Slipping through my fingers: What a new study (and sappy song) reveal about relationships

by Jean Rhodes Slipping through my fingers all the time, I try to capture every minute The feeling in it Slipping through my fingers all the time Do I really see what’s in her mind Each time I think I’m close to knowing She keeps on growing Slipping through my fingers...
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The Secret to Youth Moral Development

How adults inspire young people to give back to society. For many young people, service is an easy, meaningless, and often-required obligation of growing up in the U.S. But many young people say that service should not be easy, or a simple series of activities on the...
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8 Movies to Watch with Your Teen

  A good movie can help shape your child’s identity. How do teens learn to identify their own strengths and abilities? Surprisingly, one way is to recognize those strengths in movie characters. In today’s busy world, movie-watching is often overlooked as a tool...
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The Secret to Youth Moral Development

How adults inspire young people to give back to society. For many young people, service is an easy, meaningless, and often-required obligation of growing up in the U.S. But many young people say that service should not be easy, or a simple series of activities on the...

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8 Movies to Watch with Your Teen

  A good movie can help shape your child’s identity. How do teens learn to identify their own strengths and abilities? Surprisingly, one way is to recognize those strengths in movie characters. In today’s busy world, movie-watching is often overlooked as a tool...

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Mentoring Youth Matters

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Brainerd Area:

Brainerd Warrior Sports Events – passes available by contacting Kinship 829-4606
Comfort Suites/Rapid River Lodge & Waterpark – free swim for AP & JP, bring towel, call ahead for availability 825-7234
Crow Wing Co. Historical Museum – free admission for AP & JP
Easy Rider’s – 50% off bike, ski, skate or canoe rental
Holiday Inn Express Brainerd/Baxter – free swimming for AP and JP, valid Fri-Sun
Jack’s House – BOGO games, free shoe rental
Northland Arboretum – free admission for both AP & JP
Paul Bunyan Land & This Old Farm – $2.00 off admission for both AP & JP
Pirates Cove Mini-Golf – JP free with paid AP
Spirit Horse Center – 10% off a child private lesson or 10% off adult/child semi-private lesson. Call Staci Grattan 825-4944
Burger King – BOGO any item
Dairy Queen – BOGO (excluding cakes) at both Brainerd locations
Giovanni’s Pizza – 20% off Purchase
371 Diner –
Northland Kart Kountry –
McDonald’s – free dessert for both AP & JP at both Brainerd locations plus at McDonald’s in Walmart
Pizza Ranch – free kid’s buffet with paid adult buffet
Wendy’s – BOGO Frosty dessert

Crosby Area:

Country Inn Deerwood – free swimming on weekdays
Croft Mine Historical Park – $100 off admission for both AP & JP
Cuyuna Lanes – $2.00 per game with free shoe rental
Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf – 9 holes free for JP with paid AP, OR BOGO bucket of balls for driving range
Hallett Center of Crosby – JP is free with AP Membership
Traditions Mini Golf – $1.50 off per round for AP & JP
Dairy Queen – BOGO Blizzards
Mixed Company – BOGO Sea Salt Caramel Brownie

Staples/Motley Area:

Staples Community Center – free 1-hour swimming pass during open swim – call 218-296-6565 to get pass
Dairy Queen – BOGO Blizzard at both Motley and Staples locations
Staples-Motley Sporting Events through ISD 2170 – free admission for both AP & JP regular season events

Lake Country Area:

Americinn Lodge and Suites – AP & JP swim free, bring own towel, call ahead for availability to  218-568-8400
Boomers – 10% storewide discount, excluding sale items and guide services
Pequot Lakes School Sporting Events – free admission for both AP & JP, regular season events
Pine River-Backus School Sporting Events – free admission for both AP & JP, regular season events
Pine River Community Bowl – BOGO games
Ski Gull – BOGO on rental, lift tickets and snow tubing or 1/2 off on private and semi-private ski lessons
Sunset Cinema – BOGO tickets
Whistling Wolf Mini Golf – BOGO Mini Golf
Wild Wedge Golf – JP free with paid AP on mini golf or par 3 course
A Pine Restaurant – 10% off purchase
Dairy Queen in Crosslake – BOGO, excluding cakes
Dairy Queen in Nisswa – BOGO Blizzard
Dairy Queen in Pine River – BOGO Blizzard
Dairy Queen in Pequot Lakes – BOGO Blizzard
Joe’s Pizza in Pequot Lakes – 20% off purchase
Lakes Latte – BOGO handcrafted beverage
Tasty Pizza in Pequot Lakes – free drink or free appetizer with purchase of a large pizza
Wendy’s in Nisswa – BOGO Frosty dessert