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Frazee's Tanner Reetz gets redemption with state wrestling title


220: Tanner Templin, Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena ...
170: Zachary Carlson, K-M-S, pin Johnson, D-G-F, 2:15. Chris Murphy is the Minnesota preps and Fargo Force beat reporter for the Forum. He's covered high school sports in Chicago, North Dakota and Minnesota ...

Hubbard Closes on Omni Sale


Hubbard Broadcasting has closed on its deal to acquire the Minnesota radio properties of Omni Broadcasting ...
KKZY(FM), Bemidji, WQXJ(FM), Blackduck, KBHP(FM), Bemidji, KBUN(AM), Bemidji andK235BP-FX, Bemidji; Brainerd group — KLIZ(FM), Brainerd ...

State Wrestling: NLS' Austvold, BOLD's Garcia take home gold


The 138-pound senior won gold at the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament ...
From there, Garcia took on Tanner Templin of Blackduck/Cass Lake­Bena in the quarterfinals, winning 5-­1. In the semifinals, the sledding got tough. Garcia needed four overtime ...

Local control: schools want calendar authority


"It really is working for us," Blackduck High School Principal Joshua Grover said. The Blackduck Public School District, which is in northern Minnesota, doesn't hold classes Mondays. Getting the jump on Labor Day Legislation giving school districts the ...

Moorhead's Grove celebrates quarterfinal win in his own way


He’s trying to become the fifth wrestler in Minnesota history to get five ...
106: Tanner Schermerhorn, Frazee, pin Ethan Arett, Blooming Prairie, 5:07; Andrew Nissen, Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena, pin Ashton Clark, Park Rapids, 3:18; Jake Nohre, West ...

Running results from the Minnesota Individual State Wrestling Tournament


A number of area wrestlers will be in action this weekend at the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament ...
will wrestle Trevor Smith (21-16) of Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena in the opening round At 182 pounds, Jackson County Central’s Keegan Moore (43-0 ...

BOYS BASKETBALL: Tuesday's results


Blackduck, 6 p.m.; Fosston (No. 3) vs. Northome-Kelliher (No. 6), 7:45 p.m. West subsection quarterfinals, at Minnesota-Crookston — Win-E-Mac (No. 1) vs. Climax-Fisher, 6 p.m.; Kittson Co. Central (No. 4) vs. Warren-Alvarado-Oslo (No. 5), 7:45 p.m. West ...

Michael J. Benson


Michael John "Mike" Benson, 54, of Blackduck, MN, died Friday, February 20, 2015 at his home in Blackduck, MN surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church in Blackduck with Pastor ...

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 ...

Phone scam ringing in Blackduck, MN


Blackduck, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- 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 GAME AND FISH VIOLATIONS


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…

Thirteen area wrestlers on to state tournament


Seven wrestlers qualify for Pioneer, four from Royalton and two from Holdingford from Section 7A tournament, Feb. 20-21 By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com The wrestling season…

For my mom…


For my mom… Memories of a Farm Kid, (in her own words) dictated to me for a rural township celebration. Our farm… MEMORIES OF A FARM KID By Narciss “Nardy” Gilberg My father was born in Vazec, Cz…

Weekly Conservation Officer Report


Highlights: Longville: CO Broughten arrested an individual for operating an ATV while under the influence of alcohol. The individual was shocked he was going to jail for DWI even though he stated he …

My Cider Event Calendar: Cider and Beer Together At Last, Gathering of Farm Cideries, & GLINTCAP


Just a quick post while I'm still going through my notes and photos from CiderCon. (Don't worry, those posts are coming.) These are some of the awesome cider events coming up on my calendar!   Cider…


Tremendous Testimony in the Senate.  Every now and then an issue pops up that isn't recognized as one of the major issues facing the state, but the individuals who come to testify are so compelling th…




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Save Money on Homeownership in BLACKDUCK MINNESOTA

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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.

Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

The President’s push for new consumer protections and tough enforcement on abuses have given Americans more confidence in investing in homeownership:

  • Home sales are up.
  • Home building has more than doubled since 2009.
  • Home values have risen for the past three years.

But there's more work to do. Mortgages need to be more accessible and affordable for creditworthy families.

That's why today, at Central High School in Phoenix, the President announced a responsible reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Premium program. The Federal Housing Administration will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points, from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent.

The President’s new proposal to reduce the fees associated with buying a home would help first-time homebuyers save an average of $900 on their annual mortgage payment. More people buying homes would also strengthen the market, helping everyone who already owns a home.

In Phoenix today, President Obama explained that homeownership was a dream that should be open to all Americans. Not only will the President’s actions help numerous families realize the American Dream and get a place they can finally call home, but millions of families will save billions of dollars in mortgage payments in the coming years, helping to support and stabilize the housing market recovery.

President Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix

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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in BLACKDUCK MINNESOTA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]




Avoiding cyberbullyng in BLACKDUCK MINNESOTA

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Why Cyberbullying is Different

Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.

  • Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
  • Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
  • Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

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Effects of Cyberbullying

Cell phones and computers themselves are not to blame for cyberbullying. Social media sites can be used for positive activities, like connecting kids with friends and family, helping students with school, and for entertainment. But these tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether done in person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar.

Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to:

  • Use alcohol and drugs
  • Skip school
  • Experience in-person bullying
  • Be unwilling to attend school
  • Receive poor grades
  • Have lower self-esteem
  • Have more health problems

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Frequency of Cyberbullying

The 2010-2011 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.

The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 15% of high school students (grades 9-12) were electronically bullied in the past year.

Research on cyberbullying is growing. However, because kids’ technology use changes rapidly, it is difficult to design surveys that accurately capture trends.

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