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Solar Storms May Affect GPS And Cell Phone Transmissions This Weekend

Planet Earth is in for a couple of rounds of solar storms over the next few days that could leave your GPS and your cell phone acting up.

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(Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)
(Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)
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Why Do Guys Exaggerate Their Height?

Interesting article I read in Mens Health Magazine about how guys tend to fib a bit when it comes to revealing their height. I can't say I blame them. I blame it on today's culture.

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The Worst Place to Pick Up a Cold Virus at Work and How to Prevent It

It's that time of the year again when cold and flu viruses hit. Viruses spread like wildfire in an average office, getting from people’s hands onto the communal coffeepot within hours and spreading from doors to desks almost instantly, an expert reported Monday, according to an article in Today.com. It only takes two to four hours for a virus to get off, say, a coffee pot handle and onto a desk.

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By: Scott Olson Getty Images
By: Scott Olson Getty Images
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What’s Your Guess on Weather This Winter?

It looks like an early fall, at least around my home, and that led me to wonder about the approaching winter season. I spoke with  a meterologist, and asked. The response was basically it's a fight between El Nino and El Nina. Whoever wins, determines the winter weather.

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What is John Stack Looking For in Rayman’s Back Yard [VIDEO]

If you should see Chief Sewer Engineer John Stack wandering around with Jim Dawson in your yard the next couple of days, don't worry, there not looking for buried treasure. John and Jim are checking certain sewers in low lying areas in Lake Nebagagamon

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(Getty Images Frederick M. Brown)
(Getty Images Frederick M. Brown)
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Actress Patty Duke to Speak on Mental Illness in Duluth

Actress Patty Duke shares her struggle with mental illness, and her recovery, in Duluth May 29th. "An evening With Patty Duke" kicks off with a social hour at 6 p.m. in the Great lakes Ballroom of the Duluth Holiday Inn. Although admission is free, however pre-registration is required @ the foundation.

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(Photo by USD)
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It’s Not a Bird, It’s Not Superman, It’s the Gypsy Moth Spray Plane Over Wisconsin

It's that time of year again when low flying planes will be spraying for gypsy moth in Wisconsin. Spraying usually begins in May and lasts until the end of June, depending on weather conditions.

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(Photo U.M.D.)
(Photo U.M.D.)
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Astronomy Day this Saturday May 10th at U.M.D.

If you're into astronomy, or would like to learn, you won't want to miss  Astronomy Day this Saturday at U.M.D. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You will see a scale model of the solar system, dark sky shows, and there are even workshops.

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Why Do Poor People Smoke More?

Even though people are smoking less, a new report shows that poor people are smoking more than ever. A logical question is "if they are poor, where do they get money to smoke?" The answer is alarming. According to an article in CNN, cigarette manufacturers have lowered the price of smokes in poorer neighborhoods, and increased the use of billboards and cigarette brands in lower income neighborhoods.

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(Photo by Tiffini M. Jones/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
(Photo by Tiffini M. Jones/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
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Chris Allen Broadcast Live From USS Tiger Shark In Duluth/Superior Bay (April Fool)

I'm so excited!! This morning I took a picture of the sub coming up as I met them up north in a secret location. I was brought to the sub via small boat by LT John Harrison, and then boarded for my journey to Duluth/Superior, and live broadcast on KOOL 101.7

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(Photo Kool Staff)
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Severe Winter Could Delay the Twin Ports Shipping Opener

Shipping on the Great Lakes, mainly, the Twin Ports, has been down of late. The main reason of course has been the lack of demand due to the recession, and now the severe winter weather we've just experienced, threatens to delay the start of Twin Ports shipping

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(Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
(Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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Today Is World Down Syndrome Day, Here’s A Video That Will Make You Feel Good, And Maybe Cry

Today is World Down Syndrome Day. So many things people still don't know about it, and this video may help you to understand even if you fear it. So many myths that people have believed over the years.

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