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Homie Kates
Homie Kates
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I Need Your Opinion And Suggestions, Is A Rock Garden Worth The Time?

We have owned our house for over 12 years and for all those years this area has looked just like this.  We believe at one point there use to be a rock garden there, see the big rock?  Now it just gets mowed around and looks horrible, is the attempt at making it a rock garden worth it?  Do people even have rock gardens anymore?

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Omelette In A Bag, A Great Camping Recipe [VIDEO]

We were camping over the Memorial Weekend with friends and they told us to bring eggs and our favorite ingredients for omelettes, we were going to make Omelettes In A Bag. What???? First time for everything, right? It was easy and phenomenal! It’s early enough in the season that you can give this a shot, I guarantee you’ll be doing it more than once, I know we will!

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Photo Credit: Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Photo Credit: Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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DTA Offers Free Ride To Passengers Who Bring Their Bicycles This Friday

It's National Bike to Work Day this Friday and the DTA is getting involved.  Now I understand the premise is to actually "bike to work", but with the hills in Duluth no one is going to jump on ya if you take the DTA back home, that hill after a long days work could be brutal.

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Travel Destination: North Sea Coast Of Germany
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If You Own A Dog In The Northland, You Need To Know This (Humans Can Get It Too)

My Facebook friend Greg has experienced something with his dog that I never knew existed and it’s something all dog owners in this area should know about. It’s something that humans can get too and is picked up in wet marshy lands like the areas where many of us walk our dogs. Here’s his story and the symptoms to watch for. Let us know if you’re beloved pet experienced this and where they picked it up from.

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Homie Kates
Homie Kates
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Does Minnesota Have As Many Snowmobile Enthusiasts As Wisconsin

My father always had snowmobiles. We had a Polaris, a Ski-doo and some of you may remember the Scorpion brand, we had one with the red seat sporting the raised scorpion logo.  I haven’t been on a sled for years and back then a sled referred to a child's toy. Recently while on a trip to my sisters in the heart of WI (and a snow belt) I was shocked to see all the trails and people on snowmobiles. Especially when we went to the Cross Country Bar in Rhineland.

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The Cold Moon Rises Over Cornwall
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Snowshoe Under A Full Moon Friday Night In Superior

Want something new and unique to do with the family?  The weather is warming up perfectly for snowshoeing and the bonus is you can do it under a full moon.  I would be able to tell my husband to leave his head lamp at home!  No worries if you don't own snow shoes, Superior Adventure through UW-Superior will provide them.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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What’s Your Opinion On The Warmest Brand Of Boots To Wear To The Lake Superior Ice Festival

Originally, I suggested battery operated socks to keep your tootsies toasty while enjoying all that the Lake Superior Ice Festival has to offer, but on Facebook Brad brought up the fact that a warm pair of boots might just do the trick and that got me thinking. 

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Cathy's Battery Operated Socks
Homie Kates
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Use Battery Operated Socks For Comfort And Warmth At the Lake Superior Ice Festival

Battery operated socks rock!  Honestly there is so much to do the entire weekend at the Lake Superior Ice Festival you'll want to pack extra batteries for your socks.  I'm ALWAYS cold, I even use an electric blanket in July, but I'm not willing to sit out on any of the frozen fun and memories waiting to be made at the Lake Superior Ice Festival so I'm pulling out the long johns, my thermal cuddle duds and battery operated socks.

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Photo courtesy of gonzonomicron Via YouTube
Photo courtesy of gonzonomicron Via YouTube
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Duluth Man Actually Skated on the Lakewalk This Past Weekend [VIDEO]

We all now that many of the roads in the Twin Ports are glare Ice, now a dusting of snow, but sidewalks and the Lakewalk are just as bad.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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7 Northland Winter Wonders You Need to Experience

We are truly lucky to have such an abundance of beauty in the Duluth/Superior area and along the North and South Shores. Winter puts a whole different twist on it all, making for unforgettable scenery.

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Grain Silos Become Ice Climbing Destination In Iowa
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5 Winter Ice Related Activities To Do In Wisconsin

Our Fall was mild and it appeared that winter would never arrive, then seemingly overnight it changed and now we have wind chill advisories and temps in the single digits...

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Jeff J Mitchell /Getty Images
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What Type Of Tree Makes The Best Christmas Tree

If you use a real tree to decorate for Christmas, you may already have a favorite.  Perhaps your fave is based on what your family used when you were a child or the length of the needles that will be holding your precious heirloom ornaments.  Are any trees better than others?  Here's my take after reading about tree types with the National Christmas Tree Association.

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