Monthly Archives: September 2010

Save the date: Boo at the Zoo

The Lake Superior Zoo is truly a regional prize, and Boo at the Zoo is a blast, so I wanted to make sure folks knew it was coming up. Here’s all the information, straight from the lion’s mouth! (If you’re … Continue reading

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Surviving overnight in the woods

I got this notice from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and was fascinated by the survival kit suggestions. Considering they are all readily available items, maybe folks should just throw a few together and stash them in your outdoor … Continue reading

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Got the agate bug? Save this date.

I don’t know about you folks, but one of the no-cost things my kids love to do is look through rocks. If they can then throw them in a nearby body of water, that’s icing on the cake. With that … Continue reading

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Get lost in the corn

The Cornstalk Maze at Engwalls and Garden Center, 4749 Hermantown Road, Hermantown, is now open.  Tour this 52,000 square foot maze Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 10 and support Second Harvest. Admission is just $6.00 and for every ticket … Continue reading

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Learn about growing herbs in the Northland

“Herb Garden Fest” in Proctor to be offered by St. Louis County Extension Growing and Cooking with Herbs The St. Louis County Extension Office will be conducting its annual fall harvest educational program on Tuesday, September 28th.   This year’s program … Continue reading

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Make your own delicious apple butter

This is the easiest apple butter recipe ever. You make it in a crockpot overnight, and wake up to the most gorgeous smell (this would be a great thing to have cooking when anyone you’d like to impress is coming … Continue reading

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Cheap Vikings tickets

Before you get your hopes up — I think they’re all out for tonight’s game. However, sports-minded folks might want to keep an eye on stubhub.com. We paid $4 a ticket for end zone (nose bleed) seats for tonight’s game. … Continue reading

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Not every vinegar is the same

Kathy in the Pine Journal office makes great refrigerator pickles, so my interest was piqued anyway. If others out there are dealing with a plethora of garden vegetables and not a lot of experience with pickling, this article might come … Continue reading

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Hello world!

The Cloquet Families blog is born. I make only two promises: 1. I won’t write about how cute my children are ad nauseum 2. I will endeavor to post items that will be useful to local families, whether it’s things … Continue reading

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