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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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Wisconsin Dells Waterpark Hopes To Reunite Lost Teddy Bear With Guest

Did you leave a Build-A-Bear behind at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells recently? The popular water park has been using social media to try to reunite a rather well-loved bear that was left behind by one of their younger guests at their restaurant near the end of August.

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Louisiana 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina
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Superior Police Remind Residents About Calendar Parking Regulations

Who wants to risk getting a ticket?  The Superior Police Department is reminding residents about the calendar parking regulations that are in effect on city streets.  Although the rules are in place all year long, it's during the approaching winter months that calendar parking regulations become important - as snow removal processes depend upon everyone following the rules.

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Sears Expands With "Essentials" Stores
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Miller Hill Mall Sears and West Duluth Kmart Locations Listed As “Available” On Owners Website

It's no secret to Twin Ports residents that Sears and Kmart (two stores both operated by Sears Holdings) have been altering their business strategy in  the last few years.  Duluth lost it's mall-area Kmart store and Superior just saw it's Kmart close earlier this year.  Now it appears that the companies last two stores are also in for some changes.

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Natural Gas Prices To Rise By Forty Percent
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Deadline Approaches For New Gas Service To Duluth Homes

If you own a home or business in Duluth and want to connect to city gas utility service - you need to apply before September 1.   Officials with the City of Duluth urge new customers to submit their application now in order to beat the onset of frost and the demands of applicants.

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Oliver Bridge To Close September 13-15 To Allow Deck Replacement

The on-going maintenance work on the Oliver Bridge continues - with crews from CN making progress as the summer continues.  In addition to the daytime closures already in place - the scope of the work will require a total closure in a few weeks.

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Anti-Government Protesters Continue To Occupy National Wildlife Refuge After Leaders Arrested, And One Dead
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Duluth Police Join State-Wide Enforcement Efforts For The Ted Foss “Move Over” Law

They keep us safe - so let's keep them safe, too!

On Wednesday, August 31 - state law enforcement agencies will be out making a visible effort to bring attention to the Tedd Foss Move Over Law.  Named for the fallen Minnesota State Trooper, the Ted Foss Law required vehicles that are traveling on a multiple-lane road to move over one full lane away from a stopped emergency vehicle that has it's lights flashing.  The effort helps to keep the officers safe while they go about performing their job.

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Holiday Weekend Travel Expected To Higher Than Last Year
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I-35 Ramp Paving Project Near Scanlon Starts August 29

Drivers who utilize any one of the ramps on I-35 near Scanlon will want to know about a paving project that starts on Monday, August 29.  Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin a week-long project to re-pave the I-35 on and off ramps in the Scanlon area.

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Superior Man Triathlon To Bring Traffic Changes, August 28

The Superior Man Triathlon happens Sunday, August 28 in Duluth and the event will bring with it road closures and traffic changes to accommodate.  Most of the action will happen in the Harbor and Bayfront areas and on London Road during the early-morning hours starting at 6:30 AM.

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