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Sonja Snow Dog By Hallbjorn Is About A Real Dog

On KOOL 101.7 we are featuring a song by Hallbjorn that is called "Sonja Snow Dog Loves the Snow". A kind of quirky, folky tune that is nonetheless fun to listen to and fits with all the Christmas Music featured on the station.

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Duluth Jingle Bell Run/Walk This Saturday In Canal Park To Raise Money For Arthritis

The Duluth Jingle Bell Run/Walk gets underway this Saturday starting at 8 am. This event is a fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation and wins awards for one of the best themed races. Arthritis is nation's leading cause of disability. You can race, or you can just walk however far you want to.

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(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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20 Mistakes To Avoid During the Winter Season

Although we're not yet in the depths of winter, now is a good time to examine things we definitely do not want to do, courtesy of the Weather.Com After reading the article, I picked up a couple "don't" things I've been doing. Maybe you will too.

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Bentleyville Comemorative Ornamet Presentation This Saturday, Get Yours To Raise Funds For The Tour Of Lights

Small business Saturday is coming this weekend, a chance for you to visit the locally owned shops and stores. Part of the festivities is a limited edition Bentleyville ornament. The ornament is being offered as part of a fundraiser for Bentleyville tour of lights.

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The Gobble Gallop On Thanksgiving, What Is It, and How To Get Around It

Besides the normal delay of traffic because people are going to relatives houses and hitting the road, there will be some delays on the roads. Downtown Duluth will be making room for the Gobble Gallop Races. Here's the official delays from the Duluth Police.

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By: Chip Somodevilla
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By: Chip Somodevilla Getty Images News
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Today is Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin

I can't tell you how many times the snowplows have saved me. They've gotten me to work in deplorable conditions, and gotten me home safely when the weather conditions were so bad I shouldn't even have been on the road.

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Category: Featured, Outdoors, Weather
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(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week Underway, Good Reminders To Be Prepared

Winter made a quick appearance in Minnesota and Wisconsin this year.  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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Major Nor'Easter Hits East Coast
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Make An Emergency Snow Survival Kit For Your Car, Here’s What You Will Need

With the first snowfall we need to be reminded to prepare for being stranded. With so much snow so fast here's a few things to put together in your car should you stall or run into a snow bank. Your Auto Survival Kit.

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Across Canoe launch (TSM Duluth)
Across Canoe launch (TSM Duluth)
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The Brule, River of Presidents [GALLERY]

Mrs. Rayman  wanted to go for a ride to see the colorful leaves over the weekend. Unfortunately, they had already peaked, but she did show me the Brule where several U.S. Presidents have fished.

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City Of Duluth Needs Your Help Removing Invasive Plants

The city of Duluth needs your help to get rid of some plants taking over the area. The Volunteer events will take place every Tuesday beginning Oct 7, and you will need to have an hour and a half free. You will be helping to tackle some invasive plants in the region.

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How Fast Is Your .01 K, 4th Annual Bidtoberfest Includes Race And Party

Many people have different ways of training, some people can run the race without any prior training, some prefer a beer and some vip pizza, some have a strict regiment that they stick to. Whatever the way you train, you're invited to see if you can post your personal best.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Fall Colors Are Out! Where Can You See The Best Autumn Leaves Around the Twin Ports Region?

Fall is here, and the brilliant colors that Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin are known for in the autumn months are out in force. The Minnesota DNR says this year's fall colors season will be short, but definitely won't disappoint.

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