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Top 5 Things To Do In Duluth During Summer

Summer in the Northland has so many great activities.

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Photo by Ron Houk
Photo by Ron Houk
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Celebrating Prince’s Birthday On Minnesota’s Official Prince Day

The train rides are always fun to be a part of, and a dance party celebrating Prince? It can’t be beat.

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By: Ian Forsyth
By: Ian Forsyth
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Taking Application Now For Summer Jobs With The North Shore Scenic Railroad

The North Shore scenic railroad is now hiring positions for summer looking for general maintenance crew supervisors and train car attendants.

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Jennifer Dodge
Jennifer Dodge
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Running The Red Lights At A Railroad Crossing In Superior? Get Ready For A $300 Ticket

I just did a story about how the trains in Wisconsin are in violation if they are on a crossing longer than 10 minutes. It can have a fine up to $500. Now the Superior Police Department is teaming up with Union Pacific and Canadian Pacific railroads. Giving tickets to violators going through the red lights at crossings whether walking or driving.

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PHOTO By Ron Houk
PHOTO By Ron Houk
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Are the Trains Blocking Roads in Superior Breaking Wisconsin Law?

Trains, trains, trains. Wherever you are in Superior, you have a chance of being stopped by a train. So heading off to work yesterday once again I get stopped by a lovely train. Now comes the choice do you wait for the train to pass? Or do you try to go around and use another route? But then you think it’s moving along quickly, only until it stops and goes in the opposite direction, oh good it’s moving again, nope it stopped again.

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North Shore Scenic Railroad Facebook Page
North Shore Scenic Railroad Facebook Page
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Railroad Tracks And Cameras: Duluth Incident Spotlights The Hazards Of Mixing The Two

Over the last two days or so, I've posted stories about proper picture-taking etiquette in regards to railroad tracks and train yards.  Looks like there was another situation that happened today on the tracks of the North Shore Scenic Railroad - right near Leif Erickson Park.

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Jennifer Dodge
Jennifer Dodge
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June Is Rail Crossing Safety Awareness Month; Minnesota Department Of Transportation Urges Motorists To Be Safe At Train Crossings

"Minnesota ranks in the top 15 states with the most highway-rail grade crossing incidents".  That quote from Minnesota Operation Lifesaver Executive Director Sheryl Cummings highlights the importance of train-car safety especially here in the Northland.

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Tony Hart
Tony Hart
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Train Companies Urge Amateur and Pro Photographers to Stop Using Their Tracks as Location Backdrops

We all know that we should never mess around with a train - right?  As kids we're told to not play on railroad tracks.  When we start driving, the instructions are to stop, look both ways, and go through train crossings as expediently as possible.  The train always wins!  So - why do some people think that posing for pictures on railroad tracks is an okay thing?

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Source:  Chefranden via flickr
Source: Chefranden via flickr
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Train Horns In Superior Return For The Time Being

Residents of Superior may have noticed the sound of something in the air that they haven't heard for a while:  train horns.

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