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U.S. Auto Makers Release Dismal June Sale Numbers
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Do You Remember These Car Dealerships In The Northland?

While my co-host Ken and I were playing a radio contest recently a gal with the last name of DeVinck won. I asked her if she was of the family that once owned DeVinck’s car dealership and she said yes! That got me thinking of all the car dealerships that I remembered in the Northland that aren’t around any longer. Please bear in mind that I wasn’t a “car girl” when I was younger and my memory is a bit fuzzy, but that’s where you come in. I tried to look up info on the closed dealerships but all that comes up is the name and website of the latest dealership that is now in it’s place or nothing at all. That’s where you come in. Can you help me with info on the ones I have listed or do you remember any others?

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People Miss Out On Making Great Memories With Retail Stores Closing And Malls Seeing Less People

The latest information is that the retail industry is suffering for a couple of reasons.  One of course is the option to shop on line and have it delivered to your home.  The other is that popular retail stores are feeling the crunch of on line shopping and closing their retail spaces.  Sad.  I have such great memories of going to the mall, from a child to pushing my child in a stroller.

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Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
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5 Forgotten Bars of Downtown Duluth [LIST]

Ok, maybe forgotten by some, but only until I remind you they existed.  This list culminates from the mid to late 80's when I was single and a drink cost $1.25.  Hard to believe, right?  See if you remember any of these and if you do, share your memories with me!!!  Oh, and help me list the bars I've forgotten focusing on the downtown Duluth area.

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What Is Your Earliest Childhood Memory? Shari And Chris Take On The World

What can you remember from your childhood? Sometimes people have memories that are consistent with being born. According to Psych Central, most people can remember around 3 years old but scientists believe memory starts at age 7. Here's what we remember.

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Gas Prices Rise On Record High Oil Costs
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Local Gas Station Goes Retro, Brings Back Memories Of Full Service

A local gas station company, ICO on London Road, announced that they will be offering full service fueling at their pumps week days from noon to 3p.  They use to be called gas jockeys or full service attendants.  When I was a child there was more gas stations with full service than self-serv.  They would pump your gas, wash your windshield, sometimes your headlights and check your oil. My mom always went to Harold's in Carlton because they came out and pumped gas for you.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Do You Remember These 4 Things That Got The Northland Talking In 2016, Plus One Personal

As I was thinking about changes I need to make for 2017, I took time to reflect on what has gotten Northlanders talking and expressing their opinions...

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U.S. East Coast Digs Out After Historic Snowstorm
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Christmas Memories: Chocolate Covered Cherries, Sledding And Bubblers

As we were starting to go through Christmas decoration to see what we might need to replace this year my family started talking about our memories of the holiday...

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My Memories Of Trick Or Treating, Country VS City, Then And Now

I grew up in Wrenshall so I lived the country side of trick or treating.  There has always been definite differences between country and city trick or treating but now even more so, due to the world we live in and safety.  It's sad that some sinister people actually put a legitimate scare into the art of trick or treating.

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Homie Kates
Homie Kates
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Does Anyone Still Have Foosball, Pool Tables Or Air Hockey In Their Homes Anymore

Luckily my friends had rec rooms, rumpus rooms and basements filled with fun games, because all I had was a phonograph.  That was it, a phonograph.  Through my friends I learned how to play pool, air hockey and foosball.  We recently acquired a foosball table through a Family Pathways Thrift Store in St. Croix Falls, WI and childhood memories came flooding back.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Who Got Their Grad Pictures Taken At Dean’s Photography In Cloquet?

Long before "digital photography" we didn't have the choice of having a family member or friend take our grad photos.  You went to a professional photographer and your choices of backgrounds were limited.  I think most of us had an indoor head shot, a picture leaning into a tree with a leg up, a picture laying on the ground peeking around a tree and if you got your picture taken at Dean's in Cloquet, leaning against the stone wall in the front of the building.

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Ian Redmond - TSM Duluth
Ian Redmond - TSM Duluth
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4 Things I Would Love To See In The Vacated Old Country Buffet Space

Ok, those are my 4 suggestions, what would you like to see in that space?

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Carsten Koall / Stringer/Getty Images
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5 Things My Mom Couldn’t Have Warned Me About as a Child

I'm sure you can come up with lots of things to add to my list. Or maybe crazy things your mom told you to be careful of that were myths, like waiting 30 minutes after you eat to go swimming.

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