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World War II C-47 Military Transport Plane Flight Over the Twin Ports [VIDEO + PHOTOS]

A World War II era C-47 transport plane that was part of the D-Day invasion is spending some time in Duluth this week, giving folks the opportunity to discover the rich history of the plane and learn the powerful history of the war it was built for.

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-I Need a Lover by John Mellancamp [VIDEO]

This song is about finding a low-maintenance lover who knows when to go away and won't require a commitment. The song is tinged with loneliness, however, as Mellencamp seems to going crazy sitting at home all alone, watching TV to see what's happening out in the world

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Jimi Hendrix (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Jimi Hendrix (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Rockers You Hear on Kool 101.7 Who All Died at Age 27 [GALLERY]

A couple weeks ago, I was talking to Fito de la Parra of Canned Heat, and one of the things we discussed the number of musicians who died at age 27 (Alan Wilson of Canned Heat being one of them.) While neither Fito nor myself are believers in the occult, I must admit it is a strange coincidence isn't it?  I've put together a list of rockers you hear on Kool 101.7 who died at 27, and their cause of death.

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Evan Sharboneau
Evan Sharboneau
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Where Is The Capital Christmas Tree Coming From? Cass Lake, Minnesota To Supply The 2014 Holiday Centerpiece

The Christmas Tree that helps the nations capitol celebrate the holiday will have local ties this year.  A 65-foot tree spruce or balsam tree from the Chippewa National Forest will be trucked to Washington, D.C. to take part in the festivities.

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Steve Frost
Steve Frost
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Heggies Pizza: A Minnesota Brand That’s On The Rise

Heggies Pizza is one of those brands that is synonymous with the Northland;  Born and bred in Milaca, Minnesota - the company is perhaps one of  the most-popular frozen pizzas in the area.

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Some Daily Funk, From Toddzilla Of Funkhammer, You’re Welcome

One of the best guitarists I have ever seen, Toddzilla of Funkhammer has posted a little ditty I thought I would share. It's not so much that he can play well, it's the emotion, the sound, and the performance. It's just fun.

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(Photo by JMN/Cover/Getty Images)
(Photo by JMN/Cover/Getty Images)
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Update: Peace Run Changes Day And Location, Register Online

The 2nd Annual Peace Run originally schedules to be part of the Bridge Fest - Harvest Fest, is now going to go back to the Lakewalk at Endion Beach, (Next to the new Endion Station) and the date has changed to October 3rd, at 6:30 pm.  This fun Run/Walk will help to raise money for the “Just For The Fun Of It Dance”, a special community dance held twice a year for adults with disabilities and mental illness, and raise awareness about mental illness.

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(Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy/Newsmakers)
(Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy/Newsmakers)
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Dedication Of USS Duluth Anchor Takes Place 2pm Friday 8/22 On The Lakewalk

There was a little hub bub going on the Lakewalk the other day and everyone saw a 12 ton anchor being put in place. What was happening? Well, the anchor comes from the USS Duluth, which was a part of the Vietnam and Gulf War. It was the second ship named after Duluth, and now the anchor will have it's place next to the lake.

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By: Alberto E. Rodriguez
By: Alberto E. Rodriguez
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen [VIDEO]

Hungry Heart explores a man's wanderlust contrasted with his desire for a stable family life. Many of Springsteen's songs are about wanting to get away, and in this song the main character concludes that he does not want to be alone.

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Jose Antonio SA!nchez Reye
Credit Jose Antonio SA!nchez Reye
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Some Like it Hot by Power Station [VIDEO]

The Power Station were a super-group formed by Robert Palmer (vocals), Tony Thompson (drummer with Chic), John Taylor (bass player with Duran Duran) and Andy Taylor (guitarist with Duran Duran).

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By: Scott Olson Getty Images
By: Scott Olson Getty Images
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What’s Your Guess on Weather This Winter?

It looks like an early fall, at least around my home, and that led me to wonder about the approaching winter season. I spoke with  a meterologist, and asked. The response was basically it's a fight between El Nino and El Nina. Whoever wins, determines the winter weather.

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Lunch With The History People Focus On Morgan Park

 

For 35 years, Arnold Alanen was a Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison.  This Thursday from noon to 1pm at the Depot, he will discuss a few things about Morgan Park. When: Thursday, August 21, 2014, from noon – 1 PM.

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