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President Trump Meets With Iraqi PM Al-Abadi At The White House
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A Minnesotan Heads To The White House; University Of Minnesota Professor To Join Trump Administration

If you had to compile a list of states that most presidential appointees come from, Minnesota probably wouldn't bubble to the top;  while it's true we've had the occasional Vice President (Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale), the Gopher state doesn't seem to hold the political clout that a Texas or New York might.  But, it looks like we'll be able to add to the list soon.

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Funeral Held For Aurora Movie Theater Shooting Victim Jonathan Blunk
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Senseless Vandalism At The Ely Area Veterans Memorial Angers Me

You've heard this rant from me before and I'll say it again, "I just don't get it!"  What does one get out of damaging property that doesn't belong to them?    For instance, when the Two Harbors honking tree was cut down and when that young man caused extensive damage to the DTA hub in downtown Duluth just before it opened. Why, why, why?

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Iguacu Falls A Finalist In New Seven Wonders Of Nature Contest
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$10 Senior Lifetime Pass For National Parks Expected To Go Up; $70 Increase Before The End Of The Year

They say that we should never grumble about growing older as it's a privilege that not everyone gets to experience.  Plus,  there are many perks to take advantage of - from discounts at restaurants to the lifetime fishing license.  Seniors have also been able to purchase a Lifetime Pass to the National Park System for only $10;  however, if you're 62 or older and want to get one for yourself, you'd better hurry.

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Get Your Wisconsin Vehicle Tabs With A Vending Machine? [VIDEO]

Being from Minnesota and having stood in lines at the DMV, I couldn't believe my eyes.  While visiting my sister who lives in the state of Wisconsin I ran across the Wisconsin E-Z Tab machine at a grocery store.  Wait, what....a vending machine that gives you your license tabs?  Wow, that makes life easier doesn't it?  Now you can put it on your grocery list:  milk, eggs, sugar and tabs for your vehicle.

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Annual March For Life Held In Washington DC
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Grant Money Awards Duluth 60 New Recycling Bins For Park Spaces

Recycling that pop or water bottle will be a whole lot easier the next time you're enjoying one of Duluth's parks.  The city was recently awarded grant money to provide for 60 new recycling bins to be placed in the park system.  300 cities applied for the money and Duluth was one of 41 communities to receive the grant money.

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