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What Do Preppers Need To Know? List Details The First One Hundred Items Expected To Disappear In An Emergency; Many Could Be Useful To Battle Our Northland Weather Events

I'm not a prepper - but the movement has gained many numbers over the last ten years or so.  For the uninitiated, "preppers" are those people who are preparing for the (eventual to them) emergency situation where mankind would have to depend upon their own stockpile and skills to survive.

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What Can I Do To Relieve Cabin Fever? Duluth Public Library Offers Programs On January 24 To Keep Northlanders Busy

Looking for something to do tomorrow?  The Duluth Public Library has some ideas - as part of their Cabin Fever Reliever Winter Reading Program.

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Will The Apostle Islands Ice Caves Open For The 2014-2015 Winter Season? An Update On Conditions As Of January 19

If you missed out on the Apostle Islands Ice Caves last winter and were hoping to get an up-close look this year, Mother Nature may have a thing or two to say about it.

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What Should I Eat To Survive A Cold Northland Winter?

You can only bundle up so much.  You can only turn the thermostat up so high.  Sooner or later, you need to think about other ways to help "survive" a Northland winter.

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What Has The Cold Weather Been Good For? Minnesota Department Of Transportation Increases Winter Load Capacities

The recent cold snap has been good for one thing:  Increased load capacities for unrestricted highways in some parts of the state.   Those increased capacities work well for truck drivers, loggers, and others who depend on the cold and frozen ground to handle their extra loads.

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Hydrant Replacement Will Cut Water Off To Kenwood Neighborhood January 14

You might want to keep a few pans and jugs of water around on January 14 if you live in the Kenwood neighborhood.  City crews are planning a temporary water shut-off for the neighborhood while they replace an inoperable fire hydrant on North Road.

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What Are The Coldest Cities In America? Duluth’s Ranking May Surprise You

It seems like every year or so someone puts together a listing of what the "coldest cities in America" are.  A new list from Huffington Post was just released a day or so ago - ranking the Top 50.

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Why Aren’t Schools Closed Today? What Criteria Is Used To Determine When To Call Off School On Account Of The Weather

When the weather forecast takes a turn for the worst in the winter, parents of school-age children know what question follows:  "Will we have school tomorrow"?  Sometimes the answer to that question is an easy "no" but often there are other factors at work that make it a difficult one to determine for school administrators.

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Items Needed To Make A Quick Survival Kit For Your Car

My buddy told me the other day his car quit on a side street and he was thankful it was in town. He didn't have anything in his car or trunk to help him had something gone wrong. Everyone needs one of these and here are some things to have in it, Your Auto Survival Kit.

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If It Is Illegal To Leave Your Vehicle Running Unattended, Are Remote Car Starters Illegal in Duluth?

In a conversation that was started this morning with a story about warming up vehicles before driving them in this excessively cold weather, we pointed out that the City of Duluth has an ordinance on the books that says it is illegal to have an unattended vehicle running. This, of course, had a lot of you curious if that included the usage of remote car starters. We contacted the Duluth Police, and here's what we found out.

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Stop Letting Your Car Idle to Warm Up! All You’re Doing is Wasting Fuel

It's been deeply engrained in our minds to let your vehicle warm up before driving it during subzero weather like we're currently experiencing. While that was once good advice, truth is you don't need to anymore.

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Bayfront Family Center Closed January 5 Due To Cold Temperatures

The cold weather is starting to put a damper on outdoor family fun in the Twin Ports.  The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation division will not be opening the Bayfront Family Center today for recreational activities due to the extremely cold temperatures and below zero wind chill.

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