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More Details About This Summers Oliver Bridge Work Released

Details about the work to be performed this summer on the Oliver Bridge continue to slowly trickle out from the authorities involved.  Since the initial word was released that the bridge would see daytime closures again this summer, officials have revised the start date - from April 17 to April 24...

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Urban Gardening Growing In Popularity
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St. Louis County Extension Office Presents A Living Off The Land Workshop On April 25

A lot of Northlanders plant gardens and many have thought about ways of improving their harvest.  A presentation from the St. Louis County Extension office aims to help people get the skills and know-how they need to make that happen.  As part of the two-part gardening series "Spring Gardening Extravaganza", a session on Living Off The Land:  Your Edible Landscape has been planned for April 25 at the First United Methodist Church (the Coppertop Church).  Check in starts at 4:45 PM and the actual session runs 5:30 to 8:45 PM.

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President Trump Meets With Iraqi PM Al-Abadi At The White House
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A Minnesotan Heads To The White House; University Of Minnesota Professor To Join Trump Administration

If you had to compile a list of states that most presidential appointees come from, Minnesota probably wouldn't bubble to the top;  while it's true we've had the occasional Vice President (Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale), the Gopher state doesn't seem to hold the political clout that a Texas or New York might.  But, it looks like we'll be able to add to the list soon.

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Much Needed Rain Falls In Bay Area, As State Continues To Suffer Worsening Drought
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Downtown Duluth Cleanup Rescheduled For April 19

Today's rain showers has brought one consequence with it:  The Clean Sweep event that was scheduled for downtown Duluth has been rescheduled to tomorrow - April 19.

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Iguacu Falls A Finalist In New Seven Wonders Of Nature Contest
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$10 Senior Lifetime Pass For National Parks Expected To Go Up; $70 Increase Before The End Of The Year

They say that we should never grumble about growing older as it's a privilege that not everyone gets to experience.  Plus,  there are many perks to take advantage of - from discounts at restaurants to the lifetime fishing license.  Seniors have also been able to purchase a Lifetime Pass to the National Park System for only $10;  however, if you're 62 or older and want to get one for yourself, you'd better hurry.

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Annual March For Life Held In Washington DC
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Grant Money Awards Duluth 60 New Recycling Bins For Park Spaces

Recycling that pop or water bottle will be a whole lot easier the next time you're enjoying one of Duluth's parks.  The city was recently awarded grant money to provide for 60 new recycling bins to be placed in the park system.  300 cities applied for the money and Duluth was one of 41 communities to receive the grant money.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Superior Named One Of The Best Small Cities In America to Start a Business

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When it comes to the best small cities in which to start a business, Superior, Wisconsin comes in as one of the best around the country.

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TSM - Nick Cooper
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MNDOT Plans Bridge Inspections; Ramp Closures Happen April 24-27

With two major bridges in the Twin Ports - not to mention an interstate highway and miles of highway - road maintenance is a significant concern.  The crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation work diligently to inspect and repair the roadways we use each and every day.

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State Budget Standoff Continues In Madison, Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Runs Out Of License Plate Number Combinations

Something significant is about to happen!  According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, their agency is about to run out of available three-letter/three-number combinations.  A post and story on their Facebook page suggests that the current set-up has lasted for about 31 years before hitting the end of the line for remaining plate numbers.

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(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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Chester Creek Concert Series Releases Line Up Of Musicians

The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation has put together a line up for the 2017 season for music in the park at the Chester Bowl Park. There are some surprise names on the list including Cresent Moon, our winner of the best area band, Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners, and Mary Bue, who put out the best local music cd recently.

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NAMM California Music Advocacy Fly-In
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Students Studying Fine Arts Are Encouraged To Apply For A Bluebird Foundation Grant

As a parent, I was constantly looking for additional scholarships and grants for my daughter to apply for to help with the cost of college.  Here's one that you should pass on to a student that is pursuing a career in the area of the Fine Arts.  It's through the Bluebird Foundation and the deadline to apply is April 28.

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Police Break Crystal Meth Manufacturing Ring
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Duluth Police Hope To Reunite Found Drug Bag With Owner

It might be with a slight tongue-in-cheek attitude, but the end-result would be worth it:  The Duluth Police Department is hoping to reunite a found bag of crystal meth with its rightful owner...

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