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Six Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make While Heating Your Home This Winter

Heating your home in the winter months here in the Northland is always a challenge, and expensive too. This year, heating costs have gone up, but there are ways to fight back by avoiding these six mistakes

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Irina Igumnova;
Irina Igumnova;
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Cold Weather Snap Sets New National Record: November 18, 2014 Coldest Morning Recorded Since 1976

This has been an unseasonably cold week or so - and we're not even to Thanksgiving yet.  As if you needed another sign that things are in the deep-freeze, the nation set a new cold weather record on Tuesday, November 18 - with the coldest recorded morning temp since 1976.

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Ice Forming on Lake Superior Weeks Ahead of Schedule

Waking up to temperatures near zero degrees this morning made it feel a lot more like January than mid-November. Beside making us all dream of warmer weather, those unseasonably cold temperatures are leading to abnormally early ice on the greatest of the Great Lakes as well. 

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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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Steve Mason
Steve Mason
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2014-2015 Winter Season Starts With a Roar: First Snow Storm Snowfall Totals

Winter isn't even officially here yet (it starts Sunday, December 21, 2014), but the winter storm season has officially started.

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By: Darren McCollester Getty Images News
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Live in Wisconsin But Work in Duluth? Here’s Two Websites You should Bookmark

Many of us live in Wisconsin but work in Duluth. When it comes to snow, road conditions, and temperatures, the two can often vary a great deal. I live in Lake Nebagamon, where it's usually much warmer in the summer, but we tend to get more snow during the winter months. Road conditions differ a great deal as well.

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TSM Duluth
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Piedmont Avenue is Always a Challenge for Winter Drivers

Driving in to the studio was a little challenging this morning. I've driven in worse though, as I'm sure you have too. The real stinker was Piedmont Avenue. As I drove up the hill, I came upon a long line of cars and trucks that were stopped. I had forgotten last years lessons.

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When Was The Earliest Measurable Snowstorm In Duluth?

With our first Winter Storm Warning upon us, some people are either looking forward to the snow or dreading its arrival.  It may appear that this is early for a sizable snow storm - or is it?

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Davis Turner, Getty Images
Davis Turner, Getty Images
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Winter Storm Warning Issued as First Significant Snowfall of the 2014-2015 Winter Season Takes Aim at Twin Ports

Winter-like temperatures have made their way into the Northland, and following those temperatures is the first significant snowfall of the 2014-2015 winter season.

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Jeff J Mitchell;
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What Do I Need To Know About Winter Driving? Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week Happens November 10-14

With snow in the forecast, a lot of people are preparing to dust off those winter driving skills.  The Minnesota Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management is helping with a full week of spotlight information.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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The Polar Vortex Is Coming Back This Winter, But It Might Not Be As Cold As Last Year

The folks at AccuWeather are running computer models to try to predict what the 2014-2015 winter season will bring, and Polar Vortex is a word that has popped back up as a very real possibility.

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Minnesota Department of Transportation to Use New Terms to Describe Winter Driving Conditions Starting This Winter

The quickly approaching 2014-2015 winter season will see new terms used by the Minnesota Department of Transportation to describe winter driving conditions. The new terms will offer a more descriptive concept of what to expect on winter road than the older, more subjective terms.

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