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Avian Flu Could Sideline Poultry Exhibits At 2015 Minnesota State Fair

Officials with theMinnesota State Fair are taking a hard look at the situation surrounding the Avian Flu outbreak in the state.  As the virus continues to spread, fair personnel are considering canceling poultry exhibits for this years exposition.

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Blatnik Bridge Ramp Closures To Affect Traffic April 28 And 29

Add one more set of orange signs and cones to your commute on April 28 and 29:  Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are alerting drivers to some temporary ramp closures off the Blatnik Bridge.

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What Is The Most Popular Hotdish In Minnesota? Representative Betty McCollum Wins The 5th Annual Minnesota Congressional Hotdish Competition

While I'm not a fan of hotdishes myself - many people in the Northland are;  That's why they've become almost as synonymous as snow in our area.  Perhaps that's why Minnesota State legislators decided a few years ago to have a hotdish competition.  It seems like their challenge is a way to make them seem more like their constituents and less like the country club folks they usually rub elbows with.

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Saint Louis County Sheriff’s Department Searches For Stolen Backhoe

Officials with  the Saint Louis County Sheriff's department are asking for your help in solving a crime that occured last weekend.

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What’s New On The Iron Range? Plans For Phase II Of The Highway 169 Cross-Range Expressway To Be Detailed At A Public Meeting On April 28

Iron Range residents have reason to be happy:  The plans for a two-lane expansion on Highway 169 between Bovey and Taconite are about to move forward.

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Why Is There A Symbionese Liberation Army Symbol On Bounty Paper Towels?

It caught me off guard.  I opened a fresh package of Bounty paper towels and placed one of the rolls on the dispenser in my kitchen.  When I looked back at it I couldn't help but notice that the design print on this roll had a familiar look to it;  One of the design features looks like the top-half of the symbol that the Symbionese Liberation Army used in the 1970's. Their symbol was a seven-headed cobra.

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What’s Going On With The Western Waterfront Restoration? City Of Duluth Received Grant Money To Move Project Forward

It looks like the improvements to Duluth's Western Waterfront are going to get a little extra funding from an outside source.

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How Can We Make Our Roads Safer? Distracted Driving Extra Enforcement Week Happens April 13-18

Common sense tells you that you need to pay attention when you're driving.  Unfortunately - too often - many people don't and that leads to elevated numbers of automobile crashes and fatalities.  That's why law enforcement is looking to do something about it.

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Big Wood Brewery Delivers; A Review Of One Of Minnesota’s New Craft Beers

I recently had the opportunity to sample some of the craft beers being made by Big Wood Brewery in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.  The craft beer market is heating up in our region and it's nice to see local companies having success.

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Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources Extends Burning Restrictions Due To Dry Conditions

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants the public to know that they have extended burning restrictions to include more counties in northern Minnesota - including our area.  Lack of substantial rain or snowfall has left conditions perfect for a fire tragedy.

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Hermantown Passes New Ordinance For Snowmobiles And All-Terrain Vehicles

If you operate a snowmobile or ATV in the Hermantown city limits - you need to know about the new ordinance passes by the City.

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Carlton County Couple Welcomes New Baby In Their Car On The Way To The Hospital

It's not unheard of - but - it also doesn't happen very often.  A Carlton County couple welcomed their new baby girl in their vehicle this past Friday while they were on the way to the hospital.

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