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Remembrance for Paul and Sheila Wellstone on 10th Anniversary of Plane Crash to be Held in Eveleth

October 25th is the 10th anniversary of the plane crash that took the lives of U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila Wellstone, their daughter Marcia Wellstone Markuson and Wellstone campaign staffers Tom Lapic, Mary McEvoy and Will McLaughlin. This fall, three remembrance events are planned to honor their lives and remember their legacy.

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Minnesota Vikings To Host Pittsburgh In 2013 International Matchup

The Minnesota Vikings announced that they will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game in London England. The Vikings-Steelers matchup will be the seventh game in the NFL’s London International Series and the first in the league’s historic step to play two international games during the 2013 season.

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Haunted Ship William A. Irvin Will Be Investigated, Are There Ghosts Aboard The Ship

I am fortunate to have the permission, along with the professionals, to investigate the William A. Irvin. Claims have been made that the captain is still aboard, former workers taunt current ones. I am getting to the bottom of it.

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Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
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Minnesota Wild Score Both Big Named Free Agents

The Minnesota Wild set off their own fireworks on July 4th. Two big reasons the New Jersey Devils and Nashville Predators got to the playoffs were the two big free agents. Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Both men are now Minnesota Wild players.

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Details For Curbside Pickup From WLSSD For Flood Damaged Homeowners

Duluth and Surrounding areas are continuing to clean up the mess from what is called the flood of the century. WLSSD is offering special hauling services for homes that have flood damage.

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Duluth Mayor Don Ness, Details On State Of Emergency, What To Do Next, How To Get Involved

I had the pleasure of Talking with Duluth Mayor Don Ness, He was kind enough to call into the morning show and talk about the state of Duluth on Thursday.  I just want to personally thank the Mayor, he could have said he was too busy and I would have understood, but he made the time to call in and talk.

Listen to the interview below;

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Lake Superior Zoo Tragedy In Duluth

One of the big rumours this morning while I was on the radio was that the Lake Superior Zoo lost all it's animals in the floods. The Polar bear did escape but was caught a short time later and the  seals were on Grand Avenue. Here's the full story

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(Photo courtesy of Department for Transport via Getty Images)
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Minnesota’s Primary Seat Belt Law Saved 68 Lives

Good news for those of us who take a few seconds to buckle up. Stats prove using our seat belts not only save lives, but save money as well. Buckle up, pull it tight, and you're golden!
A tougher seat belt law has saved an estimated 68 lives and millions of dollars, according to a study released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

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Remembering The SS Edmund Fitzgerald

36 years ago this  ship went down. When I used to work in Baton Rouge they told me, don't ever tell them where you are from, they will call you yankee and not want to listen. I announced on the radio I am from Duluth, Minnesota and my phone went wild with fact checking and wanting me to explain stories and play the song and tell them my memories

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Duluth Trading Company Says Farmer Ready For Test Photos

Farm work is not for the weak of heart...or body. It's about time farmers start getting some kudos. Hats off to Duluth Trading Company.

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Will Great Lakes Ferry Clean Up Its Act?

Being an old merchant marine, I wanted to share this with you.

Built in the 1950s for the brawny task of ferrying railroad cars, the last coal-burning steamship on the Great Lakes is billed today as a nostalgic vacation shortcut between Wisconsin and Michigan.

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University of Minnesota Students Fight for ‘Jazz Man’ Bus Driver to be Reinstated [VIDEO]

Call it a case of political correctness gone awry.

For more than a decade, Rob Thompson has driven the Campus Connector bus at the University of Minnesota. He greeted everyone with a smile, and his habit of playing jazz CDs while he worked earned him the nickname “Jazz Man.” Students loved him — he even has four Facebook fan pages.

But when classes started this fall, Jazz Man was nowhere to be found. So what happened? 

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