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  • Here are some common plumbing tools

    Reimagine RuralReimagine Rural
    Megan Crow
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:31 am
    If you plan to do some diy plumbing if your home, you must have the right tools. Having the proper tools makes any project much more efficient and safe. Your home plumbing is an expensive and complex matrix of pipes and fixtures. In order to protect your investment and prevent risk of any damage, make sure to use the best tools for the job. If you are hesitant to fix the problem yourself or feel like you are in over your head, take a word from the wise, and hire a professional plumber. It is always a good idea to hire a professional when in doubt. Professional plumbers go through years of…
  • Top 6 Homesteading Resolutions

    From Scratch Magazine
    Steven Jones
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:59 am
    New Year’s Eve is here, which means it is time to make promises to ourselves and then, probably break them. People all over the world will vow to quit smoking, lose weight, be healthier and more. At From Scratch magazine, we consulted with our staff and put together a list of resolutions that are perfect for homesteaders, urban farmers and anyone who wants to live a little bit better. Bonus: These resolutions will probably be easier and more fun to keep. 1- Get some chickens If you do not already have chickens, get some. Just about everyone interested in homesteading or small scale…
  • Empty hospital building now home to Innovation Lab

    Small Biz Survival
    Small Biz Survival
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:36 am
    InnovationLab helps rural businesses in Sonora, CA Guest post by Greg Falken Tuolumne General Hospital opened its doors in 1849, serving miners in the gold fields of California. By some accounts, the town of Sonora – now the county seat – was founded to address the miners’ urgent need for health care. TGH had six different homes over the years, from the canvas tent in which it began, to its final location in a three story brick building close to downtown Sonora. However, after over one hundred and fifty years of service, the hospital itself was dying. In 2007, with competition…
  • Loan forgiveness could attract health professionals to rural areas

    rural - Bing News
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:47 pm
    ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesota is short of medical professionals, and many health advocates are lining up behind a proposal to partially forgive student loans of graduates who practice in rural areas. "This can bring needed resources to our rural and frontier ...
  • Rural 'beti' as businesswoman? A tough battle

    rural - Yahoo News Search Results
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:34 am
    If doing business in India is a problem for even the richest, most educated scion of a business house, it is unlikely to be a breeze for the average rural Indian woman.
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  • Empty hospital building now home to Innovation Lab

    Small Biz Survival
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:36 am
    InnovationLab helps rural businesses in Sonora, CA Guest post by Greg Falken Tuolumne General Hospital opened its doors in 1849, serving miners in the gold fields of California. By some accounts, the town of Sonora – now the county seat – was founded to address the miners’ urgent need for health care. TGH had six different homes over the years, from the canvas tent in which it began, to its final location in a three story brick building close to downtown Sonora. However, after over one hundred and fifty years of service, the hospital itself was dying. In 2007, with competition…
  • 19 things you can do with a building that has no roof

    Becky McCray
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:18 am
    A news story from Garland, Texas, got me thinking about what you can do with a roofless building. We came up with a lot of ideas for empty buildings, so I knew we could do something with roofless buildings, too. You probably have one in your downtown. Maybe a building burned, or maybe the roof just fell in. These things happen. Now you have an empty space, maybe with walls, or maybe just an open lot. What can you do with a roofless building? The standard answer for small town governments has been to make a pocket park: a little green space, a bench or two, and that’s about it. Maybe a…
  • Brag basket on the road

    Becky McCray
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    The Brag Basket is open! This one is for January 16-31, 2015. Bring your good news to share with everyone. What can you do in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your undying love for rural places How do you join in? Below this post is the comment section. Add your good news there. Don’t like to brag? Just share some good news for yourself or a friend. Just don’t make it an ad. I delete the ads that people stick in here. If you talk more about the people involved than the things, you’ll be fine.
  • Do Your Homework Before Buying a Business

    Glenn Muske
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:16 am
    Photo (CC) Diana Parkhouse, on Flickr Buying a business can be a great way to get started. You already know if the business can make it, plus you already have an existing market base who know you exist. Before going too far into examining the business, you, as the prospective owner, need to consider what is prompting this decision to buy.   – Is the business in an area where you have a passion or some special talents?   – What is your current financial situation?   – How well do you tolerate risk? If your answers are positive and you still want to go ahead, it is time to…
  • How to cut down on the nasty surprises in business

    Becky McCray
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:02 am
    The Inuit had a pretty good idea of what was coming up in each month and each season. Your business should, too.Photo (CC) by Mike Beauregard, of a chart posted at the Auyuittuq NP Visitor Center, Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada.   I hate surprises in my liquor store business. “Oh, no! We’re almost out of sacks!” “We need to come up with money to cover the insurance payment!” “Why didn’t you remember to order the Oktoberfest last month?!” No one likes surprises like that, so I started using a perpetual calendar. Hanging above the current…
 
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  • Loan forgiveness could attract health professionals to rural areas

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:47 pm
    ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesota is short of medical professionals, and many health advocates are lining up behind a proposal to partially forgive student loans of graduates who practice in rural areas. "This can bring needed resources to our rural and frontier ...
  • Rural 'beti' as businesswoman? A tough battle

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:40 pm
    If doing business in India is a problem for even the richest, it is unlikely to be a breeze for the average rural Indian woman, points out Kanika Datta. Image: Indian women in general and rural Indian women in particular can only progress as far as the ...
  • I will concentrate on rural development if re-elected, says Amosun

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun on Wednesday promised to continue to commit the resources of the state for the development of the rural areas across the state, if re-elected. Amosun gave the promise in Coker, a town in Ifo local Government of the state in ...
  • Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Audio for this story from Morning Edition will be available at approximately 9:00 a.m. ET. This map does not include zip codes inside forest/park areas. You can look up specific zip codes via Capital Public Radio. Source: California Department of Managed ...
  • State of rural MN: Poorer and more diverse

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Rural Minnesota has some striking differences with Minneapolis and St. Paul, but also some surprising similarities. For instance, north-central Minnesota’s population is poorer than most of the state, with lower income and more school students on ...
 
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  • Letter from Langdon: Blinded by the Light

    editor
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    County of Origin Labeling didn’t hurt the Canadian cattle market, a new study of U.S. meat prices says. Big meatpackers would just to prefer to keep customers in the dark about where their meat comes from. From the movie Warrior's Way The American people seem to be ready to take off the blindfold and see where our meat is coming from. Your family is hungry.They rely on you to feed them.And you want to provide them with healthy, safe, good-quality food that is free of contamination.Now, picture a room full of doors. Behind each door, you’re told, is food from all over the…
  • Roundup: Verizon Settles over Rural Calls

    editor
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:39 am
    The phone company will pay the largest settlement to date in the FCC’s efforts to improve phone service to customers calling rural landlines • Temple Grandin tells Farm Bureau that farmers can’t hide from the cell phone • News coverage loses importance in political campaigns, consultants say • Liability concerns close rural obstetrics service. Photo by Daniel James Utility lines in Texas. Telephone giant Verizon has agreed to a $5 million settlement with the Federal Communications Commission over issues related to the phone company’s service to customers…
  • GOP Wins House Vote in 82% of Counties

    editor
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:16 am
    The 2014 election shows a deep geographical divide between Democrats and Republicans, turning primarily on population density, not urban and rural status. And most American voters live in counties where one party won by a landslide. Democrats won less than one in five counties in the November election of all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representative.And Democrats did best in the most densely populated counties. (Density is measured as people per square mile.) Even in large metro areas, Democrats generally won the counties where people lived close together and lost the counties with…
  • The Hidden High Costs of Mobile Homes

    editor
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:55 am
    Since their creation more than half-century ago, nearly everything about manufactured housing has improved – except the way they are sold and financed. High-interest loans, shorter loan terms and some sales tactics turn what could be a good deal into an expensive proposition. And most of the people who own them are rural.  Darker colors represent areas where manufactured housing is a greater percentage of the housing stock. The Southeast has a higher percentage than the rest of the nation. (Click map for an interactive version.)  While the health of the U.S. housing market is…
  • Trahant: Expand Tech in Indian Country

    editor
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
    The Native population has a greater percentage of young people than the U.S. as a whole. That’s one more reason Native communities need to be focusing on developing technology as a tool for education and economic development, says the president of the National Congress of Native Americans in his annual State of the Indian Nations Address. Courtesy National Congress of American Indians National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby giving the State of Indian Nations address from the Newseum in Washington. It’s time for State of the Unions. There is President Barack…
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  • Exciting Line-up for the Ways We Farm

    Adele Phillips
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:19 am
    By Adele Phillips on January 28, 2015 - 4:19amWe're so excited about our event, Water, Soil, and Toil: The Ways We Farm. Agricultural ethicist Dr. Paul B. Thompson will speak at 3:00 p.m. on February 5, 2015 at Omaha's Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. Now please meet our great panelists!Jim Bender: Jim is a pioneering organic farmer and author of Future Harvest. His farm is proof of the ability to operate a large farm without chemical pesticides. Jim is a mentor to many and often hosts tours of his farm to show others his practices of soil-building.Denise O'Brien: Denise is the…
  • Redesigning Medicaid in Nebraska

    John Crabtree
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By John Crabtree on January 28, 2015 - 12:00amNebraska’s failure to participate in the new Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act has, for two years, allowed low-income, working Nebraskans to fall into a health care coverage gap that has left them economically and medically vulnerable. At least 54,000 of our friends, family members and neighbors do not qualify for Medicaid, cannot afford private insurance, and have incomes too low to qualify for tax credits in the new health insurance marketplace. Yes, you read that right… with incomes too low to qualify for coverage in the…
  • Everyone Deserves an Awesome Burger

    Virginia Meyer
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    By Virginia Meyer on January 27, 2015 - 2:59pmKerry Hoffschneider of rural Waco, Nebraska, has a vision. She wants to increase access to fresh, healthy food; care for the land; and help her community. Kerry is working with friend and business partner Del Ficke to develop a farm business.I met Kerry at the Center for Rural Affairs’ and University of Nebraska Lincoln’s Recipe to Reality Seminar in January. I can’t get her ideas off my mind. She and nine other women farmers and entrepreneurs met for a full-day seminar hosted by UNL’s Food Processing Center.The seminar helps people with…
  • Wildlife Conservation and Local Economies

    John Crabtree
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By John Crabtree on January 27, 2015 - 12:00amTourism and recreation are economically vital in the West. In fact, a 2014 study examining the economic impact of visitors to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sagebrush landscapes found that in 2013, visitors spent in excess of $1 billion in nearby communities.Eleven states with sagebrush landscapes - California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming - provided opportunities for nearly 68 million visitors to hike, hunt, fish and witness some of the most beautiful rural places in the…
  • Save Money and Keep Warm with Energy Efficiency

    Stephanie Enloe
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Stephanie Enloe on January 21, 2015 - 12:00amRecently, I opened my curtains to look out on six inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures. I noticed a line of ice along the inside of my window sill and wondered, if ice can get in, how much heat is getting out?The average American home loses up to 1/3 of its heat through poorly insulated windows and doors, costing American consumers millions of dollars every year. Basic “weatherization” measures that increase household energy efficiency are one of the easiest ways to save money, improve home comfort, and help protect air and water…
 
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    Blandin on Broadband

  • Dodge County Broadband 2014 Update: Well covered – maybe due to student entrepreneurship

    Ann Treacy
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:53 pm
    For the upcoming weeks I’m working on a County-by-County look at the State of Broadband in MN. My hope is to feature a county a day (in alphabetical order). In November, Connect Minnesota released their final report on broadband availability. Here is how Dodge County stacked up: Household Density: 16.9 Number of Households: 7,460 Percentage serviced (without mobile): 99.1% Percentage serviced (with mobile): 99.4% Dodge County is doing well. It’s sandwiched between Rochester and Owatonna. I suspect that the infrastructure from/for the Mayo Clinic has been helpful to them. They have a…
  • Twin Cities gig market get a taste of rural broadband issues

    Ann Treacy
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:56 am
    An article in the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal takes CenturyLink to task for their big announcement and slow roll-out of gigabit access… The telecom provider has been breathlessly promising super-fast broadband access to Twin Cities homes and small businesses since last fall. But if you’re waiting for service in your neighborhood? Don’t hold your breath. That’s because Louisiana-based CenturyLink (CTL), the biggest phone provider in the Twin Cities, has wired only a relative handful of areas with the fiber-optic cable that carries the high-speed data, reports the…
  • Iowa is looking at $5 million for broadband

    Ann Treacy
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:12 am
    Sometimes it’s nice to see our neighboring states looking at Minnesota as a model. This seems to be the case in Iowa as the New Observer reports on their emerging broadband plans… The committee, which is scheduled to meet in early February to finalize its draft, doesn’t have a budget recommendation, said Carver. That concerns committee member Dave Duncan, also CEO of Iowa Communications Alliance. He noted neighboring states like Nebraska and Minnesota have more defined broadband budgets and time tables. In Nebraska, state officials released a plan last year designed to bring faster…
  • Dakota County Broadband 2014 Update: Top marks for anchor tenant access

    Ann Treacy
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:26 pm
    For the upcoming weeks I’m working on a County-by-County look at the State of Broadband in MN. My hope is to feature a county a day (in alphabetical order). In November, Connect Minnesota released their final report on broadband availability. Here is how Dakota County stacked up: Household Density: 258.9 Number of Households: 152,060 Percentage serviced (without mobile): 64.18% Percentage serviced (with mobile): 99.9% I was surprised at the low coverage in Dakota County when mobile is out of the equation. Dakota County has been a standout in terms of building networks to anchor tenants…
  • Governor Dayton proposes $30 Million for Broadband

    Ann Treacy
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:24 pm
    According to a FACT SHEET on  21st  Century Economic Development from the Governor’s office he is proposing a $30 million investment in broadband. New Broadband Investments. Last year, Governor Dayton and the Legislature invested $20 million in a new Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to help communities across Greater Minnesota gain access to high-quality broadband. This year, the Governor is proposing an additional $30 million to help further expand access That is considerably less than the $200 million recommended by the Governor’s Broadband Task Force. But as I recall…
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  • Costs of child care services keep rising; more working mothers means more child care is needed

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:09 pm
    In an age when more mothers with small children work—60 percent of mothers with young children worked in 2013, compared to 28 percent in 1975—more and better child care services are necessary, Justin Feldman reports for Journalist's Resource. In his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama said, “It’s time we stop treating childcare as a side issue or a women’s issue and treat it like the national economic priority that it is for all of us." Obama proposed a new annual tax cut of up to $3,000 per child. (U.S. Census Bureau graphic)Many states with large rural populations are…
  • Conservationists say monarch butterflies are still in danger, despite increase in numbers

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Despite an estimated 56.5 million monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico, up from a record-low 34 million last year, conservationists say numbers are still too low and continue to call for the species to be granted endangered species status, Laura Zuckerman reports for Reuters. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said last month the popular orange-and-black butterfly may warrant federal Endangered Species Act protections tied to declines in cross-country migrations because of farm-related habitat loss."Sarina Jepsen, endangered species director for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate…
  • Feds lack funding to properly inspect all 2.5 million miles of natural gas pipelines

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Tuesday's fireball explosion of an interstate natural gas transmission line in West Virginia is the latest in a string of incidents involving natural gas lines that have gone mostly unnoticed this year and call attention to the need for more funding and personnel to ensure pipelines are properly inspected, Mark Clayton reports for The Christian Science Monitor. (West Virginia State Police photo: A fireball is seen across Interstate 77 in Sissonville, W. Va, after a natural gas pipeline exploded in flames near Charleston)Less than one month into 2015 the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety…
  • Republican-led Indiana to expand Medicaid; other Republican governors considering expansion

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, one of many Republican leaders whose state withheld from expanding Medicaid under federal health reform, announced on Tuesday that he has reached an agreement with the Obama Administration to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, Maureen Groppe reports for The Indianapolis Star. Indiana will become the 28th state to expand Medicaid.Indiana's plan, called HIP 2.0, begins Feb. 1, Groppe writes. Indiana "has estimated more than 300,000 Hoosiers—or 56 percent of those newly eligible for Medicaid—could enroll in the first year, and more than 400,000 would sign…
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court to hear homeowner's suit against oil companies for earthquake damage

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:08 pm
    An Oklahoma homeowner's lawsuit claiming two oil companies are responsible for an earthquake that damaged her home will go before the state Supreme Court in a case that could set the precedent for future earthquake claims, Ziva Branstetter reports for Tulsa World. "An attorney for one of the companies has said the lawsuit, if successful, would cause energy companies to abandon wastewater disposal wells across the state." In 2014, Oklahoma led the lower 48 states in earthquakes with 564 of magnitude 3 or higher, compared to only 100 in 2013. Some state and local officials have publicly…
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    Rural Intelligence

  • Recipe: Citrus and Fennel Salad -- Food Section -- Recipes

    amykrzanik@gmail.com
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    This week’s recipe is from Berkshire-based duo The Butcher & The Baker. The Butcher is Jake, a nose-to-tail butcher/artist, who loves to cook and grew up in the woody hills of Western Massachusetts where his passion for local, fresh food was first instilled in him. The Baker is Silka, a designer/crafter who loves to bake and grew up in rural Western New York where her parents are candlestick makers. Together they spend most of their time talking about, shopping for, making, and eating food. By sourcing locally and sustainably, and spending time with the producers of their food,…
  • The Milliner Guesthouse And Inn: Hudson In Four Rooms -- Road Trips Section -- Lodgings

    amykrzanik@gmail.com
    18 Jan 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Photos by Shannon Greer. By Jamie Larson One of the most enjoyable things about the ongoing small business renaissance in Hudson is its vast diversity of style. Each shop, guesthouse, restaurant and cultural center is a reflection of the unique style, and often caprice, of the individuals involved. The Hudson Milliner, one of the city’s newest guesthouses, is a perfect example. At 415 Warren Street, the building, right in the center of it all, is both a beautiful expression of the honed taste and professional eyes of artist-owners Charlotta Janssen and Shannon Greer, and the strong historic…
  • CCCA Brings Out The Artists And Art Lovers In Hudson -- Parties © Openings Section -- Parties

    amykrzanik@gmail.com
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    Lisa Green reports from Hudson. “You can really tell the arts are alive in Columbia County,” said Jack Shear, who served as the curator for the Columbia County Council on the Arts 18th Annual Juried Art Show. Out of 300 pieces of artwork submitted, he chose the 54 that were exhibited at the opening reception on Saturday, January 17. The long lobby and adjoining rooms in the Hudson Opera House that served as gallery space filled up quickly with many of the artists and art supporters. Prior to announcing the Best of Show winner and runners up, Cynthia Mulvaney, executive director of CCCA,…
  • Author Megan Bergman Brings ‘Almost Famous Women’ To Oblong Books -- Arts Section -- Books

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    18 Jan 2015 | 5:29 am
    By Nichole Dupont There is almost no drawl left in Megan Bergman’s voice. The North Carolina native has become almost completely northernized thanks to life on her Vermont farm which she shares with her veterinarian husband, their two young daughters, and a slew of feathered and four-legged critters. Maybe it was those long New England winters that prompted Bergman, who penned “Birds of a Lesser Paradise” a starkly rich collection of short stories that received almost instant accolades, to delve deep for her latest, arguably darker ensemble. “Almost Famous Women,” (Scribner, Jan.
  • Jumpfest: From The Sublime To The Silly In Salisbury -- Road Trips Section -- Excursions

    amykrzanik@gmail.com
    17 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    Photos by Mark Niedhammer. By Lisa Green Very soon, there will be things going on in Salisbury you aren’t likely to find anywhere else: a human dog sled race, a leaf blower air hockey tournament, a curling demonstration. And most especially, the annual Jumpfest Winter Festival, with the 89th Salisbury Invitational Championships at the Satre Hill Ski Jumps as its centerpiece February 6-8. Sponsored by the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA), a volunteer-driven organization, Jumpfest (including the Winter Festival in the week preceding) is the organization’s main fundraiser. “A lot…
 
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  • Here are some common plumbing tools

    Megan Crow
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:31 am
    If you plan to do some diy plumbing if your home, you must have the right tools. Having the proper tools makes any project much more efficient and safe. Your home plumbing is an expensive and complex matrix of pipes and fixtures. In order to protect your investment and prevent risk of any damage, make sure to use the best tools for the job. If you are hesitant to fix the problem yourself or feel like you are in over your head, take a word from the wise, and hire a professional plumber. It is always a good idea to hire a professional when in doubt. Professional plumbers go through years of…
  • Finding your perfect skin care regiment

    Shauna
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:07 am
    People continuously poor god knows how much money on beauty creams, powders and anything that they can get their hands on but most of the time we have very little idea if these things are actually working for us. The whole process is so slow and even if it weren’t for that, it is easy to trick ourselves into believing what we want to believe when we look at ourselves. If you have something that you are using that you are sure is giving you good results and you are happy with them then by all means, absolute continue with it. There is probably not going to be anything out there that makes…
  • The best views of downtown Columbus are from Short North Apartments

    Carol
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:46 am
    As any renter in our great city of Columbus knows, there are prices to be paid for all the different amenities that are desirable around the city. The most important amenity that most renters are seeking when they head out to find a place to live in the city is the view. There are many great views to be had along the river and in other higher end places in the city, but as all the tenants in the Short North Apartments know, the best kept secret in Columbus is that the very best views of downtown Columbus are to be had from the west facing apartments in the Short North Apartment complex. The…
  • How to receive help for an eating disorder

    Joy Nalywalko
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:24 pm
    If you have an eating disorder, then it can be a very scary and overwhelming disease. Luckily, there are many different ways that you can receive help for your eating disorder. Whether you have been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, exercise addiction, food addiction, over eating disorder or any other type of eating disorder, there are multiple ways to find the help that you need. It is definitely important that you receive help and even more important that you talk to someone about it so make sure to try one of the options listed below.  1. Trying seeing a counselor or…
  • Here are the top ways to shred important classified documents

    Joy Nalywalko
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    There are numerous ways to get rid of important documents. You can choose to simply throw them in the garbage. You can cut them up into little pieces. You can rip them in half. You can shred them. However, if this is an important document that has classified information on it, such as personal information, important company information, credit card information or even social security numbers then you want to make sure that you have it shredded and that the document is shredded well! There are many different ways to shred documents and many different shredding document services out there…
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  • Better sooner than Later

    14 Jan 2015 | 2:59 am
        Westbrook — Attorney Pat Lowther of Sleepy Eye is opening up a satellite law office in the former LaDonna’s Beauty Shop and Arne Jensen Barber building now owned by M.L. Grams. ...
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  • Better sooner than Later

    14 Jan 2015 | 2:59 am
        Westbrook — Attorney Pat Lowther of Sleepy Eye is opening up a satellite law office in the former LaDonna’s Beauty Shop and Arne Jensen Barber building now owned by M.L. Grams. ...
 
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  • Sister, Survivor: Finding Your Survivor Spirit

    Ayngel Boshemia
    29 Jul 2025 | 9:29 am
    The positive manual for abuse survivors  by  Ayngel "Boshemia" Overson After Post Traumatic Stress, comes Post Traumatic Growth... $15.00 If you are a sexual assault survivor, or domestic violence survivor childhood survivor of abuse, it is easy to feel alone. You aren't, at least 1 in 5 people suffer from abuse at some point in their life. Sexual abuse, physical
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    12 Aug 2024 | 7:14 am
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  • Zombie love cute dolly stitched heart maully tees

    Ayngel Boshemia
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    Being dead doesn't mean you can't be cute, just ask Maully. One of the "survivors" of the zombie apocalypse. $34.95 Maully is still a romantic at heart... she's no stranger to heartbreak but that's okay, she has experience in mending them. More color and size choices available at Zazzle.com. Keywords: zombie love, zombies, broken heart, zombie doll, heart, emo, goth, undead, crazy,
  • Zombie love cute dolly stitched heart maully sweatshirt

    Ayngel Boshemia
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    Maully is no stranger to heartbreak but that's okay, she has some experience in mending them too. $26.95 Being dead doesn't mean you can't be cute, just ask Maully. One of the "survivors" of the zombie apocalypse, Maully is still a romantic at heart... More size and color options available at Zazzle.com. Keywords: zombie love, zombies, broken heart, zombie doll, heart, emo, goth, undead,
  • Zombie Love It's Yours Heart cute dolly button

    Ayngel Boshemia
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Maully the Lil' Freaque grasps her heart in her hands, saving it for the special someone. "It's yours" $3.75 Maully, cute zombie dolly holds her heart in her hands. Need more flair? Express yourself with Zazzle custom buttons. Choose from thousands of cool and colorful designs, customize, or make your own. Five sizes from 1.25"-6" in diameter. Printed on 100% Recycled Paper.
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    A Citizen's Guide to Indiana

  • SB 354 – Proceedings Supplemental

    Doug Masson
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Sen. Steele’s SB 354 the Senate on Third Reading. The bill concerns supplemental proceedings a judgment creditor can initiate when a judgment debtor fails to pay the judgment. It says the creditor can get an order requiring the judgment debtor to appear in court and testify about his or her income and assets once every six months or more frequently if the judgment creditor believes the judgment debtor’s circumstances have changed. I don’t know for sure, but I think this is in response to language in some Court of Appeals decisions that can be read as requiring a creditor…
  • HB 1192 – No Noneconomic Damages for Uninsured Motorists

    Doug Masson
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:29 am
    HB 1192, introduced by Rep. Mahan, is an interesting concept. It would prohibit insurers from paying out noneconomic damages to uninsured motorists and would immunize other motorists from having to pay noneconomic damages to such motorists. Noneconomic damages refers to such things as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other nonpecuniary losses. It does not refer to medical expenses, lost wages, or loss of economic potential. “Uninsured motorist” means the owner of a vehicle who doesn’t have the required financial responsibility in place at the time of the accident…
  • SB 549 – Expanded Categorical Eligibility for SNAP Program

    Doug Masson
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:19 am
    Sen. Stoops has introduced SB 549 which would expand access to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly “food stamps,” I believe) by expanding categorical eligibility without respect to assets. My understanding of this process — which is laughably limited — is that there are people who are eligible for SNAP assistance by virtue of being participants in certain programs (TANF for example). The eligibility for the other program is a proxy for neediness; or perhaps the policy decision has been made that government should support the effectiveness…
  • HB 1584 – Use of Deadly Force, Duty to Retreat

    Doug Masson
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:55 am
    Rep. Porter has introduced HB 1584 concerning the use of deadly force. It strikes the language in current law that says a person has no duty to retreat. The remaining language says that a person is justified in using deadly force where the person reasonably believes such force is necessary to prevent serious bodily injury to themselves or third parties or to prevent or terminate the other person’s entry of the first person’s dwelling, curtilage, or occupied motor vehicle. The struggle, as always, is to balance the desire to give citizens the latitude they need to defend themselves…
  • Maureen Hayden on LSA

    Doug Masson
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    Good to see the Legislative Services Agency getting some love. (H/t Indiana Law Blog). LSA is the non-partisan agency that provides support to the Indiana General Assembly. Among other things, the staff attorneys draft legislation and the fiscal analysts provide analyses of the fiscal impact of legislation. As Maureen Hayden’s article notes, the hours can be challenging – particularly around the holidays. It was not atypical for a legislator to drop off a bunch of bill requests on his or her way out of town for Christmas vacation so the requests would be ready for the beginning of…
 
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  • Exciting Line-up for the Ways We Farm

    Adele Phillips
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:19 am
    By Adele Phillips on January 28, 2015 - 4:19amWe're so excited about our event, Water, Soil, and Toil: The Ways We Farm. Agricultural ethicist Dr. Paul B. Thompson will speak at 3:00 p.m. on February 5, 2015 at Omaha's Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. Now please meet our great panelists!Jim Bender: Jim is a pioneering organic farmer and author of Future Harvest. His farm is proof of the ability to operate a large farm without chemical pesticides. Jim is a mentor to many and often hosts tours of his farm to show others his practices of soil-building.Denise O'Brien: Denise is the…
  • Redesigning Medicaid in Nebraska

    John Crabtree
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By John Crabtree on January 28, 2015 - 12:00amNebraska’s failure to participate in the new Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act has, for two years, allowed low-income, working Nebraskans to fall into a health care coverage gap that has left them economically and medically vulnerable. At least 54,000 of our friends, family members and neighbors do not qualify for Medicaid, cannot afford private insurance, and have incomes too low to qualify for tax credits in the new health insurance marketplace. Yes, you read that right… with incomes too low to qualify for coverage in the…
  • Everyone Deserves an Awesome Burger

    Virginia Meyer
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    By Virginia Meyer on January 27, 2015 - 2:59pmKerry Hoffschneider of rural Waco, Nebraska, has a vision. She wants to increase access to fresh, healthy food; care for the land; and help her community. Kerry is working with friend and business partner Del Ficke to develop a farm business.I met Kerry at the Center for Rural Affairs’ and University of Nebraska Lincoln’s Recipe to Reality Seminar in January. I can’t get her ideas off my mind. She and nine other women farmers and entrepreneurs met for a full-day seminar hosted by UNL’s Food Processing Center.The seminar helps people with…
  • Wildlife Conservation and Local Economies

    John Crabtree
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By John Crabtree on January 27, 2015 - 12:00amTourism and recreation are economically vital in the West. In fact, a 2014 study examining the economic impact of visitors to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sagebrush landscapes found that in 2013, visitors spent in excess of $1 billion in nearby communities.Eleven states with sagebrush landscapes - California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming - provided opportunities for nearly 68 million visitors to hike, hunt, fish and witness some of the most beautiful rural places in the…
  • Save Money and Keep Warm with Energy Efficiency

    Stephanie Enloe
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Stephanie Enloe on January 21, 2015 - 12:00amRecently, I opened my curtains to look out on six inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures. I noticed a line of ice along the inside of my window sill and wondered, if ice can get in, how much heat is getting out?The average American home loses up to 1/3 of its heat through poorly insulated windows and doors, costing American consumers millions of dollars every year. Basic “weatherization” measures that increase household energy efficiency are one of the easiest ways to save money, improve home comfort, and help protect air and water…
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  • Health Professional Shortage Areas – Primary Care

    mlradtke
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    HPSA–Primary Care-2014.pdf HPSA–Primary Care-2014.pdf To find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.primary careaccessHPSAHPLAPContent Type: MapCategory: AccessPublic HealthRural Provider AccessAuthor: mlradtkeAudience: ClinicsMed ProvidersPolicy MakersPublic HealthDescription: A map of the shortage areas for Primary Care Health Professionals in Wisconsin.
  • Health Professional Shortage Areas – Mental Health Care

    jeich
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    HPSA-Mental Health Care-2014.pdf HPSA-Mental Health Care-2014.pdf To find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.mental healthaccessHPSAHPLAPContent Type: MapCategory: AccessMental HealthPublic HealthRural Provider AccessAuthor: jeichAudience: ClinicsMed ProvidersMental HealthPolicy MakersPublic HealthDescription: A map of the shortage areas for Mental Health Professionals in Wisconsin.  
  • National Rural Health Day – Wisconsin Style

    mlradtke
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    Content Type: AudioVideoWebinarCategory: Education/TrainingPublic HealthAuthor: mlradtkeAdditional Materials:  nrhd.pdf NRHD Proclamation.pdfAudience: ClinicsCommunitiesHospitalsMed ProvidersPublic HealthDescription: The Wisconsin Office of Rural Health celebrates NRHD by honoring and highlighting the good work in healthcare that is being done in rural Wisconsin. Presenters gave us a look into a "day in the life" in their community.     Presenter: Aaron Dunn, MD is a family medicine doctor in Mineral Point, Wisconsin and is affiliated with…
  • Wisconsin Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Webinar: Billing, Cost Reporting, Reimbursement

    mlradtke
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    To find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.rhcBillingCost-reportingReimbursementRural-Health-ClinicContent Type: AudioWebinarWorkshop/TrainingCategory: Education/TrainingFinancesLegislative/PolicyRegulation/ReimbursementRural Health ClinicsAuthor: kmillerAdditional Materials:  RHC-Bramschreiber 11-18-14.pdfAudience: ClinicsDescription: The RHC Webinar Series includes three timely topics of interest to Wisconsin Rural Health Clinics.  The topic of this webinar is RHC Billing, Cost Reporting, Reimbursement.   Presenter: Jeff…
  • Wisconsin Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Webinar: National Legislative Update

    mlradtke
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    To find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.rhcRural-Health-ClinicLegislativeRegulationsAdvocacyContent Type: AudioWebinarWorkshop/TrainingCategory: Education/TrainingFinancesLegislative/PolicyRegulation/ReimbursementRural Health ClinicsAuthor: kmillerAdditional Materials:  RHC-Finerfrock 11-11-14.pdfAudience: ClinicsDescription: Post-midterm election analysis and update on current and upcoming legislation and judicial decisions and their impact on rural clinics.   Presenter: Bill Finerfrock, Executive Director, National Association of…
 
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    Great Plains Communications Blog

  • Succeed at Your Resolution with Auto-Pay and Paperless Billing!

    GreatPlainsComm
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Each year millions of Americans set out to better themselves in the New Year. Resolutions range from dieting, keeping an open mind toward others and giving up one thing or the other. One goal that has kept its place at the top of the list for many years is being more financially responsible. Great Plains Communications has just the features to make sure you stick to your resolution and succeed. As a Great Plains Communications’ customer, you have access to eBill, an online platform that allows you to see and pay your current bill, track your long distance minutes and view your payment…
  • Are You Making the Most Common Mistakes of Password Security?

    GreatPlainsComm
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:49 pm
    We live in an increasingly hackable world, where you no longer need a piece of metal with unique notches and grooves to get into some of the most personal aspects of someone’s life. All you need is a password. Do you use the same password for everything? Is your password “123456” or “password”? These are common mistakes made by hundreds of thousands of people every day. Great Plains Communications wants to remind you that password protection is crucial to the safety of everything from your files and account information, to your Wi-Fi connection. Here are a few common mistakes to…
  • How to use your Parental Controls

    GreatPlainsComm
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Cable television has grown immensely over the past decade, new shows constantly starting, channel numbers growing and more opportunities to experience it with the entire family. However, not all programming is meant to be seen by every member of the household. That’s why Great Plains Communications provides parental controls with our cable services. This is an easy way to make sure that kids aren’t exposed to mature programming, or even the titles. When a program or channel is blocked, the user must enter a 4-digit pin to access the channel. That way, you can still enjoy all programming,…
  • Find Out What Your Wi-Fi Can Get You in 2015!

    GreatPlainsComm
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Imagine lying in bed and the simple motion of reaching for your cell phone has become something more similar to reaching for a remote. Your Wi-Fi is now a connection from your bed to your coffee maker or the kitchen to your washing machine downstairs. Inventors are pushing onward with the “Internet of Things,” creating more and more devices with capabilities of connecting to your home Wi-Fi. Great Plains Communications wants to tell you about three of our favorite ‘Smart’ products that your Wi-Fi could bring you in 2015.   -          ‘Smart’ Coffee Maker The Mr.
  • Check Out Our Grants and Scholarships!

    GreatPlainsComm
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
    May will be here before we know it, which means graduation for another eager group of high school seniors. Continuing their education will bring new experiences, exciting information and expenses. No matter if they go to a big University or a two year program at a Tech School, the price of college continues to rise. Great Plains Communications wants to help with the burden of those glaring numbers by offering some Grants and Scholarships. Our scholarship program has allowed students to attend schools across the state, majoring in agriculture, law, engineering and much more. Don’t miss out…
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  • Get a FREE bottle of Wild Orange Essential Oil and Beat the Winter Blues!

    Melissa
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    This time of year hits a lot of people really hard! The holidays are over and it is cold and dark – and Spring feels light-years away! So, when you are feeling those winter blues – this is the absolute best time to pull out your wild orange essential oil. Cold pressed from the peel, Wild Orange is one of dōTERRA’s top selling essential oils due to its energizing aroma and multiple health benefits. High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to enhance immunity when seasonal threats are high. As with many citrus peel…
  • Top 6 Homesteading Resolutions

    Steven Jones
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:59 am
    New Year’s Eve is here, which means it is time to make promises to ourselves and then, probably break them. People all over the world will vow to quit smoking, lose weight, be healthier and more. At From Scratch magazine, we consulted with our staff and put together a list of resolutions that are perfect for homesteaders, urban farmers and anyone who wants to live a little bit better. Bonus: These resolutions will probably be easier and more fun to keep. 1- Get some chickens If you do not already have chickens, get some. Just about everyone interested in homesteading or small scale…
  • Free Essential Oils Classes from The Herbal Homestead

    Melissa
    26 Dec 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Education is such an important part of the homesteading journey. That is why we are so excited that The Herbal Homestead is offering these free essential oils webinars. Sign up today to learn some exciting things about essential oils and how you can incorporate them into your own homestead!   Join The Herbal Homestead Facebook group to learn all about Essential Oils! The post Free Essential Oils Classes from The Herbal Homestead appeared first on From Scratch Magazine.
  • New Year – Free 2015 Printable Calendar

    Melissa
    25 Dec 2014 | 4:48 pm
    The new year is just around the corner and you will need a 2015 calendar. 2015… Can you believe that we are in 2015?   Download the free printable 2015 From Scratch Magazine Calendar here.  The post New Year – Free 2015 Printable Calendar appeared first on From Scratch Magazine.
  • Sew your own Christmas Tree Garland

    Melissa
    23 Dec 2014 | 2:49 pm
    I have a ton of scrap fabric lying around and I am not the world’s greatest seamstress. That is why I was so excited when Jacqueline from Born Imaginative sent these super quick and easy directions on how to make your own Christmas Tree Garland. It’s a super quick project to use up scrap fabric or you can even use old clothes.  Jacqueline stuffed them with the contents of an old laundered pillow.  It dresses up an otherwise boring wall or it’s a perfect addition to a window, door or open passage between rooms. You can use them as ornaments. Or you can order them in…
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