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G-U-A-R, just like in GUARD...
I used to give spelling tests all day. Every Friday, I'd give five spelling tests to five groups of thirty eighth graders. Then we would grade them in class, after I passed out red pens to everyone. M...
11/22/13 at 11:18 AM Something tells me a sugar pill wouldn't help. 7/20/13 at 9:08 AM
Back-to-Summer 5/30/13 at 6:23 PM
Feed those who Need: Dakota Valley donates to food pantries
We love this time of year, but it pinches our pennies right? Heating our homes, feeding our (extended) families, fueling up for travel lots of expenses in a limited time. Thats why every year, Dako...
11/21/13 at 2:50 PM Happy Thanksgiving: We're thankful for you! 10/26/13 at 8:34 AM
Dakota Valley Electric Celebrates Co-Op Month by Giving Back 10/25/13 at 8:32 AM
Picassos In Our Midst
I just had to share these wonderful paintings. I came to work this morning and was greeted by this wonderful display of Picasso wannabes. The images are amazing, all created in our Arts After Sch...
11/20/13 at 4:27 PM A Shout Out to Kuchen Makers 11/6/13 at 3:40 PM
Healthy Kuchen & The Artful Plate? 8/12/13 at 1:49 PM
Meet Jax: The 4 Year Old Who Loves to Play
Little Jax loves cars, trucks, dinosaurs, cartoons, and was an avid visitor of Family Wellness, specifically the drop in Childcare with his mom Brook. Early this summer the childcare staff noticed tha...
11/13/13 at 11:14 AM All Natural Macaroni and Cheese 12/13/12 at 1:51 PM
It's Holiday Time
Holiday Message If we all could take a minute away from personal attacks, maybe we could focus...even for a second...on something much more important. I would like to take this time, to focus on somet...
11/12/13 at 4:12 PM My Swedish Aunt Astrid 11/20/12 at 2:12 PM
Boys in trucks, tracking big bucks
Ive been anxiously awaiting this weekend for several weeks not because my brothers are coming to the farm in pursuit of a better-than-mediocre buck on this first weekend of the slug hunting season, b...
11/8/13 at 2:46 PM Travel 2013: More lighthouses, more stories 10/25/13 at 8:15 PM
The Tooth Fairy discrepancy 10/21/13 at 8:49 PM
How to provide a nutritious breakfast
Mornings are often rushed, especially if you have kids getting ready for school. But research shows its important to make time for breakfast. Kids who eat breakfast perform better at school. Blue Cro...
11/6/13 at 11:15 AM Employees raise $12,000 for diabetes walk 10/31/13 at 7:44 AM
Have a fun, safe Independence Day picnic 7/2/13 at 3:39 PM
The Salinas Story
As a parent, your number one priority is your children and the well-being of your family.This deep desire to care for their children led Carlos and Angela Salinas to Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanit...
10/23/13 at 12:42 PM Thank you for Giving to the Max! 11/20/12 at 3:07 PM
Amplify Your Giving with Give to the Max Day on Nov. 15th! 11/13/12 at 2:32 PM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, the Vacation...
10/11/13 at 5:43 AM Old Bullets 7/27/13 at 6:26 AM
Rural Reflections Radio 6/21/13 at 8:28 AM
The Nanny McPhee Effect
"There is something you should understand about the way I work. When you need me but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me but no longer need me, then I have to go. It's rather sad, reall...
10/8/13 at 10:14 AM New Year, Old Habits 1/6/13 at 12:51 PM
Surviving Power Struggles 11/28/12 at 9:36 AM
How many of us go to a job and work to pay for the things that society thinks we should have...abigger house....a flashy car....a lake home....a boat....a designer purse...the latest tech ga...
9/27/13 at 9:09 AM Time To Create Your Stop Doing List 6/21/13 at 6:51 AM
Easy Summer Freezer Meals 6/14/13 at 8:03 AM
Women's Wisdom: Interview with Mikey Hoeven
9/26/13 at 6:53 AM
Saturday Family Fun
9/23/13 at 5:07 PM Lester Park Rendezvous 9/19/13 at 4:05 PM
Diabetes: are you at risk 7/7/13 at 5:25 AM
Why it's Important to Save Money
Think back to a time when having an extra $1,000 would have made a major difference in the circumstance you were facing. How would the situation have played out differently if you had $1,000 to draw u...
9/18/13 at 12:59 PM Use Back-to-School Shopping to Teach Financial Responsiblity 8/19/13 at 8:15 AM
Consumers Confused Over Purpose of a Budget 7/12/13 at 8:58 AM
A Simple Fall Bucket List
Here I go again with this autumn 'stuff.' There are some hilarious memes out there, making fun of how fall is every white girl's favorite season; maybe it's true! But it really is the most wonderful ...
9/16/13 at 8:10 AM The Skinny on Bountiful Baskets 4/3/13 at 8:37 AM
So You're Moving to BoomTown, USA... Now What? 3/4/13 at 12:42 PM