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Napa Area Businesses Continue Recovery Effort From Earthquake
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What Is Chip Sealing And Why Does It Look Like The County Is Repairing Roads They Just Resurfaced?

I'll admit it - I had the same question when I recently saw orange cones and work crews on the newly-resurfaced Arlington Avenue:  Why does it look like the county is working on a road that they just made a year ago.  The signs along the roadway talk about "fresh oil" and "chip sealing" - but offer little to no information about what is really going on.

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Computer Worm Cripples Access To South Korea's Internet
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SWLP Warns Customers Of New Scam

It looks like another round of scams are making their way around the Twin Ports area - this time in connection to Superior Water, Light and Power - the utility that serves the Superior area.

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Railroad Track Repairs Set For Superior’s 28th Street Crossing – Starting August 29

It looks like they're finally going to try to fix the rough railroad crossing that exists at 28th Street - between Elmira and Corning Avenue.  Officials with the City of Superior have planned a Monday, August 29 start date.

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How Can I Watch The Tall Ships At Home Or At The Office?

The tall ships are here!  And with them has come additional people and traffic to the Duluth Harbor area.  One estimate I saw suggested an additional 300,000 people visiting our community to see the eight giant ships that have sailed into our port for the four day event.

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Service Sector Index, Including Restaurant Industry, Posts Large Declines
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What Are The Top Ten Restaurants In Superior According To TripAdvisor?

Eight - and I feel embarrassed admitting that.  What am I talking about?

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Napa Area Businesses Continue Recovery Effort From Earthquake
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Repairs To Highway 35 South Of Superior Start August 22

Road crews with Douglas County will begin a chip-sealing project on State Highway 35 just south of Superior on Monday, August 22.  The work will involve repairs to the road surface in an effort to smooth the ride and make the route safer.

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New York City School Bus Drivers On Verge Of Strike
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Wisconsin Passes New School Bus Law

A new school bus law in Wisconsin brings the state in line with the other 49 states in regards to safety lights.  All school buses built after 2005 are now required to use an 8-light signaling system to alert drivers on the road the intentions of the bus driver.  Since the 1970's, the other states in the nation started evolving to this light system that uses flashing amber lights to signal an anticipated stop.  The law that passed yesterday (August 16) makes Wisconsin the final state in the union to join the system.

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Beijing Park Life A Respite From Urban Growth
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City Of Superior Invites Comment On The Future Of Webster Park At Meeting On August 15

You can make your voice heard!  The City of Superior is inviting public comment on future improvements to Webster Park at a community meeting on Monday, August 15.

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Missouri Confronts Major Flooding in 16 Counties as Rivers Crest
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Can-Of-Worms Intersection Ramp To See Closure And Inspection On Monday August 15

As we make our way through the tail-end of the summer road construction season, it seems like a new unplanned project springs up just about every other day.  Now you can add one more closure and traffic disruption at the Can-Of-Worms Intersection at I-35, Highway 53 and the Blatnik Bridge.

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Duluth Police Remind Pokemon Go Players of Park Curfews for Places Like Leif Erikson Park

Duluth Police are reminding players of the popular game Pokemon Go of the rules about Duluth area parks and the general curfew that the city enforces.

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MNDOT Revises Schedule For Blatnik Bridge Closures; New Start Date Is August 22

As we reported yesterday, the Blatnik Bridge is scheduled for about 8 weeks of repairs - which will result in total lane closures on both the north and south-bound lanes.  The original date for the beginning of this project was to be Monday, August 15.  A new revised timeline from the Minnesota Department of Transportation has that start date moved to Monday, August 22.

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Do I Need An ID To Vote In Today’s Wisconsin Primary? A Primer On Taking Part In Today’s Election

There's a primary election today in Wisconsin - just like in Minnesota.  However, there are some important parts of the process  in the Badger State election that some voters may have questions on.

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