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August 14th Red Flag Warning Posted, Dangerous Undertow, Possible Riptides, and No Swimming

Again today we have some lake wind. After some rescues and deaths, due to high winds and choppy lake conditions,  the Duluth Fire Department issued a Red Flag warning for swimming. Flag locations are listed within. This warning is effective immediately for today August 14th.

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By:Leigh Turner
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Red Flag Warning Posted From Fire Department For Dangerous Possible Riptides and No Swimming

Due to high winds and choppy lake conditions the Duluth Fire Department issued a Red Flag warning for swimming. Flag locations are listed within. This warning is effective immediately.

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View Holiday Lights On Park Point To Help Fund A Wildwood Rehabilitation Fox Enclosure

Residents on Park Point have had to deal with the fox for quite some time.  They have come accustomed to them in their yard, sometimes even naming them.  When I was training for Grandma's Half Marathon on the Point I saw a fox and was freaked until I started to see them more frequently.  The fox on the Point are in trouble and there is a fundraiser this Saturday to help.

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Human Remains Found On Park Point

My husband and I run in various areas of the City, sometimes near wooded areas, sometimes near Lake Superior and most often on Park Point.  The thought has crossed my mind, what if we were to come across a body or human remains.  I shudder to think that that has happened to someone and my condolences go out to the family of the deceased.

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Park Point 5 Miler Escapes The Weather And Crowns Champions

In between sprinkles, the Park Point 5 Miler went off without a hitch. The favorite, Scott Behling, won the 45th annual race with a time of 26 minutes and 14 seconds, and St. Cloud’s McKenzie Holt, 20, claimed the women's title with a time of 31:27.

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UPDATE: Park Point Brush Drop Off Site Due To Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Temporarily Closed

Last October there was evidence of emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle found in trees on Park Point in Duluth.  An emergency quarantine went into effect until February for Park Point prompting a brush drop off site for Park Point residents.  That is now temporarily closed.

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Emerald Ash Borer Emergency Quarantine On Park Point; Brush Drop Off Site Issued

My husband and I have a wood burner so we are very conscious of where we can get the wood we burn.  We found that there are certain counties in Wisconsin that won't allow the transport of wood across county lines due to gypsy moths and the emerald ash borer beetle.  Now an emergency quarantine is in effect until February for our Park Point.

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How to Avoid Getting ‘Bridged’ By a Ship When Crossing the Aerial Lift Bridge

If you enjoy visiting Park Point, but don't like being held up by a ship that has the bridge raised up; here are some handy tools to avoid being "bridged".

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(Photo by Michael Bradley/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Bradley/Getty Images)
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Annual Park Point Sandmodeling Contest and Water Safety Expo Today At Park Point

Park Point will be host to a couple of events today that you can take part of or just go to enjoy. The Annual Sandmodeling Contest, and the Water Safety Expo. There will also be some staff from the YMCA to lead with some activities like tug of war, water balloon games, and a treasure hunt. Here's the times for the fun....

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(Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
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Duluth Parks And Recreation Urge Park Point Residents And Visitors, Don’t Feed The Foxes

Wild Foxes have been spotted many times this year, but most of the sightings have been on Park Point. People are posting pictures online of foxes in their yard, eating their garbage and sometimes going after their pets.

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Irish Hurling Takes Place October 5 Park Point, So What Is Irish Hurling [Video]

You're invited to the Twin Ports Hurling club exhibition on Park Point October 5 at noon. What is Irish Hurling? At first I thought it was a bunch of people drinking green beer getting sick....but it's actually a sport and the twin ports has a team. Who knew?

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Park Point Five Miler Race To Affect Duluth Traffic

The Park Point Five Miler Race is scheduled to be held Friday, July 19th, starting at 6:30 PM on Minnesota Avenue.  The race will begin on Minnesota Avenue near Sky Harbor Airport, with runners coming north on the roadway to the turnaround near 24th Street, then back to the park to finish.

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