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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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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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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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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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