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Source:  senate.leg.state.mn.us Resource Page
Source: senate.leg.state.mn.us Resource Page
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DFL And GOP Colleagues Suggest Conflict Of Interest In DFL State Senator David Tomassoni’s Dual Lobbyist-Legislator Role [Update]

An update to a story we shared yesterday:  It appears that both DFL and GOP colleagues of Minnesota State Senator David Tomassoni (DFL) are suggesting that his new lobbying position might be a conflict of interest with his role as a legislator.

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Dmitriy Shironosov;
Dmitriy Shironosov;
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Minnesota Dental Foundation Provides Free Dental Care For Kids – February 6 And 7

Area children with a financial need will receive free dental care once again this year, courtesy of the Minnesota Dental Foundation.  The annual program called Give Kids A Smile will be held on February 6 and 7 in 2015.

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Source:  senate.leg.state.mn.us Resource Page
Source: senate.leg.state.mn.us Resource Page
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DFL State Senator Dave Tomassoni Takes A Lobbying Position While Still In Office; Unprecedented Dual Role Comes Under Fire

Minnesota State Senator David Tomassoni (DFL) has made the unusual and unprecedented move of assuming the Executive Director position at the Range Association of Municipalities and Schools (RAMS) - a lobbying group - while still a sitting lawmaker.

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What Are The Coldest Cities In America? Duluth’s Ranking May Surprise You

It seems like every year or so someone puts together a listing of what the "coldest cities in America" are.  A new list from Huffington Post was just released a day or so ago - ranking the Top 50.

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Can I Recycle Cartons? Saint Louis County Encourages Food And Beverage Carton Recycling

It seems like we recycle more things every year.  I remember when recycling first came to the forefront in  the early to mid-1990's:  the focus was on paper, glass, plastic, and tin.  Then - as time went on - we were encouraged to expand our recycling ways by adding Styrofoam and so-called "higher-number plastics".

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Sandpiper Pipeline Inches Forward With Public Meetings Scheduled This Week

The 616-mile Sandpiper oil pipeline moves one step closer to reality as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission receives public comment about the project at a series of public meetings scheduled throughout this week.  Residents in all parts of the state will have an opportunity to comment as there are meetings scheduled throughout the state.

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What Is Hoarfrost? Learn About Mother Nature’s Flocking Method

One thing we know about winter by living in the Northland:  Even though Mother Nature gives us an excess amount of cold temperatures and extra-large snow piles, we also get to enjoy the beauty that this season offers.  One of the phenomenons that is common in this part of the country is hoarfrost.  But, what exactly is hoarfrost?

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Collateral Research Ready For Highway 1/169 Project; Work Will Improve The Road Between Tower And Ely

Highway 53 isn't the only roadway that will see movement over the next few years on the Iron Range;  Plans are underway to alter the route that Highway 1/169 takes between Tower and Ely to create a safer route for motorists.

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What Does The Minnesota Department Of Transportation Have To Do WIth Ports And Waterways? First-Ever Plan Addresses Needs For The Future

When I first read about this I thought to myself:  What does the Minnesota Department of Transportation have to do with ports and waterways?  But the more I thought about it, MNDOT oversees all manner of transportation in the state - no matter if it's on a highway or in a waterway.

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Drive Safe This Holiday Season; Minnesota Department Of Transportation Offers Tips

The holiday travel season is upon us and officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation urge drivers to use caution and be safe on the roadways.

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Increased Load For Trucks Starts November 24; Change Ushers In The Winter Hauling Season

Winter truck load increases will begin Monday, November 24, on unrestricted highways in the north and north central frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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Be Safe: November Is Peak Month For Deer-Vehicle Collisions

It probably comes as no surprise to long-time Northlanders, but the month of November is the peak period for deer-vehicle collisions.

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