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St. Louis County Land Sale Happens February 11; Tax Forfeited Properties And 16 Lakeshore Parcels From Shoreland Lease Program Up For Grabs

Here's an excellent opportunity to own a piece of land - for less!  St. Louis County is holding a Tax Forfeited Land Sale on Thursday, February 11 - your chance to bid on nearly 50 properties located throughout the northland.

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Does The Proposed Roundabout For Hibbing’s Highway 169/37 Intersection Foreshadow The Future?

Superior has one.  Highway 2 near Ashland has one.  Grand Rapids does, too.  What does the proposal to install a roundabout at the busy Iron Range intersection of Highway 169 and 37 in Hibbing mean to Northlanders?

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Feng Yu
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St. Louis County To Survey Residents During The Month Of February; Data Will Guide County Planners On Budget And Policy Decisions

Don't throw it away!  It's not a scam!  2,100 random residents of Saint Louis County will receive an envelop packet in the mail sometime this month - asking for their responses to a survey that will help rate county services.

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Peter Spiro
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What Is The Significance Of A Closed Road? Minnesota State Patrol Offers Fines To Individuals Using Roads Closed During Inclement Weather

Living in the Northland, you've no doubt experienced a winter storm or two.  Additionally, you've probably heard about the State Patrol closing particular roadways or advising no travel.  But what do those directives really mean?

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By: Mario Tama
By: Mario Tama
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Minnesota Resident Who Traveled To Central America Was First To Be Confirmed With Zika Virus

About a dozen Americans in a handful of states have been diagnosed with Zika and a Minnesota woman has tested positive for the Zika virus after traveling to Central America.

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St Louis County To Provide Details About Highway 5 Relocation At Public Meeting On January 25

The Highway 53 Relocation Project has been big news the last three years or so.  Perhaps that's the reason why a lot of people aren't aware that a second highway on the Iron Range is scheduled to be relocated to make room for mining expansion.

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Mikael Damkier
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How Many of Minnesota’s State Record Fish Were Caught in Northeastern Minnesota?

With thousands of bodies of water, Minnesota is truly a fisherman's paradise. Many of those bodies of water have produced record-setting fish, so that got me wondering how many of those record-setting fish have come from lakes in Northeastern Minnesota.

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TSM-Nick Cooper
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Duluth Gets Support For Their $44.6-Million Bonding Request From State Of Minnesota; Funds Would Update Steam Plant, Runways, And Allow For St. Louis River Cleanup

Some good news during this January cold snap:  The City of Duluth has learned that their proposed $44.6-million bonding request has received support from Governor Mark Dayton.  The funds would be part of a larger state funding package.

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Chris DeRidder
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Is Minnesota Doing Away With The 55 MPH Speed Limit? Five Year Study Looks At Increased Speeds On Some Roadways

I'm old enough to remember when 55 MPH first became the National Maximum Speed Law.  Since that time, I've seen the limit repealed on a lot of roadways.  Now it appears like more highways in Minnesota will see increased speeds.

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Scott Lewis
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St. Louis County Gains 14 New Sheriff Deputies And 20 New Corrections Officers

It was a big day for law enforcement in St. Louis County!  A Noon-time ceremony at the Public Safety Building saw 14 new Sheriff Deputies sworn in and 20 new Corrections Officers;  New employees at 911 Emergency Communications and other similar positions also took part in the program.

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A Minnesota Supplier Is Recalling 90,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef; The Incident Involves Sam’s Choice Patties Sold At Walmart

If you buy ground beef from Walmart you might want to know about a food/product recall.  Minnesota-based Huisken Meat Company is recalling 90,000 pounds of ground beef that is sold in Walmart stores under the Sam's Choice product name.

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St. Louis County Public Works Department Wraps Up Record-Setting Year; 2015 Was Very Productive In Road Construction

It was a good year for residents and drivers in St. Louis County!  All told, 2015 set all-time records for total investment in roads, bridges, and infrastructure.  The spring and summer season saw some major road projects along with other much-needed maintenance.

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