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Get the heck TO Dodge
Nebraskan restaurant 'Eat in Dodge' brings the best!
Don't miss this little place in Dodge Nebraska. Sunday brunch here is amazing. Returning from California after 20 years, native Nebraskan Michael Glissman is the Chef in this wonderful place. Michael opened the restaurant with his mother Li
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Humanties outdoors
'THINK OUTSIDE' project in North Dakota
Looking for something different? Created by philosopher and North Dakota native Tayo Basquiat, think Outside is a program of the North Dakota Humanities Council. This program is about connecting North Dakotans with thought and beauty of our n
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Shakespeare in the Park
A comedy of Errors showing free to the public
Shakespeare is coming to North Dakota! Or at least his work is. Director Erin Weichel said she chose one of the Bard's comedies to offer a lighter contrast to past years' performances of his darker works, such as Hamlet and Macbeth. Erin has
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Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Medora North Dakota hosts 29th Annual
Plans for the 29th annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering to be held Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24, at the Medora Community Center are still being finalized. Bill Lowman, is the founder and director of the two day event. Individuals wanting more inf
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Audubon's Nebraska Crane Festival
The 45th ANNUAL
During March 19-22, 2015 in Kearney, Nebraska you can enjoy the 45th annual Crane Festival. See 10,000 plus Sandhill cranes and millions of waterfowl which are migrating over central Nebraska. Audubon Nebraska hosts this even to celebrate the cra
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North Dakota Heritage Center
Adaptation Gallery: Geologic Time now open
If you live near Bismarck or plan on being in the area soon, don't miss the amazing new Gallery, 'Geologic Time'. Both animals and plans had to adapt or they simply did not survive the climate changes. Both monstrous sea creatures living in ocean
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Almont, ND Lutefisk Norwegian supper
Over 800 served in small ND town
If you ever get the chance, don't miss the Almont Lutefisk feed. This annual supper is a fantastic gathering of (this year) over 800 people to celebrate the areas Norwegian heritage. Lutefisk is a traditional Scandinavian dish: a cod fish se
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Bring Some Barrels to the Skating Rink!
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By Andrea Winkjer Collin, Editor, North Dakota Horizons If this month's brisk weather is bringing you outdoors to enjoy a classic North Dako
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South Dakota coaching legend dies - AberdeenNews.com
South Dakota News
South Dakota coaching legend diesAberdeenNews.com
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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe From Canned Potatoes
When asked to opt for, most southerners choose the taste of sweet potato pie over the related pumpkin pie. This standard dessert, along with pecan pie, could be found on dinner tables all through the south throughout the holiday season. Often served
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Preparing For Winter
Winter is not that far off - get ready
Do you remember how bad last winter was? This winter is meant to be worse than that which is why we need to prepare for this one to limit any problems that people will have. By taking simple steps you can turn a problematic winter into a hassle free
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Lean On Me This Fall
The Lean To Shed and all its glory!
Anyone who grew up on a farm in the Upper Midwest probably has at some time come across a lean-to shed. As an attachment to a barn or or livestock shelter the lean-to has been the farmer's trusty helper. We found this interesting article abou
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Bring on Fall!
Fall Brings Football, Food and Fowl
Let's face it, Fall is approaching and I for one, am a huge fan of fall. This year, after all the heat and drought, I am especially looking forward to autumn. Personally I have had enough of this hot weather. There are a lot of t
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An Empty Home in Buttzville
GhostsofNorthDakota.com
Ransom County Inhabited as of 4/12 Buttzville’s townsite appears to be inhabited by one, perhaps two families now, with this notable empty house on the edge of town, and at least one additional (more modern) abandoned home as well.  It wasn’t clear t
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Trotters, ND
GhostsofNorthDakota.com
Golden Valley County Vacant as of 7/10 In terms of driving distance from any other town in North Dakota, Trotters may be the most remote townsite in the state. It is a true ghost town, with just a church and former gas station remaining. On an assign
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A Mystery with a Dakota Connection?
GhostsofNorthDakota.com
On a hill outside Atlanta stands an enduring mystery structure known as the Georgia Guidestones – a stone monument, somewhat similar in appearance to Stonehenge, but with a modern twist.  The Georgia Guidestones were financed in cash and erected in 1
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Announcing our Recipe Contest Winners
The Results are in folks!
The results are in folks. Our 2011 Favorite Family Recipe Contest was a hit. Our Grand prize goes to Angie Easterby of Meadow, South Dakota for her "Best Peanut Brittle". View all the winners and
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How to Clean a Barbeque
Here are some barbecue cleaning tips to help tidy up after a successful BBQ.
Barbecue Cleaning Tips - Some Good Advice On A Clean BBQ By Nick Daval To clean or not to clean? Is a clean barbecue necessary every time for great tasting food? Do
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Celebrate Mom the South Dakota Way
South Dakota Magazine
This Mother’s Day, skip the flowers and breakfast buffets. Instead, take your mom exploring South Dakota. Mother’s Day Express Jump aboard the historic 1880 Train from Hill City to Keystone (May 8). They’ll provide the champagne, cupcakes and even
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Ghost Towns in the Upper Midwest
Why are Ghost Towns so interesting?
Authors note - I do not condone trespassing or breaking into abandoned buildings. Old buildings are a safety hazard, and often on private property. Get the owner’s permission before you explore these areas and please be careful. If yo
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Kwame Dawes - Award winning Poet to Nebraska
Distinguished professor to UNL's English Department
Kwame Dawes, renowned poet and author has accepted a position at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, according to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln website. Dawes, author of numerous works of fiction and pros
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Reward offered in golden eagle killing - Bismarck Tribune
Bismarck Tribune
Reward offered in golden eagle killingBismarck TribuneInformation can be reported to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Park's Turn In Poachers (TIPs) Hotline at 1-888 OVERBAG. Callers with information may remain anonymous.
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Civil war reenactments - still fighting the Civil War
Midwestweekends.com - Travel the Upper Midwest
After 150 years, the Civil War still inflames imaginations. What was life really like then, at home and on the battlefield?You can find out at the annual encampments hosted by historic sites, where reenactors offer artillery drills, medical dem
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Iowa census: growth almost entirely in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids areas
Iowa City Blog
DES MOINES — The Des Moines and Cedar Rapids metro areas have taken an ever larger share of Iowa’s population over the past 10 years, new Census figures show.
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Introducing the 2012 North Dakota Horizons Calendar
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By Nicolette Borlaug, Staff Assistant, North Dakota Horizons We know what you are thinking; it’s far too early to be thinking about 2012 already! While it is still early in the year, we have already been busy putting
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Accentuating the positives of teaching and living in the country
Nebraska Rural Living
You just can't beat country living. I was born and raised in the country. I love to go fishing, take long walks alongside a field, inhale the scent of newly plowed soil, or the sweet smell of freshly cut hay. I can train my Labs for next pheasant sea
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Dutch Apple Pie recipe from the Okoboji Country Inn in West Okoboji, Iowa
iabedandbreakfast.com
Donna, the Innkeeper at the Okoboji Country Inn wanted to share this recipe for the best Dutch Apple Pie you will ever taste. Katelyn, our little summer helper at the bed and breakfast made this pie using apples from the orchard by the bed and breakf
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North Dakota Winter Stories
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By Kylie Blanchard, Staff Writer Although modern conveniences have made winter easier in North Dakota, sometimes all it takes is a bit of snow and a lot of wind to remind us who is really in charge this time of year.  And it is often th
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6 Legendary ways to think spring in North Dakota
ND Tourism - News
North Dakota's legendary activities in March are geared around getting back outside, or getting ready to get back outside. Spring is just around the corner, and our various sport and bike shows, plus a wide array of athletic events, means winter is f
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What's Going On in Rural Nebraska - March
Nebraska Rural Living
White Pelican Homecoming Celebration has full calendar of activities - Residents of Harlan County, Nebraska, know spring is just around the corner when the American White Pelicans return from their winter feeding grounds along the U.S. Gulf Coast to
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Lutefisk wars - local film to premiere.
Dakota Student
By: Patrick EvansNorth Dakota documentary will make debut at Fargo festival at 7 p.m. A little taste of Hollywood is coming to North Dakota. and Tonigh
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Whereizzit in South Dakota?
South Dakota Magazine
Be the first to guess where this photo by Bernie Hunhoff was taken and you will receive a 2011 wall calendar. Click on the photo for a larger view and click on the comments to enter your guess. Don’t worry if your comment doesn’t appear right away. T
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Dakota Memories Heritage Tour Set for September
ND Tourism - News
The 2011 Dakota Memories Heritage Tour is scheduled for Sept. 15-18. The tour will focus on German-Russian sites in south-central North Dakota and prov
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Commuting takes its toll in dollars, gasoline, lost time and souls
Nebraska Rural Living
For millions of Americans, commuting is "a twice-a-day slog" of "stop-creep-slow-creep-stop." Worse, says Nebraska Rural Living Editor Phil Soreide, it's costing us plenty: the cost to the country in fuel wasted in traffic jams topped 3.9 billion gal
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Fossils found in N.D. to be prepared for research
Minot Daily News
BISMARCK Fossils of 60-million-year-old mammals found in North Dakota this past summer will be prepared this winter for research by the North Dakota Geological Survey. John Hoganson, state paleontologist with the geological survey, said the mammal
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Telecommuting combines the best of both worlds for many rural workers
Nebraska Rural Living
Eileen and Rod Golus moved to Phelps County in June after researching areas with Internet connectivity options. Their new home is halfway between Rod's parents in Loup City and Eileen's parents in McCook, so their two young boys get to see a lot more
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News : Laura Ingalls Wilder Reader's Guide Available
South Dakota State Historical Society Press
Download a reader's guide for the double-award-winning Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life.Read article at South Dakota State Historical Society Press
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Enjoy fall festivities in North Dakota
ND Tourism - News
For more information, contact: Sara Otte Coleman, Director, Tourism Division North Dakota Department of Commerce 701-328-2525 E
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Looking for a juicy job? Nebraska grape harvest is a real experience
Nebraska Rural Living
If you have found yourself intrigued by the help-wanted ads for temporary jobs picking grapes - appearing more frequently around Nebraska these days - my advice is to let your intrigue be your guide. Everyone should try this at least once in their li
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Storms wreak havoc on streets, crops
Minot Daily News
The conclusion to the long Labor Day weekend was an exciting one for many Minot residents and others across the state as early morning thunderstorms dumped rain and hail to various degrees and wind gusts exceeded 70 miles per hour.
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Aerosmith guitarist says current tour in question
StarTribune.com rss feed
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry said Friday he doesn't know if the band will keep its current tour going because of injuries lead singer Steven Tyler suffered when he fell off a stage.
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Wonderful strawberry recipe from Okoboji Country Inn Innkeeper
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We keep hearing and seeing the ads that Gettings Garden has strawberries ready, so Okoboji Country Inn Innkeeper, Donna Muilenburg wanted to share a great recipe utilizing this berry. 3 Layer Strawberry Dessert 1 cup flour                          
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Radishes
To a six-year-old with a normal short attention span, radishes supplied the proper attitude toward growing
RADISHES Radishes were the best. Not to eat, but to plant, raise and harvest. To a six-year-old with a normal short attention span, radishes supplied the proper attitude toward growing: they were quick and reliable. Its spring, and the bright, cl
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In Defense of Weeds
Like so many things in the natural world, weeds have positive as well as negative attributes.
They are the unwanted, the uninvited. They are seen as uncivilized and common. The farmer, the gardener, and all who toil in their yards and groom their lawns, see weeds as the enemy. They are parasites; they are a plague. Not only do they steal
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Badlands Artist
South Dakota Magazine
By John Andrews In our January/February issue we featured the photography of Carl Johnson, who captured images of the Badlands in winter. Johnson is a professional photographer in Anchorage, Alaska, but he’s a Rapid City native who has been explor
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This month's restoration project
On the night of July 31, 2008, a severe wind storm removed the top part of the steeple. The Turton community is in the midst of a fund raising effort to secure the $22,000 needed t
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Top 10 Most Literate U.S. Cities
Livescience.com
Bookworms and others in cities in the Midwest and West have beaten out Yankee types to reach the very top of a researcher’s list of the most literate American cities.
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Skijoring all the way
Minot Daily News | MinotDailyNews.com
There's a lot of cures for cabin fever during a long winter. Some are more creative than others. Skijoring probably falls in the more creative category. It's an activity that involves a person, a set of cross-country skis and a darn good dog that wou
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What's Going On in Rural Nebraska - December
by Nebraska Rural Living on 2 Dec 2008
Small town parades and holiday festivities light up the night in December. There is nothing like a Christmas parade in a small town. It's crisp in the gathering dark, but smiles and laughter are everywhere as the crowd assembles along Main Street. Th
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Happy New Year
Newsletter Jan 1, 2009
Seasons Greetings from all of us at mainstreet moments.comAs the year 2008 comes to an end, we express our heartfelt gratitude to all of you for accompan
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'Prairie Love'
by Minot Daily News | MinotDailyNews.com on 16 Dec 2008
A group of filmmakers originally from Minot have come back home to film a movie about the attempt to find love and companionship on the cold, unforgiving prairie of North Dakota. The writer and director of "Prairie Love" and 1997 graduate of Minot
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St. Paul Best Cheap Eats Restaurant Picks
by Danny's Best Cheap Eats Dining Guide on 26 Dec 2008
Acme Deli1552 Saint Clair AveSt Paul, MN 55105(651) 698-8191Read
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Dec 11, Minnesota Jokes and Stories
by The Minnesota Blog on 11 Dec 2008
Minnesota jokes and stories: Ole and Lena jokes and more. We can take the jokes that are on us!Read article at The Minnesota Blog
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Runaway cows Found!
by Agriculture News | KXNet.com North Dakota on 23 Dec 2008
The cows have been found, now we are looking for the owners. Las
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Runaway cows!
by Agriculture News | KXNet.com North Dakota on 24 Dec 2008
It doesn't happen too often, but every once in a while part o
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A recap of the quirky Wisconsin news of 2008
by madison.com rss 2.0 on 27 Dec 2008
MILWAUKEE -- A rattlesnake surprise, attacking turkeys and crime-fighting by YouTube -- Wisconsin had a wealth of quirky news stories in 2008, ranging from the heartwarming to the downright bizarre. Tales of peculiar mix-ups, strange coincidences an
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Dog shot twice is out of hospital
by StarTribune.com rss feed on 24 Dec 2008
Orphan Annie, found wounded near Glenwood, Minn., has recovered enough to go to a foster home. Many hope to adopt her.Read article at StarTribune.com rss feed
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North Dakota LIVING seeks teen writers
by West Fargo Pioneer | West Fargo, North Dakota on 27 Dec 2008
The "North Dakota LIVING" magazine is seeking a new group of teenage writers for the bimonthly Teen-2-Teen column. In 2008, five North Dakota students served as correspondents, writing on a range of subjects including bullying and distracted drivers.
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Wisconsin writing contests announced
by madison.com rss 2.0 on 23 Dec 2008
Wisconsin writers can vie for cash prizes in eight different categories in the annual Council for Wisconsin Writers competition. The contest is for works published in 2008. Categories include books of fiction and non-fiction, poetry, short fiction
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Star Prairie, Wisconsin Flaming Object Streaked Through Sky
by HBCC UFO Research on 27 Dec 2008
Posted: December 8, 2008 Date: December 1, 2008 Time: 11:00 p.m.Location of Sighting: Star Prairie WI. Number of witnesses: 2 Number of objects: 1 Shape of objects: Bright streak of light.Full Description of event/sighting
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Lincoln, Nebraska 5 Orange Red Glowing Spheres
by HBCC UFO Research on 27 Dec 2008
Posted: December 8, 2008 Date: November 27, 2008 Time: 10:13 p.m. Location of Sighting: Above our home, flying north to south. Number of witnesses: 2 Number of objects: 7 Shape of objects: Round. Full Description of event/sighting: Nove
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Lincoln, Nebraska Orange/Red Glowing Orb
by HBCC UFO Research on 27 Dec 2008
Posted: November 27, 2008Date: November 26, 2008 Time: 8:45 p.m.Location of Sighting: Lincoln, NE. Number of witnesses: 6 Number of objects: 1 Shape of objects: Orange/red glowing orb.Full Description of event/sighting:
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1949 UFO Sighting In Grand Island, Nebraska
by HBCC UFO Research on 27 Dec 2008
Posted: November 3, 2008Date: Fall of 1949Time: Evening.Sir: I'm a real old guy (75) but I have a story to tell. In the fall of 1949 while a senior in high school I attended a night football game. I was sitting in the west bleac
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Dakota Roots brings family and friends back home
Everyone who has ever lived in South Dakota recognizes the great quality of life the state offers. Many more are now recognizing the great career opportunities available as well. Dakota Roots makes it possible to connect individuals with these oppo
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