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MS TRAM 2015 The Ride Across Minnesota [VIDEO] [PHOTO]

80 miles a day for two days? On a bike?

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Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images
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New Attractions for Minnesota State Fair!

Here It is Fair fans all the new news from the Minnesota State fair!

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What To Remember When Watching Grandma’s Marathon

Here we are, the 39th year of the Grandma's Marathon and Garry Bjorklund half marathon with Garry returning to celebrate the 25th year of the Half Marthon that bears his name. There are always things to remember when the marathon is run, for both runners and fans.

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Mississippi River Sign Project Almost Complete; Minnesota Department Of Transportation Wraps Up Three Year Work To Mark The Shoreline

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation say that work is almost finished on a three-year project to provide signage along the native shores of the Mississippi River.  By mid-July, the more than 800-mile river will include signs that help motorists and bicyclists better navigate the scenic byways that flank the waterway.

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Minnesota Department of Revenue Warning of Scammers Posing as Revenue Agents

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has received reports of at least one individual posing as an agent of the Department of Revenue, attempting to collect money fraudulently.

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It’s Official: No Poultry Exhibits At 2015 Minnesota State Fair; Avian Bird Flu To Blame [Update]

The Minnesota State Fair ended weeks of speculation this morning by announcing that there would not be any chicken or poultry exhibits allowed at this years fair.

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Pine County Road Work On Highway 70 Starts May 18

Drivers near Rock Creek that might take the HIghway 70 shortcut to Wisconsin will need to find an alternative route for a while.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced a resurfacing project for that stretch of highway that's scheduled to start on Monday, May 18.

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Michael Dodge, Getty Images
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Minnesota and Wisconsin Rank in Top 10 of Bicycle-Friendly States

It's no secret to people that live in Minnesota and Wisconsin that both states offer plenty of bicycle opportunities for road/trail style and mountain bike riders. That said, how do they rank compared to the rest of the country?

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World Premiere Of “In The Still Of The Night” Benefits Duluth Speech Team At Denfeld Saturday May 2nd

You are invited to the World Premiere of "In The Still Of The Night" this Saturday May 2nd at the Denfeld Auditorium. The event will feature some of the people that worked on the movie. The cost is $5 and will include a silent auction and raffle to win a 32" Flatscreen HD TV.

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Avian Flu Could Sideline Poultry Exhibits At 2015 Minnesota State Fair

Officials with theMinnesota State Fair are taking a hard look at the situation surrounding the Avian Flu outbreak in the state.  As the virus continues to spread, fair personnel are considering canceling poultry exhibits for this years exposition.

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What Is The Most Popular Hotdish In Minnesota? Representative Betty McCollum Wins The 5th Annual Minnesota Congressional Hotdish Competition

While I'm not a fan of hotdishes myself - many people in the Northland are;  That's why they've become almost as synonymous as snow in our area.  Perhaps that's why Minnesota State legislators decided a few years ago to have a hotdish competition.  It seems like their challenge is a way to make them seem more like their constituents and less like the country club folks they usually rub elbows with.

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American Shuffle original Album artwork
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Area Band Writes Song To Honor Brett Favre, Listen To Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank With “Old Number Four”

Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank has played the area several times including being a feature band at Grandma's Big Top. The band is made up of Teague and Ian Alexy, and is constantly being showered with good things from area critics.

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