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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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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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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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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Minnesota State Parks Could See Entrance Fees Increase Soon

Governor Dayton's new budget proposal requests the legislature increase entrance fees for the public to Minnesota's state parks in an effort to "maintain the vitality" of  the parks.

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Top 5 Minnesota Vikings Quarterbacks

The Minnesota Vikings finally have someone who looks like they could carry this team in Teddy Bridgewater. Some people think this could finally be the guy that will be the next starting quarterback for many years, someone to build the team around.  Who are the top 5 starting quarterbacks over the years?

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Minneapolis International Airport to Build Hotel in Time for Super Bowl 2018

Hotel entrepreneur Jim Graves has been chosen to build a hotel at MSP and hopes to have it done in time for Super Bowl 2018.

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Where Are The Best Burgers In Minnesota And Wisconsin? You May Be Shocked

Where is the best burger in the state of Minnesota or Wisconsin? That is the question that Thrillist asked, and then presented the findings.

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Hermantown Number One Seed, Duluth East Unseeded as MN Boys High School Hockey Tournament Approaches

The Minnesota boys high school hockey tournament begins this week and two Northland teams will be looking to bring home championships.  Hermantown will enter the tournament as the Class 1A top seed, while Duluth East was not seeded in the 2A tournament.

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