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Be An Astronaut And Orbit Over Earth. [VIDEO]

Ever wonder what it would be like to travel in space over our planet? Do you have $25 million dollars to blow on that trip? Here's where Priceline might not be able to help you. Imagine that phone call, "can you book me on a space ship flight for August?"...I think you would hear a "THUD" at the other end. Well, now you can experience the view for free.

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Use Your Phone To Save You Money

There are many ways to save money, people have begun to shop online, but sometimes you can save money by calling the company. You can save time and patience by asking for a stateside operator with most companies so you can understand what they are telling you. You have that right!!

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Experts Will Look At Your Items To Determine If You Have Something Worth Money

Before the rummage sale season hits, why not find out if what you have in your basement or garage is something you should keep instead of selling for a quarter. You may have something you didn't know was worth a little money.

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Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Your Car Remote Has Some Hidden Secrets

You probably didn't know this and most car dealerships don't tell you or they don't know either. Most of the time it is in your owners manual or on the car's website in the comments area. You can do some tricks with your car, but be aware, so can someone else.

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Sydney Prepares For Valentine's Day
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What Is Valentines Day? Who Is Cupid? Hear What Kids Have to Say [VIDEO]

Valentines Day is coming, I thought I would re-visit an old post, and to help the Northland to better understand the history and how to correctly celebrate.  I have hit the road and asked kids, What is Valentine's Day About? What is Love? Who is Cupid? Surely, they know everything!

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Tax Preparation Gets Underway Ahead Of April Deadline
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Northland Leaders To Celebrate Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day On January 27

In an effort to spotlight the difference that tax credits bring to low to moderate-income families, the Head of the Lakes United Way is bringing together community leaders for an Awareness Day assembly on Friday, January 27.  The event will take place at 11:00 AM in Conference Room A at the Ordean Building, 424 West Superior Street.

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(Photo illustrationby Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Missing Money? Here’s 5 Different Ways To Claim What’s Yours

For just about every category of unclaimed property, there is a government lost-and-found department. You can usually search for and retrieve your missing property for free by going directly to the agency responsible for its safekeeping. Based on a review of several government agency websites, the process typically involves looking for your name on a list, completing a claim form, having it notarized and presenting some type of documentation proving you are the rightful owner of the assets.

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The Insane Cost of Raising Kids May Very Well Cause Bankruptcy

Having kids may make your life complete. The same can't be said for your portfolio.

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Which Duluth Restaurants Are Open On Christmas Eve And Christmas Day?

Maybe you don't have plans for Christmas Eve and want to take the family out to eat. Or maybe mom burned the Christmas ham. Here are the Duluth restaurants that are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day...

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Bullet Casings That Hang On Our Christmas Tree Have Special Meaning

After visiting a few friend's homes I realized how bare my Christmas tree really is.  There are a few red Christmas balls from my childhood, a few handmade reindeer ornaments that my daughter and I made,  a few snowflakes that my Aunt crocheted and the shell casing Santas in the picture above.  I was feeling like I needed to put more things on the tree until my husband pointed out that everything on the tree had special meaning.  Especially the Santas made out of shell casings.

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Steve Tanko
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Can I Cut Down A Christmas Tree On County Property? St. Louis And Douglas Counties Offer Different Options

With Christmas on the way and a lot of folks decorating their home, many start to look for ways to source a real (non-artificial) tree for their home.  In the Northland, we're blessed to live in a region that is heavy with forest and wood land - home to the sort of evergreen trees that make the perfect specimen to hang decorations on.

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Volunteers Serve Thanksgiving Meal To Thousands At Washington Convention Center
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USDA Offers Five Tips For A Food Safe Thanksgiving

As a Foodie, I am always amused and interested in the fact that many people are scared of cooking a large meal for a crowd - especially a holiday meal like Thanksgiving.  Maybe it's because I've grown up around food and food prep that I actually find it easier to serve a larger table than a smaller one.

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