August 24, 2015

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10 rules of thumb for living with less

To find meaning in life and make a difference in this world, follow a few simple principles and suggestions.

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August 24, 2015

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County Fairs and Back to School

August has a certain rhythm for me; it means the hottest days of the summer, the county fair and preparing to go back to school. Every August we see the ads: Back to School Sale! Even years after having no children to buy school supplies for, I still have this uncontrollable urge to purchase notebooks […]

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August 18, 2015

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For the Forgotten Babies

The Grandview Farm Baby Cemetery lies about 2 miles south of Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Faribault Minnesota.  The Cemetery is part of  the Minnesota State Hospital System (most recently called the Faribault Regional Center that operated in Faribault from 1879 until 1998. Once called the School for Idiots and Imbeciles (and later called the […]

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August 17, 2015

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Willing to be ‘blessed by less’?

This simple book may help you being to clear the clutter in your closet — and in your life.

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August 6, 2015

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Beautiful weather makes putting up deer stands fun

Preparation is key in bow hunting, and I took advantage of the nice weather this week to put up a deer stand.

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July 30, 2015

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Is hunting lions a bad idea?

Local dentist shoots a lion in Zimbabwe adored by locals. How bad of an act is it?

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July 14, 2015

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Rare and awesome bow hunting advice

Deer expert Jim Hill offers to lend a helping hand in deer scouting for the upcoming season.

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July 14, 2015

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Best books in the Catholic Press, 2014

If you’re looking for worthwhile reading in several religious genre, those who judge the annual book awards of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada have chosen these as the best of their class in the books published in the previous year.

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July 8, 2015

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Knocking us out of our comfort zones

The purpose of “Laudato Si'” is to promote dialogue between men of all faiths and political persuasions about how best to care for the earth, and for each other in the safeguarding of the earth’s precious resources. It is a simple and almost fatherly reminder to become students of Nature.

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July 7, 2015

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Finally. . . let the fishing begin

First fishing trip of the year in Minnesota offers both rewards and challenges.

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