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Should schools be run more like businesses?
Perhaps you have heard it said that schools should be run more like businesses--that public schools are soft, undisciplined, ineffective and would do well to refocus their attention on the bottom line...
2/24/13 at 9:24 PM How to use your fear of loss for fun and profit 2/14/13 at 1:06 PM
5 ways to trick your brain into finishing what you start 1/31/13 at 9:51 AM
Make a heart connection at the North Dakota Heart Gallery
By Michelle Kommer For most of us, it's hard to imagine what it would be like to grow up without parents to go to bed without a goodnight kiss from mom or dad to not know if your parents will be th...
2/21/13 at 10:44 AM Hoax message on Medicare rate hike 10/9/12 at 1:22 PM
Helping kids move to better health 10/4/12 at 1:14 PM
"My monster ate my Valentines"
One of my 8-year-old, twin daughters made this super-cool Valentine box to take to school. I thought you all might enjoy seeing it. (Click an image below for a fuller view). It's a Valentine-eating mo...
2/14/13 at 10:57 AM I love my strange children! 7/23/12 at 6:30 PM
I Auto-Tuned my 3-year-old singing "Jesus Loves Me" 1/19/12 at 12:57 PM
Somehow this post got missed. It is a bit late but one I really enjoyed putting together. Happy New Year! This year I have much to be thankful for. ...
1/3/13 at 8:00 AM What are your Christmas Traditions? 11/30/12 at 1:43 PM
Looking for the area's messiest desk!
Packrats everywhere claim that "a clean desk is the sign of a sick mind." If that's true we are about to introduce you to some very healthy people. The Messy Desk is a celebration of the messiest des...
1/2/13 at 5:10 PM Tickled Pink about Livin Up! 12/6/12 at 12:00 PM
We want your Christmas memories and traditions! 12/5/12 at 5:06 PM
Feeling like you're ona "holiday hangover"? I personally have a hard time letting go of the holiday season, and keep the decorations up for as long as I can. I didn't get my Christmas goodies pos...
12/30/12 at 12:02 PM
Exercise Your Heart
Sundays must be designated as kid day at Family Wellness. Theyre everywhere. Little boys and girls run around inside the facility finding anything to make it their playground. They bounce on Bosu bal...
12/16/12 at 10:42 PM
Rob Kupec does Slovak Christmas
Since exploring more of mygenealogy we now do a "traditional" Slovak Christmas Eve Dinner. It includes sauerkraut soup and cracking open wall nuts to see what the next year will bring. It is also trad...
12/7/12 at 2:01 PM Downtown was Hypnotic! 12/5/12 at 4:27 PM
I'm dreaming of (the movie) White Christmas 12/4/12 at 6:31 PM
The Casserole My Mom Liked
This is the casserole my mom liked. I found the recipe in a torn and tattered cookbook. It's falling apart and the pages crumble between my fingers. I handle them as delicately as possible, turning ...
11/26/12 at 7:26 AM Asparagus For My Mother 5/14/12 at 8:29 PM
My Grandma's Grandma's Soft Ginger Cookies With Spring Rhubarb 5/9/12 at 8:29 PM
Replacing Furniture... At Last
Today I laid out a considerable amount of money in order to replace a very old piece of furniture. While there are various chairs and sofas out there taking the name of various French kings named Lou...
11/11/12 at 9:24 PM Lutefisk and Other Questionable Food-Like Substances 10/3/12 at 2:35 PM
I Got Engaged Last Night 8/27/12 at 1:32 PM
Erin's (attempt at) Hobbies- Canning
Earlier this Summer we decided to join Bluebird Farms and have been thrilled each Tuesday when we get our fresh vegetables. The day I signed us up for Bluebird Farms, I developed a healthy obsession w...
9/20/12 at 4:10 PM Erin's (attempt at) Hobbies- Reclaimed Wood Wall Hangings 7/30/12 at 9:09 AM
I'm kind of in love with Fargo 7/27/12 at 1:19 PM
Historic Day for Scouting in the Northern Lights Council
Thursday, August 16 is a historic day for Scouting in the Northern Lights Council. At 11:00 AM we are dedicating the new Jon L. Wanzek Center for Scouting that will serve as the regional headquarters ...
8/15/12 at 5:12 PM New High Adventure Base 11/19/09 at 12:13 PM
Spend time with your kids. The disappearing ruler. 10/5/09 at 12:09 PM
But can he play soccer? Yes, yes he can
The message sounded too good to be true. As president of the Duluth Amateur Soccer League, its common for me to receive e-mails from people new to the area looking to join a team. But Id never read o...
7/29/12 at 12:00 AM There’s no one to blame but yourself for missing class 12/27/11 at 1:00 AM
Death isn't funny, but Twitter and Kim Jong Il changed that 12/20/11 at 1:00 AM
Small Town Saturday Night
Howl at the moon; shoot out the lights. The folksy folks of small town China reminded me of the community I grew up in. After chugging along 12 hours of train track southbound from Beijing, I arrived ...
7/28/12 at 9:57 AM One Final Trek: Off to Beijing 6/23/12 at 10:38 AM
This is Brinley Rose Marshall, daughter of Trevor and Melissa Marshall. This is from her first birthday photos, sitting in a family/generation rocking chair. (Click image for larger view) ...
7/2/12 at 1:40 PM Cowgirl! 7/2/12 at 1:37 PM
All smiles 7/2/12 at 1:32 PM