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Links to additional Articles, Videos, etc.

that were included in the monthly emails sent to members.

January, 2022


Click here to view an interesting article on bald eagles which was submitted to us by a teacher of a STEM class for girls at a school in Lyndhurst, NJ.  In searching for information on birds on the web at the suggestion of Hailey, one of the members, the class found our links to birding sites listed in April, 2020.  Hailey, who is an avid birder, thought we would like to add it to our library.  It's good to know that our website is being accessed outside of our area.

September, 2020 - Lilja Behr's Centennial Presentation Paper


Click Here to read Lilja Behr's Presentation Paper.

August, 2020 - Centennial Celebration Video


Click here to view the Centennial Video recorded by Gary Harris.

July, 2020 - Citizenship Test LinkCheck out this link for the full list of all 100 citizenship test questions and the answers: During your citizenship test, which is part of the interview for citizenship, you would be asked any 10 of these 100 questions.  You need to answer six correctly in order to pass.

June, 2020


Program: “Women and Humor; Laugh…It’s Funny” - Rebecca Timmins, Entertainer, Musician, & Communications Trainer/Teacher was to be our speaker for this meeting. Her topic “Women and Humor” will (hopefully) be presented when we gather together in 2021. In the meantime, Rebecca has assembled "MUSIC FOR OUR TIME"  a series of short comfort video clips for members to enjoy, to sing along and to reflect on.  Enjoy!

Click here for "Blue Skies" & "Way Over Yonder"

Click here for "The "Boy" from Ipanema"

Click here for "Oh Danny Boy"

Click here for "Smile"

May, 2020 - Links

Program: “The Insulin Affordability Crisis and Beyond” was presented by Quinn Nystrom, 2004 NWC Scholarship Recipient & advocate for insulin & pharmaceutical affordability.  To see Quinn’s video produced especially for NWC, go to To see a video of Governor Walz signing the Insulin Affordability Act and to learn more about its bipartisan support, go to

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many arts organizations as well as individual artists are posting videos of performances in lieu of their being able to perform live:

From Chanhassen Dinner Theatre come two episodes of Variety Slam, performances from the homes of a number of the theatre’s actors:

Episode 1:

Episode 2:

Emilia Mettenbrink, a violinist from the Minnesota Opera and a frequent performer with the Lakes Area Music Festival, has posted this tiny balcony concert:

April, 2020 - Birding Links


Program: “Bird-scaping Your Yard to Attract Your Feathered Friends” - Judd Brink, MN Backyard Birds.

Judd Brink from Minnesota Backyard Birds was to have spoken with us about creating bird-friendly habitats in our yards. Brink has produced a video of birding in the Sax Zim Bog near Meadowlands, MN. You can view it at


Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources has an eagle and a falcon cam that you can access at this site: will link you to 54 bird webcams


The Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers several live video feeds and archived footage at


Watch a nesting eagle get its feathers ruffled in the wind in Decorah, Iowa or check out 41 other livestreams at


Watch live video feeds of puffins and many more species at


See barred owls in a nest box at

March, 2020 - Archiving Links


Following are links to interesting articles and information about archiving.


Click here for John's presentation paper "Tips on Archiving".  His timely topic is geared to our current at home status as we sort, organize and downsize.  


Click here for NWC member Margo Neva's condensed version of John's article. 


The website: gives a nice overview of women’s history within the Brainerd Public Schools

Article featured in the Variety Section of the May 13, 2020 Star Tribune.  Used by permission.
You Are History

Excerpt from an Article that appeared in the April 29, 2020 Star Tribune.  Used by permission.
Don't toss that old bike toy


“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is

dropped into water,

the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.”
—the Dalai Lama

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