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Peter Frampton Freaks Out Over Video On Minnesota Stage Over The Weekend

Instead of "Frampton Comes Alive" - it was Frampton (be)comes angry on Sunday, as he performed in Red Wing, Minnesota.  During a show at the Treasure Island Casino, Peter Frampton halted his performance twice over the video content that was being shown on the big screen monitors behind him.

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An Aspirin A Day Could Prevent Both Heart Disease And Colon Cancer
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Local Health Officials Suggest Patients “Ask About Aspirin” To Reduce Heart Risks

You only get one heart;  that's why it's important to take care of the one you have!  For many years now, medical research has shown a correlation between daily intake of aspirin for some patients and a reduced risk of heart-related issues.  Now, local health officials are prompting people to learn more.

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Rising Energy And Food Prices Cause Wholesale Prices To Spike Upwards
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Downtown Duluth Farmers Market Happens July 25

The pick of the crop is yours  - Tuesday, July 25 - as the Downtown Duluth Farmers Market returns to Lake Superior Plaza.  From 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, shop the harvest you'll find from local farmers and gardeners.

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Speed Limit Increases On Four Northland Highways

The phrase "put the pedal to the metal" comes to mind - but perhaps that's not what officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation had in mind when increased the speed limit on four Northland highways.  Within the next two weeks, sections of some highways will see speed limit increases from 55 to 60 mph.  The move is the result of traffic and engineering studies - which took crash rates and physical attributes of each roadway into account.

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What Will Superior Senior High School Look Like After Multi-Year Renovation? [Video]

In April, contractors and community leaders broke ground on the $56-million renovation of Superior Senior High School.  The work will totally re-make the 1960's-vintage building into a modern facility.

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North 58th Street Closure In Superior July 19 & 20

Railroad track maintenance will require parts of North 58th Street to be closed July 19 and 20 in Superior.  The closure is expected to last only during the daytime hours.

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Obama's New Budget Calls For Major Investments Into Public Works Projects
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$4.2 Million Resurfacing Project To Start On Highway 37; Major Impacts Expected

Drivers who take the Highway 37 short-cut on the Iron Range can expect major impacts for the rest of the summer as MNDOT crews kick-off a $4.2 million resurfacing project.  The good news: When it's done, it'll greatly improve the roadway.

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MNDOT Warns About Toxic Ditch Vegetation

What's the old saying about knee-high corn by the 4th of July?  That same principle could be applied to roadside weeds and vegetation;  by this point of the summer season, a lot of ditches are filled with overgrowth.  What you may not know or be aware of is that some of these weeds have the potential to be toxic even through skin contact.

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Wildflowers Bloom On First Day Of Summer After Record Rainy Winter
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MNDOT Offers Information About Upcoming Project On Highway 48 Near Hinckley

A popular route "back" to the Northland is scheduled for some resurfacing work the last half of this summer.  Highway 48 east out of Hinckley will see lane closures and one-way traffic beginning September 11 as work crews make significant improvements to the roadway.

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Superior’s Wisconsin Point Receives $1.4 Million Grant

It's no secret that Lake Superior looms large as probably the largest natural resource we have in our area.  The Twin Ports benefits from the largest freshwater lake in the world in many ways.  Both Duluth and Superior have a variety of man-made and natural access points to Lake Superior.  A recently-awarded grant will help to shore-up one of those access points on the Superior side.

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Rising Energy And Food Prices Cause Wholesale Prices To Spike Upwards
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Downtown Duluth Farmers Market Starts Summer Season On July 18

Nothing says summer like fresh produce from the garden.  If you're not lucky enough to have a garden for fruit and vegetables on your property there's still a way:  The Northland is home to a variety of Farmers Markets that offer abundant, locally-grown food for sale.

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Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
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Highway 169 Temporary Lane Closures Begin July 17

Summer is the season of road construction!  As we near the half-way point to the summer construction season, officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are alerting drivers to some work that will require temporary lane closures well into fall.

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