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Dig Out Your Old Coats To Help Northland Children In Need

We are at a point in this country where the poor and middle class need basic things. In the northland that means coats, mittens, and hats. Some children don't have warm enough things to wear in the winter and that's a shame, because it's not their fault.

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(Photo by Frank Barratt/keystone//Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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You Could Be Sitting On That Rare Million Dollar Item, Or Just Junk From Grandma, Find Out October 16th

It's time for another antique appraisal, sponsored by St. Louis County Historical Society. You might have enjoyed a bargain at a yard sale. Maybe you bought something worth a lot of money. Find out for yourself.

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Lake Superior Zoo Facebook
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BOO At The Zoo Coming Next Week, Oct 12 and Oct 19

Halloween is my most favorite Holiday. I love scary things, I like sexy things......wooot woooot!!, and I like the fact that life is hard, let's find ways to escape. It's the one time of the year you can be someone else and have fun in their shoes.

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london rd st. louis county hwy 61
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Meeting Tonight To Discuss London Road Plans

When the city of Duluth was putting together the changes for Woodland Avenue, many people discussed the fact that there are no real bike trails or bike lanes, for that matter, and wanted that changed.

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Source:  Big Swede Guy via flickr
Source: Big Swede Guy via flickr
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What’s New At Valleyfair? Minnesota-Theme Park Announces Additions For 2014 Season; Plans Include A New Roller Coaster And Classic Rides

Valleyfair is planning something new and something old - or I guess retro would be a better word - for the 2014 season.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Don’t Be Fooled By The Minnesota Power Phone Scam, Here’s Details

Minnesota Power has released details about a phone scam going on with their customers. First of all, a warning to everyone, don't be afraid to ask questions of anyone calling you wanting information or money. If they are legit, they will have the right answers, and if they don't satisfy your curiosity, you can hang up. That being said:

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Duluth Public Library facebook.com
Duluth Public Library facebook.com
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Duluth Receives Voice Of The People Award

After several years of reduced library hours due to city budget challenges, the voters of Duluth passed a referendum in 2011 that freed up additional funding for the library. This vote of confidence inspired the library’s staff and supporting organizations to take library services to the next level by not only restoring the hours that had been lost, but by organizing more programs and free events at the library than ever before.

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Source:  Childrens Book Review via flickr
Source: Childrens Book Review via flickr
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How To Make Paint For Kids Out Of Four Ingredients You Already Have At Home

One thing hasn't changed over the years:  Kids love to color and paint.  But have you seen the price of watercolor paints and supplies these days? Here's an easy recipe for a budget-friendly paint that's also non-toxic - meaning that if your little one accidentally gets some in their mouth, it's not going to harm them.  The four ingredients in this paint recipe are all edible.

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Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images
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Why Do We Have To Turn Off Our Devices On An Airplane, The Real Answer Not The Myth

When you are on a flight going on a trip, the crew on the plane always ask you to shut off your devices before take off, once you are back in the air you may turn them back on. So, what happens when you leave them on. I secretly left on my pad and ipod and tempted fate the lives of everyone on the plane.

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duluth hurling club facebook
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Irish Hurling Takes Place October 5 Park Point, So What Is Irish Hurling [Video]

You're invited to the Twin Ports Hurling club exhibition on Park Point October 5 at noon. What is Irish Hurling? At first I thought it was a bunch of people drinking green beer getting sick....but it's actually a sport and the twin ports has a team. Who knew?

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Talked Pet Of The Week and Barn Cats With Animal Allies

Jenny from Animal Allies called and we talked about cats, barn cats and senior cats. Right now barn cats are free of charge, and they have plenty to go around. The big thing is they want to find homes before it gets too cold.

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screen shot of "just as safe" buckleupkids.mn.gov
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National Child Passenger Safety Week Is Sept. 15–21 Are Your Kids Safe

One of the most confusing things I think as a parent is some of the ways we make our kids safe. When I had to strap JJ, my first, into his seat I was baffled and wasn't sure I had the seat in the car right.

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