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The Death Of Cliff Notes, Now Students Can’t Lie Their Way Through A Book Report

I am going to let you in on a little secret, and my 10th grade English teacher is going to say, "I knew it!!" I didn't read my required reading book for the class. I read the cliff notes for it. I learned the characters, learned the plot and told the story and rated the book, shared my feelings, and ultimately earned a decent grade.

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Maple Syrup Thieves Hit The Woods; Theft Rates Continue To Rise

Recent reports show that theft of Maple Syrup - direct from its source in the woods - is expected to increase again this year, continuing a trend.  Officials in New England are tracking the crime that is difficult to solve.

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What Does Salonpas Mean? How Did The Pain Reliever Get It’s Name?

You've probably seen the ad on television, heard the name of the product, and wondered:  "What does Salonpas mean"?

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Florida Man Steals $75,000 Worth Of Soup; Story Has Minnesota Connection

Perhaps it's the economy;  With the price of groceries these days, it appears that food has become a hot commodity with criminals.  First there was the store about stolen energy drinks and Nutella.  Now, Florida Police are charging a man for stealing $75,000 worth of soup.

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Amazon Introduces AutoRip Service, Providing Free Digital Copies Of Purchased Vinyl

Who says vinyl is dead?  Not Amazon - the mass internet merchandiser.  They recently announced a new service that allows audiophiles to get the best of both worlds.

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Before you Start A New Business, Read This


When I was a kid, the American dream was owning your own home. Later it became a college education for the children. Now, it's owning your own business. Before you take the big leap to being your own boss, there are some things you should know.

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Free Antique Appraisal By Two Northland Experts April 17th

Bring your antique/collectible item to the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot) for a free appraisal on Wednesday, April 17, 2013!  The St. Louis County Historical Society has arranged for Dan Sershon of Northland Estate Services and Denny Mager of Northern Specialty, both experts in antique appraisal, to be at your service from noon until 3 PM in the Great Hall.

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Chisholm Native Phil Falcone Buys Fredericks Of Hollywood

Even though he was born and raised in Chisholm, Minnesota - a lot of folks in the Northland might not recognize the name Phil Falcone;  But on Wall Street and in New York, he's made quite a name for himself.  As one of the nation's most-powerful investment bankers, Falcone is the founder of Harbinger Capitol and LightSquared - the company that got involved in Obama's solar-subsidies.  He also owns 40% of the Minnesota Wild hockey team.  As far as personal finances go, Falcone is ranked as the U.S.'s 188th richest person - with a personal net worth of $2.2 billion.

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91st Annual Meeting at St. Louis Historical Society Has Speaker Larry Goodwin CSS

St. Louis County Historical Society invites you to help celebrate its 91st Annual Meeting of the Membership, with featured speaker Larry Goodwin, President of the College of St. Scholastica.

Goodwin will present “For the Love of Learning”, an overview of the growth and changes in the college over the past hundred years, including the impact of technology on higher education, and how the history of the college connects with Duluth and St

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Jared and Subway Are Both Winners After Fifteen Years [VIDEO]

Most of us have battled the bulge at one time or another in our lives,and for some it's a never ending battle. We've all read and heard the alarming facts on obesity, most of which are sad. This story of Jared however is a happy one, and great motivation for the rest of us who are fighting the fight.

Jared Fogle was so fat that he couldn't fit through doorways. He couldn't squeeze into car seats. And he chose college classes by testing classroom seats to see if could maneuver his 425-pound frame into them.

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Why No One Likes Debt Collectors

I qave a couple of good friends who happen to be debt collectors., and thier genuinally nice people. Unfortunately, there are some that aren't so so nice, and they ruin the reputation for everyone else.

People go into debt. The businesses that own that debt want their money.so they hire debt collectors. CNN Money  recently published a few debt-collection horror stories. Here are some examples that highlight why the debt collection industry has a bad name:

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How To Reduce The Impact Of The Social Security Tax Increase

At the end of 2012, President Obama increased the Social Security Tax by 2% - meaning that your take-home paychecks in 2013 are less than they once were.  The move happened without much fanfare, but many Americans have been wondering what they can do to counter the loss of income.

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