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Svetlana Khvorostova
Svetlana Khvorostova
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Ice Skating And Nascar Are Turn Left Sports Until Now Ice Skating Trails Are Being Blazed Both Left And Right.

The ice skating trail at Central Park is now open! Central Park puts Maple Grove on the map as the first refrigerated ice skating trail in Minnesota.

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Hurricane Katrina Aftermath - Day 17
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Greyhound Bus Lines Roots Remain In A High-Tech Way

There's an old adage that goes something along the lines of "you can take the person out of their birthplace, but you can't take that birthplace out of the person".  I'm paraphrasing, but the general idea is that a persons origins remain a big part of the person they become - no matter how far away they might travel in life.

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Minnesota Overcharges Taxpayers $1.9 Billion Last Year; Critics Urge The State To Return The Funds

Following news that the State of Minnesota is expected to see a $1.9 billion surplus at the end of the year, critics are urging lawmakers to return the money to taxpayers.

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St. Louis County Making Intersections Safer; Dynamic Warning System Being Installed at Seven Rural Crossroads

Drivers in rural Saint Louis County will be a little safer at the end of next summer;  Officials with the county are spending $392,000 to install Dynamic Warning Systems at seven high-risk intersections.

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Iron Range Youth Stage A Cardboard City To Raise Money And Awareness For Homeless

Thirty six students from four different schools on the Iron Range spent the overnight of November 21-22 outside in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the homeless population.  The students from Mesabi East, Cherry, South Ridge, and Virginia had only a cardboard box to shelter them from the elements.

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Help Saint Louis County Battle Aquatic Invasive Species; Proposals From The Public Sought For Implementation

We love our lakes in the Northland!  Over the last two decades, the waterways in our area have been under attack from a variety of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) that play destructive roles to the balance of the ecosystem.  Officials with Saint Louis County have worked hard to design battle plans to combat these non-native species and protect our rivers and lakes.  Now, they're turning to the general public to compliment their actions.

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Nick Cooper
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Explore Minnesota Is Back At It Again The Statewide Scavenger Hunt And Photo Contest With New Locations All Across the State

Explore Minnesota's Checkpoint Minnesota contest is in it's third year with, 10 checkpoints around the state at many fun winter destinations. Among them, you will check out the world's largest free standing hockey stick and puck, TCF Bank Stadium, and 8 other locations. Participants travel to checkpoint signs placed around the state and take a photo of themselves posing by the checkpoint sign.

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Drivers Urged To Use Their Headlights During Heavy Snow; MNDOT Issues A Reminder Advisory To Northland Motorists

As we move into the snow season around the Northland, officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation remind drivers to use caution on the roadways and always use their headlights during times of reduced visibility.

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How Much Do People In Duluth Drink? Zenith City Named Drunkest In State Of Minnesota

Here's an honor for you:  Duluth was recently named Minnesota's drunkest city in a survey conducted by MSN's Health and Fitness website.

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How To Locally-Source Your Thanksgiving Meal; Duluth-Superior Offers A Surprising Number Of Options

Forget the fact that locally-sourced meals have become all the rage;  truth be told - food is just simply better tasting and better for you when it comes from a local farm.  The carrot that comes from the ground in Lakewood Township trumps the one that spent two weeks on a train coming from Argentina.  Add in the fact that there are (usually) less preservatives and the question about whether or not to serve locally is moot.

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November of 2013 year calendar
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4th Street Project Update Meeting Set For November 12

Project engineers from the City of Duluth and St. Louis County Public Works invite the public to a meeting on Thursday, November 12 to learn about the road construction project and utility replacements planned for 4th Street and Wallace Avenue.

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New Land Explorer Mobile App To Help Hunters This Season; Saint Louis County Rolls Out Mobile Version Of Their Property Data Records

A common problem hunters have in  the woods is identifying property lines and ownership.  Now, Saint Louis County is making it easier than ever - and with the advent of GPS technology, users can get an up-to-date real-time look at where they are at in the field.

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