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Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt To Celebrate 100th Anniversary
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Superior Public Library Offers Storytime And Dental Kits On April 18

There's something extra in store for you at next week's Tuesday Morning Storytime at the Superior Public Library.  In addition to the chance to hear an imaginative story on April 18, kids will receive a free dental kit provided by Just Kids Dental - including a toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste.

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Steve Tanko
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Revised Start Date For Oliver Bridge Daily Closures

Although original reports has the Oliver Bridge set to resume the summer daily closure schedule on Monday, April 17 - it appears that that start date has been revised slightly.  According to the flashing data sign that signals drivers on the approach to both sides of the bridge, the start date is now Monday, April 24.

It was a long year for many drivers as the Oliver Bridge saw daily closures from April far into November in 2016.  Now as promised, the closures will return for this summer - although officials are promising a little shorter schedule of work.

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TSM - Nick Cooper
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Annual Spring Cleaning On Bong And Blatnik Bridges Starts This Week

I guess you could call it another sure sign of spring:  the annual salt/sand sweeping on the Bong and Blatnik Bridges - and the "Can of Worms" interchange and Boundary Avenue to 21st Avenue East area of I-35 starts this week.  Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are alerting drivers to be aware of the process and to use caution when approaching the work convoy.

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Sue Matuszak
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Kaylee Matuszak From Duluth In Contest To Perform With Her Idol, Vote For Her Here

Kaylee Matuszak came in to talk to me about her soon to be released album, Stirring Skies and when she came in she talked about one of her idols in the music business and the reason she picked up a guitar in the first place was Brandi Carlile. Well, now Kaylee has a chance to play with her idol. You can help make this happen.

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Rendering provided by St. Louis County
Rendering provided by St. Louis County
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Roundabout Considered For Hermantown Intersection

Two years ago there were none.  Then, transportation officials unveiled a roundabout at the base of the Bong Bridge after a multi-year rebuilding project.  Hibbing and Chisholm are at the receiving end of one each this summer.  Now, it appears that the Duluth-Superior area could be seeing another circular-intersection.

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Chris Allen
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Behind The Scenes, Breanne Marie And The Front Porch Sinners Invite Chris Allen To Practice For New Album

Breanne Marie has been gaining popularity over the past few years which led to a couple of albums. After a successful run with her new band The Front Porch Sinners, they took a gamble and started a Kickstarter account to raise money for their new album, "Wildflowers & Tumbleweeds". This is a true band album this time and the songwriting and the style has changed. The band invited me to hang out and hear the songs during their practice.

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China Projects Delayed By New Sri Lankan Administration
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Highway 169 Tower To Ely Realignment Project Gets Underway

If you've ever driven the highway between Tower and Ely, you've probably determined that that stretch of 169 has been in serious need of some improvements for some time.  Besides the obvious routine upkeep, the route to Ely has long been on the drawing board for a realignment to reduce its narrow, curvy nature.

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Major Freeway Bridge Collapses In Minneapolis During Rush Hour
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MNDOT Uses “Smart Bridge Technology” To Study Defects

Living in the Twin Ports, most of us probably cross one of the two major bridges in the St. Louis River Bay often - if not daily.  Crossing over from one city - and state - is so easy, it's really second nature and we usually don't even think about it.  That is - until something happens.  The 2007 collapse of the I-35 bridge over the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities is fresh enough in our collective mindset.

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Cold Front Brings Snow To New York Area
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National Weather Service Issues Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather service issued a winter weather advisory for Carlton, South St. Louis, and Pine Counties in Minnesota, as well as Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, and Washburn Counties in Wisconsin until 7 pm tomorrow. The NWS says a band is coming with a possible 3 to 5 inches falling in those areas. 

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UMD Bulldogs Fall to Denver Pioneers 3-2 in NCAA National Championship

The UMD Bulldogs Men's Hockey Team hit the ice on Saturday night against the Denver Pioneers at the United Center in Chicago in search of their second national championship title.

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Popular Smart Phone Apps Of 2016
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This Weeks Must-See Instagram Posts From Duluth-Superior

Familiar store signs.  Food.  Highways less traveled.  Roller skates.

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WISDOT Reminder: No Cell Phones In Construction Zones

Along with nicer temperatures and (eventually) rain and fog, one of the sure signs of spring in the Northland is the large number of orange cones that start to make their appearance along roadways.  For sure, the summer road construction season is brisk with projects in our part of the country.

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