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Charges Stem From Duluth Police Drug Bust

More than 25 grams of heroin, over $11,000 in cash, and miscellaneous drug packaging and paraphernalia is off the Duluth street thanks to a drug bust on January 23.  Duluth Police officers executed a search warrant on an apartment in the 6700 block of Redruth Street, resulting in charges for a 32-year old suspect.

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Mid Atlantic States Prepare For Large Snow Storm
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MNDOT Installs Plow Cams On Their Snowplow Fleet

Northlanders looking for a different perspective on road conditions can now access the view from the crews battling the worst that Mother Nature throws our way.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation made the announcement that they have installed plow cams on some of  their 838 snowplows - allowing the general public a first-hand look at road conditions.

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Nellis Air Force Base Commemorates Opening Of Solar Array
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Does My Home Get Enough Sun To Warrant Solar Panel Installation? A Free Interactive Map Lets Duluth Residents Find Their Homes Solar Potential

Going solar is easier than ever these days as the costs of the necessary equipment continues to decline with each passing year.  Many people here in the Northland have added solar panels to their existing homes allowing them to subsidize or (in some cases) replace their utilities.

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Where Does Minnesota Land In ‘Best Places To Make A Living’ Rankings?

Money-Rates.com combined factors like median wages, state tax rates, cost of living and other factors to determine which states would be the best places to make a living. Where did Minnesota land on the list?

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The 50th Anniversary Of Donald Campbell's Death Is Commemorated At Coniston Water
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DNR Seeks Input On Duluth-Area Lakes And Streams

We live in an area rich with natural beauty and resources. From trees and woodland to lakes and streams, we are lucky that we get the chance to recreate close to home.  As the organization tasked with regulating the use of these items, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking to make plans for the next decade or two.  By establishing long range plans, they can most-effectively manage the resources we have.

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Arctic Weather Arrives In The UK
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When Will Northland Roads Get Better? MNDOT Offers Insight Into This Winter’s Slippery Roads

If it seems like the roads in the Northland have been extraordinarily slippery this winter - you're probably correct.  A so-called "perfect storm" of weather conditions - alternating cold and snow - have left our highways and side streets a virtual skating rink of black ice so far.

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City Of Chicago Prepares For Another Winter Storm
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Salt Or Sand: What Impacts Plow Truck Decisions?

In a winter where we've seen pretty messy driving conditions - a question often comes up:  Why do the plow trucks sometimes use sand and sometimes use salt when treating the roadways.  The answer has a lot to do with science and temperature conditions.

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Cloquet Police Look For Individuals Wanted In Connection With A Theft Incident

The Cloquet Police Department is asking for your help.  They're looking for two suspects for questioning in regards to a theft incident.

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Minnesota’s My Pillow Company Under Scrutiny From Better Business Bureau

The owner of Minnesota-based My Pillow Company is defending his marketing tactics following an F-rating from the Better Business Bureau and revocation of its accreditation.  Mike Lindell - the creator of My Pillow - says that he has done nothing wrong.

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What Are the Most Common Last Names in Minnesota?

With all the Andersons and Olsons and Johnsons around the Land of 10,000 Lakes, what last names are the most common in Minnesota? Also, just how common are those last names? 

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Votes Are Counted In The Richmond Park By-election
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How Minnesota’s Switch To A Presidential Primary System Will Affect You

January 1, 2017 will mark a new chapter in Presidential politics in the State of Minnesota.  Historically, the state has chosen their nominees by using a caucus system - a plan that has come under scrutiny the last few election cycles.  With the passage of new legislation that takes place in 2017, Minnesota will now join the majority of other states that use the primary system.

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O.J. Simpson Seeks Retrial In Las Vegas Court - Day 5
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2017 St. Louis County Budget Sees Increases For Children And Family Services

At their last meeting of the year, St. Louis County Board officials voted to approve the 2017 budget - totaling $387,159,183;  that figure includes an 8.5% tax levy increase to property owners.

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