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Jul 30th

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Minnesota Energy Tips: Fireplace efficiency

This weekend as you huddle around the fireplace to escape the spring chill, remember the fireplace likely loses more heat than it gives off. Warm air in a home is sucked up the chimney and is replaced by cold air leaking into the house. Especially as the fire dies down, more heat is drawn up the chimney than is created by the fireā€”and the reduced rate of airflow can lead to backdrafting of flue gases and smoke into the living space.
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The power of small beginnings

The power of small beginnings"Do not despise these small beginnings, (Zechariah 4:10 NLT). This month my personal barbershop, Johnson's Barbershop located at 5257 Chicago Ave S. in South Minneapolis celebrates 16 years in business, which is a major accomplishment worthy of recognition. I remember the first day I walked through those doors and the owner Mike Johnson (Big Mike) welcomed me in. Although I was new to the city, I felt like I had found my barbershop home. A couple of years later when my book "Men are Dirt" came out, Johnson's Barbershop was one of the first places that openly supported and promoted my book.
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What is happiness? Happiness is love!

What is happiness?
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SOUL FOOD MN | Sunnyside Cafe: A soul food tradition in North Minneapolis

SOUL FOOD MN | Sunnyside Cafe: A soul food tradition in North MinneapolisSunnyside Cafe owner and head chef James Baker has been around the world, it seems. He first began cooking as a child, learning recipes from his aunties, but he credits his decision to cook while serving in the Navy during his tour in Vietnam with saving his life.
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Five easy steps to a low maintenance eco-friendly landscape

Five easy steps to a low maintenance eco-friendly landscapeIt's possible to create a beautiful landscape and be kind to the environment even with a busy schedule and while staying within budget. "All it takes is a bit of planning and a few low maintenance strategies," says gardening expert and author Melinda Myers.
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Jackie Robinson....."NEED I SAY MOORE!"

Jackie Robinson.....On Friday morning Mar. 1, I woke up excited for my annual trip to New York City.
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A good heart makes a good man

Picture a man running a marathon. At some point that man will hit what runners call "the wall." This is the point where the man's body begins to rebel against him. His head, feet, lungs, and kidneys, and body all tell him that he is not able to continue. His mind also begins to revolt against him. His thoughts are now cloudy, and the thought of quitting is now at the forefront of his mind. But this man does not quit because his heart will not allow him to do so. His heart overrides what his mind and body is telling him. A man's heart is the ruling factor in his action. His mind and body have no choice but to comply.
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