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North Shore Inline Marathon
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Are You A Musical Performer? Submit Your Band/Group To Play In The Duluth Tunnels For The North Shore Inline Marathon!

Are you a band, musical group, or solo musician that would like to perform in a completely unique venue in Duluth?In a rare opportunity that only comes along once a year, you could perform in the I-35 tunnels in Duluth as part of the North Shore Inline Marathon!

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Harsh Winter Creates High Number Of Potholes On New York City's Roads
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Weigh In On Duluth’s Proposed Transportation Tax At Public Meetings

I am the thrilled that Northland roads are on the forefront of people's minds, most need help.  Mayor Larson introduced a "Street Improvement Program" which would tax residents as well as visitors to our city.  It requires a referendum to pass on November 7.  There are three upcoming meetings for you to have your say whether it's nay or yay.

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Apparently We Aren’t As Outdoorsy As We Thought In Minnesota And Wisconsin

Folks in Minnesota and Wisconsin pride themselves in being huge outdoor enthusiasts. Ask anyone around here what they enjoy doing, and they're likely to say something related to the outdoors. Heck, a lot of the tourism in our region is tied to outdoor activities. That should make us the two of the most ourdoorsy states in the country, right? Apparently not. 

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Urban Gardening Growing In Popularity
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Downtown Duluth Farmers Market Happens August 8

The pick of the crop is yours  - Tuesday, August 8 - 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.

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IRS Facility Processes Tax Returns A Week Before Filing Deadline
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Deadline For 2015 Minnesota Property Tax Refund Approaches

Who wouldn't like a little extra cash in their pocket.  Officials with St. Louis County are reminding homeowners that the deadline to apply for a 2015 Minnesota Property Tax Refund is approaching;  applications need to be filed by August 15.

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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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TSM - Nick Cooper
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Duluth’s “Can Of Worms” Intersection Continues Its Path Towards A Rebuild

Dallas has "The Zipper".  Boston has "The Big Dig".  Duluth has the "Can of Worms" intersection.  One of the iconic on/off-ramps in the Twin Ports continues its path towards a rebuild or replacement.

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Highway 73 Roundabout Project Starts August 14

A major road project kicks off on Monday, August 14 in Chisholm, Minnesota.  Work crews with St. Louis County will begin the process of constructing a roundabout on the south end of town where Highway 73 meets up with the new route of Highway 5.  A detour will be in place during the two-month process.

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TSM - Nick Cooper
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MDA Fill The Boot Campaign Kicks Off August 8

The annual "Fill The Boot" campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association - staged by Duluth Firefighters - kicks off Tuesday, August 8.  The  three-day campaign helps raise money for MDA in a fun way.

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Steve Tanko
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What Are The Top Five Suggested Names For The New Highway 53 Bridge?

Back in June we reported that Explore Minnesota was having a contest to solicit names for the soon-to-open bridge east of Virginia - part of the Highway 53 Relocation Project.  While the winner wasn't guaranteed that their submission would be the final name chosen by state authorities, they would win a gift card and their name would be forwarded to the state legislature for consideration.

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Duluth Police Department
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Duluth Police Unveil Monitored Meet-Up Spot For Online Transactions

Online-selling websites like Craigslist are great ways to get money for the old stuff you don't want.  But after negotiating a purchase price comes the next hurdle:  Where to meet to make the transaction.

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DTA Offers Free Trolley Service To Canal Park

In an effort to increase use of the Port Town Trolley service around the Canal Park area, the Duluth Transit Authority has taken away the fare for the service - making it free to ride.  The move is effective immediately.

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