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Summer Grilling Season Safety Starts With A Thermometer

The summer season is just naturally meant for outdoor grilling;  the combination of nice weather and the opportunity to cook meat and vegetables outside - on a deck or patio - is irresistible - especially here in the Northland, where we spend 6 months or so buried under snow.  Whether it's burgers and sausage, steak and chicken, or corn and asparagus, it seems like everyone loves to grill.

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Mississippi River Flooding Threatens Vicksburg, MS
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Video Shows Proper Way To Load A Boat Trailer

The fishing season is upon us!  Along with the opportunity to get out on the lake and troll for the big one comes the increase in boat trailers on the highway.

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Snowy Forecast Have You Down? Wait Until You See The Rest Of The Week’s Weather Forecast

The winter storm targeting Northern Minnesota for the beginning of the week is making lots of people unhappy. Snowfall well into May isn't unheard of in our part of the world, but after a few streaks of warmer temperatures, many have the itch to enjoy nicer weather. While Monday's weather may have you down, wait until you see the rest of this week's forecast.

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National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning for Duluth and Surround Area

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for a portion of the Northland, including Duluth, from 4 am Monday to midnight Monday night.

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Winter Storm Watch Issued For Region; Ice Being The Main Concern For This Storm

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the immediate Duluth-Superior area and around the head of Lake Superior from Tuesday night through Thursday morning.

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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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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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Annual Spring Cleaning On Bong And Blatnik Bridges Starts This Week

I guess you could call it another sure sign of spring:  the annual salt/sand sweeping on the Bong and Blatnik Bridges - and the "Can of Worms" interchange and Boundary Avenue to 21st Avenue East area of I-35 starts this week.  Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are alerting drivers to be aware of the process and to use caution when approaching the work convoy.

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National Weather Service Looks For Duluth-Area Skywarn Spotters

I'll admit it - I've always been fascinated by weather.  Living in our area - with it's aggressive seasons - it's probably hard not to be.

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Morning Commute In New York Hampered After Major Snowstorm
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Minnesota Lawmakers Consider No More Snow Days For Schools

The tradition of Snow Days for Minnesota public school students may be coming to an end.  State lawmakers are moving to consider legislation that would go away with up to 5 Snow Days each school year, replacing them with "E-Learning Days" instead.

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Remembering The March 2007 Twin Ports Blizzard

Where were you and what were you doing ten years ago?  March 1 and 2, 2007 in the Twin Ports saw one of our more-intense blizzards - a perfect storm that started in Oklahoma and traveled northwards towards the Northland to leave more than 20 inches of precipitation and 50 miles per hour winds that drifted the snow to the rooftops.

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Minnesota TV Meteorologists Read Mean Tweets Following Major Snowstorm ‘Miss’ [VIDEO]

Even as close as last night, the Twin Cities was expecting to see "several inches" of snow. Today, the reality is they got pretty much nothing. We in the Duluth area see this happen at least a couple times a year. A big storm is forecast to hit, then it fizzles out or misses us completely (thanks, Lake Superior).

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