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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)
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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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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
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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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Chris Allen’s My Life Series – Show Me Your Legs

This is something I have seen take off online. More and more people are taking pictures of their legs. When they are on vacation, when they are relaxing, when they are enjoying themselves. The cool part about the pics, it makes you feel like you are a part of it because you see it from their perspective.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Turn the Beat Around by Vicki Sue Robinson [VIDEO]

This was Robinson's only hit. She performed on Broadway prior to recording the song and later mounted a successful off-Broadway one woman show. She also sang in commercials, including the "We're All Connected" spot for New York Telephone, and did background vocals on the hit Fame.

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Harold’s Golf Scramble Fiasco Happens Saturday, August 23; Annual Event Benefits Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Everyone is invited to have some fun while raising money for a good cause.  Saturday, August 23 is the date of Harold's Golf Fiasco Scramble at the Pine Hill Golf Course in Carlton.  The event happens from 8AM to 4PM.

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