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How Do I Properly Use A Car Seat? The Superior Fire Deparment Presents A Car Seat Clinic May 7

Proper use of a car seat is not only a safety concern for our children but it's the law!  Whether you're a brand new parent, grandparent, or just need a refresher - the Superior Fire Department invites you to their Car Seat Clinic - Thursday, May 7 from 3 til 6 PM.

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Can I Eat Snow? Here Are Some Things To Think About Before You Tell Your Kids It’s Safe To Do So

Can I eat snow?  It's a question that just about anyone who's ever lived in an area that receives snow in the winter has pondered at least once or twice.  If you didn't wonder about it as a kid - then your kids will probably make you question the safety of eating Mother Nature's white stuff after you become a parent.  (And, haven't we all heard the adage about snow of the yellow variety?)

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NA - from TSM Creative Images
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Dulth Firefighters Respond To Early Morning Blaze In Lakeside

It was a busy morning for Duluth firefighters.  An early morning blaze ignited in a Lakeside duplex just after midnight.

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(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week Underway, Good Reminders To Be Prepared

Winter made a quick appearance in Minnesota and Wisconsin this year.  The snowfall was a good reminder of what season we are transitioning to.  Now it is time to get ready for the upcoming winter season.  Vehicles are getting a pre-winter check-up, snow removal equipment is being prepared for use, winter clothing is being seen etc.

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Fireworks Safety: The Minnesota State Fire Marshall’s Office Asks The Public To Be Cautious This 4th Of July

The 4th of July is fireworks season!  And while many communities present spectacular displays for the general public, many people buy and use their own fireworks.  The Minnesota Department of Public Safety and the Minnesota State Fire Marshall's Office reminds every one to be safe and legal this holiday.

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(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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This Man’s Film Could Save Your House From Burning Down

Dave was an average guy like everyone else. He tried to save money, go green, do the right thing recycling. That's what got him in trouble and eventually burned down his house. He decided to turn his misfortune into a lesson for everyone.

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(Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)
(Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)
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Don’t Text, Don’t Talk On The Phone, And Don’t Do This Harmless Thing Or You Could Be In Danger

Texting and driving is bad news when you drive, we all know that. What about being tired and letting your mind wander. Especially in the cold, you wander too far and you don't give yourself any time to stop, it could spell disaster.

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(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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How To Prevent Holiday Home Fires

It's unfortunate, but the holiday season often brings a significant spike in home fires.  The American Red Cross urges people to take extra precautions with cooking and decorating at this time of year to help prevent fires.

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(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Halloween Safety Tips For Your Pet, Sometimes It Can Be Spooky For Them

July 4th is a tough holiday for pets, but so is Halloween. People always knocking on your door, screaming for candy, all kinds of strangers coming in your yard. This isn't normal to your pet and sometimes they are afraid

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National Child Passenger Safety Week Is Sept. 15–21 Are Your Kids Safe

One of the most confusing things I think as a parent is some of the ways we make our kids safe. When I had to strap JJ, my first, into his seat I was baffled and wasn't sure I had the seat in the car right.

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nicole hubbard submitted posted facebook
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What Would You Do If You Saw This On The Highway?

This picture is what Nicole Hubbard saw. She is an animal control officer in South Carolina for two years, but had no jurisdiction in Georgia, where she saw this scene. So, what did she do?

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Source:  Richard Masoner-Cyclelicious via flickr
Source: Richard Masoner-Cyclelicious via flickr
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How Higher Temperatures Affect Bicycle Riders; A Minnesota Based Study Sheds Light On The Cause And Effect Of Summertime Riding

It's a given:  The hot summer sun can be deadly if you're not prepared.  Most of us all know the essentials:  Drink plenty of water, apply a sunscreen with a high SPF, and avoid over-exerting yourself.  But what about bicycle riders - who utilize the summer season as their time to ride?

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