Some of the worst things that come to mind, the traffic, it's not like the big cities but it can get bad everywhere. The cold, I know I don't have to explain, but when you can't talk anymore because it's so cold, or your car won't start.
When you think of the best things about living in the Duluth/Superior area, the first thing that comes to mind is the scenery. No where else in the world can you see and experience the view and what the area has to offer. The people are always what visitors mention when they come for the marathon. Speaking of the marathon, Grandma's Marathon brings people and shows us some of the best runners in the world.
If it seems like the roads in the Northland have been extraordinarily slippery this winter - you're probably correct. A so-called "perfect storm" of weather conditions - alternating cold and snow - have left our highways and side streets a virtual skating rink of black ice so far.
In a winter where we've seen pretty messy driving conditions - a question often comes up: Why do the plow trucks sometimes use sand and sometimes use salt when treating the roadways. The answer has a lot to do with science and temperature conditions.
A local restaurateur is getting ready to expand his business in the Northland. Jason Vincent - the owner of the Vanilla Bean Restaurant in Two Harbors and the Vanilla Bean Coffee Shop in the Fitger's Complex is readying a new, different establishment for Duluth: The Boat Club Restaurant - set to open some time in February. The new restaurant will open in the former Midi location.
With our recent rounds of snow and with winter driving fresh on the minds of a lot of drivers, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are reminding everyone of the need to use their headlights in darkness of when weather conditions warrant the visibility; Vehicles need to have their lights on if they're within 500 feet of another vehicle. This isn't just common sense - it's the law.
The Duluth Police need your help. They're asking members of the community for assistance in locating the individual pictured in these surveillance photos. The male pictured is wanted for questioning in relation to a theft incident at Super One Foods.
Sears Holdings has announced two different rounds of store closures for their Kmart and Sears stores - with a total of 150 stores to shut their doors prior to the end of March. Most of the stores have already started clearance sales to liquidate their inventory.
The Duluth Police Department is reminding residents about the importance of abiding by the Alternate Side Parking Regulations that are in effect for the city. While the law is important all year long, it gets spotlighted this time of year when crews are busy trying to remove snow from the streets; the switch-over allows them access to both sides of the street on a weekly basis - which gives them a chance to properly keep up with snow removal.
January 1, 2017 will mark a new chapter in Presidential politics in the State of Minnesota. Historically, the state has chosen their nominees by using a caucus system - a plan that has come under scrutiny the last few election cycles. With the passage of new legislation that takes place in 2017, Minnesota will now join the majority of other states that use the primary system.
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