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Station Crew Gets Opportunity To Play On The Lake Superior Ice Festival Rink [Video]

Sometimes you can hear about an event but you need to experience it for yourself in order to realize what it's all about.  That was the idea behind our radio station crew playing hooky (not "hockey" - with pun (semi) intended) yesterday on the ice near Barkers Island in Superior.  As the Twin Ports gets ready for the Lake Superior Ice Festival, we decided to actually get out on the ice at the event site to get an up-close and personal look at what awaits.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe And Shawn Boothe Celebrate Their 1st Valentine's Day Together With Dunkin' Donuts Heart-Shaped Donuts
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Free Kids Valentines-Craft Program Happens February 4 At Superior Public Library

Make sure the kids don't miss this one!  A Tricked Out Valentine's craft program will happen at Saturday, February 4 at the Superior Public Library, starting at 11:30 AM.  Kids of all ages are invited to take part in this free program, co-presented by the Northern Expressions Arts Collective.

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Chinese Farmers Pick Pine Cones On Changbaishan Mountain
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Help The City Shape The Future Of The Western Waterfront Trail’s Master Plan

Big things are in store for the Western Waterfront Trail - the scenic walkway that snakes along the St. Louis River near West Duluth, Morgan Park, Smithville, Gary-New Duluth, and Fon Du Lac.  City officials are about to embark on a revitalization effort that they hope will breathe new life into the area.  As they create those plans, you're invited to help out.

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Popular Incandescent Bulbs Phasing Out In New Year
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SWL&P Customers Can Get A Free Focus On Energy Kit

Whether you're looking to "go green" or just "save some green", here's an opportunity available through your utility provider.  Customers who receive their electric and gas needs via Superior Water Light and Power are able to order a free kit from the Simple Energy Efficiency Program made available via Wisconsin Focus On Energy.

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Arctic Weather Arrives In The UK
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When Will Northland Roads Get Better? MNDOT Offers Insight Into This Winter’s Slippery Roads

If it seems like the roads in the Northland have been extraordinarily slippery this winter - you're probably correct.  A so-called "perfect storm" of weather conditions - alternating cold and snow - have left our highways and side streets a virtual skating rink of black ice so far.

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City Of Superior Opens Municipal Ski Trails On January 13

Winter outdoor enthusiasts - the time has come:  The City of Superior will open the municipal ski trails on Friday, January 13.  Residents and non-residents are invited to cross-county ski on the multi-use trails;  there is even a specific section for skijoring.

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City Of Chicago Prepares For Another Winter Storm
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Salt Or Sand: What Impacts Plow Truck Decisions?

In a winter where we've seen pretty messy driving conditions - a question often comes up:  Why do the plow trucks sometimes use sand and sometimes use salt when treating the roadways.  The answer has a lot to do with science and temperature conditions.

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First Snow In Southern Germany
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Wisconsin DOT Officials Remind Drivers To Use Their Headlights

With our recent rounds of snow and with winter driving fresh on  the minds of a lot of drivers, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are reminding everyone of the need to use their headlights in darkness of when weather conditions warrant the visibility;  Vehicles need to have their lights on if they're within 500 feet of another vehicle.  This isn't just common sense - it's the law.

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Cold Snap Sweeps Across England
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250-Foot Long Slide Featured at 2017 Lake Superior Ice Festival in Superior

Among the multitude of family activities as the 2017 Lake Superior Ice Festival is a 18-foot wide, 250-foot long slide that will be open through the weekend's schedule of events.

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Facebook To Acquire Photosharing Site Instagram For One Billion Dollars
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This Weeks Must-See Instagram Posts From Duluth-Superior

Cold temperatures.  Snow.  Ice.  Cross-country skiing.

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Superior’s Billings Drive To Close For The Winter Season

Similar to the way it has in years past, the City of Superior is closing a part of Billings Drive until this Spring.  The gates will go up across the entrance to the road on Monday, January 9.

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Natural Gas Prices In Midwest Could Jump Over 70% After Katrina
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SWL&P Switches To Digital Meters; Five Year Plan Will Replace Every Electric, Gas And Water Meter

Big changes are coming for utility customers in Superior!  The city's utility provider - Superior Water Light and Power Company - has announced a five year project to replace and convert every electric, gas and water meter for their customers;  the move will see the migration from analog to digital metering.

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