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Chris Allen

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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Springtime Means Cleaning, And Checking Your Alarms And Batteries

We are finally losing some of the snow, with all the fast melting, we have some dry conditions on our hands. Now is a good time to check all your safety alarms. Have your fire extinguisher checked, check your smoke alarm, make sure batteries are fresh.

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(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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With Everything So Dry, Burning Permits Must Be Applied For, Where To Get Them

I'm hearing on the news that you need to get burning permits in order to burn paper or tree limbs. It's very dangerous right now with all the melting and exposed dry leaves and trees. A burning permit grants the individual holder the right to burn small amounts of dry leaves, plant clippings, brush, and clean untreated-unpainted wood as long as weather conditions do not pose a fire hazard.

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Frisky, supplied by Animal Allies
Frisky, supplied by Animal Allies
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This Animal Allies Pet Of The Week Is Frisky, Really

Steph sent me the latest Pet of The Week, and this one is Frisky, literally!!Just a quick note, Animal Allies is trying to raise $50,000 before May 11, if they do it, Amzoil will donate $5000. Also, they are looking for Cat stuff. A list is posted at animal allies.net.

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Duluth Denfeld Facebook used by permission
Duluth Denfeld Facebook used by permission
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Duluth Denfeld Shows Their Hunter Pride In This Good Time Lip Sync

Even the Mayor is involved. This creative video and lip sync is turned in by the students of Denfeld to show off their Hunter Pride. Involving just about all the staff and students. I want to show it off because I love when students are creative. I am an old Central Trojan, but Kudos to the Hunters on a great video.

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(Photo by Evans/Three Lions/Getty Images)
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Watch This Funny Southwest Flight Attendant Make Everyone’s Flight Fun

How many times have you paid attention when they announce the safety features on the plane. Yea, I glance up, but most of the time I am helping one of my kids get situated. I should be paying attention. This flight attendant from Southwest Airlines figured out a way to entertain and make people pay attention.

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(Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Add The Veterans Memorial Hall 5k Fun Run, To your Runner’s List This Year

Now that the Fitgers 5k has been run, that signals the start of the season. You can start picking your races and putting them on the calendar. This one is a little different, all proceeds benefit Veterans’ Memorial Hall, a program of St. Louis County Historical Society.

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Good Advice For Bacon Lovers, Rub Bacon On It, And Attend Baconpalooza

With Baconpalooza coming soon, I wanted to have an awesome recipe. That's hard! What do you do to improve bacon? Then I realized, bacon improves everything else. So that's when I started searching things that needed to be improved, and I found that it's just food that you add bacon to....that's it.

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(Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)
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City Of Duluth Says Trails Not Ready To Walk On

The weather is slowly getting better and the snow is melting. Because of that, it's good to check with the city of Duluth to see if it's time to get into the woods or on some of the bike trails. Here's what the official word is:

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(Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)
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The Newest Web Sensation, “Action Movie Kid”, Wait Till You See His Powers

Action Movie Kid is the newest sensation, and has gone viral. The kid is filmed in different situations and the clips were put into one movie,  his Dad works at Dreamworks and adds special effects to home video. It's really something to watch, because they look real.

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(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Fitgers 5K Saturday, Official Release For Traffic Detours

Fitgers 5k is coming this Saturday, and you are invited to enjoy the race. This is the race that sort of starts the Grandma's Racing Schedule. There are some traffic issues, obviously you can't drive in front of Fitgers. Whether you want to see the race or are in it, here are the traffic releases from the Duluth Police.

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(Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)
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Winter Shoveling Can Bring On A Heart Attack Exercise Caution

When a lot of snow falls, and you are in a hurry to get your car out of your driveway, one tends to shovel fast. Sure it builds cardio, but isn't always the work out your heart needs. Here are some things to remember.

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(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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EGG-Stravaganza Gets Under Way Saturday At The Lake Superior

When I was a little kid, the Easter Bunny used to put hallowed out eggs (egg shells) on our tree out front of our house. They were all painted, and there must have been 30 of them. One tradition every year, besides looking for our Easter Baskets, was to get up early just to see if the tree was decorated.

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