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Photo source: Tony Hart TSM
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What Happened To The Superior Ice Sculpture? Massive Ice Structure Crumbles

The Lake Superior Ice Project has collapsed.  The massive ice sculpture that has overlooked the shores of the bay off Barkers Island since December has fallen - an apparent victim of weather and wind and its own height.  Some reports are also suggesting that one of the wires that were holding up the structure during construction may have bent.

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Yan Lev;
Yan Lev;
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Where Can I Ride My Bike In Minnesota? New Statewide Bicycle System Plan Closer To Becoming Reality With A Series Of Public Meetings

Get on your bicycles and ride!

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Viktoriya Sukhanova;
Viktoriya Sukhanova;
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Why Aren’t Pistachio’s Red Anymore? Changes In Market and Harvest Procedures Eliminated The Red Pistachio

I mentioned this to someone just the other day and they thought I was off my rocker.  Once upon a time pistachio's used to be red.  The shells were an unnatural color that was inherent of the red food color that was used to dye them that color.  Nowadays, you don't see red pistachios anymore - only their natural-colored shell.

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Evgeny Murtola;
Evgeny Murtola;
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Minnesota’s State Rail Plan Moves Forward; A Series Of Informational Meetings Gather Public Opinion

Another round of public meetings are scheduled to happen regarding the 2015 update of the Minnesota State Rail Plan.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled this second round to allow the general public the opportunity to make their comments and input known to officials that are in the planning phase.

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Steve Frost
Contributed by Steve Frost
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Owner of a Lonley Heart by Yes [VIDEO]

Jon Anderson wrote the major part of this song and said:"The record company had invested a lot of money in making a record. They said, 'This is going to be a hit, and we're going to make sure.

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Category: Featured, Music History
By: Jeff Vinnick
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By: Jeff Vinnick Getty Images Entertainment
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Roxanne by the Police [VIDEO]

The intro to the song contains one of the great happy accidents in rock history. There was an upright piano in the studio, which Sting sat on thinking the lid was closed.

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Saint Louis County Land Sale Scheduled For February 12

A great deal could be waiting for the right bidder!  Thursday, February 12 marks the date of a land auction to return these tax forfeited parcels back to the general public.

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Source:  Media Library at ConAgra's Company Website
Source: Media Library at ConAgra's Company Website
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RyKrisp Crackers Are Going Away; Minnesota-Made Cracker To Disappear From Shelves In March

Sad news for RyKrisp cracker fans:  ConAgra has announced plans to curtail production of the popular Minnesota-made cracker starting in March.

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    Luis Davilla / Contributor
Credit: Luis Davilla / Contributor
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Adopt A Cockroach In Honor Of Your Worthless Ex For Valentines Day

Most of us have had a relationship go bad, and we get over it. Some people however, harbor a grudge or have feelings of revenge. If you're the latter, I've got a great gift for your ex! How about a cockroach or a scorpion? The perfect gift for the scorned on Valentines Day.

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Are You Sitting On A Million Dollars, Or Fifty Cents? Antique Appraisal At The Depot

Everyone has that thing on the mantel, on a shelf, or in the corner, that you brag you inherited or found at a yard sale that looks like it could have been part of history. Now you can find out the truth about the piece.

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Rafal Olechowski;
Rafal Olechowski;
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Is Aluminum Cookware Safe To Use; Links Between The Popular Kitchen Ware And Health Concerns Suggest Caution

In the last few years, aluminum cookware has been frequently discussed as having negative effects on our health.  Whether it's Alzheimer's or even heart issues, aluminum has developed a bad reputation.  At the same time, aluminum has remained a popular source material for cookware like pots and pans.

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TSM - Nick Cooper
TSM - Nick Cooper
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What Does It Take To Run The Aerial Lift Bridge? Job Opening Right Now

Who hasn't watched the Aerial Lift Bridge go up and down and wonder, who lives in the house on the bridge, and wouldn't it be cool to be the person that runs the bridge? Well, you could.

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