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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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Duluth Natives Jamestown Story Has A Christmas Hit and Releases A New Album [VIDEO]

Dane Schmidt of Jamestown Story, started in Duluth, MN. He is the son of Tammi and Mark from the band MYNX. KOOL 101.7 is featuring their new Christmas Song "Wherever You Are" With Michelle Rene. See it!!

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

Winter made a brief appearance in St. Louis County.  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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Open House For The New Hwy 53 Project Scheduled November 15

Construction again, must be between summer and winter. The public is invited to an open house see the latest route alternatives for Highway 53 in Virginia. The highway must be rerouted due to a termination of easement rights.

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#1 Twin Ports Ice Monkeys To Face Off Against #2 St. Cloud In Rugby Final

The Undefeated Twin Ports Ice Monkeys are playing for the Championship against St. Cloud this Saturday at 1 p.m. at UMD Field number 4. After a hiatus from play beginning in 2005, the Twin Ports Ice Monkeys Men's Rugby Team was  reinstated in the spring of 2012

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