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Carolina K. Smith,M.D.
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What Did Minnesota State Patrol Cars Look Like Through The Years?

If you grew up in Minnesota, those maroon State Patrol cruisers are an iconic image - even if you've never been pulled over by one!  Close your eyes and you can visualize what the "highway patrol" cars look like - right?  Are you sure?

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What Minneapolis Restaurants Had The Most Health Code Violations?

For some reason Northlanders end up in the Twin Cities on a regular basis and even the shortest day trip will leave you hungry and looking for someplace to eat.  A recent article might make you reconsider some of your choices.

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Popular Incandescent Bulbs Phasing Out In New Year
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Minnesota’s Highways Converting To LED Light Fixtures; MNDOT To Convert Entire State By 2020

The Federal government passed legislation that banned manufacturers from making and selling incandescent light bulbs for consumers a few years ago.  LED bulbs quickly became the new go-to bulb of choice for many home users.  Now it appears that the State of Minnesota is getting ready to join the trend.

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Christy Seely
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Spring Road Restrictions Go Into Effect For St. Louis County On March 8

It's a sure sing that Old Man Winter is on it's last days (or weeks);  St. Louis County has released their Spring Road Restrictions - which take effect on Tuesday, March 8.  Drivers who operate vehicles with an axle weight that's greater than 5 tons need to be in compliance while the postings are in place.

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Jennifer Dodge
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Train-Car Crashes Down In Minnesota; 2015 Numbers Detail Their Lowest Levels In More Than 40 Years

Here's a bit of good news:  Crashes between automobiles and trains at Minnesota rail crossings was down in 2015.  According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the number of people killed in vehicle-train crashes was the lowest since 1970 - matching the total number of crashes which was also the second lowest since 1970.

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David Sherman
David Sherman
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Minnesota Twins Promise Fun This Summer At Target Field; Theme Nights Make It A Celebration All Season Long

It's a theme party that will last all summer long!  The Minnesota Twins baseball team has announced a series of theme nights for the 2016 season - promising creative fun this season at Target Field.

Check out the schedule.  Even if you're not a die-hard baseball fan, you'll more than likely find something that peaks your interest or your curiosity. From Superhero Night to Star Wars - Zubazpalooza to wrestling night, the Twins have crafted a unique promotion to attract more people to Target Field.

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Moose Lake Residents To Learn About Upcoming Plans For Highways 73, Highway 27, And Highway 289

Looks like the Moose Lake area will be a sea of orange cones this summer as road crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation get to work on three highways in the area.  Highways 27, 73, ad 289 are set to see improvements and officials with MNDOT want to alert the public to the plans.

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Graham Prentice
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Tree Clearing Project On Highway 169 To Delay Traffic Near Ely

Minnesota might be the "land of 10,000 lakes" - but there are probably millions of trees to go along with them - especially up in our neck of the woods.  But, a multi-month project to make way for the Highway 1/169 Eagles Nest Lake Area Project will see a lot of them going away.

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Sherry Rodriguez Re-Appointed St. Louis County’s Veterans Service Officer

With a unanimous vote, St. Louis County Commissioners approved the re-appointment of Sherry Rodriguez as the county's Veterans Service Officer.  The position is an important one in the northland, overseeing the staff that serves veterans out of offices in Duluth, Virginia, Hibbing, and Ely.  As their point of contact, the Veterans Service Officer assists veterans in navigating the necessary paperwork to receive the benefits they've earned.

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St. Louis County Land Sale Happens February 11; Tax Forfeited Properties And 16 Lakeshore Parcels From Shoreland Lease Program Up For Grabs

Here's an excellent opportunity to own a piece of land - for less!  St. Louis County is holding a Tax Forfeited Land Sale on Thursday, February 11 - your chance to bid on nearly 50 properties located throughout the northland.

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Does The Proposed Roundabout For Hibbing’s Highway 169/37 Intersection Foreshadow The Future?

Superior has one.  Highway 2 near Ashland has one.  Grand Rapids does, too.  What does the proposal to install a roundabout at the busy Iron Range intersection of Highway 169 and 37 in Hibbing mean to Northlanders?

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Feng Yu
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St. Louis County To Survey Residents During The Month Of February; Data Will Guide County Planners On Budget And Policy Decisions

Don't throw it away!  It's not a scam!  2,100 random residents of Saint Louis County will receive an envelop packet in the mail sometime this month - asking for their responses to a survey that will help rate county services.

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