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Napa Area Businesses Continue Recovery Effort From Earthquake
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What Is Chip Sealing And Why Does It Look Like The County Is Repairing Roads They Just Resurfaced?

I'll admit it - I had the same question when I recently saw orange cones and work crews on the newly-resurfaced Arlington Avenue:  Why does it look like the county is working on a road that they just made a year ago.  The signs along the roadway talk about "fresh oil" and "chip sealing" - but offer little to no information about what is really going on.

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Napa Area Businesses Continue Recovery Effort From Earthquake
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Repairs To Highway 35 South Of Superior Start August 22

Road crews with Douglas County will begin a chip-sealing project on State Highway 35 just south of Superior on Monday, August 22.  The work will involve repairs to the road surface in an effort to smooth the ride and make the route safer.

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New York City School Bus Drivers On Verge Of Strike
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Wisconsin Passes New School Bus Law

A new school bus law in Wisconsin brings the state in line with the other 49 states in regards to safety lights.  All school buses built after 2005 are now required to use an 8-light signaling system to alert drivers on the road the intentions of the bus driver.  Since the 1970's, the other states in the nation started evolving to this light system that uses flashing amber lights to signal an anticipated stop.  The law that passed yesterday (August 16) makes Wisconsin the final state in the union to join the system.

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Congress Works Towards Passing Temporary Extension Of Transportation Bill
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Late For Work Excuses That Only Apply In Duluth-Superior

When you think about it - we really have it easy commute-wise in the Twin Ports;  the average one-way drive to work for most of us is 20 minutes or less.  It should be easy to arrive at important destinations on time - most of the time.  That said, I think we all know of people who are chronically late for work and important appointments.

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The Stanley Cup Visits Facebook Headquarters
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Top Things People From Duluth-Superior Are Sick Of Seeing In Their Facebook News Feed

Facebook has become omnipresent in the lives of most people.  A recent research study suggests that more than half of all Americans have a Facebook account and visit it on a daily basis...

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Missouri Confronts Major Flooding in 16 Counties as Rivers Crest
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MNDOT And WISDOT Close Highway Between Hinckley To Danbury Due To Flooding

Cresting waters on the St. Croix River have caused the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to jointly close the route between Hinckley and Danbury.  High water at the bridge is causing the closure.

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Are Sky Lanterns Legal In The States Of Minnesota And Wisconsin?

I've written about these before;  Sky lanterns have become increasingly popular as a way for people to celebrate events like weddings and holidays.  But are they legal?

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Colin Young
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A Weekend Of Free Fun This Weekend In Wisconsin

The Wisconsin DNR gives residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy our parks and many other outdoor activities without paying the fees or licenses this weekend.

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Wisconsin Community To Adopt Bully Policy

Bullying is a real issue, I think it’s cool that Wisconsin is starting to make parents take responsibility for their children’s behavior.

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Ron Goes Ice Racing On Lake Amnicon With The Lake Superior Ice Racing Association [VIDEO]

I have found a new hobby that I can do with my whole family and it is called Ice Racing. I was invited by my buddy Keith who is part of the Lake Superior Ice Racing Association. Miss Kelly and I head out to Lake Amnicon to try out this crazy sport, and was way more fun than I could have guessed.

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By: Mark Runnacles
By: Mark Runnacles
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Wisconsin Is Going To Paperless For Hunting And Fishing Licenses

No Need For The Extra Fishing License to carry around, the switch to registration on line is allowing you to buy your fishing license at home, all you have to do is carry a valid driver's license. 

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Wisconsin DNR Offers Free Ice Fishing Weekend January 16-17

Outdoor enthusiasts and those that are looking for a good reason to get out and try ice fishing, rejoice! The Wisconsin DNR announced that this weekend (January 16-17, 2016) will be a "free fishing weekend" for all residents and non-residents...

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