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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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Superior’s Calumet Refinery Sold To Husky Energy

A $553-million deal will see the new owners for the Calumet Refinery in Superior.  Husky Energy - a company located in Canada - will absorb the refinery into it's operation - increasing its capacity by 50,000 barrels a day.

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Manholes Pop Up Near Empire State Building
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South Superior Tower Avenue Sees Roadwork

If you've driven through South Superior during the last week or so you've probably noticed the road work  that is happening on Tower Avenue.  According to the City of Superior, the project is related to manhole and pavement work in the area.

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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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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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