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How Cool Are The Weight Stations On The Paved Trail In Two Harbors?

While we were camping in Two Harbors at Burlington Bay, we had to run to Super One. We decided to go for a drive on the road that passes by Super One.  We saw a paved running trail and made note that we would have to try that route the next morning, then we saw something that was so cool we just had to stop and take a pic.

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Oregon Votes To Require Prescriptions For Some Cold Medicines
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5 Reasons A Summer Cold Sucks

My daughter has had two colds in the last month and I have managed to avoid getting sick, until this last weekend.  It toyed with me too...

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Syrian Kurds Fleeing The Islamic State Militants Cross Into Turkey
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Has Your Child Ever Experienced Night Terror?

My daughter is 23 and as far as I know, she never experienced night terror.  Like most children, she had her share of bad dreams now and then, but nothing that caused us concern.  A Facebook friend, Anna brought night terror to my attention because she is asking if others have experienced this and what can be done about it.  It isn't talked about much, can we help her?

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Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship - Day Three
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Does Duluth Have A Geese Overpopulation Situation?

Recently while we were on air I was mentioning the abundance of rabbits we had at our house (insert multiplying like rabbits here). Other than the fancy driving I have to do to avoid hitting them since they never seem to know which direction they want to go, I’m kinda glad they are around because that means we don’t have fox, owls or fishers in the neighborhood. That’s when a Facebook friend took to a rant about the geese and I had to agree with him.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Use The Correct Coconut Oil In Your Coffee, I Was Drinking Shortening [VIDEO]

My friend Gary had told me that he was putting coconut oil in his coffee as a way to lose weight.  It sounded yummy and who isn't looking to lose a few pounds so I thought I'd give it a shot.  I guess I should have asked some additional questions before I jumped right in, apparently there is a difference between coconut oil and the way it's processed.

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Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
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The Art Of Cupping, What Is It? [VIDEO]

I stepped out of my comfort zone and allowed myself to be videoed while being cupped.  You may be familiar with the term but not understand what it means.  The art of cupping has been around for centuries but it had it's Olympic moment last year in Rio when the marks cupping leaves was seen on Michael Phelps, the decorated US Olympic swimmer.

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Minute's Silence Held In Paris To Honour The Victims Of The Terrorist Attack
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Men Are Crying More, Does That Show Weakness? At One Time Men Were Expected To Cry

More and more men are showing emotion, you see it on awards shows, in sports, and in everyday life. Men cry about their wives, children, career, and life. It wasn't acceptable at one time. Most men's men like John Wayne wouldn't cave to showing any emotion but a strong straight face.

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The Secret To Being Younger And Thinner, None, Looking Younger And Thinner, Here They Are

People always try to look their best, sometimes there are shortcuts or secrets that help them to do that with a cream or a tuck, or tape. Women's magazines play on that sometimes with the headline articles to sell more when they reveal something of a famous star who tells how to look younger or thinner.

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General Election - National Health Service
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What Can You Do So You Don’t Catch A Cold Or Flu?

I see on facebook and other social media, everyone is sick. Some of my friends have had to stay home with their sick child. I read more and more that people are getting sick and there are easy ways to avoid being the next bed ridden person.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Have You Used Or Would You Trust A Dollar Store Pregnancy Test?

Dollar stores have been trending for a while now and we have several in the Northland.  I am NOT dissing on them.  I shop them too, but for specific things.  Some of the things that I find at the local dollar store has me SMH.

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Legal Sale Of Recreational Marijuana Begins In Colorado
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Medical Marijuana Has Been Shown To Cure Diarrhea; In A Related Story More Musicians Getting Diarrhea

That second part might not be true, but I found a story that talks about actual research. (yeah, right, I know a friend that does constant research.) Does Marijuana work on curing diarrhea? According to research, it might help your body help itself. Is that why we never see Snoop Dogg or Willie Nelson do a Pepto-Bismol commercial?

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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My Secret Running Energy While Training For Grandma’s Half Marathon

My husband and I have been training to run Grandma's Half Marathon.  The weather hasn't cooperated and I'm not a treadmill kinda girl.  I haven't really been "in to it".  You have to be in the healthy mindset, so I"m grateful for the Northland Community Wellness Day and Essentia Health.  I'm sure it's all in my mind, but these Energy Bites have been a healthy God send.  They're easy to make, keep well and super yummy!

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