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Itasca State Park
Park Rapids is the undisputed Gateway to Itasca State Park and the south entrance is a 19-mile drive from Park Rapids north on Highway 71. The east entrance is only a couple miles farther north of the...
5/2/13 at 10:28 AM
I Love March Madness
It is that time of year again when the Nation goes online and prints out an NCAA bracket and participa...
3/19/13 at 9:16 AM
Legislative notebook: Higher cigarette taxes on the table in Minnesota
By Danielle Killey and Don Davis Minnesota legislators are considering raising cigarette taxes and the cost of little cigars by classifying them cigarettes, which are taxed at a higher rate than ciga...
2/7/13 at 6:17 PM Republicans have different state view from the governor 2/6/13 at 11:20 PM
Text of Gov. Dayton State of State address 2/6/13 at 8:53 PM
The Boiling Point of Aaron Swartz's Suicide
The more I read about Aaron Swartz, the more he seemed like a hero from an Ayn Rand novel. Unfortunately, accompanying his Randian hero-like intelligence, moral IQ, and frustration that the rest of th...
1/15/13 at 9:00 AM Minnesota is Being Laughed At 10/25/12 at 8:13 AM
Lottery Scratch-offs Part 2: Stating the Obvious 9/12/12 at 10:52 AM
Magic & money... All in a day's work for Mrs. Claus
By Crystal Dey Ever wonder how Santa can afford all those toys? Hes married to a banker! When Mrs. and Mr. Claus, also known as Donna and Howard Ogaard, arent busy at the North Pole, they are incognit...
12/6/12 at 11:23 AM
Home Sweet Home: China in Minnesota
All of you who've read my posts are awesome. Thank you for following along. While I'm sad to see this journey end, I'm excited with anticipation because this was just my first try. I'll be writing man...
10/27/12 at 11:31 AM
State Farm puts N.D. 11th, Minnesota sixth in odds of hitting a deer
North Dakota ranks 11th nationally in the odds of motorists running into a deer, State Farm insurance company reported today. Thats unchanged from last year, State Farm said, and the odds of hitting ...
10/23/12 at 5:00 PM Roseau-Lake of the Woods Sportsman's Club ATV 'Fun Run' is Saturday 9/11/12 at 8:00 AM
Check out the DNR fishcam live from the Minnesota State Fair 8/30/12 at 11:41 AM
A long weekend
We just got back yesterday afternoon from a four-day weekend at the lake--our last for this season, until spring. It's always hard to leave. But we had a great time. The weather wasn't fabulous; it w...
10/22/12 at 9:24 AM Board meeting 4/23/12 at 9:13 AM
Garden day booty 4/18/12 at 7:39 AM
Cooking at the State Fair on Opening Day & Jambalaya Hotdish Recipe
The Minnesota state fair is the second largest state fair in the US. Second only to Texas, this fair is a food obsessed person's dream. The food booths were awesome! When I would hear people walk by m...
8/23/12 at 8:39 PM
Doyle commits to play for Division I SDSU
Logan Doyle had South Dakota State University near the top of his list of schools even before they offered him a full basketball scholarship. Once that offer came, it didn't take him long to commit. J...
8/23/12 at 1:05 PM
Deep-fried everything on a stick
I'm going to reveal a secret: I've lived in Minnesota all my life but have never taken partin that quintessential rite of late summer- the consuming of deep-fried cheese curds (or deep-fried anything,...
8/24/11 at 11:31 AM
Ready for the crest
I have been watching and watching the news for the past week as all of the people of Minot (North Dakota) have done to keep up with the latest information. I feel like a boxer in the 9th round of a he...
6/25/11 at 9:24 AM New day, more water 6/24/11 at 9:58 AM
water just will not stop. 6/23/11 at 2:57 PM
Areavoices Digest #9 - November 17, 2010
Areavoices Digest #9 - November 17, 2010 Another week and more schools are jumping on board with areavoices blogs.Areavoices is a fantasticplace to share school news. In additon to our newest school ...
11/17/10 at 3:31 PM
New visitor center celebration at Grand Portage State Park
A new visitor center at Grand Portage State Park will be celebrated on Sept. 25, according to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources news release. Maples should be near their peak of fall color ...
9/16/10 at 12:49 PM
Well we just moved 40 trucks/rides from Fargo to Minot. They had a good run in Fargo, and now 10 days in The Magic City. Kathy is always looking for drivers. Pay is 50 cents a mile or $250 a da...
7/20/10 at 6:49 PM Minot State Fair 7/19/09 at 7:26 PM