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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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Minnesota’s My Pillow Company Under Scrutiny From Better Business Bureau

The owner of Minnesota-based My Pillow Company is defending his marketing tactics following an F-rating from the Better Business Bureau and revocation of its accreditation.  Mike Lindell - the creator of My Pillow - says that he has done nothing wrong.

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Sears And Kmart Announce More Store Closures; Minnesota and Wisconsin Locations Included On List

Sears Holdings has announced two different rounds of store closures for their Kmart and Sears stores - with a total of 150 stores to shut their doors prior to the end of March.  Most of the stores have already started clearance sales to liquidate their inventory.

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Mariah Carey Gets Unlikely Support From Fellow Singer Following New Years Incident

Those who know me are (rightfully) surprised that I even know who Mariah Carey is; Truthfully, I probably couldn't name one of her songs.  But I am aware of her much-talked about New Years Eve performance - in which she had trouble with her earpiece - live on stage, in front of millions of people watching worldwide.

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O’Neill’s Pub And Liquor Closes After 23 Years In Business

In a year that seemed to take one casualty after another, 2016 claimed one more local victim on the last day of the year as a Superior landmark shut it's doors for the last time.  After 23 years in business, O'Neill's Pub and Liquor closed for good on December 31.

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Duluth’s Alternate Side Parking Makes Snow Removal Easier

The Duluth Police Department is reminding residents about the importance of abiding by the Alternate Side Parking Regulations that are in effect for the city.  While the law is important all year long, it gets spotlighted this time of year when crews are busy trying to remove snow from the streets;  the switch-over allows them access to both sides of the street on a weekly basis - which gives them a chance to properly keep up with snow removal.

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Superior Police Search For Two Suspects In Vehicle Prowl Cases

The Superior Police are looking for help from residents - via social media.  A recent number of vehicle prowl thefts have been occurring in the city's South End and police have reason to believe that the two suspects pictured in the surveillance photos are involved in some way.

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How Minnesota’s Switch To A Presidential Primary System Will Affect You

January 1, 2017 will mark a new chapter in Presidential politics in the State of Minnesota.  Historically, the state has chosen their nominees by using a caucus system - a plan that has come under scrutiny the last few election cycles.  With the passage of new legislation that takes place in 2017, Minnesota will now join the majority of other states that use the primary system.

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How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient To Save Money? Wisconsin’s Focus On Energy Program Offers Money-Saving Ideas

On a casual observation, you might not think that your utility provider wants you to conserve energy and save money. In fact, the local provider for the City of Superior - SWL&P - is suggesting ways that homeowners and business owners can make their properties more energy-efficient.

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Parking Ramp Maintenance To Close Part Of East First Street On December 27

Downtown drivers will want to avoid a portion of East First Street on Tuesday, December 27.  According to the City of Duluth, crews will be working on the roof of the Essentia Health Parking Ramp between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  In order to accommodate the crane that will be in place, East First Street will be closed between North 4th Avenue East and North 7th Avenue East.

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