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Black Lives Matter Protestors Block Instate In Minneapolis
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Minnesota State Patrol Earns National Honors For Squad Designs

You may not think so if you're breaking the law and see one coming up from behind in your rear-view mirror, but the Minnesota State Patrol vehicles have been voted some of the best looking in the country! A recent survey conducted by the American Association of State Troopers landed Minnesota in 3rd place in a field of 13.

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Restaurant Chains Applebee's And IHOP To Close Over 100 Stores
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Twin Ports Applebee’s Not Included On Projected Closing List

The news that Applebee's plans on closing up to 135 of their restaurants has a lot of Twin Ports food fans worried:  Would the local Applebee's locations be included on the list?  The answer - according to the Superior Telegram - is no.

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Oliver Bridge Project Extended Into November [Update]

The multi-year project to rehabilitate the Oliver Bridge will last a little longer this season.  The original timeline for this years project had it ending in September;  a new post on the Douglas County Highway department's Facebook page now says that work will continue until November 1, 2017...

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Apparently We Aren’t As Outdoorsy As We Thought In Minnesota And Wisconsin

Folks in Minnesota and Wisconsin pride themselves in being huge outdoor enthusiasts. Ask anyone around here what they enjoy doing, and they're likely to say something related to the outdoors. Heck, a lot of the tourism in our region is tied to outdoor activities. That should make us the two of the most ourdoorsy states in the country, right? Apparently not. 

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Duluth’s “Can Of Worms” Intersection Continues Its Path Towards A Rebuild

Dallas has "The Zipper".  Boston has "The Big Dig".  Duluth has the "Can of Worms" intersection.  One of the iconic on/off-ramps in the Twin Ports continues its path towards a rebuild or replacement.

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Duluth Police Unveil Monitored Meet-Up Spot For Online Transactions

Online-selling websites like Craigslist are great ways to get money for the old stuff you don't want.  But after negotiating a purchase price comes the next hurdle:  Where to meet to make the transaction.

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and Voyageurs National Park to Get Quarters Minted Celebrating Them

Voyageurs National Park and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will be celebrated on new quarters coming to a coin jar or pocket near you.

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I-35 Patching Project To Affect Drivers The Next Two Weeks

If you noticed some road work on I-35 this afternoon, it's part of a project that will occur the next few weeks.  Work crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will progress on a large-scale asphalt patching project during the daytime hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  The schedule was designed to have limited impact on drive-time hours.

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Bridge Replacement On Highway 88 Starts August 7

A project to replace the bridge the crosses Burntside River west of Ely will begin on Monday, August 7.  The existing bridge on Highway 88 - which was constructed in 1938 - has reached the end of its serviceable life.

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St. Louis County Unveils New Flag Disposal Option

Anyone who's sat through an American Civics course knows a thing or two about flag etiquette.  From the proper way to handle and display the American Flag to what you shouldn't do with it, there is a whole list of things you need to know.

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Free Backpacks Are Distributed To Needy Students Ahead Of New School Year
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CHUM Collects Backpacks And Supplies For Those Who Need Help With Back-To-School Needs

The new school year will start sooner than you think;  while many look forward to adventure of the season, others look to back-to-school time with trepidation.  Many families in the Northland have a difficult time making ends meet all year long - but especially when clothes and supply shopping stretch their budget.

CHUM is looking to change that by organizing a backpack and school supply collection.  According to officials with the agency, participation can take many forms.  Scott Van Deale - CHUM's Distributive Services Director expands:

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Los Angeles's 405 Freeway Closes Completely For Bridge Repair
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Arrowhead/Haines Road Area By Highway 53 To See Construction Starting July 31

A busy section of roads in Hermantown will see some significant construction work starting Monday, July 31.  Crews with St. Louis County will be working on the area west of Arrowhead Road between Highway 53 and Haines Road - making improvements that will ease the traffic congestion.

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