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What Happens Behind The Scenes At KOOL 101.7 May Shock You, Watch The Video

The biggest question I get asked as a Radio Talent is: Do you have tickets you can give me. Which has nothing to do with this post, the second biggest question people ask me: What do you guys do when you aren't talking on the radio. We keep things under wraps most of the time, but now you can see what actually happens during a typical day.

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Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week Underway, Good Reminders To Be Prepared

Winter made a quick appearance in Minnesota and Wisconsin this year.  The snowfall was a good reminder of what season we are transitioning to.  Now it is time to get ready for the upcoming winter season.  Vehicles are getting a pre-winter check-up, snow removal equipment is being prepared for use, winter clothing is being seen etc.

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The Mataafa Crash And Grounding In Duluth’s Canal, Bob Abrahamson Tells The Story

Bob Abrahamson came on the show to talk about the Mataafa, a boat that met a terrible fate right in the canal area. A captain who made a decision he would regret, and a storm that blew several ships to run aground or sink in the early 1900's.

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UPDATE: Body Found in Moorhead likely NDSU Student from Sartell

Fargo police say the body of what they believe is a North Dakota State University student, missing since Saturday morning, has been found. Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes says a body matching the description and clothing of Tom Bearson was found around 11:20 this morning during a search in South Moorhead.

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Where Is The Capital Christmas Tree Coming From? Cass Lake, Minnesota To Supply The 2014 Holiday Centerpiece

The Christmas Tree that helps the nations capitol celebrate the holiday will have local ties this year.  A 65-foot tree spruce or balsam tree from the Chippewa National Forest will be trucked to Washington, D.C. to take part in the festivities.

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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Utilizes Night-Time Crews To Get Road Construction Projects Completed On Time

As August slips away, officials are running out of time to complete road construction projects that are on the docket for the summer of 2014.  As in years past, Minnesota Department of Transportation officials are utilizing night crews to help projects finish on schedule.

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Procession of Northland Police on I-35 Traveling to the Twin Cities for Fallen Officer’s Funeral [VIDEO]

A caravan of police vehicles was caught on video this morning as they traveled to the Twin Cities for the funeral of fallen Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick. Officer Patrick was fatally shot during a routine traffic stop in July

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Minnesota Cafe Stirs Up Controversy with “Minimum Wage Fee” on Diner’s Bill

The first in a series of incremental minimum wage increases in Minnesota took effect at the beginning of August; and while some celebrate the bumps in wage for those that make the minimum, others feel the increase will cause financial hardships for businesses that rely on minimum wage employees.

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Miss Hermantown Crowned Kicking Off Hermantown Summer Fest

Congratulations to Rhonda Grussendorf Tomlin for another great presentation of the Miss Hermantown Pageant. The night started at Hermantown High School with the singing of the National Anthem by Cally Stanich and then Rhonda introduced the girls.

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The Top Ten Coolest Towns in Minnesota

According to an article in highwayhighlights.com, Minnesota has some pretty great towns. I agree, and it must have been a difficult task to narrow a long list of qualifying towns down to ten.

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Another Minnesota Town Competes for National Recognition – The Paul and Babe Statue in Bemidji, MN Up For National Landmark Vote

While Duluth swept through Outside Magazine's "Best Outdoor Town in America" contest to be named the winner earlier this month, our Highway 2 neighbors, Bemidji, are in another national contest - and need your help!

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Be A Contestant On Wheel Of Fortune Tryouts On June 8th In Minnesota

Wheel of Fortune has been on for years. How many of you sit and watch and guess at all the puzzles? Most families do, according to the ratings. If you're good at it you should try out for the show, and here's an opportunity.

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