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Will The Apostle Island Ice Caves Be Open This Winter? 2014-2015 Season May Have Good News For Those Who Missed Out Last Year

I was perhaps one of the few people who did not make it out to the Apostle Island Ice Caves last winter.  Although I had planned on an excursion, a visit didn't pan out for me.  However, record numbers of people took advantage of the extra-cold temperatures last winter that helped create an ideal situation for the sight-seeing - something that had not been possible for almost five years!

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Irina Igumnova;
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When Do New Winter Truck Load IncreasesTake Effect? December 8 Marks The Shift In Regulations For The Season

You can't stop the march of time - or - Mother Nature for that matter!  December 8 marks unveiling of new inter truck load limits for Minnesota roads - according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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Bentleyville Comemorative Ornamet Presentation This Saturday, Get Yours To Raise Funds For The Tour Of Lights

Small business Saturday is coming this weekend, a chance for you to visit the locally owned shops and stores. Part of the festivities is a limited edition Bentleyville ornament. The ornament is being offered as part of a fundraiser for Bentleyville tour of lights.

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Increased Load For Trucks Starts November 24; Change Ushers In The Winter Hauling Season

Winter truck load increases will begin Monday, November 24, on unrestricted highways in the north and north central frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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Be Safe: November Is Peak Month For Deer-Vehicle Collisions

It probably comes as no surprise to long-time Northlanders, but the month of November is the peak period for deer-vehicle collisions.

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Irina Igumnova;
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Cold Weather Snap Sets New National Record: November 18, 2014 Coldest Morning Recorded Since 1976

This has been an unseasonably cold week or so - and we're not even to Thanksgiving yet.  As if you needed another sign that things are in the deep-freeze, the nation set a new cold weather record on Tuesday, November 18 - with the coldest recorded morning temp since 1976.

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What Should I Include In A Winter Emergency Kit? Colder Weather Makes Survival Prep Important

It seems like Old Man Winter has made himself known a little earlier than usual this year and that's left a lot of people scrambling to prepare for the harsh realities that the season can bring.

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Ice Forming on Lake Superior Weeks Ahead of Schedule

Waking up to temperatures near zero degrees this morning made it feel a lot more like January than mid-November. Beside making us all dream of warmer weather, those unseasonably cold temperatures are leading to abnormally early ice on the greatest of the Great Lakes as well. 

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Make An Emergency Snow Survival Kit For Your Car, Here’s What You Will Need

With the first snowfall we need to be reminded to prepare for being stranded. With so much snow so fast here's a few things to put together in your car should you stall or run into a snow bank. Your Auto Survival Kit.

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When Was The Earliest Measurable Snowstorm In Duluth?

With our first Winter Storm Warning upon us, some people are either looking forward to the snow or dreading its arrival.  It may appear that this is early for a sizable snow storm - or is it?

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Davis Turner, Getty Images
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Winter Storm Warning Issued as First Significant Snowfall of the 2014-2015 Winter Season Takes Aim at Twin Ports

Winter-like temperatures have made their way into the Northland, and following those temperatures is the first significant snowfall of the 2014-2015 winter season.

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What Do I Need To Know About Winter Driving? Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week Happens November 10-14

With snow in the forecast, a lot of people are preparing to dust off those winter driving skills.  The Minnesota Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management is helping with a full week of spotlight information.

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