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Steve Lang: For all things Swedish, there's no place like Holman's

He attended Blackduck High School and Bemidji State College (now University), where the present St. Urho legend was fostered by psychology professor Dr. Sulo Havumaki. Next summer, Dave plans to host a Minnesota gathering of his Swedish relatives.

Robert Steven Hurst

Steve was born in 1955 in Bemidji, MN to Robert and Joanne Hurst. He grew up in Bemidji, Blackduck, and Northfield, MN with the family finally settling at the house on Gull Lake in Brainerd, MN. Steve graduated from Brainerd High School in 1973.

WEEKLY DNR ENFORCEMENT REPORT: Dead wolf dumped off bridge, Suspicious bull elk deaths near Grygla etc.

Blackduck #2 - vacant. Karlstad - vacant ...
The officer spent time at Camp Ripley for records management training and attended the Minnesota Trappers Association spring meeting in Audubon. Time was also spent monitoring fire activity and documenting ...

Anglers find creative ways to access late-season ice

Earlier in the week, I called Carl Adams at Timberline Sports in Blackduck and he told me anglers were still ...
Ice conditions are a bit sketchier in Central Minnesota. The main issue on most lakes are the shorelines, which have popped open, making ...

Russell Eugene Michalek

Russell Eugene Michalek, 9/4/1943 of Blackduck, MN passed away at his home 3/18/2015, surrounded by his family. Russell was born in Blackduck to Andrew & Evelyn (Kjos) Michalek. He was the 2born of their 6 children. Eileen, Russell, Carol, Ruthie ...

Lois M. Polzin

Survivors include her children, Michael (Lynn) Johnson of Keewatin, Toni (Larry) Wirta of Bovey, Daniel Polzin of Columbia, SC, Cindy (Edwin) Huntington of Grand Rapids, and Lisa (Wayne Stenson) Herschbach of Blackduck, MN; step-children, Dennis Polzin of ...

Blackduck, Minnesota Vacation Rentals

Blackduck, Minnesota offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Blackduck, MN, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

John H. Lossing

John H. Lossing, 63, Cook, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 29, 2015. He was born on January 1, 1952 at Blackduck, Minnesota; the son of James and Helen (Coburn) Lossing. John grew up in Blackduck, where he graduated from high school in ...

Dorothy M. Hermel

Born on December 2, 1923 in Blackduck, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Elmer and Pauline (Dusbabek) Melstrom. She attended school in Blackduck, staying with relatives in town and returning home on the weekend. While visiting relatives in Waterville ...

Phone scam ringing in Blackduck, MN

Blackduck, MN ( --- The Blackduck Police Department is warning everyone of a phone scam regarding electric service billing. Police say a man with a foreign accent contacted a Blackduck woman and told her that unless her electric bill was paid in ...

Weekly Conservation Officer Report

Highlights: Pequot Lakes: A couple of anglers checked on an area lake with special regulations must of thought they were good to go after being checked as one of the anglers left with both of their li…

ShutterFest 2015 in St. Louis

Although I haven’t been very active on my blog, I have been very busy practicing my techniques. I am in the midst of getting ready to head to St. Louis, MO for a two-day conference hosted by Salvatore…

Bridgewater’s Cox Creek Walk

My usual decisions as a wildlife photographer revolve around quandaries such as; which lens to use and whether the light quality is acceptable. Today’s problem is far more civilised. What to order fro…

LifeTalk Radio

LifeTalk Radio is a network of approximately 100 radio stations featuring Christian music, Bible teaching and other religious programming. LifeTalk Radio headquarters are in Riverside, California. …


Remer: CO Shroyer assisted State Patrol with a call of a snowmobile that fell off of a trailer on State Hwy 6 while being towed 55 MPH. The snowmobile slid approximately 250 feet down the asphalt befo…

Dyn Announces 24 Successive Quarters of Revenue Growth

Company Continues to Mature and Expand Internationally in Q4 2014, Signs Thousands of New Customers Manchester, NH (March 2, 2015) – Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Performance, today announced…

Dyn Announces 24 Successive Quarters of Revenue Growth

Company Continues to Mature and Expand Internationally in Q4 2014, Signs Thousands of New Customers Manchester, NH (March 2, 2015) – Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Performance, today announced…

Growing Cider in New York

Hard cider has been a part of my life for over 20 years, mostly because my friend S has always loved the stuff. Whenever she would come over to visit, I would make sure to have it on hand. Once my We…

MN Radio: Hubbard Closes On Omni Broadcast Stations

Hubbard Broadcasting has announced it has closed on the sixteem stations of Omni Broadcasting in Minnesota. “Hubbard Broadcasting is deeply committed to local radio and to Minnesota, and this is a gr…


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in BLACKDUCK MINNESOTA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in BLACKDUCK MINNESOTA

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes. provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)


Having a vegetarian diet in BLACKDUCK MINNESOTA

Vegetarian diet

A vegetarian diet is a meal plan consisting mostly of plants such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. A vegetarian diet has little or no animal products. Types of vegetarian diets include:
  • Vegan: Diet consists of only foods herbal.
  • Lacto-vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods plus some or all dairy products.
  • Lacto-ovovegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods, dairy products and eggs.
  • Semi- or partial vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods and may include chicken or fish, dairy products and eggs. It does not include red meat.


A well-planned vegetarian diet can provide good nutrition. A vegetarian diet often helps to have better health.Eating a vegetarian diet can help you:
  • Reduce the likelihood of obesity.
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Lowering blood pressure.
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Compared to those who are not vegetarians, vegetarians usually eat:
  • Fewer calories from fat (especially saturated fat).
  • Fewer calories overall.
  • More fiber, potassium and vitamin C.


By following a vegetarian diet, consider the following:
  • Eat different foods, including vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, whole grains and dairy products and eggs if your diet includes.
  • Cut back on foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt (sodium).
  • No redress the lack of a nutrient overeating other. For example, do not eat much rich fat cheese to replace meat.
  • Instead, choose protein sources that are low in fat, such as beans.
  • If necessary, take supplements if your diet lacks certain vitamins and minerals.
  • Learn to read the nutrition label on food packages. The label lists the ingredients and nutritional content of the food product.
  • If you follow a restricted diet, you may want to work with a nutritionist to ensure you´re getting enough nutrients.

Alternative Names

Lacto-ovo vegetarian; Semi-; Lacto; Partial vegetarian; Vegan


American Dietetic Association. Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian diets. J Am Diet Assoc . 2009; 109: 1266-1282. Craig WJ. Nutrition Concerns and health effects of vegetarian diets. Nutr Clin Pract . 2010; 25: 613-620. National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets. Available at: Accessed November 11, 2014. Stettler N, Bhatia J, Parish A, Stallings VA. Feeding healthy infants, children, and adolescents. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme JW III, Schor NF, Behrman RE, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics , 19th ed.Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011: chap 42. Thedford K, Raj S. A vegetarian diet for weight management. J Am Diet Assoc . 2011; 111: 816-818. United States Department of Agriculture. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Dietary Guidelines for Americans . 2010. National Academy Press, Washington, DC 2010.


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