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Eduard Titov
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Can Of Worms Rebuild Project Gets Public Hearing On June 13

One of the Twin Ports busiest intersections is looking at an overhaul in 2018 and state officials want your input.  Duluth's "Can Of Worms" interchange - where Highway 53 and I-35 meet - is scheduled for a revamp that will untangle some of confusing mess of ramps.  Minnesota Department of Transportation officials have planned a public meeting on Monday, June 13 to present their proposed modifications and to solicit input from the general public.

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Wild Card Round - Seattle Seahawks v Minnesota Vikings
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4th Annual TCO Vikings 5K Registration Is Open; Event Happens October 1 In New U.S. Bank Stadium

Do you like to participate in 5K's?  Do you like the Minnesota Vikings?  Would you like to see the new U.S. Bank Stadium?

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fishing in a lake
Mikael Damkier
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Who Needs A License To Fish? This Weekend, No License Is Needed At Minnesota’s State Parks

Don't let a little thing like a fishing license get between you and the big ones this weekend.  As Minnesota gets ready for the Walleye Fishing Opener this weekend, the Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone about a recent change in the law that allows you to fish for free within most state parks.

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Silhouettes of father and son (13-14) standing in boat fishing
David De Lossy
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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Urges Caution This Fishing Opener Weekend; Agency Releases Their Annual List Of Road Projects Along Popular Fishing Commutes

It's going to be a busy weekend in Minnesota - on the lakes and on the roads - as the walleye opener brings anglers out of their homes and into boats.  Most of those boats will end up getting towed to and from popular fishing lakes - passing through road construction zones.

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British Record Shops See A Vinyl Revival
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Philip Kives Dead At 87; Founded Minnesota-Based K-Tel Records

Mention K-Tel Records to someone of a certain age and they instantly conjure up images of late-night television commercials hawking record albums (or 8-tracks and cassettes) that compiled hits by multiple artists all on one collection for a super low price.  And while any record collector worth his stuff would raise his nose at these collections (inferior vinyl, shortened songs, etc) they also offered people the chance to get a lot of songs for not a lot of money.

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Bicycle messengers in a snowstorm
Peter Spiro
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MNDOT Invites Schools And Communities To Apply For Grant Money To Fund Safe Routes To School Bicycle Fleets

If you're a parent of a school-age child  in Minnesota - or - if you're a school administrator, here's something you may want to know about.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation is offering grant money to help fund safe routes for school programs that focus on bicycles.

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Country road
Alexander Milanese
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Highway 23 Bridgework To Begin May 2 In Fond Du Lac; Project Will Affect One Of The Oliver Bridge Detour Routes

Perhaps they should have compared notes.  A summer bridge project on Highway 23 at the St. Louis River in Fond du Lac will impact one of the detour routes for the Oliver Bridge - which is closed during the daytime hours this summer for its own road work.

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Duluth Police
Duluth Police
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Duluth Police Look For Suspects In Kohl’s Shoplifting Incident

Do you know the identity of the two women pictured in these surveillance photos?  If you do - or if you have any details pertaining to their whereabouts, the Duluth Police Department would like to know.

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Minnesota Is Beautiful, That’s Why We Live Here, See This Breath Taking Footage Of The State

When we have a rough winter, or the weather seems to be lousy for a week as a time or lon.ger, I think it's good to remind ourselves why we live where we do. We like the outdoors, and fishing and hunting. We love being able to hike up a trail or bike in the woods.

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Police Car Lights
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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Bad food
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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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