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I’m a proud life-long resident of the Northland: Born and raised on the Iron Range, I’ve lived in the Twin Ports all of my adult years. I enjoy the fact that we get to enjoy all four seasons and I love the natural beauty that our area provides. I’m worked for the company that owns KOOL 101.7 since 1993 and I enjoy the fact that no two days are ever the same. Although you hear me on the radio during the mid-day shift, my mail role is Production Manager for our stations – writing and producing the commercials you hear. I’m married with one son. In my spare time (what is that?) I enjoy cooking, collecting records (primarily classic country), studying history and politics and being involved in the community on a variety of boards and committees.
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St. Louis County Renovates Old Barn For New Storage Space

Some recent renovations will create added storage space at an existing St. Louis County facility. The Cook Home Barn - part of the Public Safety Complex on Rice Lake and Arrowhead Road - will see improvements of $607,000 to allow for additional use.

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Superior’s Accelerated Garbage Schedule For Veterans Day

All City of Superior offices and the Public Works Department will be closed on November 10. This closure also affects the Municipal Landfill - which will also be closed to the public. In addition, garbage pickup will not occur on that date and residents are asked to have their dumpster out to the usual spot one day earlier - by 7:00 AM.

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$1 Reserve Blacktown Home Goes To Auction
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St. Louis County Land Auction Adds $745,000 To Budget

Good news for St. Louis County taxpayers: The recent Tax Forfeited Land Auction netted an addition of $745,650 to the bottom line - one of the better results in recent memory. The auction was held on October 12, with 30 out of 78 listed properties selling.

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Local Students To Sleep Outside To Spotlight Homelessness

Similar to an event they did the last few years, a group of local students will spend a night out in a cardboard box to help raise awareness of homelessness in our area. Kids from Youth In Action will spend the night outside, November 15 at the Biwabik Pavilion - starting at 5:00 PM.

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Midwest Begins To Dig Out After Massive Blizzard
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Douglas County Highway L To Close November 8 For Track Repairs

Railroad track repairs will necessitate the closure of a part of Douglas County Highway L on Wednesday, November 8. The closure will occur one mile west of County Highway E from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The highway department requests that drivers use an alternative route during the work.

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Remnants Of Hurricane Matthew Cause Inland Flooding In Parts In North Carolina
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St. Louis County Offers Online ATV Maps

This is the sort of thing you'll probably want to bookmark for later use - especially since winter is knocking on the door. St. Louis County has introduced improvements to their online map portal which now allow ATV users the ability to know where they can legally drive on roads and trails.

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Walgreen's Reports Quarterly Profits Beating Expectations
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Walgreens To Close 600 Locations Due To Megadeal With Rite Aid

It's said that the "big get bigger" in business. That adage is usually followed by "...and then they consolidate/merge/close stores". It appears that this is the case with Walgreens - as they complete a mega deal with Rite Aid to improve their bottom line. When the ink is dry, Walgreens will have bought 1,932 Rite Aid locations; at the same time, company spokesmen have announced that the parent company will close 600 locations nationwide - some from both brands.

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Frank Zander Hosts Charity Dinner For Homeless In Berlin
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Breakfast With Santa Happens November 18 – Raises Money For PASS Foundation

It'll be a winter-wonderland of fun, Saturday November 18 as the Performing Arts Student Scholarship Foundation (PASS) holds their annual Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Bazaar in Superior. The event happens 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, in Kress Hall at Cathedral of Christ the King.

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