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The Fabric Of Small Town Life

Posted on 01. Mar, 2011 by .

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Stop in almost any small town, here in the midwest, and a passerby can almost always find his or her way to the cozy atmosphere of the neighborhood baker shop, which usually sits quietly on the corner of the block. In the summertime, the inviting fragrances of the baked goods, fresh out of the oven, […]

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St. Patricks Day At The Landmark Center

Posted on 17. Mar, 2011 by .

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What a marvelous St. Patrick’s Day it has been, with spring like weather encouraging happy crowds of carefree people to mingle in an atmosphere of music and dance.. The crowds that were gathered outside of the Landmark to watch the approaching parade were a tapestry of green. Many of the younger crowd were in short […]

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A Page From The Past

Posted on 07. Mar, 2011 by .

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Today I received a most amazing letter from a gentleman who purchased two of my early watercolors back in the 80″s. It renewed my interest in using my creativity to share my love of the beautiful world around me with others. Often, we do or say things because we love to do them, and we […]

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Flight Simulation Can Be An Obsession

Posted on 13. Mar, 2011 by .

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Not knowing what my future would be like and wanting to desperately use my Commodore 64 computer, I came across a couple of flight simulators. They were very slow and choppy in their operation. Never-the-less, since that was the trend, there was no smoother computer for the simulator. As time moved forward, computers improved and […]

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The Hybrid and the Fuel Economy

Posted on 06. Mar, 2011 by .

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Our automobile should be able to go 300 miles before re-fueling, it needs to re-fueled quickly, and it must be able to keep up with other traffic. Gas engines come in various sizes. The bigger the engine, the more powerful it is and the more gas it uses, vs the smaller the engine, the slower […]

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.7 Percent

Posted on 06. Mar, 2011 by .

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The Minnesota unemployment rate declined to a seasonally adjusted 6.7 percent in January, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The rate, which was 0.2 percent below December’s revised 6.9 percent unemployment rate, was the lowest in Minnesota since December 2008. The U.S. unemployment rate was 9 […]

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Could Your Credit Score Cost You a Job?

Posted on 06. Mar, 2011 by .

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These days, more and more companies are running credit checks on some or all job seekers. But does bad credit equal poor performance? Is credit screening a matter of business necessity or discrimination?

From the Rights Stuff Newsletter, Winter 2011

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Applicants Needed for State Jobs

Posted on 27. Feb, 2011 by .

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State Job Vacancies Climb Nearly 31 Percent ST. PAUL – Job vacancies in Minnesota climbed 30.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 from the same period a year ago, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency said employers reported 33,800 openings, compared with 25,900 […]

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How to Reduce Harmful Wood Smoke

Posted on 27. Feb, 2011 by .

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Follow these steps to reduce harmful smoke from wood burning: Stop burning wood during air pollution health alerts. If you hear that an air pollution episode has been declared on your TV or radio, do not burn wood until the episode is over. Sign up for e-mail notification of air pollution health alerts on the […]

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