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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Wuerl Celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass At DC's Cathedral Of St. Matthew The Apostle
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Can I Eat Corned Beef On St. Patrick’s Day When It Falls On A Friday During Lent?

The Lenten Season of 2017 provides an interesting element to the usual fast and abstinence regulations for Catholics:  March 17 - St. Patrick's Day - falls on a Friday;  Catholics are not to consume meat and meat products during certain days of Lent and Friday is one of those.  With a large number of Catholics who are either Irish or trace some part of their heritage to Ireland, this can pose a problem in years when the two events collide.

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Minnesota Senate Votes To Overturn Sunday Liquor Sales Ban

After a lengthy discussion among members of the Minnesota Senate on Monday, the body voted to pass the bill banning Sunday liquor sales. The measure passed by a 38-28 vote, and now moves to Governor Dayton's desk to be signed.

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Sequester Cuts Threaten Programs For Poor Such As Meals On Wheels
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Volunteer To Deliver Meals On Wheels And Make Lifelong Friendships

My aunt who lived in Albuquerque was the first person to introduce me to "meals on wheels".  While I was visiting her as a child I got to accompany her on her weeks delivery.  I remember how proud I was that she had so many friends.  She delivered in their community for years, in fact she was well into her 70's and still delivering.  The opportunity to deliver meals locally is available and I know from experience how fulfilling it is.

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When Did Personal Travel Pillows Become So Trendy

The last time I flew was to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and that was when I purchased my first U-shaped travel pillow.  Last week while we were walking through the airport I noticed that almost everyone had a travel pillow.  It was either around their neck, tied to their carry on or like me had it stuffed in one of their suitcases.

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Historic Neighborhood Survey Taking Place In Lincoln Park

Over the past two decades, officials with the City of Duluth and neighborhood leaders have worked hard to elevate the Lincoln Park community.  With investments in infrastructure, a name change, and plain-old elbow grease, the former West End section of Duluth has received a good facelift with future growth in mind.

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Minnesota TV Meteorologists Read Mean Tweets Following Major Snowstorm ‘Miss’ [VIDEO]

Even as close as last night, the Twin Cities was expecting to see "several inches" of snow. Today, the reality is they got pretty much nothing. We in the Duluth area see this happen at least a couple times a year. A big storm is forecast to hit, then it fizzles out or misses us completely (thanks, Lake Superior).

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Insane Video of Ice Fishermen on Upper Red Lake Appearing to Be Driving on Water

Seasoned ice fishermen are used to seeing standing water on area lakes as snow melts with warmer temperatures. This scene, captured by some ice fishermen on Upper Red Lake in Northwestern Minnesota takes that phenomenon to a whole new level...

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Facebook To Acquire Photosharing Site Instagram For One Billion Dollars
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This Weeks Must-See Instagram Posts From Duluth-Superior

Minnows.  Ovens.  Kids.  Dill pickle chips.  Beer.

Look on.

JC Penney To Permanently Mark Down Merchandise By 40 Percent
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J.C. Penney Announces Upcoming Closure of 130-140 Stores – Is Duluth Location Closing?

J.C. Penney announced today in a press release that it plans to "optimize its national retail operations" as part of an effort to return to profitability as a company. That plan includes the closure of 130-140 of their roughly 1,000 stores over the next few months.

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Was A Squirrel The Reason The Power Went Out In East Duluth?

According to Minnesota Power, multiple factors caused a power outage in East Duluth this morning. One of the factors was a squirrel, yes you read that correctly.

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Team USA celebrates "the Miracle on Ice"
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Duluth Regional Ties To ‘Miracle On Ice’ Team

37 years ago today, the 1980 United States Men's Hockey Team upset the Soviet Union in the semi-finals of the Olympics. How many members of that team have ties to Duluth and the surrounding area?

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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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