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37th AFI Life Achievement Award on TV Land Prime - Show
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Bob Dylan To Play Xcel Energy Center October 25

One of Minnesota's most-famous artists is coming home for a performance in a little over a month from now. Bob Dylan will perform at the Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday, October 25 - along with Mavis Staples. If the turn-around time on the show date seems short, that's because it is; the concert was just announced today on the venue's social media.

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Bong Bridge Maintenance Happens September 11-30

One of the two major bridges that allow Twin Ports drivers to cross the St. Louis River will see maintenance work the rest of the month - resulting in major alternating lane closures and width restrictions. Work crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be performing maintenance on Bong Bridge September 11-30 as part of their annual schedule.

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Chester Bowl Fall Fest Happens September 16

One of the signature fall events in the Twin Ports happens Saturday, September 16 as the 33rd annual Fall Fest happens at Chester Bowl. Between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM, more than 125 vendors will be on hand with food, produce, collectibles, crafts, music, activities, and more.

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Shadow Chancellor Meets Steelworkers From The Recently Mothballed SSI Site
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MNDOT Looks To Improve Bus Access To Rural Areas

While public transportation might get a lot of press in the more-populated parts of the state, it's probably the smaller towns and rural communities that have the biggest need. A push by the Minnesota Department of Transportation aims to make access easier in some of those areas.

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Zenith Bookstore Grand Opening To Feature Minnesota Lineup – September 16

If you're a book lover, you're in luck; if you're a fan of Minnesota-sourced reads - this is an event you won't want to miss. Zenith Bookstore will host a Grand Opening Book Fair on Saturday, September 16 in the parking lot between the store and Beaner's Central Coffeehouse in West Duluth.

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Obama's New Budget Calls For Major Investments Into Public Works Projects
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I-35/Blatnik Bridge Work This Week

Work crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be performing a variety of repair projects this week along I-35 and the Blatnik Bridge. The work will primarily occur during the daytime hours of 9:00 AM and 2:30 PM.

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Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota
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Take A Virtual Visit To The Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair - the so-called "Great Minnesota Get-Together" kicks off August 24. If past years attendance records are any indication, thousands of people will visit the fairgrounds in Falcon Heights to get an up-close and personal look at the people, attractions, and events in person.

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21st Avenue East Intersection To Close Starting August 23

Construction work on 4th Street will result in the closure of heavily-used intersection at 21st Avenue East - starting August 23. The project is part of the total rebuild of 4th Street. A detour will be posted directing drivers to use 24th Avenue East and Kent Road.

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Large Tree Falls In Central Park, Injuring 4 People
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MNDOT To Perform Tree Removal Along Some Duluth Roads

Heads up!  Work crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be removing dead and dying trees along some roadways in Duluth starting Tuesday, August 22...

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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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