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Photo courtesy of the DECC
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Some Jerk Untied The Vista Fleet Boats And Set Them Adrift Overnight

The Vista Fleet boats were untied last night and set adrift in the bay. They have been recovered with no apparent damage, but the Duluth Police are investigating this serious crime.

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Sergi Alexander/Getty Images for Buoniconti Fund
Sergi Alexander/Getty Images for Buoniconti Fund
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Update: Online Fishing License Scam We Fell For, Gets Worse

It was the Friday before the 4th of July weekend and we jumped on the computer to buy our Minnesota fishing license.  We fell for a scam which I blogged about previously.  We called, complained and were promised our money back.  We thought we had avoided the issue, but it gets worse. 

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Sergi Alexander/Getty Images for Buoniconti Fund
Sergi Alexander/Getty Images for Buoniconti Fund
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Warning: Don’t Fall For The Same Online Fishing License Scam That We Did

It was the Friday before the 4th of July weekend and we realized we needed to get our Minnesota fishing license before we left for camping.  No problem, right?  My husband jumped on the computer and in a matter of minutes was yelling at the monitor and saying he had been scammed.  Here's what happened and what you should look for to avoid the same scam.

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Photo Permission:  Armella Bijold
Photo Permission: Armella Bijold
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Mother Asks For Return Of Missing Gravestone, No Questions Asked

Many of us have dealt with the loss of a loved one and know how very difficult it is.  A Facebook share on a friend's page caught my eye and I knew I had to help  get the word out to see if we could get the nearly 150 lb missing gravestone returned to the cemetery.

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US Courts Want You Aware Of A Scam That Could Easily Go National

Not many people my age can say this but, "I have never been called for jury duty".  I have no idea how they contact you or what is expected, I haven't had that life experience yet.  That is why the latest scam makes me so nervous, I don't have anything to compare it to, so it would be harder for me to detect if it was false.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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When and Where Are Crime Most Prevalent in the Duluth / Superior Area? Website Provides Detailed Crime Report Data

Whether you're considering moving into a new neighborhood or you just want to be aware of what's going on in your community, crime data can help keep you and your family safe. An interactive map created by LexisNexis strives to give give the public the tools to be informed about what is happening around you.

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IFA 2015 Consumer Electronics And Appliances Trade Fair
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If You Get A Cell Phone Call From Your Own Phone, Don’t Answer, It’s A Scam

I was attending a healthy eating class through Duluth Community Action with my friend Coleen when her cell phone rang.  We were both surprised since we thought we had both silenced our phones for the class.  We were even more surprised to see that the number that was calling was her own.

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Larry W. Smith/Getty Images
Larry W. Smith/Getty Images
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Early Morning Gun Shots In My Duluth Neighborhood, What Is Happening In Our City?

It's something that you hear happening in other parts of our country.  It's unnerving and you're glad that you don't live in that state.  Then, you hear a news story that there are gun shots in your city, that's a bit more shocking and you're glad it's not in your neighborhood.  This time, it WAS in my neighborhood and myself and my neighbors are concerned and left wondering why it happened.

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Funeral Held For Aurora Movie Theater Shooting Victim Jonathan Blunk
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Senseless Vandalism At The Ely Area Veterans Memorial Angers Me

You've heard this rant from me before and I'll say it again, "I just don't get it!"  What does one get out of damaging property that doesn't belong to them?    For instance, when the Two Harbors honking tree was cut down and when that young man caused extensive damage to the DTA hub in downtown Duluth just before it opened. Why, why, why?

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Young Student Warns Others After Being Targeted In Parking Lot [VIDEO]

Locally, we have heard warnings of scams involving the IRS involving fake phone calls especially now that it's tax time, people on the side of the road next to a vehicle with their hood up pretending to need assistance and there was the one about the post it note on your windshield after you've come out from shopping.  This is the latest scam I've heard of and the best advice I can give is know your surroundings and keep your guard up.

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(Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Could Jimmy Hoffa Be Buried On Someone’s Property In Michigan?

When I was a kid, it was always a joke that someone knew where former Mob-connected head of the Teamsters Jimmy Hoffa was buried. NY Daily News says mobsters say they dumped him in a toxic waste area in New Jersey, but there is some proof that may lead authorities to dig up a property in Michigan..

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Mark Makela Getty Images
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What’s Happening In Our Community, More House Fires And Another Two Shooting In Duluth Over The Weekend

What is happening in our community? Shooting, robberies and house fires are occurring almost on a daily basis and in all parts of town.  There was additional house fires and another two shootings over the weekend.

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