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Cold Weather Might Be Good For Us; An Opinion Piece Makes The Case That Our Recent Weather Might Be Beneficial

No matter what happens in the remaining months to come - the Winter of 2013-2014 will go down in the record books as one of those winters.  You know the type:  snow and cold;  Okay, lots of snow and lots of cold.  Contrary to what you might be thinking about our recent weather - it may be beneficial to you.

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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Hell’s Kitchen Is Coming To Embarrass, Minnesota, February 22; Fundraiser Will Raise Money For The Communities Fire Department And Regional Fair

Hell's Kitchen is getting ready to open up shop in Embarrass, Minnesota!  Now before you start calling for reservations, you should get the full story.

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Nick Cooper, TSM Duluth | NASA/Getty Images
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It’s Been Out of This World Cold in Northern Minnesota Lately – Colder Than the Surface of Mars

Temperatures around the Duluth - Superior area this morning were between -15 and -30 Fahrenheit before wind chill was factored in. In America's icebox, places like Embarass and International Falls saw temperatures below -40 before factoring any wind chill. These temperatures have been colder than places in the Arctic Circle lately, but it turns out there is another shocking fact about this frigid cold.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Record-Breaking Cold For Duluth In December? How Do December 2013′s Cold Temperatures Compare To Other Years In Recorded Weather History?

December around the Twin Ports is the first month of the winter season we're practically guaranteed to see measurable snow and temperatures below the freezing mark for days on end. We've seen plenty of both, but the long string of unseasonably cold temperatures so early in December has people wondering if we've made the record books.

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Joe Germann, Spirit Mountain Facebook Page
Joe Germann, Spirit Mountain Facebook Page
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Subzero Temperatures Lead to Spirit Mountain Closing Early on Monday and Tuesday

Extremely cold temperatures and wind chill values leading to the wind chill warning in effect through Tuesday have prompted officials at Spirit Mountain to close the hill early on Monday January 21 and Tuesday January 22, 2013.

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Source: Sollie79 via flickr
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Is It A Cold Or Is It The Flu? What’s The Difference Between The Common Cold And The Influenza Virus?

People often confuse colds and the flu - and use the terms interchangeably.  But, there is a difference.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
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Dangerous Cold and Wind Moving Into the Northland Leads to Wind Chill Advisory for the Duluth / Superior Region

While the Twin Ports has seen a few cold days so far this winter, a stretch of days in the near future will see temperatures well below those seen so far.

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10 Unfortunate People Caught Mid-Sneeze

There are lots of awkward things in life. Take sneezing, for example. It's one of those things we just can't control, and there are zero ways to do so casually. It usually goes like this: you go for the huge "aaaa-CHOO," lots of nasty stuff comes out of your nose and you're left scrambling for a tissue while people look at you in disgust. It's just wrong. But did you know there's one great part to this involuntary action? The sneeze face.

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New Diarrhea Treatment, Use Medical Marijuana; In A Related Story More Musicians Getting Diarrhea

Ok, so I made up the second part of that headline, but I found a story that talks about actual research. (yeah, right, I know a friend that does constant research.) Does Marijuana work on curing diarrhea?

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Top 5 Twin Ports Blizzards Since The Mid 1970′s

Duluth-Superior sits smack-dab in the middle of "snow country". A typical winter in the Northland sees at least two or three good sized snow storms before it's all said and done. Some years, we're treated to a blizzard

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