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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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How Much Of A Benefit Do Trees Provide Our Environment? An Easy-To-Use Calculator Helps Assess The Gain

Ever wonder how much of a benefit that tree in your yard provides you?  Everyone talks about the financial and environmental perks of planting trees - but defining the value is difficult.

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Can It Snow When It’s Really Cold? The Science Behind The Myth That Cold And Snow Never Go Hand In Hand

Live in the northland for any length of time and you'll hear the adage:  It can't snow when it gets cold - or - it's too cold to snow - or - something along those lines.  And it's true, there appears to be a correlation between the temperature and the chances of significant snowfall.  But what about the science behind the claim?  Is there factual evidence that can back the claim up?

Yes and no.

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The Next Round Of Snow Removal Begins January 23 For Duluth

The city of Duluth has been doing a good job clearing snow and removing it from downtown streets and other streets. Now the next round is set to begin so here's the schedule so you don't get a ticket.

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Owner of Global Village Duluth Issues Apology for ‘MLK Day Black Sale’ – Apology Draws Criticism From Some

Downtown Duluth retailer Global Village Duluth stirred up a heated conversation on their Facebook page, following their fourth annual "MLK Day Black Sale" drawing criticism about the theme of the sale and terminology used to promote it. Earlier today (Tuesday, January 21), the owner issued an apology on the business's Facebook page, but that apology still has some crying foul.

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Free VHS Giveaway At UMD

Get 'em while you can and watch 'em while you can still find a VHS deck.  The Kathryn A. Martin Library on the campus of the University of Minnesota-Duluth is emptying their video cassette holdings.

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Duluth Business “Global Village Duluth” Uses Controversial Martin Luther King Day Marketing Tactic

Millions of Americans celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, remembering the legacy left by the iconic civil rights advocate. One Duluth business decided to use the civic holiday dedicated King to use what many are calling questionable marketing.

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How To Use A Median Correctly; Avoid Accidents At Intersections With These Tips

Every driver on the road went through the testing process prior to getting their license, but it seems that some people either forgotten the rules of the road or have gotten sloppy as the years have gone by.  This can be especially noticeable when it comes to intersection etiquette.

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West Duluth Library To Close For Re-carpeting Project January 20-24

Heads up if you utilize the West Duluth branch of the Duluth Library;  They'll be closed January 20 through January 24 for a re-carpeting project.

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MNDOT Urges Drivers To Use Caution On Slippery Roads

Last nights snowfall, combined with the strong winds and the remnants Mother Nature has left us the last few weeks have made for treacherous driving conditions today in the Twin Ports and the surrounding arrowhead region.

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Re-purpose Your Christmas Cards Into New Treasures; Trash To Treasure Event At Duluth Library Makes It Easy

Now that the holidays are over, chances are you have greeting cards that you don't know what to do with.  You probably were going to throw them away - or recycle them in the paper bin.  But, the Duluth Public Library has an alternative use for them - with a Trash to Treasures Craft Program - tonight - at the West Duluth Branch.

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What Does The Oliver Bridge Look Like In The Early Morning? A Drive Across In The Dark Puts You In The Drivers Seat

I had reason to cross the Oliver Bridge in the dark and it got me to thinking:  Why not put YOU in the drivers seat with me?

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