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Defense Secretary Hagel Marks Veterans Day At The Vietnam War Memorial
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Veterans Expo Happens April 25 In Superior

Whether you're a veteran, have a family member who served in the military, or just want to get involved in the veterans community, a free event coming up on Tuesday, April 25 is one you won't want to miss.  It's the 4th annual Veterans Expo - from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Yellowjacket Union Great Room on  the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

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Duluth Police Seek Suspect In Stolen Check Incident

The Duluth Police Department has had great success with reaching out on social media in the efforts of finding suspects.  That's why they're doing it again - this time in a stolen check case.

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Steve Tanko
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More Details About This Summers Oliver Bridge Work Released

Details about the work to be performed this summer on the Oliver Bridge continue to slowly trickle out from the authorities involved.  Since the initial word was released that the bridge would see daytime closures again this summer, officials have revised the start date - from April 17 to April 24...

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Urban Gardening Growing In Popularity
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St. Louis County Extension Office Presents A Living Off The Land Workshop On April 25

A lot of Northlanders plant gardens and many have thought about ways of improving their harvest.  A presentation from the St. Louis County Extension office aims to help people get the skills and know-how they need to make that happen.  As part of the two-part gardening series "Spring Gardening Extravaganza", a session on Living Off The Land:  Your Edible Landscape has been planned for April 25 at the First United Methodist Church (the Coppertop Church).  Check in starts at 4:45 PM and the actual session runs 5:30 to 8:45 PM.

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Much Needed Rain Falls In Bay Area, As State Continues To Suffer Worsening Drought
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Downtown Duluth Cleanup Rescheduled For April 19

Today's rain showers has brought one consequence with it:  The Clean Sweep event that was scheduled for downtown Duluth has been rescheduled to tomorrow - April 19.

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Annual March For Life Held In Washington DC
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Grant Money Awards Duluth 60 New Recycling Bins For Park Spaces

Recycling that pop or water bottle will be a whole lot easier the next time you're enjoying one of Duluth's parks.  The city was recently awarded grant money to provide for 60 new recycling bins to be placed in the park system.  300 cities applied for the money and Duluth was one of 41 communities to receive the grant money.

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MNDOT Plans Bridge Inspections; Ramp Closures Happen April 24-27

With two major bridges in the Twin Ports - not to mention an interstate highway and miles of highway - road maintenance is a significant concern.  The crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation work diligently to inspect and repair the roadways we use each and every day.

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State Budget Standoff Continues In Madison, Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Runs Out Of License Plate Number Combinations

Something significant is about to happen!  According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, their agency is about to run out of available three-letter/three-number combinations.  A post and story on their Facebook page suggests that the current set-up has lasted for about 31 years before hitting the end of the line for remaining plate numbers.

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Police Break Crystal Meth Manufacturing Ring
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Duluth Police Hope To Reunite Found Drug Bag With Owner

It might be with a slight tongue-in-cheek attitude, but the end-result would be worth it:  The Duluth Police Department is hoping to reunite a found bag of crystal meth with its rightful owner...

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Volunteers Clean Up Community Garden On Earth Day
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St. Louis County Extension Office Offers Spring Gardening Extravaganza On April 18

While we haven't had a lot of April showers (at least up to this point), we can definitely county on May flowers - especially if we take part in the 2017 Spring Gardening Extravaganza presented by the St. Louis County Extension office.  A two-part gardening series kicks off with the inaugural session on April 18 at the First United Methodist Church (the Coppertop Church).  Check in starts at 4:45 PM and the actual session runs 5:30 to 8:45 PM.

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Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt To Celebrate 100th Anniversary
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Superior Public Library Offers Storytime And Dental Kits On April 18

There's something extra in store for you at next week's Tuesday Morning Storytime at the Superior Public Library.  In addition to the chance to hear an imaginative story on April 18, kids will receive a free dental kit provided by Just Kids Dental - including a toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste.

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Revised Start Date For Oliver Bridge Daily Closures

Although original reports has the Oliver Bridge set to resume the summer daily closure schedule on Monday, April 17 - it appears that that start date has been revised slightly.  According to the flashing data sign that signals drivers on the approach to both sides of the bridge, the start date is now Monday, April 24.

It was a long year for many drivers as the Oliver Bridge saw daily closures from April far into November in 2016.  Now as promised, the closures will return for this summer - although officials are promising a little shorter schedule of work.

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