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Can Tractors And Cars Share The Same Highway? Minnesota Department Of Transportation Offers Tips To Drivers This Harvest Season

Fall is here, and that means the harvest season has started.  Even though the northland might not be as agriculturally-based as some areas, there are still a lot of family farms - with people trying to get the last of the crops in or making the hay that they'll need for the approaching winter.  Often, this harvest season involves the use of roads and highways to get the tractors, trailers, and other farm equipment from one field to another.  At the same time, many car and truck drivers might not be used to seeing these slower-moving vehicles on the roadways.

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Historical Exihibits Traveling In Minnesota, See Them While You Can

Two traveling exhibits from the St. Louis Historical Society will be in the area. Old Country Memories: The Art of Albin Zaverl and Father Baraga: Shared Horizons, will be featured at a Slovenian cultural heritage event, “A Salute: Slovenian Cultural Expressions” in Ely, Minnesota at Vermillion Community College on Friday July 12. This event is free and open to the public.

 

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Source: The Eggplant via flickr
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Northland Chapter Of The American Red Cross Responds To Kettle River Fire

The local Red Cross chapter has lent assistance to a Kettle River family of four, following a fire that claimed their newly-rented home.

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Source: Sun Dazed via flickr
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Ten-Year Lithium-Battery Smoke Detectors To Be Distributed For Free In January

A program to distribute free smoke detectors will start on January 2, 2013 - according to the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross.  A generous donation by Arcelor-Mittal will provide 100 Kidde smoke detectors that are equipped with 10-year sealed lithium batteries, available on a first come-first served basis.

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Northland Chapter Of The American Red Cross To Hold Babysitter Boot Camps For Northland Kids

Thanks to a generous gift from the Arcelor-Mittal-Minorca mining company, Iron Range youngsters will get a big break on Red Cross Babysitter Training.  A $7,500 grant will underwrite the entire registration fee for what is being called Babysitter Boot Camp.

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Twelve Northland Organizations To Receive Automated External Defibrillators Courtesy of the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross

The Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross will present Automated External Defibrillators (AED's) to 12 different northland organizations to assure the distribution of these potential life-saving devices.

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Blueberry Season Comes Early For Minnesota And Wisconsin

The warm spring and plentiful rain has one silver lining (or, should we say "blue lining"):  Blueberry season has come early for the Northland!

Normally, this would be prime time for strawberries;  But, the shifted weather we had early on in the growing season has seen the red berries already harvested and picked over

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Cornucopia Wisconsin’s Giant Sludge Removal Effort

The flooding here in the Northland has not only caused problems for us but also other communities. Mrs. Rayman was in Cornucopia WI. yesterday enjoying a day away from yours truly with her sister Maureen, when they noticed a barge in the harbor.

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