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356 Diplomas Handed Out This Weekend at UWS’ 118th Commencment

Approximately 356 students will be eligible to receive diplomas when the University of Wisconsin-Superior conducts its 118th Spring Commencement. UWS was originally founded in 1893 as a teacher's college, now with more than 30 majors.

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Some Do’s and Don’ts on Living With Bears in Wisconsin

I ran across this  article and thought it informative and interesting. It seems about this time each year, bear are sighted in our area, and often times a little to close for comfort. You'll find some do's and don'ts when sighting a bear, as well as numbers to call for help and assistance

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Lake Nebagamon Reaches High Point (Gallery)

Lake Nebagamon finally became ice free last week, and folks are busy fishing, boating, and getting their boats and pontoons tied to their docks. On my way to the radio station this morning, I stopped to view the lake and thought the water level a bit high. In fact it's almost parallel to the boat landing dock.

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Tobacco Farms Not Honoring Child Labor Law

Kids under 18 can't buy cigarettes in the U.S., but they can legally work in tobacco fields when they're as young as 12, that according to an article posted in NPR.org. One of those kids is Eddie Ramirez, 15, who works the fields in the summer.

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Minnesota Viking, Teddy Bridgewater, Made A Promise To His Mama, Watch Him Follow Through On His Promise

Teddy Bridgewater may have a name you think sounds familiar. He is the QB for Louisville. He is one of the top QB in the upcoming NFL draft. When he was in the third grade, he told his Mama he would buy her a pink Escalade. Now that he is on the verge of making it, he followed through on that promise.

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Update: First Price Increase For VMH 5K, Sign Up Now And Save

The  VMH 5K Fun Run, a fundraiser for its Veterans’ Memorial Hall Program has their first price increase.  If you are interested the race begins at 9 AM on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Twig Bakery. You will need to register soon.

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Marc Doyle
Marc Doyle
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Composting 101: Learn How At A Training Session – Saturday, May 3

Experts with the University of Wisconsin-Extension program will share their skills and knowledge - helping you learn how to be a Master Composter, Saturday May 3.  With the upcoming planting season just around the core, this would be an excellent time to lean tips that can improve your summer gardens.

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Forget The Weather, Start Spring Cleaning To Feel Accomplishment And Earn Money

Yes, I know the weather has not been our friend. So many people waiting for the weather to change to more spring like weather. Well, I say, don't wait! Start spring cleaning now, here are a few ways to help your wallet.

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It’s Going to be a Late Fishing Opener for Lake Nebagamon [VIDEO]

I stopped at the boat landing this morning on my way to the studio and took a look see on the condition of the lake. With the fishing opener on Saturday, I wondered if Dan had put the docks in, and how much ice was still on the lake.

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Simone Van den berg
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Vintage Slang Terms That We Might Remember

When it comes to vintage terms, you're talking to Mr. V himself, hey, Maynard G. Krebbs was my idol. That's why I want to share this article I ran across in the Huffington Post. While some of the words are sort of "goinky", (Rayspeak for silly or nerdy), they just might bring you back to another time full of fond memories. Here are a few I remember.

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Excavated Atari Dump Story Unearths More Than 31 Year Old Game Cartridges; Experience Also Makes The Past Meet The Present

The weekend excavation of a 30-plus year old dump  that held the remains of an unpopular Atari game proved to be interesting not only to those who are video game fanatics;  The story also allows our past and present to meet - if only for a few fleeting moments.

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Demolition Of The KDLH Building Begins May 5, Traffic To Change

Demolition of the old KDLH buiding will start tomorrow to make way for the new Maurices Building and new parking ramp. That means traffic will look different and so will the pedestrian areas. Here's the plan as it stands so far.

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