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Where Is Kwik Trip Opening A New Location? Plans Call For Additional Duluth And Superior Locations In 2015

In 2013 there were no Kwik Trips in the Twin Ports.  In 2014, the Wisconsin-based store opened 8 locations in the Twin Ports area.  Plans for 2015 call for an additional 7 locations.  Definite plans for four of those locations have been made public.

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Justin Sullivan;
Justin Sullivan;
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Superior Radio Shack To Close By The End Of March; Move Part Of Radio Shack’s Bankruptcy

Sad news for electronics consumers in the Twin Ports:  The Radio Shack store on Tower Avenue is one of the nearly 1,800 stores set to close within the next month and a half - as part of the corporations bankruptcy.

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Brian Chase;
Brian Chase;
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Why Are Prescription Generic Drug Prices Rising? Lack Of Competition And Questionable Business Practices To Blame

If you're on a long-term maintenance prescription medication, chances are you've been directed to a generic form to help bring down your costs.  But what happens when the prices of those generics start to rise?

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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When Does Kwik Trip In Superior Open?

The Twin Ports area is in the midst of a major build-out for the Kwik Trip convenience store chain, with a number of locations planned for opening within the 12 months.  Work is progressing at a couple of sites - with the 28th and Tower location in Superior getting close to being finished.  So - when will it open?

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Russ Ensley
Russ Ensley
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Minnesota State Fair Raises It’s Prices For 2014; You’ll Pay More For Parking, Admission, And Rides

Hang on to that wallet!  Prices for the Minnesota State Fair have increased across the board for 2014 - with raises on parking, admission, and ride tickets.

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Source:  Steve Tanko
Source: Steve Tanko
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Twin Ports Politics And Economics Spotlighted In New York Times Article

Sunday's New York Times featured an article about a place we know and love all too well:  Home.  The story by Monica Davey put the spotlight on the increasing chasm between Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin - especially in regards to politics and the economy.

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Photo by David Lienemann/Getty Images
Photo by David Lienemann/Getty Images
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Minnesota Sees Increase In Tourism For Summer 2013

It appears that the Summer of 2013 will continue the trend of increases to tourism in Minnesota!  A recently-released survey that was prepared by the Explore Minnesota Tourism agency confirms moderate growth during the summer months of 2013, and it appears that the State of Minnesota is finally poised to reach pre-recession levels.

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(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Nancy Pelosi’s Sequestration Concern: Her Paycheck And Her Dignity

 

It's good to see that Nancy Pelosi has her priorities straight.  The House Minority Leader has harsh words for the upcoming sequestration dilemma, because - she wants her paycheck!

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(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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How To Reduce The Impact Of The Social Security Tax Increase

At the end of 2012, President Obama increased the Social Security Tax by 2% - meaning that your take-home paychecks in 2013 are less than they once were.  The move happened without much fanfare, but many Americans have been wondering what they can do to counter the loss of income.

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Source:  HankJames215 via flickr
Source: HankJames215 via flickr
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Makers Mark Whiskey Cuts Alcohol Amount To Stretch Supplies

Makers Mark Whiskey has grown to become a popular choice among whiskey drinkers. Known by it's distinctive red wax sealed-bottle, the whiskey has taken it's place among the top-shelf varieties.   Apparently, sales of the American-made liquor have outgrown supplies - so the maker of Makers Mark is reducing the alcohol content of the bottles it sells to stretch supplies

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Source:  Guatamnguitar via flickr
Source: Guatamnguitar via flickr
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How Much Do You Pay A Snow Shoveler?

Now that the Northland has made it through another snow event, I thought this might be a good time to pose the question:  How much do you pay a snow shoveler?

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Source:  Official White House Pool 2012
Source: Official White House Pool 2012
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What Will Obamacare Cost? IRS Estimates $20,000 Minimum A Year For Average Family

(Photo by Martin H. Simon-Pool/Getty Images)With the passage of the Affordable Health Care Act - or Obamacare - everyone will be mandated to buy health insurance or pay a tax to the Internal Revenue Service.

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