge near Elkader, Iowa Part 2 7/5/13 at 6:20 AM
Minnesota shutdown impact spotty
By Don Davis The impact of a federal government shutdown on Minnesotans was spotty Tuesday, but an extended one would cause more widespread problems. State officials are examining the situation, and C...
10/1/13 at 4:45 PM Lack of post-deployment help upsets Iraqi war veteran 12/19/11 at 4:37 PM
Minnesota farming soldiers head to Afghanistan 9/30/11 at 10:07 AM
National Coffee Day
Sunday, September 29 is National Coffee Day. Following are blog posts about free coffee specials being offered on Sunday. For some offers you will need to like their Facebook page, print coupons or ...
9/27/13 at 4:51 PM
Amazing Photos: 10 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World
Abandonment can puncture one's soul if seeing a home they once knew now empty and worn. But viewing abandonment from a more removed vantage point can provide an opposing affect. Chilling? Perhaps. But...
7/1/13 at 7:54 AM
Supreme Court's Supreme Ruling
You know how they say you'll never forget where you were when something really monumental in society happened? For me, I was in the parking lot of Moorhead McDonald's, when a couple of e-mail alerts ...
6/27/13 at 4:31 AM Goin' to the Chapel? 5/26/13 at 7:21 AM
Merit Badge 5/25/13 at 7:44 AM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Vacation?...
6/21/13 at 8:28 AM Bullit 5/5/13 at 5:22 AM
The Weather Spotters Guide to the Galaxy 4/28/12 at 6:00 AM
National Breast Cancer Coalition
The National Beast Cancer Coalition or NBCC is concerned about eradiciating breast cancer through actiion and advocacy. Their telephone number is 1.800.622.2838. Check out their website at:...
5/30/13 at 5:09 PM Cancer Research 8/13/12 at 7:12 AM
For The Cure or an End 10/13/11 at 7:31 AM
Breast Cancer Deadline 2020
In August of 2012, NBCC or The National Breast Cancer Coalition released its second report on the state of breast cancer. This report provides an update with the latest data on breast cancer incidence...
12/14/12 at 6:51 AM Sign The Petition to The President 8/17/12 at 4:30 PM
Breast Cancer Funding In This Country 7/9/12 at 4:02 PM
Kiel finishes perfect season in......
HANDBALL!!! Each professional sport has its celebrity teams, no matter where you go. In the US, we have the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers in American Football, while in basketball, we have...
6/5/12 at 4:26 PM Christmas Market Tour 2011 Nr. 2: Weimar 12/15/11 at 4:10 PM
Lost in the Box Store -- Where Are the Socks?
For years, whenever I wanted to fully express the abject monotony of a mind-numbingly tedious task, I drew upon the comparison of buying a pack of socks. How wrong I was. Humbled now, wrung by a r...
5/31/12 at 1:48 PM The Weakness of PowerPoint 4/25/12 at 12:54 PM
One-Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf
Some people find it hard to get excited about vegetarian meals. For many of them, it could have something to do with growing up in a meat-and-potatoes culture. In the family of my youth, meat usually...
3/16/12 at 1:19 PM Almost Lasagna 3/1/12 at 3:00 PM
Salsa Turkey Burger 3/12/10 at 2:28 AM
National BSA Chief Scout Executive, Bob Mazzuca, to honor Northern Lights Council Scout Volunteers on October 19, 2011.
Bob Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, is making his first trip to the Northern Lights Council on Wednesday, October19. We believe this is the first National BSA Chief Scout ...
10/12/11 at 5:28 PM A Shining Light Across America 7/12/10 at 10:55 AM
The True Spirit of Scouting 10/7/09 at 9:58 AM
My favorite cool treat on a hot day -- homemade ice cream
Mother Nature couldn't have planned a better time to blast us with heat and humidity. After all, July is National Ice Cream Month. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan said so. He also claimed the third S...
7/20/11 at 5:00 AM Get your espresso jolt in this cookie 9/29/10 at 1:37 PM
Sweet Potato Pie Has Deep Roots 2/25/10 at 3:08 AM
National Running Day
Today, June 1st, is National Running Day! I know all of you went out and ran as far as you felt comfortable going on this beautiful sunny day, and it was no different for me! I met up this evening ...
6/1/11 at 9:19 PM