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A little about me, I was born in Duluth. My Grandpa Irv got me started in recording, showing me reel to reel and other tricks of the trade. That's when the bug hit me. I wanted to talk on the radio. He used to play old broadcasts of Philadelphia Radio for me to listen to. I started in radio in 1996 doing overnights and eventually moved up to mornings. I enjoy music, both listening and writing it. My Favorite artists are Van Halen, Michael W. Smith, Def Leppard, Evanescense, Garth Brooks, Gary Allan, Sara Evans, Kellie Pickler, The Beatles.....ok, I could go on and on here, basically, I like good music no matter what it is. My favorite movies are, ‘The Crow’, ‘Forrest Gump’, ‘Stealing Home’, and ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’. My favorite color is Black; my fav food is mac and cheese with turkey burger in it. I am married, with two boys JJ (10) and Sam (4)
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usa curling facebook/world curling federation used by permission
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Duluth’s John Shuster Rink To Represent USA In Olympics After Convincing Win Over Czecks

John Shuster Rink representing the USA secured the last available place in the men's curling competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games by beating the Czech Republic 8-5 in the second playoff held in Germany.

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usa curling courtesy of world curling federation used by permission
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Team USA Duluth’s John Shuster Rink Wins In Tiebreaker, Awaits Foe For Olympic Qualify Match

Duluth's John Shuster Rink, Team USA Curling, won their tiebreaker game today against Korea. Korea started the week strong and Team USA did not. They fought through some games and became 5 and 2 and wound up with a tie for first, because of match outcomes they wound up playing Korea to have a chance to play on and qualify for the Olympics.

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world curling federation used by permision
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Team USA John Shuster Wins Last Game VS Finland, Ties For First, Waits For Fate

Team John Shuster hit the shots they needed to and Finland conceited the win in the 9th end with Shuster winning 10 to 4. Team USA now has 5 wins, tied for first with Korea, whom they beat, and waiting the results of the Czecks and Germany. Both teams with the same amount of wins going in to the last game.

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usa curling facebook, world curling federation used by persmission
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Duluth’s John Shuster Curling Rink Upsets Korea To Move Into A Tie For First

This morning Duluth's John Shuster Rink from Duluth, MN upset the top team Korea to move into a tie for first with 4 teams, with one more match to go against Finland around noon cst. The Shuster Rink is trying to qualify for the Olympics by becoming one of the top 2 teams.

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(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Is Elvis Presley Still Alive? See This Compelling Video

There are many shows that follow different stories about how Elvis faked his death. I worked in Nashville at a Tower records and someone dropped off a bag of tapes and asked us to sell them, and keep the money, that this was proof Elvis was alive, and the tapes really sounded like him, but this really does.

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US Curling facebook
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USA John Shuster Rink At 2-2 Faces Japan, See Live Curling Now

The John Shuster Rink got a lucky break. All the teams that needed to lose, lost at the Curling Qualifying in Germany. So the USA is tied for 2nd still, the Shuster team is playing now and winning, which is what they need.

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(Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
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The Most Asked Questions About Snow Removal

With the big storm being over and now there is all sorts of snow to be removed. I see cars still in a snowbank, and it's hard to get my garbage out to the street. The City Of Duluth has prepared a Winter Watch page to handle all the questions.

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(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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December 18th Skating Party With Rudolph and Santa

How would you like to be part of the Reindeer games? The City of Duluth and its community partners invite the public to a free skating party with Santa and Rudolph on December 18, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center (120 South 30th Ave West).

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animal allies submitted
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Look Out Speedy Gonzales, It’s Jumping Bean, Animal Allies Pet Of The Week

Talked with Jenny about our pet of the week and she also told us we are honoring the older pets. The Senior pets, no not senior pets, the more experienced pets. They require more snuggling and petting because they aren't as active.

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Are These The Best Wedding Toasts Ever [VIDEO]

I like to comb you tube for odd stuff, good cover songs by unknown people, funny dog stuff, and I seem to come across all kinds of wedding stuff, these two caught my eye first. I have been a best man......and believe it or not, a bridesmaid or maid of honor, what ever you want to call it.  Here are some great speeches that are original.

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courtesy tim muller used by permission
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John Shuster And Team USA Curling Now 2-1 After First Three Matches

John Shuster is trying to qualify for the Olympic games in Russia. He has to be one of the top two teams in Germany after this week. He had a rough start losing an ugly game to the Czecks, but his team's luck changed.

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Just Us used by permission
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Just Us Brings Christmas Music To KOOL And Humor, Listen For Yourself

Just Us stopped by the KOOL studio this morning. What a fun visit!!! We talked before they were on the air with me. We caught up on old times, I was in a band with them back in the olden days......the 80's. The funny part was the band got together because Dawn Heine booked a gig and didn't even have a band yet.....enter Kirsten Johnson and myself.

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