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Wednesday is for trees
Students from Lester Park and Lakewood school forests will help plant tree seedlings Wednesday at Chester Bowl park in Duluth, an area hard-hit by last summers flooding. The plantings are part of a f...
5/14/13 at 12:00 AM Spring cleaning can wait 5/2/13 at 12:00 AM
Water is art in Superior 5/1/13 at 12:00 AM
Celebrate Earth Day with these Newspaper Activities
Every day is Earth Day for people who care about the environment.But for one day each year, people all over the world join forces to call attention to the beauty of the Earth and the ways in which w...
4/10/13 at 9:18 AM
Learning on a grander 'SCALE'
The University of North Dakota Office of Instructional Development is tipping the "scales" when it comes to creative teaching and learning practices for its students. The University recently added ...
11/15/12 at 4:47 PM
We have our man for the job! Now let's get to work! Thoughts on the US Elections
What does it take to become the President of the United States? And what does it take to ensure that the man you voted for is elected to office? These are the questions I've been asking myself ever...
11/7/12 at 5:40 AM Annie's Kiosk Coming Soon to Schleswig Holstein 6/12/12 at 4:55 AM
Copenhagenization: The contagion that could change the way we think of bicycles 10/24/11 at 10:17 AM
What Will You Do to Fight Silver Carp?
We were discussing potential questions to ask people running for the state legislature at a meeting today, and I thought it would be a good idea to ask them what they would do about silver carp. Here...
9/17/12 at 3:58 PM Documenting a History of Weirdness 11/27/11 at 6:14 PM
Happy Arbor Day! 4/30/10 at 12:00 AM
Lottery Scratch-offs Part 2: Stating the Obvious
Part 1 was aboutthe interesting psychology that gambling brings out in people. We also looked at those$30 scratch-offs and the mixed feelings that come with buying those things. But while people have...
9/12/12 at 10:52 AM Problem-solvers vs. Doomsdayers 6/22/12 at 11:11 AM
For sale: North Dakota's way of life.
I can barely stomach news about Western North Dakota these days. Every day it is something - either in the local or national news; unfortunately, it is so rarely good news. The infrastructure cannot s...
6/10/12 at 9:31 PM
8 Ways to Help Your Child with Brain Development
How can you promote strongbrain development in your child? Follow these 8 tips to help your child's brain develop strong. 1. Respond to your childs need for supportand attention promptly an...
5/23/12 at 2:40 PM
Legislative notebook: Dayton rejects GOP school payment plan
By Danielle Nordine and Don Davis Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a Republican plan to take money out of the state reserve fund to repay money owed Minnesota school districts. The Democratic governor on Thu...
4/5/12 at 11:57 PM Anglers fear warm weather kills Minnesota fish 3/29/12 at 10:02 PM
Senator says environmentalists are behind mining delays 10/17/11 at 11:07 AM
Areavoices Digest #35 - Okay, is it casserole or hotdish?
I had to laugh earlier today when I noticed a thread on one of my Facebook friend's pages. She had taken a picture of a Tator Tot Hotdish she had made. What followed was an hours-long discussion about...
6/8/11 at 2:08 PM Areavoices Digest #33 - I love Medora! (and more) 5/25/11 at 1:10 PM
Areavoices Digest #20 - From Scottish chemists to Minnesota politicians 2/23/11 at 12:28 PM
Breaking up is hard to do.
Every so often, I realize that my email inbox is filling up with more newsletters and sales offers than it is genuine MAIL. So for the next few weeks, instead of just deleting those irritating epistle...
4/6/11 at 3:05 PM
Quick Hits 10-28-10
Cognitive Dissonance From the Center for Business and Public Policy, "Our Collective Cognitive Dissonance" is tangentially related to yesterday's post on "Thinking about how we think." Cognitive diss...
10/28/10 at 6:00 AM
EPA: No ban on lead hunting ammunition
On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition by five environmental groups to ban lead in hunting ammunition. Here's a link to a story on the topic....
8/30/10 at 1:45 PM
N.D. seeking support in contest
North Dakota Parks and Recreation is encouraging people to vote in a program to support state trees. Odwalla Inc., a California-based natural health beverage company, is conducting its third annual Pl...
7/26/10 at 4:35 AM N.D. seeking support in contest 7/26/10 at 4:35 AM
Oil Changing Albedo
Several individuals have inquired in recent weeks asking if the oil in the Gulf of Mexico will impact the weather or hurricane development. More specifically will the oil change the albedo (amount of...
6/16/10 at 5:49 AM