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Source: Robert Couse Baker via flickr
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How To Water Your Lawn Smartly; Getting The Most Water For Your Lawn For Less

This is the time of summer when our lawns start to look a little worse-for-wear.  Whether it's getting ragged-looking from over-use (you know - from the kids playing on or that backyard barbecue...) or it's browning from the heat of the summer sun, there are things you can do to give it some TLC.

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Source: Kid Cowboy via flickr
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Hartley Nature Center Hosts Wildflower Walk July 12th

The natural beauty of our north-woods will be in the spotlight Friday night!  Join the staff members from Hartley Nature Center for a Wildflower Walk, Friday July 12th.

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Source:  TexasEagle via flickr
Source: TexasEagle via flickr
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Hartley Nature Center Looks For Volunteers For Their Wednesday Gardening Nights; Next Event Happens July 10th

The Hartley Nature Center is hosting a volunteer gardening night twice each month during the summer - and they need your help!

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Kiddie Pools Can Be Used For More Than Small Kids, Here’s Some Ideas

We are starting to get to the time of year they call "Dog Days", when the heat makes you do things like stick your head in the freezer. (C'mon, I'm not the only one that does that!!) Kiddie pools are a big seller and it isn't to people that have kiddies.

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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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Source: ksbuehler via flickr
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Rhubarb Festival To Benefit CHUM Happens Saturday

One of the great things about living in the northland is the abundance of rhubarb that grows wild;  You'll find it in people's backyards, alongside the road in ditches, and Saturday - you'll find it in the spotlight at the 9th annual CHUM Rhubarb Festival!

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Source: Dr Nixon via flickr
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Summer Camps At Great Lakes Aquarium

Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth has some great ideas to keep the kids busy - and learning.  They have two summer camps coming up - with options for the whole family.

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Source: TexasEagle via flickr
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Hartley Nature Center Looks For Volunteers For Their Wednesday Gardening Nights; Next Event Happens June 19th

The Hartley Nature Center is hosting a volunteer gardening night twice each month during the summer - and they need your help!

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Source: gorbould via flickr
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USDA Renames Beef And Pork Cuts To Boost Sales

Think you know your Ribeye Steak from a New York?  Or a Pork Butt from a roast?  Think again!  In an effort to make meat choices more clear, the USDA is renaming more than 350 cuts of meat - just in time for the summer grilling season.

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Source: Joe Shlabotnik via flickr
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FDA Steps Up Guidelines For Sunscreen Labels

Sunscreen is a summertime-must.  But how do you know that the sunscreen you're using will protect you?

The FDA's new guidelines for sunscreen took effect June 1, 2012.  Essentially, they forced sunscreen makers to beef up their protection levels.

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Hot Summer in the Twin Ports: How Do You Like Spending Summer Days? [SURVEY]

The Twin Ports have seen a string of hot weather this summer, and there's plenty more on the way. With summer being short in this area, are you enjoying every minute of the heat or trying to to avoid it until it cools down again?

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Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images
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Summer Beach Bash at Park Point Beach With Sand Modeling Contest and More

Duluth Parks and Recreation and the Duluth YMCA are teaming up for a day of summer fun at park Point beach on Thursday, July 19th from 11am til around 4 that afternoon.

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