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Nick Cooper

I grew up in Central Minnesota, learning to enjoy all of what Minnesota has to offer - whether it be enjoying a good hot dish, heading into the great outdoors to fish or hunt, or being let down by the Twins, Vikings, T-Wolves, and Wild (I can't help it, I'm a fan). I moved to Bemidji to attend Bemidji State University and get a degree in Mass Communications (I know, who goes to a 4-year school to get into radio, right?). If you’ve ever been to any of our events, you’ve probably seen me with a camera in my hand or hanging from my neck. I’ve inherited the title of unofficial station photographer for all of the stations in our building. I also enjoy heading out and shooting outside of work too. I really love sharing my mornings with all of our awesome MIX 108 listeners! It’s really rewarding being able to inform everyone on what happened overnight and share some laughs along the way.
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Powerful Storms Rip Through Twin Ports Region Overnight [PHOTOS]

A powerful line of severe thunderstorms swept through Northern Minnesota, leaving a path of toppled trees, fallen power lines, property damage, and even tipped-over airplanes (see below). The National Weather Service in Duluth forecasted 70+ mph wind gusts as part of this storm system as it passed through the Twin Ports.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Runners Bounced Their Way to Fun at the 2016 Insane Inflatable 5K in Superior [PHOTOS]

Crowds of people from around the Upper Midwest enjoyed their turn on the course of the 2016 Insane Inflatable 5K in Superior on Saturday. The course offered new challenges and obstacles from the inaugural year, providing fun and excitement to returning runners and newbies alike.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Watch What it is Like to Fly in a Stunt Plane Over Duluth

It's hard to imagine what it is like being inside of one of the stunt planes that performs breathtaking aerobatic stunts at the Duluth Airshow. Thanks to Ian, one of the brave on-air personalities on our sister station, we got to go along for a ride in the Jack Link's Extra 300L performance plane.

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Wendy's Announces Plans To Sell Over 600 Of Its Restaurants
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Duluth and Cloquet Wendy’s Restaurants Hit by Data Breach

If you've eaten at one of the area Wendy's restaurants in the last year and you paid with a credit or debit card, you may want to keep an eye on your bank statements. The Wendy's Corporation announced in a press release today (July 7) that over 1,000 stores fell victim to a data breach within the last year.

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David McNew, Getty Images
David McNew, Getty Images
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What Fast Food Restaurant Should Come to Duluth Next? [POLL]

The Twin Ports has seen a boom in new businesses, with many local options and chains investing in our community. Among many of those recent additions are places that had a lot of fanfare like Chipotle and Dunkin Donuts. Even though almost all of Tony Hart's fast food wish list came true (with one of those places setting up shop in Duluth and leaving soon after), there are still several places I hear people wishing for in the Twin Ports.

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Category: Featured, Food
Photo by Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media Duluth
Photo by Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media Duluth
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What is the Insane Inflatable 5K All About? Find Out Before It Comes to Superior on July 9

One of the most unique running events in the country is coming back to the Twin Ports following all the fun we had last year! The Insane Inflatable 5K is all about challenging yourself and having fun, welcoming runners of all ages and experience levels...

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MIX 108 on YouTube
MIX 108 on YouTube
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Don’t Underestimate the Summer Sun – Even Cool Days Heat Up Vehicles [VIDEO]

Unfortunately there are tragic stories each summer about pets and children left in vehicles on hot summer days. While there has been a growing awareness about these dangers when outdoor temperatures are hot, it is important to remember that even on cooler days that it can still get dangerously hot in a vehicle.

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Brittney Gilchrist on Facebook
Brittney Gilchrist on Facebook
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Severe Weather + Tornadoes Sweep Through Minnesota on Last Day of Spring 2016 [VIDEO + PHOTOS]

The last day of Spring 2016 felt more like a late summer day, with sweltering heat and humidity and severe thunderstorms taking center stage in Minnesota on Sunday night. Those storms brought with them hail up to baseball-size in some areas and even spawned a couple tornadoes through the state.

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