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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
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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Volunteers Clean Up Community Garden On Earth Day
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St. Louis County Extension Office Offers Spring Gardening Extravaganza On April 18

While we haven't had a lot of April showers (at least up to this point), we can definitely county on May flowers - especially if we take part in the 2017 Spring Gardening Extravaganza presented by the St. Louis County Extension office.  A two-part gardening series kicks off with the inaugural session on April 18 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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Used by permission from Denfeld Nation Automation
Used by permission from Denfeld Nation Automation
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BBQ Chicken To Help Propel Fundraiser For Denfeld Robotics Team Friday

The 2nd annual Denfeld Nation Automation dinner and silent auction will take place this Friday at the Denfeld High School cafeteria, from 5-8pm. BBQ Chicken will be served with sides and there is a meatless option. The main focus is to raise money for the Denfeld Robotics team who need every cent to pay for tournament fees, robotics materials, and other expenses that keep the team going.

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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
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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