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Hello, I'm the MNTornado

Hello and Welcome to My World

Please link to and help support the following organizations

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Portlight Strategies, Inc.

Meeting specific needs of the under served, un-served, and forgotten people. Portlight Strategies offers a unique way for you to help people in need help themselves since 1997, we have provided medical equipment (such as wheel chairs, walkers, and crutches), ramp construction and minor home modifications, and post disaster relief free of charge to people with disabilities and others in need.

Weather Underground National Sponsor of Portlight Relief Walks

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Drunk Driving, Victim Services, Underage Driving, Law Enforcement

MADD’s Official Position Statements

MADD’s Positions on Alcohol Assessment and Treatment
MADD’s Positions on Enforcement
MADD’s Positions on Responsible Marketing and Service
MADD’s Position Statements: Other Positions
MADD’s Positions on Sanctions
MADD’s Victim-Related Position Statements
MADD’s Positions on Youth

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Hello bloggers from around the world. Welcome to my little corner of the world. I have created a multi-themed blog dealing primarily with the following subjects. I’ve tried to break them down into categories that make sense and hopefully make it possible for you to find what you are interested in.

NOTE: I’ve learned that for some reason, no one can comment on any of my pages except the “Current News” page. I’m going to be working on some changes to my format to correct for that, so please bear with me. I’m still learning my way around the WordPress format. In the meantime, enjoy and if you want to make a comment, you can do so on the “Current News” page. Also I have another weather related blog at Weather Underground called “The Flu Season is Upon Us”. I am currently dealing with this years influenza season and a prayer request for a little 4-1/2 year old boy who was accidentally run over by a riding lawnmower. I know, that is not a weather related subject, but we have many followers of Christ in our weather community and this little boy needs the prayer so much right now. I’ve moved the flu season report to this blog under “Current News” for the time being. Dr. Jeff Master’s has an interesting report on how the weather influences the flu season called “Influenza and the weather”. I think that it is good reading.

Weather Information

on the upper 5 state Midwest and other weather news that I feel is important. These 5 states are North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
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Be sure to check out the CURRENT NEWS section of my blog. I have added new information in my Current News page about the severe weather and major flooding that is taking place in the Upper Midwest states. I have also put links to the news networks in North Dakota in and around Fargo and Grand Forks.

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Current News

This is where I will put my newest posts about what is happening in my world and things that I find important or interesting.

Life’s Lessons

Stories about things that I’ve learned or things I feel that are important for other people to learn.

Social Issues

stories about our economy, politics, crime, dealing with other people and business, etc.

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stories about my knowledge of technology, the history of, progression of, the good and bad sides of, and many other points helping to explain where we have come from and how we got to were we are technologically.

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Parrots as Companions

stories about these fun loving creatures, my experience with, about the many species and what other people say about them.

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About the Author

information about who I am and insights into how I think and look at the world around me.

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Additional Information

for anyone who is interested, the picture in my banner is taken from a photograph of Valley City, North Dakota in 1939. The street in the view is Central Avenue, formerly 5th Avenue when this picture was taken. Valley City is a small town located on I-94 about 58 miles West of the Fargo,ND / Moorehead, MN twin cities. This is where my wife is from and where I met her as a young child. I will have stories about my life and experiences there later in “About the Author.”

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