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Emergency Telephone Numbers Keep Railroad Crossings Safe
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Duluth To See Railroad Crossing Improvements Via $375,000 Grant

Along with being home to the largest freshwater port in the world, Duluth can also claim quite a few railroad tracks and crossings.  As a major train hub in the Midwest - and, with numerous tracks making their way throughout the community - those tracks are a major part of most drivers daily commute.

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Blatnik Bridge Closure Switches Sides September 14

The on-going repair work on the Blatnik Bridge will switch courses - and directions - on Wednesday, September 14.  On that date the southbound lanes that had been closed to traffic will re-open and the northbound lanes will close for approximately four weeks.  In addition, one southbound lane at the center of the span will remain closed to traffic to lessen the weight load.

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New Orleans Prepares To Mark 10 Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina
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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Urges Caution Around School Buses

School has been in session for about a week now around the State of Minnesota and as students and parents settle into their school year routine, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds drivers to use caution, safety and common sense around school buses.

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Garfield Avenue To Close September 10-11

In order to accommodate the Drag Race and Car Show that's happening on Garfield Avenue this weekend, the street will need to be closed to traffic for the majority of the weekend.

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Refugees A Boon To German Cricket
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Duluth Police Warn Of Phone Scam Targeting Returning College Students

The return to school can be hard enough for students without having to worry about being on the receiving end of a potential scam.  As college students return to their classes, the Duluth Police are warning about a fresh scam that's making its rounds - targeting them.

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The Bristol Old Vic Theatre Prepares For It's 250th Anniversary
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Proctor High School Theater Department Presents The Drowsy Chaperone – October 7-9

Our area is home to many talented kids and that's exactly what will be in the spotlight October 7, 8 and 9 as the Proctor High School Theater Department presents "The Drowsy Chaperone" - under the direction of Lois O'Leary.

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I-495 Bridge Closed Indefinitely Over Christina  River in WIlmington
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Highway 37 To See One-Week Closure Starting September 19

Northern Minnesota drivers know Highway 37 as the short-cut from Highway 53 west - towards Hibbing.  Work to rebuild a railroad crossing will close that route for about a week, beginning Monday, September 19.

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Louisiana 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina
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Superior Police Remind Residents About Calendar Parking Regulations

Who wants to risk getting a ticket?  The Superior Police Department is reminding residents about the calendar parking regulations that are in effect on city streets.  Although the rules are in place all year long, it's during the approaching winter months that calendar parking regulations become important - as snow removal processes depend upon everyone following the rules.

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Carmageddon Returns To Los Angeles
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Highway 53 Resurfacing Project Restricts Traffic Near Eveleth Starting September 7

Drivers who travel on Highway 53 near Highway 37 and Eveleth will want to know about a major resurfacing project that will restrict traffic for the next month and half.

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Sears Expands With "Essentials" Stores
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Miller Hill Mall Sears and West Duluth Kmart Locations Listed As “Available” On Owners Website

It's no secret to Twin Ports residents that Sears and Kmart (two stores both operated by Sears Holdings) have been altering their business strategy in  the last few years.  Duluth lost it's mall-area Kmart store and Superior just saw it's Kmart close earlier this year.  Now it appears that the companies last two stores are also in for some changes.

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Oliver Bridge To Close September 13-15 To Allow Deck Replacement

The on-going maintenance work on the Oliver Bridge continues - with crews from CN making progress as the summer continues.  In addition to the daytime closures already in place - the scope of the work will require a total closure in a few weeks.

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Harold’s Hog Roastin’ Fiasco Happens September 12; Annual Event Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Make sure you arrive hungry!  Saturday, September 12 is the date of the annual Harold's Hog Roastin' Fiasco at the Carlton VFW - to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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