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Pier B Resort Hotel Receives Recognition From The Economic Development Association Of Minnesota

One of Duluth's newest hotels is getting state-wide recognition.  The Economic Development Association of Minnesota has recognized the Pier B Resort Hotel with their 2017 Excellence in Economic Development Award in the Redevelopment category.  The award recognizes the work that Pier B owners and the City of Duluth did to re-purpose the former LaFarge Cement site on the waterfront.

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Tax Preparation Gets Underway Ahead Of April Deadline
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Northland Leaders To Celebrate Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day On January 27

In an effort to spotlight the difference that tax credits bring to low to moderate-income families, the Head of the Lakes United Way is bringing together community leaders for an Awareness Day assembly on Friday, January 27.  The event will take place at 11:00 AM in Conference Room A at the Ordean Building, 424 West Superior Street.

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Charges Stem From Duluth Police Drug Bust

More than 25 grams of heroin, over $11,000 in cash, and miscellaneous drug packaging and paraphernalia is off the Duluth street thanks to a drug bust on January 23.  Duluth Police officers executed a search warrant on an apartment in the 6700 block of Redruth Street, resulting in charges for a 32-year old suspect.

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Mid Atlantic States Prepare For Large Snow Storm
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MNDOT Installs Plow Cams On Their Snowplow Fleet

Northlanders looking for a different perspective on road conditions can now access the view from the crews battling the worst that Mother Nature throws our way.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation made the announcement that they have installed plow cams on some of  their 838 snowplows - allowing the general public a first-hand look at road conditions.

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Nellis Air Force Base Commemorates Opening Of Solar Array
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Does My Home Get Enough Sun To Warrant Solar Panel Installation? A Free Interactive Map Lets Duluth Residents Find Their Homes Solar Potential

Going solar is easier than ever these days as the costs of the necessary equipment continues to decline with each passing year.  Many people here in the Northland have added solar panels to their existing homes allowing them to subsidize or (in some cases) replace their utilities.

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Facebook To Acquire Photosharing Site Instagram For One Billion Dollars
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This Weeks Must-See Instagram Posts From Duluth-Superior

Ice fishing. Foxes. Snow. Trees.  Hockey.

Look on.

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Reminder: Property Owners Responsible For Clearing Ice and Snow From Public Sidewalks

Snow shoveling is one of the dreaded aspects of wintertime in the Twin Ports. This year has been particularly challenging with the Christmas ice storm that left a mess still visible on many sidewalks, driveways, and roads around the area. Being we're expecting a brief warm-up, now is a good time to make efforts to make sure sidewalks along your property are as clean and safe as possible.

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The 50th Anniversary Of Donald Campbell's Death Is Commemorated At Coniston Water
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DNR Seeks Input On Duluth-Area Lakes And Streams

We live in an area rich with natural beauty and resources. From trees and woodland to lakes and streams, we are lucky that we get the chance to recreate close to home.  As the organization tasked with regulating the use of these items, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking to make plans for the next decade or two.  By establishing long range plans, they can most-effectively manage the resources we have.

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Chinese Farmers Pick Pine Cones On Changbaishan Mountain
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Help The City Shape The Future Of The Western Waterfront Trail’s Master Plan

Big things are in store for the Western Waterfront Trail - the scenic walkway that snakes along the St. Louis River near West Duluth, Morgan Park, Smithville, Gary-New Duluth, and Fon Du Lac.  City officials are about to embark on a revitalization effort that they hope will breathe new life into the area.  As they create those plans, you're invited to help out.

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Arctic Weather Arrives In The UK
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When Will Northland Roads Get Better? MNDOT Offers Insight Into This Winter’s Slippery Roads

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.

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City Of Chicago Prepares For Another Winter Storm
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Salt Or Sand: What Impacts Plow Truck Decisions?

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.

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East 'Meats' West Dinner Hosted By Michael Mina And Marc Forgione Sponsored By Far Niente Wine And Dolce - Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival
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Boat Club Restaurant To Open In February

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.

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