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Recession Tactic #16: Be honest with your banker. Show him/ her that you have a plan. More debt isn’t always the answer. Demonstrate how existing debt will be paid before seeking additional financing. Jennifer Pontinen is a Business Consulta… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

“Imagination governs the world”

--Napoleon Bonaparte


  Imagination has been called the creative power of the soul. It is in our imaginations that all problems are solved, all new concepts and inventions are created, and all fortunes are born. Imagination is the portal to all creativity — th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Veterans on the lake: Special times




 WINTON – I’d driven by it many times – Veterans on the Lake Resort, just east of Winton on the Fernberg Road. This time, I made the left hand turn and followed the drive that led to the lodge on Fall Lake. With Memorial Day coming … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

U.S. War Casualties Throughout the Years:



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Freedom isn’t free




 Recently, I attended the VFW Post 137 (Veterans of Foreign Wars) renaming dedication ceremony for my Post in Duluth, Minnesota. The reason for the ceremony was that two Posts, Dupre-Alexander VFW 137 and Fox-Sutherland VFW Post 6320, were comb… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Veteran’s mural — ARTIST DISCUSSES HER THIRD VIRGINIA PROJECT




  Kelly Meredith hails from the small town of Butternut, WI, pop. 400. It’s about 50 miles south of Ashland, WI and she serves on the village board. Kelly likes small towns, including Virginia. I spoke with Kelly at 6:30 a.m. on Thursda… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy for Life




  Hello… Is everybody out there thrilled to be alive?!? Wow, it’s the end of May and I was setting up appointments thinking it was already the fourth of July next month. What the heck? Maybe it’s the 80-plus degree plus temps we’ve been exper… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Knowing the signs of a stroke is important



How do you know if your friend or loved one is suffering a stroke? There are some simple tests that can help you determine if you should call 911. The stroke experts at SMDC Health System are sharing the information with the community as part of nat… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

How is your hearing?




Do you feel your family or friends mumble? Is your television louder than others like? Do you find yourself smiling and nodding when conversing in a group? Perhaps it is time to have your hearing tested. An estimated 36 million people in the U.S. ha… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Duluth Clinic-Virginia Lab Director Receives Honor



Kent Froberg, lab director, Duluth Clinic-Virginia. Submitted photo. M. Kent Froberg, M.D., the laboratory director at Duluth Clinic-Virginia and a regional pathologist for SMDC Medical Center, was recently honored with a diploma of honor by the Ass… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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