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Library funding

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What kind of funding should the Kitchigami Regional Library System (KRLS) get and should it answer a Crow Wing County funding decision by eliminating funding for materials in Crosslake and Pequot...

Fireside Hangout provides new take on FDR classic

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Ever wanted to be able to ask your own question of the president? Thursday, Feb. 14, at 3:50 p.m., President Obama is sitting down in the Roosevelt Room in the White House for a fireside hangout....

Make 12-12-12 count

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12-12-12

Today's date presents a dozen opportunities.
Especially for those who like lists or who see the benefit in taking stock of where things are and where we might like to see...

Olive Garden in Baxter

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If the Olive Garden in Baxter looks a little different to you, it's not just that it's new to the lakes area.
The much-anticipated restaurant addition to the lakes area isn't the same Olive...

Drunken driving

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Last year, Minnesotans faced dangers when they were on the road that had nothing to do with ice or snow or deer flying out of ditches.

Shopping spree scrubbed

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I guess plans for a massive shopping spree before the world ended Dec. 21, 2012 — according to the Mayan calendar predictors — are off. It sounded like a good idea especially since no one would...

Go Red Better U Heart Health Challenge — activity versus exercise.

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Want to live longer? The American Heart Association (AHA) reports for every hour of regular exercise, a person gains two hours of additional life expectancy. That’s even true, the AHA notes, if...

If you don't like the weather - wait

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Minnesota's mercurial spring just took another turn, adding white stuff to the mix after pretty much shunning snow when it was welcome in late December, January, February and even March.
It'...

Taking a bite out of the bucket list

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I have loved tennis for years. While I can't keep a ball in the court or serve to save my life, I find the sport fascinating. It's not just the physical effort or stamina required. Tennis is a...

Tennis fans are seeing double

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Big names are playing doubles at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif.

Andy Roddick is playing with Minnesota native Mardy Fish. And America's top doubles team, Bob and Mike Bryan...