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    Every since a very young age, I'll I've ever known is football, more importantly Minnesota Vikings football. My dad is maybe the biggest fan there is, every Sunday, Monday or Thursday game, he's watching. Always cheering or yelling. That’s a big one, he yells like the referees can hear him. I could never have friends over on Sundays because of the yelling. Even though football has been around me for so long I never really understood the game. I tried multiple times to understand, but it just wasn’t matching up in my brain. I asked my mother at one point and she explained somethings like, who the quarterback is and how a touchdown is made, but other then that it didn’t make sense. I can't even began to tell you how many times I asked my mother how the game works. I had watched football games for my bother, and even in high school, but the game was just a bunch of players in padding running after another player who had the ball. All sports are like that to me. I'm not athletic at all but I did try almost every sport, I just couldn’t get over the running back and forth part. You're probably thinking why didn’t I just ask my dad?…

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    The Minnesota Wild Game It was the morning of Christmas and all through the house wrapping paper was flying everywhere. It was the Christmas of 2015. “Everyone” woke up, by that I mean my brothers woke everyone up. With all the gifts open we had only one gift left and it was from Mom and Dad to all of us. We opened it and we were so excited. Were going to the Wild Game! My brother Tanner was yelling out of control. We were all done with our presents we had one left it was from Mom and Dad. It…

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    ourselves for placing in third. I did not reach my goal of placing in the top twenty. However, I did place twenty first. I was happy with what I had accomplished in my first year on the team. Last year, I also competed on the Nursery Landscape team. We were given a switch up from the Regional and State competition. At Regions last year we were given whole trees to look at. Regions went better that last year’s State because it was still early enough in the morning that the sun was not in our…

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    placing in the top twenty. Nonetheless, I did place twenty-first. I was pleased with what I had accomplished in my first year of being on the team. Last year, I also competed on the Nursery Landscape team. We were given a switch up from the Regional and State competition from the previous year. At Regions last year we were given whole trees to look at. Regions went better than last year’s State because it was still early enough in the morning that the sun was not in our eyes. Also,…

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    Mitigation Plan Analysis

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    During the period of June 20 – 23, 2013, Alexandria was hit was high winds and heavy rains causing power outages, street and building flooding, building damage and downed trees. A FEMA declaration of disaster was obtained on July 25, 2013 (Minnesota State, 2014). During the month of July 2011, storms with 79 miles per hour (mph) wind gusts uprooted trees and caused widespread power outage (Minnesota State, 2014). During the month of July, 2011, there was a sustained period of elevated heat and…

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    Ojibwe Migration Essay

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    Ojibwe Origins and Migration to Minnesota A few thousand years ago, there were no people who called themselves the Ojibwe. Their ancestors actually lived throughout the northeastern part of North America and along the Atlantic Coast. Now, there are twenty-seven different tribes who trace their origins back to that particular group. They all share a similar language and culture, but each has their own significant differences. The Ojibwe group became a distinct subgroup around fifteen hundred…

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    others who share our mindset and values. Even the standards we set for ourselves, trends we follow, and our behavior are derived from our culture. In this way, the misunderstood Minnesotan culture has impacted my perception, personality, and habits. For anyone unaccustomed to the weather of Minnesota, my perception of snow and cold weather must seem quite bizarre. While non-natives bury themselves beneath layers of blankets when the temperature drops below freezing, I pull on my jean shorts and…

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    Medina, Minnesota, “a prosperous, suburban edge City” is the place I call home. Now, living in the 82,575-person college town of Bloomington, Indiana, makes my quaint little hometown of 5,221 seem irrelevant. Being away from home for the first time in my life makes me appreciate the state of Minnesota more than I ever expected; I can even say that I miss my little area of the world, Medina. Initially when presented with this project I thought I would focus on Minneapolis, a city of 400,070,…

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    Range has been a prosperous industry for decades, until recently, when there was a large downturn in the mining industry resulting from various factors. The only way to get the Iron Range economy back up to par is through great change in the area, which goes together with creativity and innovation. The Iron Range refers to the iron deposits in northeastern Minnesota. For decades, the industry was boom-and-bust. Mining accounted for a large part of the economy in northeastern Minnesota along…

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    Thunder Bay Case Study

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    first transcontinental railroad.10 The completion of the section of railway west from Thunder Bay in 1882 ushered in Port Arthur’s era as a great grain handling terminal and shipping port.11 Following the route of footpaths used by Native Americans and European fur traders, a crude wagon trail wound its way through the woods along Minnesota’s section of Superior’s North Shore. Charley undoubtedly utilized this trail to hike between the modest settlements of Grand Portage, Grand Marais, Beaver…

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