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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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(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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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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(Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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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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By: Chip Somodevilla
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Al Franken Was The Duluth Answer Man Before He Was A Senator [VIDEO]

In the 1980's Al Franken used to be a pitch man for the City of Duluth. Before he did some of his famous work on national tv and some of his congress work. Al did some commercials for visit Duluth

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Duluth Man Loses Bet Over Vikings Draft, Stops Traffic Wearing A Dress Holding A Sign

Josh Drummer and Ryan Hammerstrom know the Minnesota Vikings. They talk often and respect each other's opinions. Until talk of the latest draft came about, then they disagreed. The disagreement led to a bet, and that's when the Vikings made a fool out of Ryan.

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(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Lunch With The History People Looks At History In Northern Minnesota, What Did They Find

Stephen Mulholland, co-owner and Field Director of Duluth Archaeology Center, has worked in archaeology throughout Minnesota since 1982. His work includes many important archaeological sites in St. Louis County. In 2002, he received a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Archaeological Studies from the University of Minnesota. He is the next speaker for "Lunch With The History People".

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Rayman presents Durbin a check, receives an award from MACV.

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Rayman presents Durbin a check, receives an award from MACV. (Photo Kool Staff)
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Durbin Keeney Regional Director of the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans Dies

Durbin Keeney was a Vietnam War veteran and served as regional director of the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans for more than a decade before relinquishing that post in September 2011, according to an article in the Duluth News Tribune. Durbin will always be remembered as a tireless worker assisting Veterans.

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