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Belknap Street Project Update For August 22

What's new with the Belknap Street Project? In two words - a lot! Work crews have made significant progress on the multi-year project that is midway through its 2017 season.

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Partial Solar Eclipse
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Will The Weather Cooperate To Allow Folks in Duluth and Superior To See The Solar Eclipse?

Lots of excitement is building for the nationwide solar eclipse sweeping through the United States on August 21. While the Twin Ports will only see roughly a 3/4 eclipse, it will still be a sight to see - if the weather cooperates. Will the sky be clear enough to see the eclipse in the Northland?

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Large Tree Falls In Central Park, Injuring 4 People
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MNDOT To Perform Tree Removal Along Some Duluth Roads

Heads up!  Work crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be removing dead and dying trees along some roadways in Duluth starting Tuesday, August 22...

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Black Lives Matter Protestors Block Instate In Minneapolis
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Minnesota State Patrol Earns National Honors For Squad Designs

You may not think so if you're breaking the law and see one coming up from behind in your rear-view mirror, but the Minnesota State Patrol vehicles have been voted some of the best looking in the country! A recent survey conducted by the American Association of State Troopers landed Minnesota in 3rd place in a field of 13.

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2017 NCAA Div I Men's Ice Hockey Championships
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Duluth’s Dominic Toninato Signs With Colorado Avalanche

After leading the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs to the National Championship game, Dominic Toninato has signed a contract with the Colorado Avalanche.

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Wal Mart Focuses On Growth As It Opens Six Supercenters In Ohio
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Why Are Self-Checkouts The New Norm At Stores Like Walmart?

It's a growing trend that really hit home here in the Northland recently:  The Walmart in Superior remodeled their checkout area - reducing the number of cashier-manned lanes, replacing the majority of them with a large self-checkout area.  In addition to the focus on waiting on yourself, they've also started providing less human cashiers in the remaining  "regular" lanes.  It's  easy to see that the retailer is forcing people to use the self checkouts whether or not they want to.

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Winter 2017/2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Forecast for Duluth Area Released

The upcoming winter 2017/2018 season forecast for the Upper Midwest has been released by The Old Farmer's Almanac, and it looks snowy.

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Comstock Lake Road To Close For Bridge Replacement

A month-long project to replace the bridge on Comstock Lake Road will close the roadway to traffic until it's complete.  Work will begin on August 21 according to officials with St. Louis County.

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Restaurant Chains Applebee's And IHOP To Close Over 100 Stores
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Twin Ports Applebee’s Not Included On Projected Closing List

The news that Applebee's plans on closing up to 135 of their restaurants has a lot of Twin Ports food fans worried:  Would the local Applebee's locations be included on the list?  The answer - according to the Superior Telegram - is no.

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Watch Steve Tanko’s Initial Reaction To The Trumpy Bear Commercial [Video]

Just when you thought you've seen it all comes this:  The Trumpy Bear - a teddy bear that is (somewhat) cosmetically-accurate to the way President Donald Trump looks.  Did I mention it's stuffed with an American flag?

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Urban Gardening Growing In Popularity
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Downtown Duluth Farmers Market Happens August 15

The pick of the crop is yours  - Tuesday, August 15 - as the Downtown Duluth Farmers Market returns to Lake Superior Plaza.  From 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, shop the harvest you'll find from local farmers and gardeners.  Included on the roundup of items that will be available are locally-grown blueberries, new potatoes, carrots, beets, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, zucchini (of course), kale, cucumbers, and more.

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Oliver Bridge Project Extended Into November [Update]

The multi-year project to rehabilitate the Oliver Bridge will last a little longer this season.  The original timeline for this years project had it ending in September;  a new post on the Douglas County Highway department's Facebook page now says that work will continue until November 1, 2017...

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