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What Is Hoarfrost? Learn About Mother Nature’s Flocking Method

One thing we know about winter by living in the Northland:  Even though Mother Nature gives us an excess amount of cold temperatures and extra-large snow piles, we also get to enjoy the beauty that this season offers.  One of the phenomenons that is common in this part of the country is hoarfrost.  But, what exactly is hoarfrost?

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Bayfront Family Center Closed December 30 Due To Cold Temperatures

Heads up if you were looking for something fun and outdoors to do with the family tonight:  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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What Do I Need To Know To Survive Winter In The Northland? Helpful Tips To Get You Through Anything Mother Nature Throws Your Way

It takes a special sort of person to not only survive a Northland winter - but to truly embrace it.  Cold, snow, and shorter days all combine to make the experience less than perfect for some.  So what can you do to make life easier on yourself and grin-and-bear it?

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What Is There To Do In Duluth In The Winter? City Parks And Rec Department Offers Free Ice Skating Events

There's no shortage of fun in the winter - especially if you have a pair of ice skates!  Just as you would expect in a city that fully-embraces the snow and the cold, ice skating opportunities abound within the Twin Ports.

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New Fee Awaits 2015 Visitors To The Apostle Island Ice Caves

A $5 fee is in store for future visitors of the Apostle Island Ice Caves.  As reported earlier, officials had been deliberating on whether or not to add a fee to people wishing to visit the popular northern Wisconsin tourist attraction.

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Photo: Nick Stoltman
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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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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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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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