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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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Cloquet Police Look For Individuals Wanted In Connection With A Theft Incident

The Cloquet Police Department is asking for your help.  They're looking for two suspects for questioning in regards to a theft incident.

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Minnesota’s My Pillow Company Under Scrutiny From Better Business Bureau

The owner of Minnesota-based My Pillow Company is defending his marketing tactics following an F-rating from the Better Business Bureau and revocation of its accreditation.  Mike Lindell - the creator of My Pillow - says that he has done nothing wrong.

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What Are the Most Common Last Names in Minnesota?

With all the Andersons and Olsons and Johnsons around the Land of 10,000 Lakes, what last names are the most common in Minnesota? Also, just how common are those last names? 

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Votes Are Counted In The Richmond Park By-election
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How Minnesota’s Switch To A Presidential Primary System Will Affect You

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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O.J. Simpson Seeks Retrial In Las Vegas Court - Day 5
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2017 St. Louis County Budget Sees Increases For Children And Family Services

At their last meeting of the year, St. Louis County Board officials voted to approve the 2017 budget - totaling $387,159,183;  that figure includes an 8.5% tax levy increase to property owners.

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What Did Minnesota Google More Than Any Other State In 2016?

With 2016 coming to an end, Estately has come out with a list that picks out what each state googled the most in the past year. Minnesota's most googled phrase will not surprise most people.

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St. Louis County Board Ends Final Meeting Of The Year Posing With Caricatures Of Themselves

The St. Louis County Commissioners ended their final meeting of the year in an unusual way - posing with caricatures of themselves.  The drawings were artistically-created by retired Deputy Administrator Gary Eckenberg.

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Storm Brings Rain To California as Drought Continues
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MNDOT Adds New Features To 511 Information System

New features await drivers who use the 511 information system as the Minnesota Department of Transportation makes upgrades and improvements to their digital platforms...

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Minnesotans Are Among the Best Drivers in the Country – Wisconsin, Not So Much

Minnesota and Wisconsin rival each other in many things, but when it comes to who the better drivers are, it's no contest. The latest statistical data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (2015 data) shows that the Gopher State leads the country, while the Badger State falls in the bottom half.

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$20,000 Cash Recovered During Drug Arrest On Iron Range

Approximately $20,000 cash, drugs, and stolen firearms were recovered during an arrest on the Iron Range,  November 30.  Officers from the Boundary Waters Drug Task Force executed an arrest on Cody Elven for outstanding felony warrants.

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