Page 1



















As we all know, the current economic crisis is causing stress and uncertainty among families.



Good Luck is Often Made Bad Luck Usually Just Happens


A few minutes relaxing. Countless lives saved. Donate and rejuvenate in BioLifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relaxing environment. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got everything covered.

Donate plasma and receive up to $220 per month. Schedule your appointment online at



Many have lost their jobs. Many their homes. Parents, struggling to make ends meet and striving to function under their own mounting stress, may not perceive the profound effects this downward turn is having on their children. Stress in children can manifest in many ways, depending on age and personality. School-aged children may become withdrawn and express feelings of distrust or being unloved. They may complain of headaches or stomachaches and can have trouble sleeping or loss of appetite.


Stress is also dangerous for teenagers and we know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re challenging during the best of times. So times like these can be especially difficult on them.


Teens under stress may show anger and disillusionment and hold onto these feelings longer than usual. They may exhibit a lack of self-esteem and a general distrust of the world.




When stress is very high, a teenager may become rebellious and begin to take part in high-risk behaviors. Teens who are highly stressed are at a considerably greater risk of smoking, drinking, getting drunk and using illegal drugs. Half of all substance abuse disorders as well as mental illnesses like major depression and anxiety start by age 14. At Lee Carlson Centerâ&#x201E;˘ for Mental Health & Well-Being youth and families have long been our focus. By diagnosing and treating the causes of stress early, we can help families and children get the help they need to become healthier and happier. Lee Carlson Centerâ&#x201E;˘ is a charitable organization. We offer sliding fee scales or no charge for many of the programs and services we provide to uninsured and underinsured clients.


Generous support from local business and individuals help offset these costs.

Know of someone or a family that needs our help? Let us know.


Can you help with a tax deductible donation? On behalf of the board and staff at Lee Carlson Center, your support is greatly appreciated! Warm regards and Happy New Year! Kathy Samilo Executive Director

Patty Halvorson Marketing/Development Manager

2222 Woodale Dr, Suite 200 Mounds View â&#x20AC;˘ 763.780.2181 Conveniently located across Cty. Rd 10 from the Mermaid Event Center.

Expires March 1st, 2011 New members only

763-784-4747 12420 Aberdeen St BLAINE

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. George Washington

donation and receive an extra $10 bonus. * Bonus redeemable only upon completion of a full donation. Coupon cannot be combined with any other BioLife offer. Expires 3.31.11 TB

How your donation can help a struggling family:

$100 for 3 Months Presidentail Bits

FOR NEW $10 BONUS COUPON DONORS ONLY Bring this coupon with you to your ďŹ rst plasma

P.S. Make your donation in honor of family & friends and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll let them know of your kind gift. Yes, I want to help families in need. Enclosed is my tax-deductible gift: __ $25 __ $50 __ $100 __ $250 __ $500 __ $1,000 Other $_____

$ 25

will pay for 10 mood rings to help anxious children monitor their stress levels and learn positive coping skills

$ 50

will pay for a therapeutic board game used in play therapy to help kids whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve experienced extreme stress or trauma

Donation in memory of: ___________________________________


will pay for a 6 week parenting class and a parenting book for 2 distressed parents

Please send the honoreeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s card to me at my billing address (below):


will pay for workbooks for 12 students in groups whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been victims of teasing and bullying who are learning skills to handle their frustration



will pay a high deductible for a client who would not otherwise obtain therapy due to high out of pocket costs

$1,000 will pay for short term counseling for a child/adolescent at risk for truancy, depression, school failure, suicide, criminal behaviors due to chaotic home situations

Donation in honor of: ____________________________________

(Street Address)



Please tear off this form and return to Lee Carlson Center 7954 University Ave NE Fridley, MN. 55432. Make checks payable to: Lee Carlson Center. Or donate online at Your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Or give us a call 763-780-3036

Falcon Prince Inc . â&#x2014;? 1633 County Hwy. 10 â&#x2014;? Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 â&#x2014;? Phone: 763-792-1125 Fax: 763-792-4795 â&#x2014;? Email: â&#x2014;? â&#x2014;? Published under licensing agreement with Tidbits Media, Inc., Montgomery, AL

♥ Minnesotan’s Love ♥


Reserve “The Cabin” The Cabin Fever with Karaoke Show Master of Ceremonies Services Also Available

Call: 763-218-0033

Have it at Your 2011 Outdoor Events! Days or Evenings Weddings Graduations Family Re-unions Company Picnics Church & School Festivals

Bonfires B Days / BBQ’s

Outdoor Bookings May 1st though Oct 31st Indoor Shows Available Anytime

Thursday February 17, 2011 4:30 to 8:00 pm


Blood Drive January 22, 2011 from 9am to 5pm National Sports Center (Schwan's Center)

1700—105th Ave. NE Blaine, MN 55449

Tickets $35 ($45 at the door)


that come and donate blood that day. The firstto50people presenting donors will receive a coupon for a come 1staserved basis. first served basis. free oil change.1st This is on first come The Memorial Blood Centers Mobil Unit will be here. serving treats and refreshments to all donators.

Non refundable

For Tickets Call

763-717-7755 or

(Designate “Taste of Blaine”)

Taste Samples from 35 Restaurants! A fundraiser for Free to Be, Inc. “Providing Car Care to Enable Independence”

Page 2

To Sign Up For a Donation Time

please go to WWW.MBC.ORG and search by SPONSOR CODE 3775.- or call Brian at 651-332-7162

13533 Jay St. Andover

The Paper People Reach For!

BODIES OF WATER (continued) F. (5.5 degrees C). So far, no scientific • Those who remember Canadian folksinger Gordon Lightfoot’s 1976 ballad “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” might not know that it is the tale of a shipwreck on Lake Superior. On November 10, 1975, the Great Lakes freighter was en route from Silver Bay, Minnesota, to a steel mill on Zug Island, Michigan, following her regular route. Seventeen miles northwest of Whitefish Point, Michigan, she encountered a winter storm with winds exceeding 58 miles per hour (93 km/hour) and waves of about 35 feet (11 m) high. Although the Coast Guard’s rescue efforts recovered lifeboats and rafts, none of the 29 crew members survived the wreck. Nearly seven months later, the freighter was photographed under water for the first time, 530 feet (160 m) below the surface of the lake. The ship’s bell was recovered in 1995 and now resides in a museum near Whitefish Point. It’s estimated that more than 25,000 lives have been lost on the Great Lakes in its 300 years of shipping history. The Whitefish Point area alone has claimed at least 240 ships. • Lake Ontario was not named after the Canadian province; rather it was the other way around. The lake was named first by the Iroquois, and the name means “beautiful lake” or “sparkling water.” Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake located entirely within the United States. It’s about 118 miles (190 km) wide and 307 miles (494 km) long. Lake Erie is the shallowest and the warmest of all the lakes. It’s home to some of the world’s best walleye pike. Lake Huron, the second largest Great Lake, contains about 30,000 islands and has the longest shoreline of any of the five. • Scotland’s Loch Ness is over 20 miles (32 km) long and hundreds of feet deep in many places. Slime, peat and mud contribute to the murkiness of this body of water, making it difficult to spot the legendary Loch Ness monster. Although the first photograph of the creature was published in 1933, this was far from the earliest report of a sighting. Back in the seventh century, an Irish monk named Saint Columba wrote of a “water beast” that had mauled and dragged under a man in the area. Those who have reported sightings frequently describe “Nessie” as resembling the plesiosaur, a long-necked aquatic reptile that scientists claim has been extinct for about 65 million years. However, the plesiosaurs lived in warm tropical waters, and Loch Ness averages about 42 degrees

expedition has been successful in locating any such sea serpent, even with the use of 600 sonar beams and sophisticated satellites. • “Ye’ll take the high road, and I’ll take the low road” are lyrics from a wellknown Scottish tune published around 1841. The singer and his true love will never meet again on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, the largest lake in Great Britain, which contains more than 30 islands. The “low road” refers to the Celtic belief that a person dying away from his homeland would be provided a route home by fairies. • The state of Minnesota may be known as “The Land of 10,000 Lakes,” but that figure isn’t the real number. According to the state’s Department of Natural Resources, the actual count is 11,842 lakes measuring at or larger than ten acres each. There are only four counties that don’t have at least one natural lake. The state’s shoreline from lakes and rivers is more than that of California, Florida and Hawaii combined. • Switzerland’s Lake Geneva was the inspiration for the British rock band Deep Purple’s megahit “Smoke on the Water” in 1972. The band was set to record “Machine Head” in a Montreux, Switzerland, casino in December of 1971 on the morning after a Frank Zappa concert there. During Zappa’s performance, a spectator fired a flare gun at the ceiling and started a fire that completely destroyed the casino. Deep Purple members watched the smoke spreading over the Lake from their hotel window. The song, No. 426 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time,” has opening lyrics of “We all came out to Montreux, on the Lake Geneva shoreline.” The line “Swiss time was running out” referred to the fact that their visas were due to expire shortly. A portion of Lake Geneva lies in France, where it is called Lake Léman. • Why is the Great Salt Lake in Utah salty? It’s because it is an endorheic lake, meaning it doesn’t have an outlet. Tributary rivers continually transport small amounts of salt mixed in their fresh water into the Lake. When large quantities of that water evaporate, the salt remains, leaving the Lake far saltier than even seawater. At approximately 75 miles (120 km) long and 35 miles (56 km) wide, it’s the 37th largest lake on Earth. Mountain man Jim Bridger and French-Canadian fur trader Etienne Provost were the first Europeans to see the Lake, in separate sightings in 1824.

An Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Research Study for Children

- Volunteers, ages 3 months to 17 years of age, are needed for a research study of an investigational topical medication being conducted at the Minnesota Clinical Study Center located in Fridley, MN. - If your child is 3 months to 17 years of age and has been diagnosed with Atopic Dermatitis (eczema) we have a 4-week, 4 or 5 visit study. Qualified participant will be seen by a board certifiedDermatologist. No cost study related evaluations.

Qualified participants will be compensated for their time and travel WHERE:

The Minnesota Clinical Study Center 7205 University Avenue N.E. Fridley Minnesota

Cl inical Study Center

Steven Kempers, M.D. For more information, please call



$10 OFF

INCLUDES: •Base Flattening •P-Tex Repair (limited) •Edge Sharpening •Base & Wax Structuring •Tip & Tail Detuning •Deburring & Edge Polish •Iron-In HOT Wax

with this ad exp 4/1/11


546 West Main 763-422-0329

This week, Tidbits expresses admiration for a true sports hero, Phillipe Croizon, who recently made a historic swim across the English Channel. Follow along and see what made this crossing especially amazing. • Phillipe Croizon’s day started out as any other back in 1994. The 26-year-old Frenchman had a good job as a steelworker at a nearby foundry, was married with a son and had another baby on the way. This was the day he chose to work on the outside television antenna at his home in Saint-Rémy-sur-Creuse, France. As Croizon stood on a metal ladder on the roof, the antenna touched a high-voltage power line, sending 20,000 volts of electricity through the young man’s body. As the electricity grounded, he became adhered to the ladder, and he remained in that state for 20 minutes before his neighbor contacted help. His injuries were so severe, they necessitated the amputation of both arms and both legs. • As Croizon lay recuperating in his hospital bed in Tours, France, he happened to watch a television documentary about swimming the English Channel, and was so inspired, he made the decision that this would be something he would accomplish during his lifetime. • The English Channel is, at its narrowest, a 22-mile (34-km) body of water separating England and France, and crossing it is no small feat for any swimmer, let alone a quadruple amputee. Swimming the Channel first became a popular achievement in 1875, when Captain Matthew Webb completed the first documented unassisted swim across the Strait of Dover in 21 hours and 45 minutes. • In 1926, Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim across the channel, with a time of 14 hours and 39 minutes, defeating the time of two of the five men who had successfully completed the distance in previous years. The current world record was set in 2007 by Bulgarian Petar Stoychev, the first to break the seven-hour mark, with a time of 6 hours, 57 minutes, 50 seconds. • At 8 a.m. on September 19, 2010, 42-year-old Croizon pushed off from the English coastline near

763-792-1125 763-792-1125 -- WWW. WWW.tidbitstwincities.COM TidbitsTwincities.COM

Folkestone. He had been training about 35 hours per week for the previous two years off France’s Atlantic coast. He was equipped with specially designed prostheses fitted with flippers that fixed onto the stumps of his legs that he used to propel himself, and a snorkel for breathing. According to his calculations, he was prepared for his crossing to take up to 24 hours. • As Croizon paddled along, he was joined by three dolphins that swam with him for a time, something he interpreted as a good luck charm. At approximately 9:30 that evening, he touched the bank at Wissant, France, just 13 and a half hours after leaving England. A quadruple amputee had beaten Gertrude Ederle’s time! A portion of his victory speech stated, “I’ve done this for myself, for my family, and for all those who have suffered tragedy and lost their taste for life.” • Croizon has documented his experiences in a recent autobiography “J’ai Decide de Vivre (I Decided to Live).” His record-making swim wasn’t the first time he’s been in the news. In 2007, this remarkable man achieved recognition for parachuting from an airplane.

Page 3


(ARA) - Homeowners are accustomed to using salt to clear ice from sidewalks and driveways in the winter. But you might be surprised to learn that there are different types of salt, and that each type has different melting properties. Rock salt is the old standby. It is the most economical choice and easily melts ice in temperatures down to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Calcium chloride is another common ice-melting salt. It works well in colder temperatures, but it requires special handling to prevent harm to skin and delicate interior surfaces when it is tracked inside on shoes. Magnesium chloride may be the best salt to use in very cold temperatures. It is effective in temperatures down to minus 15 degrees, yet it is gentle to skin, vegetation and concrete. It also produces minimal residue, so it is less likely to be tracked indoors, and if it is, it is easily cleaned up with water. “All ice melters work in basically

the same way, by using something known as ‘freezing point depression,’ basically meaning that the point at which water freezes has been lowered,” says Jerry Poe, technical director for North American Salt Company, which markets a number of magnesium chloride products in its line of Safe Step residential ice melters. Poe says magnesium chloride works better in colder temperatures than traditional rock salt, making it the right choice in extreme weather. In fact, many highway departments rely on magnesium chloride to keep roads and highways safe and traffic moving. Because magnesium chloride is a liquid in its natural form, it dissolves quickly to make a brine. The brine spreads through the melting ice, breaking the ice’s bond with the driveway or sidewalk. It also works for longer periods of time compared to many other ice melters. Pet owners may find magnesium chloride especially helpful when clearing ice and snow because it doesn’t burn paws that have become cracked in cold temperatures. Magnesium chloride flakes also dissolve so quickly that they don’t solidify, so the ice melter is less likely to clump in fur between your pet’s pads. North American Salt Company offers a pet-friendly magnesium chloride blend ice melter called Safe Step Sure Paws. The Safe Step line also includes additional magnesium chloride blends and a 100 percent magnesium chloride product.

By Samantha Mazzotta Q: I was in the stainless-steel business for many years and thought I would comment on your recent column regarding cleaning a stained sink. Stainless steel is indeed an alloy of iron, chromium and nickel. (Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, not copper and bronze. Bronze is itself an alloy of copper and tin.) The oxidation layer of chromium is what protects the metal from staining. However, when it is scratched or worn away by abrasion, a new layer is instantaneously formed because chromium reacts immediately with the oxygen in the atmosphere. The layer is always present. It is clear, extremely hard and more or less impervious. Otherwise, the iron would oxidize, forming rust. Any popular kitchen cleanser will remove stains. However, to return to the factory polish finish is generally impossible because the sheets used to form sinks are polished at the mill with high-speed heavy machinery. It would be nearly impossible to duplicate this finish by hand. -- Joe F., via e-mail

Meet our Staff and a Board Member

Sign up for our FREE Lunch & Learn 3rd Friday of the Month noon -1pm

Contact Patty at 763-230-7836 or

7954 University Ave Fridley A charitable organization serving the mental health needs of 4,000 kids & adults every year. Photo courtesy of

Home Improvement Professionals

Are You tired of being buried with your Competitors?

Ramp-up for 2011 Now!

Be an Exclusive Select Pro Reach Over 50,000 Readers

CALL DEAN: 763-792-1125 Page 4

HOME TIP: Never use a steel-wool pad to clean a stainless-steel sink. Steel-wool pads have a tendency to break apart, and tiny particles of steel can become embedded in sink’s surface. The steel particles will rust, making it appear that the sink itself is rusting.

Please Don’t Litter

A: Great information, Joe, and thanks for the clarification! Stainless-steel sinks are quite durable, and most stains or spots are made by other objects -- for example, (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.


For under $150

leaving a piece of damp steel wool in the sink overnight will inevitably reveal a rust spot the next day. However, a wipe and a rinse generally removes the spot. As Joe noted, stainless-steel sinks do lose their gleaming shine over time, particularly if you use abrasives. You can keep the finish looking uniform by rinsing and wiping down the sink each night with a nonabrasive cloth or sponge, then drying with a towel so that water spots don’t form. If you want to add a bit more shine to the sink, try using a commercial stainless-steel-sink polish occasionally, following the directions on the package carefully.

“Dream a little dream of me” goes the old song. This week, Tidbits delves into the world of dreams — what we know and what we don’t know! • You’ll spend about six years dreaming over the course of your life (about two hours a night). Although some dreams seem to go on and on all night, they typically last only five to 20 minutes. • What is the purpose of dreams? A physician might say that they are a response to the body’s neural processes that take place during sleep. A psychologist might see them as a reflection of what goes on in the subconscious. (Freud felt that bad dreams were the brain’s way of controlling the emotions from life’s disturbing experiences.) A spiritual person might see dreams as a message from the gods or from a deceased loved one. Some oneirologists (scientists who study dreams) think that dreams are a way of securing experiences in our long-term memory. • Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep is that stage of sleep when the large muscles of the body become immobile, heart and breathing rates become faster, and brain activity increases. Characterized by the rapid movement of the eyes, it is at this stage when people dream. REM sleep is usually about 25 percent of an adult’s total sleep, about two hours a night, but it is divided into four or five periods. It usually begins about 90 minutes after falling asleep. Although people do dream during non-REM sleep, the most bizarre and vividly recalled dreams are during REM. • Those people who snore only do so during nonREM sleep. About 10 percent of them have sleep apnea, which causes them to stop

The Paper People Reach For!

breathing as many as 300 times per night. • Experiments in REM sleep began about 1952, when scientists noticed that sleepers’ eyes fluttered beneath closed eyelids. They instituted the use of a polygraph machine to record brainwaves. Modern machines monitor eye movements, as the eyes seem to move around to watch images as if on a big screen in the mind. • The next time you accuse someone of “playing possum,” you should know that it is actually impossible to tell if someone is awake. Some folks can even take naps with their eyes open and not even know it! • You won’t recall about 95 percent of your dreams. It’s the theory of some experts that déjà vu, that feeling of having “been there before,” is due to having dreamt about a similar situation, then somehow being reminded of it when awake. • Be sure to get enough sleep! If you fall asleep less than five minutes after you close your eyes, you are sleepdeprived. (Between 10 and 15 minutes is optimal.) If you are awake for 17 continuous hours, you are already experiencing a decrease in performance equal to a blood alcohol level of 0.05 percent. Sleep deprivation contributed to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill and the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Experts estimate that it is a factor in one out of every six fatal traffic accidents. A sleepdeprived person may be more prone to depression, heart disease and hypertension. Subjects in studies often slur their speech or speak slower than usual and often have difficulty making decisions and focusing on tasks. It seems that women need about an hour more sleep per night than men, which may be part of the reason that women are more susceptible to depression.

Industry Professionals In Your Area



Want to get it right the 1st time?

Experienced Insured

Photo Finish


Custom Design Road Maps to Suit your Style!

4Q\KPMV[ Â&#x2039; +I\P[ Â&#x2039; @QVM ;WWU[ ,WTWZ ,WV[]T\QVO

Interior & Exterior

Walls - Ceilings - Wall Repairs Stains - Varnishes - Enamels


Freshen Up For the Holidays

call today!



with 2 Room Order (* standard bath or bedroom)

Satisfaction Guaranteed Bob: 612-242-1979 CUSTOM CAR GRAPHICS RADIATOR REPAIR

720Âś65$',$7255(3$,5 63(&,$/,=,1*,13/$67,& 5$',$7255(3$,5






The Largest Dart Selection in Town

_____ Custom Black Widows,GTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Made Astros, Pirhana & more for Cases, Tips of Great Flights Cricket You Heckler 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s -------------------------= 800 85th & Hwy 65 at 6000 FREE SET Pro 8 Players Spring Lake Park Docâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8 Players OF FLIGHTS 40 Games _____ No Purchase 763-786-5823

$159.95 Reg $199.95

Necessary Bring this ad!

1 set per customer-exp: 3/31/2011


Reg $310



Docâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cue Tune Up â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Best there isâ&#x20AC;? (Shafts cleaned, sanded and sealed)

763-792-1125 - WWW. TidbitsTwincities.COM

Page 5


Super Chameleon

See the Video at The Collection

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make your eyes, Smileâ&#x20AC;?








%2*2-DQWK %X\SPJHWSP)5((




Our Advertisers bring you this paper. Let them know you read it. Visit them and shop locally.




and Stuff

Page 6

A THRILL TO SHOP! Tues-Fri 11-7 / Sat 9-6/ Sun 11-5


See Our e Incredibl ck a Knick Kn kes a & Keeps ns Collectio

Unlike Any Other!

WARM YOURSELF with memories of the past

Browse & Be Happy in This New Year mention Tidbits for 25% off your purchase

Across from Fleet Farm Gas on 85th â&#x2020;&#x2019; 8501 Wyoming Ave N

The Paper People Reach For!

Brooklyn Park


Shop Locally



2,/&+$1*(7,5(527$7,21  %$/$1&(&+(&. RQO\WD[ 8SWRTWVZÂżOWHUPRVWFDUV




BLAINE Spending too much time on payroll & accounting duties & not enough tending to business?


KidsAreReallySp KidsAreReallySpecial Ki dsAre dsA sAr AreeRe Really ReallySpecial ecial.cccom om m

Help! We Can Help.

â&#x20AC;˘ Meals Included â&#x20AC;˘ Video Monitored Classrooms â&#x20AC;˘ Weekly Field Trips / Swimming â&#x20AC;˘ Educational Curriculum â&#x20AC;˘ Year Round Spanish Offered Call Now for Free 2010 Registration

Accounting, Accounts Payable,Bank Reconciliation, Monthly Reports

Lelm & Associates

Open: Mon-Fri 6AM-6PM

12301 Central Ave / Blaine 763-755-5188 in the 21st Century Bank Bldg

Lexington and Constance Blvd



35 Years of Renting Just About Anything Folks Need

Save up to 40% on Power Tool Batteries for DeWalt, Milwaukee, Ryobi... most other brands. New and Rebuilt

â&#x20AC;˘Quick Books Pro Advisor â&#x20AC;˘Complete Payroll Services

for work / home / office for a project or occasion

Expires 3/1/11



Spring Lake Park

Expires 3/1/11

TAKE 10% OFF Any Rental

with ad / 1 per customer/ not valid with other discounts

3560 NW Main St â&#x20AC;˘ Coon Rapids 763-421-4040

(763) 786-0980



Fast Drivers BUY 1 RACE â&#x20AC;˘Parties & Fund Raisers â&#x20AC;˘Corporate Events â&#x20AC;˘Leagues & Teams â&#x20AC;˘Family Get Togethers




FREE Used Book With Purchase of 2

paperback exchange

NEW & USED BOOKS WED 12:30-7 TUE, TH, FRI 11-7 SAT 10-2 Closed on SUN & MON

call for available times valid Maple Grove Only

with ad /1 per person / not combinable


(Hwy 81 & Troy Lane) MAPLE GROVE

(1 per purchase per day) (w/coupon)

763-780-8689 4175 Lovell Rd. Lexington, MN 55014


dancing expresses the joy that makes you want to dance East & West Coast Swing Nightclub 2 Step & Hustle All Ballroom and Latin Styles (Even Specialty Belly Dance Classes)

â&#x2014;? Social and Private Group Classes â&#x2014;? Private Lessons â&#x2014;? Dance Parties

Attend One of Our Introduction Group Sessions FREE WITH THIS AD / JUST COME IN! Every 1st, 3rd & 5th Thursday 6pm new students only / no reservation required

Teaching students of all experience levels with encouragement & enthusiasm

11415 Foley Blvd Coon Rapids 763-755-3644

763-792-1125 - WWW. tidbitstwincities.COM

Page 7

■ On Jan. 13, 1128, Pope Honorius II grants a papal sanction to the military order known as the Knights Templar, declaring it to be an army of God. The Knights Templar mission was to protect Christian pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land during the Crusades, the series of military expeditions aimed at defeating Muslims in Palestine. ■ On Jan. 11, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt designates the mighty Grand Canyon a national monument. Congress increased the protection of the canyon in 1932 by making it a national park, ensuring that private development would never despoil the Grand Canyon. ■ On Jan. 12, 1926, the two-man comedy series “Sam ‘n’ Henry” debuts on Chicago’s WGN radio station. Two years later, after changing its name to “Amos ‘n’ Andy,” the show became one of the most popular radio programs in American history. ■ On Jan. 16, 1938, “King of Swing” jazz great Benny Goodman brings his revolutionary music to Carnegie Hall for the first time. The concert sold out weeks in advance, with the best seats fetching $2.75. All recordings of the show were presumed lost until Goodman’s sister-in-law came across a set of acetates in 1950. ■ On Jan. 10, 1967, President Lyndon Johnson, in his annual State of the Union message to Congress, asks for enactment of a 6 percent surcharge on personal and corporate income taxes to help support the Vietnam War for two years, or “for as long as the unusual expenditures associated with our efforts continue.” ■ On Jan. 15, 1972, “American Pie,” Don McLean’s epic poem in musical form that has long been etched in the American popular consciousness, hits No. 1 on the Billboard charts. When asked to explain what exactly he was trying to say with some of his more ambiguous lyrics, McLean has generally declined. ■ On Jan. 18, 1882, A.A. Milne, creator of “Winnie-the-Pooh,” is born. Milne wrote his volumes of verse for his son, Christopher Robin: “When We Were Very Young” (1924), “Winnie-the-Pooh” (1926), “Now We Are Six” (1927) and “The House at Pooh Corner” (1928). ■ On Jan. 19, 1915, during World War I, Britain suffers its first casualties from an air attack when two German zeppelins drop bombs on Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn on the eastern coast of England. The zeppelin, a motor-driven rigid airship, was developed by German inventor Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin in 1900. ■ On Jan. 17, 1953, a prototype Chevrolet Corvette sports car makes its debut at General Motors’ Motorama auto show in New York City. The car featured an all-fiberglass body, a white exterior and red interior, a 150-horsepower engine and a starting price tag of around $3,500. An AM radio and heater were extra. ■ On Jan. 21, 1977, President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the Vietnam War. In total, some 100,000 young Americans went abroad in the late 1960s and early ‘70s to avoid serving in the war. ■ On Jan. 22, 1981, Rolling Stone magazine’s John Lennon tribute issue hits newsstands, featuring a cover photograph of a naked John Lennon curled up in a fetal embrace of a fully clothed Yoko Ono. The photograph had been taken just 12 hours before Lennon’s death. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

A D V E R T I S I N G I N T I D B I T S ® I S E A S Y, A F F O R DA B L E & E F F E C T I V E 763-792-1125 S TA R T N O W !


Looking for a Better Educational Option? Come See and Learn the Difference a Non-Sectarian Private Montessori School Has to Offer!

Toddlers • Preschool • Elementary • Middle School

OPEN January 20th E HOUS 5:30 - 8 PM ◊ Individualized attention ◊ Smaller student/teacher ratio ◊ Individual responsibility stressed

1333 5th Ave S. Anoka (5th Ave & East River Road)

Anoka 763-323-0741

Ages 55 +


13633 Van Buren Street NE in Ham Lake

50 Wonderful Apartments w / elevator

All Apartments Feature



Fully Equipped Electric Kitchen w/self Cleaning Oven • Washer & Dryer • Cable TV and Computer Hook-ups • Underground Heated Parking • Individually Controlled Central Heating & Air • Community Gathering Room with a Golf Course Patio • Exercise Room & Library


Majestic Greens

Independent Living for Seniors

Page 8

P r iv a te A v a il To u r s a b le By Appo in t m e nt

The Paper People Reach For!


TIDBITSÂŽ EXPLORES HIBERNATION by Patricia L. Cook Some of us spend a lot of time yawning and nodding our way through movies, airplane and auto rides, sermons, speeches and more. Imagine sleeping through an entire winter! Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s explore the extreme sleep called hibernation. â&#x20AC;˘ Hibernation is a very deep, special sleep that animals use for protection during the cold winter months. All hibernators eat a lot of food for their bodies to store as fat, seek safe shelter for the winter months and become inactive or dormant. Some store nuts or other seeds to eat during the winter. â&#x20AC;˘ There are actually two groups of hibernators: deep sleepers and â&#x20AC;&#x153;trueâ&#x20AC;? hibernators. True hibernation involves

greatly lowering breathing, body temperature and heart rate. â&#x20AC;˘ Most people think of bears when the word hibernation is used. In fact, bears are not true hibernators but deep sleepers. They are inactive during extreme winter weather but may wake up during mild weather. They are easily disturbed by noise and can rise to protect themselves rather quickly. Many bears actually give birth during hibernation so they have to be aware and somewhat awake to tend to their cubs. Some scientists call the winter sleep of bears â&#x20AC;&#x153;denningâ&#x20AC;? instead of hibernation or deep sleeping. turn the page for more! â&#x20AC;˘ A list of hibernating mammals includes: chipmunks, ground squirrels, prairie dogs, possums, hedgehogs, hamsters, skunks, bats, marmots, badgers and some lemurs. Some non-mammals that hibernate are: turtles, lizards, snakes, frogs, toads, newts and some insects. There is even one bird that is considered a hibernator. The Common Poorwill can drop its body temperature and go into a

hibernation-like state known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;torporâ&#x20AC;? for several weeks. â&#x20AC;˘ The Arctic ground squirrel, a true hibernator, is North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and most northern ground squirrel. This small mammal digs a hibernation chamber off its main burrow which is only about 20 inches (.5 m) deep. It rolls up into a ball and covers itself with its tail in the chamber lined with leaves, grass, lichen and animal hair. It is the only mammal known to survive a drop in body temperature during hibernation of 28 to 27Âş F (-2 to -3Âş C). People canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t survive a body temperature lower than 90Âş F (32Âş C). This squirrel wakes up briefly every few weeks during its long hibernation, which may last seven months. â&#x20AC;˘ The type and length of hibernation depends on the animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body and its habitat or home. Since the Arctic ground squirrel is small and lives in cold areas, its hibernation is long. Similarly, mouse lemurs hibernate up to seven months. Garter snakes in the Arctic tundra may hibernate eight months. The longest

hibernators known are Turkish hamsters in the Middle East, which can hibernate as long as ten months! â&#x20AC;˘ Those long-hibernating garter snakes may get together with thousands of friends for group hibernating. Groups of up to 12 skunks sleep together, and brown bats hang in clusters in their caves in groups of over 100. â&#x20AC;˘ To prepare for hibernation and the approach of winter, animals eat a lot. They need lots of body fat for the long sleep. Baby toads and bats actually eat enough to double their weight. Not all bats hibernate. By the way, did you know that bats are the only flying mammals? (Flying squirrels and flying lemurs move through the air but they are only gliding.) â&#x20AC;˘ Black bears may gain as much as 30 pounds (13.5 kg) per week when they are preparing to hibernate or â&#x20AC;&#x153;den.â&#x20AC;? So, just like when you eat too much at a holiday meal, the extra fat makes animals less energetic and ready for their long winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nap. Continued Pg. 10

Re-furbished Sewing Machines FREE

Pack of Needles with this ad

no purchase necessary 1 per customer

many to choose from

A-1 Sew-Craft Inc. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Make Sewing Fun!â&#x20AC;?

see how fun sewing can be!


Sew on a Janome & Elna Sewing Machine

404 Hwy 169 N. Champlin 763-421-5100


ed B r o s n po

',6&2817 )256(1,256


52*(565$,/,1*6+23  ZZZ5RJHUV)DEVKRSFRP

See the Largest Display of Lift Chairs and Scooters in the Metro Area Experts in Supplying Helpful Accessories for Daily Living


1226 E. Moore Lake Dr. 1690 Mc Knight Rd. N. Maplewood Fridley 651-773-9969 763-502-0550

Omega-3 for the Eyes by Matilda Charles One benefit of studies is that researchers can go back later to the data and look at it in a different way. In one recent case, the Wilmer Eye Institute arm of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine reviewed a study done in the 1990s and put together new information. Scientists took a study about the correlation between Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and diet, and considered how Omega-3 in fish and shellfish might play a part. Omega-3, a certain kind of fatty acid, wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t associated with health back when the original study was done. Now, knowing that Omega-3 is helpful in a number of ways in the body, they turned their sights to how that oil works in the retina of the eye. More than 2,000 seniors between the ages of 65 and 84 participated in a survey about what they ate for one year. The new analysis of that data asked whether those who routinely ate fish and shellfish were offered any protection from the onset of AMD. Answer: Yes, they

Incontinence Products

Free Samples Available

were. Those who had advanced cases of AMD were much less likely to eat seafood with Omega-3. At the same time, researchers asked whether participants were protected from AMD by the zinc in crabs and oysters. The answer: No, they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. However, we shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t jump the gun. The researchers were quoted as saying that this is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;potentialâ&#x20AC;? way to avoid AMD. After all, it was a small study, and the participants self-reported what they ate. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re calling this a good first step and saying that a randomized study should be done. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re concerned about your eyes, ask you doctor if you could benefit from eating fish or shellfish once a week. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

763-792-1125 - WWW. TidbitsTwinCities.COM

Page 9


GUN & KNIFE SHOW Jan 22-23


Sat. 9-5 pm Sun 9-3 Adm: $5 763-754-7140

Brooklyn Park Armory 5500 85th Ave N

St Paul Armory 600 CEDAR ST


Sat., Jan 29th 9-5

Sun., Jan 30th 9-3

Speed Dating

Events to Meet Professional Singles

Adm: $5


enter this coupon code to save on your event ticket price (superquickdate)



HAVE FUN ♥ EARN INCOME! Call: 763-218-0033 Or, better yet.... Visit: and Send a FREE Card!

Be a Tidbits Publisher Connect with People ● Share Interesting Information about the World Put Fun and Meaning into Your LIfe ● Unlimited Income Potential Call to see if you have what it takes 763-792-1125

Campground & RV Sales We have a large selection of motor homes, travel trailers, 5th wheels, truck campers tent trailers and boats. check out the pictures at 218-496-5678 888-723-5218

Before You Purchase a Used Vehicle Be Sure!

CALL 763-792-1125

“One of the easiest, most sensible in home businesses available today”

MOTOR VEHICLES/ CARS, TRUCKS, RV’S Buy, Sell, Parts, Service

Get a Fluid Analysis of the Motor & Transmission

EMPLOYMENT / SALES / HOME BUSINESSES Why Work Lead Generation at Burger King? Here’s Why!! ●Top Salaries Paid ●Bonus Potential Restaurant Manager$9500 Assistant Manager $3500 Shift supervisor $3500 ●Excellent Vacation Plan ●401(k) ●5 day Work Week ●Health, Dental, Life Positions available at 3 Rochester Locations and 14 Mpls. St. Paul metro locations Dolphin Fast Food, Inc. is a family owned Burger King franchise. Interested candidates should mail, fax or email resume to.

Dolphin Fast Food, Inc. 17 Washington Ave N. #500 Mpls., MN 55401 Fax: 612-371-7415


Lead Generation earn $$ from home

We are looking for self motivated and dependable homemakers who could use some extra money working a few hours a week. Low Pressure, Success Based Compensation

Know how well the car is on the inside

Affordable and Critical 763-257-7762



Junkers & Repairables

Home & Commercial Improvement & Remodeling of any size.

Top Dollar Paid 763-263-6138/763-439-1693

WANTED Cars, Trailers

Phone Skills, Internet & Computer Required

In-house design services

Call: 763-792-1125

Phone: 763-784-6879


Builders License #20630479


Handy Man Home, Car, Electrical, Electronics


WE BUY DIABETIC TEST STRIPS Paid in Cash! 651-366-7872

Over 30 years experience. I’ll do it all for less. Call: 763-370-6826 leave message.

On the Spot CASH!

24/7 PICKUP - TOP $ PAID 612-598-3801 - 612-867-4325

Distributed every 2 weeks in Tidbits of the North Metro Area. Ad pricing subject to change. Text ads are in arial narrow font. Cost is $30 FOR A SINGLE BOX. Payment by credit or debit card only. Payment & nessessary information must be received by deadline which is end of day THURSDAYS of the week prior to week of release.Copy delivery days are scheduled for: Anoka County Mon, Tues / North Ramsey / NW Hennepin Wed. Thur / Sherburne County Thurs. subject to weather, Holidays and circumstances beyond our control.



HIBERNATION (Continued From Pg. 9) • Non-breeding polar bear females and males don’t hibernate or den. Pregnant polar bears hibernate in dens built in snow banks while preparing for their cubs to arrive. The cubs weigh about a pound (.45 kg) when born and 20-30 pounds (9-14 kg) when they come out of the dens in March or April. Polar bears are found in Arctic areas of Canada, Alaska, Russia, Greenland and Norway.

Page 10

• Are you wondering about these sleepers’ bathroom issues? When they burn fat, it produces water. This water stays in the bodies of true hibernators for hydration, eliminating the need to urinate. Animals that get up to eat occasionally, such as squirrels, do urinate. • Instead of storing large amounts of body fat, eastern chipmunks and Columbian ground squirrels (and other small mammals) store large amounts of nuts and other seeds in their burrows. Scientists have found up to two gallons (8 l) of seeds and nuts in the burrows of chipmunks. That’s a lot of food for such tiny animals. • On humans, body fat is not necessarily desirable, although we need some for reserve energy. For animals, it is extremely important. There are two

REACH 50,000 TIDBITS READERS 763-792-1125

types of body fat —white and brown fat. • White fat is what animals live off of while hibernating. White fat burns slowly and lasts for a long time. Brown fat is found near the vital organs, heart and lungs and is needed for survival. This fat is like rocket fuel and is used for quick bursts of energy. • One small animal that is really a nuisance to farmers and even suburban neighborhoods is the woodchuck. You’ve probably heard the tongue twister: “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” The answer is: “A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.” Actually a woodchuck, also known as a groundhog, whistle pig or marmot, is the largest member of the squirrel family. It

The Paper People Reach For!

eats seeds, leaves, grass, flowers, fruit, eggs, insects and, yes, some wood. • Punxsutawney Phil is probably the most famous hibernator in the world. This little guy (groundhog) has been a “weather predictor” for over 120 years. February 2nd is Groundhog Day (the day Phil awakens), and Phil seeing (or not seeing) his shadow on that day “determines” the time Ole’ Man Winter will linger. The town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, has tied itself closely to the groundhog. Phil has his own website, fan club and appears on lots of news and weather programs every February. • While the snow and cold of winter are all around us, isn’t it interesting to think of all the animals that are sleeping it away?


Heat 400-1000 sq. ft. Safely and Comfortably ega r M e u Sav on yo ill B $$$ating He


PORTABLE - 110 VOLT â&#x2014;?Thermostat controlled â&#x2014;? Over 25 years and Hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers â&#x2014;? Will not reduce humidity or oxygen Lifetime air filter â&#x2014;? FULL 3 YEAR BUMPER TO BUMPER FACTORY WARRANTY â&#x2014;? Cannot start a fire â&#x2014;? Safe for children and pets â&#x2014;? Energy efficient safe, soft, comfortable healthy heat â&#x2014;? Uses electricity (not gas or oil) â&#x2014;? Quality furniture grade cabinet â&#x2014;? Put the heat where you need it â&#x2014;? Even heat wall to wall and floor to ceiling




Regularly sold for $399

Soft, Healthy Heat


/LRQHO+DUU\ . & 2 7 6  3RWWHU 1 ,








Other Models Available Starting at $199

266(2 632576 75$,1 :25/' &HQWUDO$YHÄ 2VVHR

266(2 632576 75$,1 :25/' 2



The Original

The Pool Store


Produced, Distributed and Guranteed by S.M.V. Inc.. A Family owned Nebraska company since 1954 3742 Arch Ave Grand Island, NE

Please Mention Tidbits when Calling about this Special Offer




Tell Our Advertisers You Saw Their Special Offers in Tidbits



in about in about 90 minutes



$25.00 OFF - - One-time fee - 952-546-5657 Valid with coupon only at our Minnetonka office. Submit at initial session. One per client.



also offer on-sitecorporate corporate programs programs for include: WeWe also offer on-site forclients clientsthat that include:

EXPIRES 2-21-11. learnmore more or ToTolearn or to toschedule schedule an appointment to quit: an appointment to quit. CALL US: 952-546-5657

Call: 952-546-5657 763-792-1125 - WWW. TidbitsTwinCities.COM

Page 11

(c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

Thought for the Day: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult.â&#x20AC;? -- Charlotte Whitton


â&#x2014;? Many might consider it odd that the State Legislature of Oklahoma has declared the watermelon to be the official state vegetable. Yes, the watermelon. As justification for the classification, lawmakers released the following statement: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of us would think of it as a fruit, but it can also be considered a vegetable because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the same family as cucumbers and gourds.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x2014;? In 1981, a German collector of World War II memorabilia paid about $4 million for Hitlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diaries. Unfortunately for him (and his wallet), the diaries turned out to be faked.

â&#x2014;? According to a 2010 study conducted in the Netherlands, symptoms of asthma can be successfully treated by riding a roller coaster.

â&#x2014;? One might think that famed model and businesswoman Tyra Banks would rely on a plethora of pricey cosmetics and other aids -- and she doubtless does. But she claims that the most important beauty product she uses is Vaseline.

â&#x2014;? The Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soup portraits created by Andy Warhol have become icons of the Pop Art movement, and today they sell at auction for upward of $10 million. They werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always so well-regarded, however; in 1962, actor Dennis Hopper (a visionary art collector, it seems) purchased one of the first examples for a mere $75.

â&#x2014;? If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a heavy coffee drinker, you might want to consider the following: A study conducted in the United Kingdom found that those who reported the highest consumption of caffeine also were more likely to report hallucinations and other extrasensory experiences.

â&#x2014;? It takes 450 skilled workers to create a Steinway grand piano -- and the piano is made up of about 12,000 individual parts.

â&#x2014;? The earliest known examples of drinking straws were created out of gold and lapis lazuli by the ancient Sumerians. It seems they were used by royalty to drink beer, thereby avoiding the yeast residue left over from the fermentation process.

â&#x2014;? It was American radio and TV writer and commentator Andy Rooney who made the following sage observation: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to be done.â&#x20AC;?

By Samantha Weaver

Construction & Business Law


Alden Pearson PA

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I owned businesses for 16 years before becoming an attorneyâ&#x20AC;?

Robin Schnaidt

Kari A Hefnider Agency Coon Rapids 763-755-0375


Guaranteed Workmanship

199774-2 -200110


10% OFF


Carpets by Mohawk, Queen, Shaw, Aladdin & More







Providing Dependable and Honest Service


experienced in house installers with this ad / exp: 01/31/11 13838 Aberdeen St. NE â&#x20AC;˘ Ham Lake Mon, Tues, Thur 8am-7pm Wed, Fri 8am-6pm Sat: 10am-4pm

Robbies Floor Solutions 763-754-1700

Carpet â&#x20AC;˘ Vinyl â&#x20AC;˘ Laminate â&#x20AC;˘ Wood


BC-219871 - 12/10

Home Office â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Madison, WI 53783

American Family Mutual Insurance Company and its Subsidiaries American Family Insurance Company

Competitive rates, Great Service.

Can I save you money?

Numbers LLC

Setup & Consulting


â&#x2014;? Individual Taxes â&#x2014;? Small Business Taxes â&#x2014;? Tax Planning â&#x2014;? Accounting


Bill Gschwind, MBA Attorney

Ethical and Affordable Accounting Solutions for Your Business & Person

---------------------------------â&#x2014;? New Business Start-ups â&#x2014;? Partnership Agreements â&#x2014;? Buy/Sell â&#x2014;? Employment Agreements â&#x2014;? Trademark / Copyright

â&#x2014;? Construction Documents â&#x2014;? Mechanics liens â&#x2014;? Pay Disputes â&#x2014;? Construction Defects â&#x2014;? Subcontractor Agreements

I have the answers to your questions.â&#x20AC;?


& Get Great 24/7 Claims Service

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Call me today for a quoteâ&#x20AC;?

8338 Hwy 65 Spring Lake Park


Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping & Payroll

+Custom Support and Training

Full Business Set-Up

Wayne Blosberg C.P.A.

Karen Cook- Consultant Accountant -

Helping New and Existing Businesses

8844 Central Ave


The New Justice System

Criminal /DUI etc. Starting at $165

$680 Bankruptcy Program Custodyy / Divorce $570

Affordable Court Services

*Actual savings may vary. Average annual savings information based on Nationwide policyholder data through February 2005. Nationwide Insurance Company of America. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Comapny and Affiliated Companies. Home Office: Columbus, Ohio 43215-2220. Nationwide, the Nationwide Framemark and On Your Side are federally registered service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.



Twin Cities Insurance Group MICHAEL THORSLAND

Save up to $523 !


Auto Insurance

For Advertising Call: 763-792-1125

Continued i d Pg. 3

Water, water everywhere! About 71 percent of the earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surface is covered by water. This week, Tidbits dips its toe in just a few of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bodies of water. â&#x20AC;˘ Situated on the border between the United States and Canada and covering a total surface of 80,545 square miles (208,610 square km), the group of five Great Lakes holds more than 20 percent of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surface fresh water. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough water to cover the U.S. 48-state mainland to a depth of 9.5 feet (2.9 m). If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember their names, you can use the acronym HOMES, which puts the lakes in no particular order â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior. If you want to name them from west to east, use the phrase: She Made Harry Eat Onions. â&#x20AC;˘ The largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area is Lake Superior, stretching 350 miles (563 km) long by 160 miles (257 km) wide. In some places, it reaches a depth of 1,333 feet (406 m). The Ojibwe tribe has lived around Lake Superior for over 500 years and calls it â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gitche Gumee,â&#x20AC;? translating to â&#x20AC;&#x153;big water.â&#x20AC;? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote of the lake in his 1855 poem â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Song of Hiawatha.â&#x20AC;?

by Kathy Wolfe


1512 125th Ave. NE â&#x20AC;˘ Blaine

(and UPS/FedEx Shipping)

Packing and Moving Supplies

12% OFF




Before itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone!

For More Info

Call Now

Now Available


Front Page

Anoka East_ E-mail:


4 MILLION RReaders d Weekly W kl N Nationwide! ti id !


OVER Issue 633 Published by: Falcon Prince Publishing

of the North Metro

ISSUE 633 A1  


Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you