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New Survey Finds Moms on Front Lines of Children’s Education

Most mothers identify with role of ‘Chief Education Officer’ according to a Sylvan Learning survey Duluth, MN (Grassroots Newswire) January 27, 2014 — A new Sylvan Learning survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive among 5,000 U.S. adults in December 2013, … Continue reading

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Minnesota History Pass opens doors for sixth graders

Any child who is in 6th grade in Minnesota is eligible to receive the 6th Grade Minnesota History Pass. The pass will provide free admittance for the student (only the 6th grader, not parents or siblings) to all MHS locations … Continue reading

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From Digital Pacifiers to Brain Vitamins, how to buy eBooks for your kids

By Sherry Maysonave Ebooks are not only fun for kids, but they’re also unique teaching tools. Digital media offer children a whole new way to learn. Some people mistakenly think of ebooks as digital pacifiers when, in fact, they’re actually … Continue reading

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Family pass for The Beach in Cloquet is money well spent

It may not feel like summer swimming weather yet, but it’s coming and so is the opening of The Beach swimming pond in Cloquet’s beautiful Pinehurst Park. And, at $39 for an individual pass, $69 for a family pass, and $109 … Continue reading

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Library offers crafts, puzzles March 20-27 for kids in connection with One Book selection

Children will make an attractive sun catcher to welcome spring and create interest in this year’s One Book, One Community choice: “Clara and Mr. Tiffany.” Beginning March 20, the first day of spring, children attending preschool story time will make … Continue reading

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A book list made to order for anyone — of any age — who loves northern Minnesota

As I’ve gotten busier, I find that I don’t have time to read every bestseller that comes out across the country. However, I do try to make time for Minnesota-based books, because I can find out more about my adopted … Continue reading

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Pine Valley tubing hill open for President’s Day long weekend

Thanks to Mother Nature dropping close to 5-inches of the white stuff last Sunday, just in time for a four-day weekend off school in Cloquet, the Tubing Hill at Pine Valley is opening this weekend! The Hill will be open … Continue reading

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Finding life balance

Here’s some practical advice for overstressed community leaders, parents and others from Leadership and Civic Engagement Extension Educator Jody Horntvedt. May you find balance. Finding life balance By Jody Horntvedt, University of Minnesota Extension ROSEAU, Minn. — Finding balance in life … Continue reading

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Don’t let your turkey fryer get the better of you this Thanksgiving

SAINT PAUL, MN –The Minnesota Department of Commerce urges family chefs to use caution when frying turkeys this Thanksgiving.  Each holiday season, fire related insurance claims skyrocket.  As one might expect, grease and oil fires from turkey fryers play a … Continue reading

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Make like Indiana Jones and check out Minnesota archaeology week

Minnesota Archaeology Week is September  8 – 16 Fun events throughout the state highlight the role of archaeology in fostering better understanding and appreciation of Minnesota’s cultural heritage. ST. PAUL – Minnesotans have a great opportunity to tour ancient rock … Continue reading

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