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The City of St. Cloud Bans Couches on Decks and Porches – Should Duluth and Superior Follow Suit? [POLL]

The St. Cloud City Council passed a measure this week to ban couches and other upholstered furniture from decks and porches. Should other cities like Duluth and Superior do the same?

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Don’t Be Fooled By The Minnesota Power Phone Scam, Here’s Details

Minnesota Power has released details about a phone scam going on with their customers. First of all, a warning to everyone, don't be afraid to ask questions of anyone calling you wanting information or money. If they are legit, they will have the right answers, and if they don't satisfy your curiosity, you can hang up. That being said:

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Archaeological Discoveries Unearthed In The Cloquet River? Lunch With The History People Will Reveal The Secrets

Did you know that the Cloquet River is one of the oldest rivers in the state of Minnesota. I didn't know that there was a grant given to study it and while they were looking at it, they found some things.

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(UPDATE) Minnesota Vikings Break It Off With Urlacher, Coach Frazier Says They Will Fill The Position With In House Talent

Brian Urlacher was reported to be talking to the Minnesota Vikings about playing the LB positon. This morning on the NFL network, Coach Leslie Frazier said they would start in house first. He didn't say it wouldn't happen, nor did he say it would.

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Never Forgotten Exhibit Opens To Honor Duluth World War II Hero

There are two Duluthians from WWII who received the Military’s highest honor, the Medal of Honor.  On Tuesday, May 7 2013, Veterans’ Memorial Hall will hold the opening event for an exhibit that showcases one of these local heroes, Major Henry A. Courtney, Jr.

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News Conference To Be Held on March 26; Northeast Minnesota Flood Recovery Efforts and Grants

People wishing to know what has been done so far with the flood recovery efforts and what is still to be done with some of the grants given to the area can attend a meeting to address those questions and talk about future efforts.

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New Prague Minnesota School in Lockdown, Students Reported Okay [UPDATED]

WCCO TV in Minneapolis is reporting a middle school in New Prague, Minnesota was placed on lockdown this morning after someone called 911 reporting a shooting within the school.

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State Of Hockey Ready For New (Although Shortened) Season, Could This Be The Year

Now that the NHL has settled their differences, they are hoping people forgive and forget. Immediately after the agreement NHL teams offered free tickets, scrimmages, and autograph sessions. The Wild will open the season this Saturday at 8pm against the Colorado Avalanche.

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Hormel Buys Skippy Peanut Butter

Minnesota-based Hormel Foods - food parent to brands like Spam and Hormel Meats - has bought Skippy Peanut Butter from Unilever.  The deal is rumored to be $700 million for the venerable food brand.

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Breanne Marie Says Music Saved Her Life, CD Release Party On Saturday

Breanne Marie is a local singer/songwriter who has recorded and produced her debut album titled “Six Strings of Peace & Sanity.” In April, she launched a project on Kickstarter.com with a goal of $3,200. By the deadline of May 11th, she had surpassed that goal with over $3,600 from 100 backers.

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St. Paul Store Fined for Selling Candy Cigarettes

Some of them were made from a "white, chalky"-type of sweet sugar and others were a chocolate stick wrapped in paper.  No matter which variety they sold at candy stores near you as a kid, most children of a certain age remember encountering candy cigarettes while growing up.  Now it appears you can add them to the growing list of items from our youth that are no longer "acceptable".

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Pro Bowl Selection Announced, Records Set, and Two Men Go From Sitting To Starting.

The Pro Bowl Players were announced and Minnesota and Green Bay each put some quality players on the roster. A couple guys need more said about them and one man was chosen for fullback, and he's from Minnesota.

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