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Belknap Street Project Update For August 22

What's new with the Belknap Street Project? In two words - a lot! Work crews have made significant progress on the multi-year project that is midway through its 2017 season.

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Large Tree Falls In Central Park, Injuring 4 People
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MNDOT To Perform Tree Removal Along Some Duluth Roads

Heads up!  Work crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be removing dead and dying trees along some roadways in Duluth starting Tuesday, August 22...

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Black Lives Matter Protestors Block Instate In Minneapolis
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Minnesota State Patrol Earns National Honors For Squad Designs

You may not think so if you're breaking the law and see one coming up from behind in your rear-view mirror, but the Minnesota State Patrol vehicles have been voted some of the best looking in the country! A recent survey conducted by the American Association of State Troopers landed Minnesota in 3rd place in a field of 13.

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Wal Mart Focuses On Growth As It Opens Six Supercenters In Ohio
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Why Are Self-Checkouts The New Norm At Stores Like Walmart?

It's a growing trend that really hit home here in the Northland recently:  The Walmart in Superior remodeled their checkout area - reducing the number of cashier-manned lanes, replacing the majority of them with a large self-checkout area.  In addition to the focus on waiting on yourself, they've also started providing less human cashiers in the remaining  "regular" lanes.  It's  easy to see that the retailer is forcing people to use the self checkouts whether or not they want to.

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Comstock Lake Road To Close For Bridge Replacement

A month-long project to replace the bridge on Comstock Lake Road will close the roadway to traffic until it's complete.  Work will begin on August 21 according to officials with St. Louis County.

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Restaurant Chains Applebee's And IHOP To Close Over 100 Stores
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Twin Ports Applebee’s Not Included On Projected Closing List

The news that Applebee's plans on closing up to 135 of their restaurants has a lot of Twin Ports food fans worried:  Would the local Applebee's locations be included on the list?  The answer - according to the Superior Telegram - is no.

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Urban Gardening Growing In Popularity
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Downtown Duluth Farmers Market Happens August 15

The pick of the crop is yours  - Tuesday, August 15 - 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.  Included on the roundup of items that will be available are locally-grown blueberries, new potatoes, carrots, beets, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, zucchini (of course), kale, cucumbers, and more.

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Oliver Bridge Project Extended Into November [Update]

The multi-year project to rehabilitate the Oliver Bridge will last a little longer this season.  The original timeline for this years project had it ending in September;  a new post on the Douglas County Highway department's Facebook page now says that work will continue until November 1, 2017...

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Superior’s Calumet Refinery Sold To Husky Energy

A $553-million deal will see the new owners for the Calumet Refinery in Superior.  Husky Energy - a company located in Canada - will absorb the refinery into it's operation - increasing its capacity by 50,000 barrels a day.

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Manholes Pop Up Near Empire State Building
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South Superior Tower Avenue Sees Roadwork

If you've driven through South Superior during the last week or so you've probably noticed the road work  that is happening on Tower Avenue.  According to the City of Superior, the project is related to manhole and pavement work in the area.

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Urban Gardening Growing In Popularity
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Downtown Duluth Farmers Market Happens August 8

The pick of the crop is yours  - Tuesday, August 8 - 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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IRS Facility Processes Tax Returns A Week Before Filing Deadline
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Deadline For 2015 Minnesota Property Tax Refund Approaches

Who wouldn't like a little extra cash in their pocket.  Officials with St. Louis County are reminding homeowners that the deadline to apply for a 2015 Minnesota Property Tax Refund is approaching;  applications need to be filed by August 15.

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