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Cold Weather Might Be Good For Us; An Opinion Piece Makes The Case That Our Recent Weather Might Be Beneficial

No matter what happens in the remaining months to come - the Winter of 2013-2014 will go down in the record books as one of those winters.  You know the type:  snow and cold;  Okay, lots of snow and lots of cold.  Contrary to what you might be thinking about our recent weather - it may be beneficial to you.

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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What Not To Flush; Prevent Clogs And Help Our Cities Infrastructure

Flushing something down the toilet doesn't make it go away - you're just moving the problem somewhere else.  The City of Superior's Environmental Services - a Division of Public Works - reminds everyone that proper disposal of wastes and garbage can prevent problems for both you and the city.

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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How Much Of A Benefit Do Trees Provide Our Environment? An Easy-To-Use Calculator Helps Assess The Gain

Ever wonder how much of a benefit that tree in your yard provides you?  Everyone talks about the financial and environmental perks of planting trees - but defining the value is difficult.

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(Photo illustration by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Can It Snow When It’s Really Cold? The Science Behind The Myth That Cold And Snow Never Go Hand In Hand

Live in the northland for any length of time and you'll hear the adage:  It can't snow when it gets cold - or - it's too cold to snow - or - something along those lines.  And it's true, there appears to be a correlation between the temperature and the chances of significant snowfall.  But what about the science behind the claim?  Is there factual evidence that can back the claim up?

Yes and no.

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(Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)
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Pancake Breakfast To Benefit Cathedral School Athletic Association – Sunday, January 26

In conjunction with Catholic Schools Week, the Cathedral School Athletic Association is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, January 26 in Cathedral of Christ the King's Kress Hall - from 8AM to 12:30PM.

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Source:  Superior Police Department
Source: Superior Police Department
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Superior Police Look For Dylan Pattee; Felon Warrant For Burglary Charges

Have you seen this man?  The Superior Police Department is looking for the public's help in finding Dylan Pattee - who is wanted on felony burglary charges.

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(Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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How To Use A Median Correctly; Avoid Accidents At Intersections With These Tips

Every driver on the road went through the testing process prior to getting their license, but it seems that some people either forgotten the rules of the road or have gotten sloppy as the years have gone by.  This can be especially noticeable when it comes to intersection etiquette.

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Superior’s Sewage Billing Process Changing; City Will Now Bill Direct

 

In case you didn't get the message this past fall, the City of Superior is making a change to their billing process for sewage rates - effective Jan 1, 2014.  SWL&P will no longer be billing customers for sewage use;  That charge will be billed directly from the city.  Customers who live or obtain services from SWL&P will notice the changes with their first bill of the year.

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What Does The Oliver Bridge Look Like In The Early Morning? A Drive Across In The Dark Puts You In The Drivers Seat

I had reason to cross the Oliver Bridge in the dark and it got me to thinking:  Why not put YOU in the drivers seat with me?

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Source:  Steve Tanko
Source: Steve Tanko
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Twin Ports Politics And Economics Spotlighted In New York Times Article

Sunday's New York Times featured an article about a place we know and love all too well:  Home.  The story by Monica Davey put the spotlight on the increasing chasm between Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin - especially in regards to politics and the economy.

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Looking For Help In Identifying Suspects

Take a look at this picture.  Do you know any of the individuals seen in the frame?  If so, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office would like to talk to you.

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Source:  Cathedral School/Jessica Poskozim
Source: Cathedral School/Jessica Poskozim
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3rd Annual Pasta Extravaganza To Benefit Cathedral School On January 11

It's a taste of Italy right in our own backyard!  Cathedral School hosts their 3rd annual Pasta Extravaganza - Saturday, January 11 - 5:30PM - in Kress Hall at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior.

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