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Iowa Sets The Stage For Nation's First Vote In Upcoming Presidential Election
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June Brings Second Peak For Deer-Vehicle Crashes

Living in the Northland, we're pretty trained to be on the lookout for deer alongside the highways.  And while those deer make their appearances usually during the fall season, June brings a secondary-peak in the total number of deer-vehicle crashes.

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Missy Siers
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Cathedral School Panther Pant 2017 Happens June 2; Great Way To Kick Off The Summer Marathon Season

The 13th annual Cathedral School Panther Pant 5K Walk/Run happens Friday, June 2 in Superior.  This event is an excellent way for runners to put their winter training to the test at the onset of the upcoming marathon season.  This years event also promises some new surprises as well.

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Steve Tanko
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Oliver Bridge Project Update For May 15

The second year of work on the Oliver Bridge is almost a month in this summer and officials with the CN Railroad and Douglas County have updates.  According to information released by the railroad, work is progressing nicely.  Crews have delivered the first round of timber panels for the upper railroad deck part of the bridge - with more to come.

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New York Food Pantry Provides Food To Those In Need
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Stamp Out Hunger Event Happens Saturday In Duluth And Superior

Local letter carriers with the United States Postal Service and members of the Salvation Army will be collecting food donations at mailboxes this Saturday (May 13) - marking 25 years for the event.  The event will happen on both sides of the bridge.

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2017-2018 Official Wisconsin Highway Map Now Available

Do people still use road maps?  I do - and I get guff about it from my co-workers.  Sure, I recognize the convenience of a digital map available via the internet, cellphone, or a device like Tom Tom;  I've even used digital maps.  However, I like having a paper road map and I regularly pick up copies of the new state map when it becomes available to tuck away on my collection.

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Electronic Car Maker Telsa Reports Quarterly Earnings
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Wisconsin Department Of Transportation Survey Lets Your Voice Be Heard

We all use roads - whether we drive on them or ride in a vehicle while someone else does.  The highway system is vital to almost everything we do; even if you never leave the house, the food you eat and everything else in general commerce depends on our mass system of roadways.

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Town Of Summit Road To Close For Balsam Creek Bridge Replacement

Douglas County drivers who use County Trunk Highway B in the Town of Summit will need to find an alternative route for a while.  Work crews will begin to replace the bridge that crosses Balsam Creek on Monday, May 1;  the work is expected to start by 7:00 AM.  The road lies to the south of Superior.

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Cathy Kates
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Get Your Wisconsin Vehicle Tabs With A Vending Machine? [VIDEO]

Being from Minnesota and having stood in lines at the DMV, I couldn't believe my eyes.  While visiting my sister who lives in the state of Wisconsin I ran across the Wisconsin E-Z Tab machine at a grocery store.  Wait, what....a vending machine that gives you your license tabs?  Wow, that makes life easier doesn't it?  Now you can put it on your grocery list:  milk, eggs, sugar and tabs for your vehicle.

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State Budget Standoff Continues In Madison, Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Runs Out Of License Plate Number Combinations

Something significant is about to happen!  According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, their agency is about to run out of available three-letter/three-number combinations.  A post and story on their Facebook page suggests that the current set-up has lasted for about 31 years before hitting the end of the line for remaining plate numbers.

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WISDOT Reminder: No Cell Phones In Construction Zones

Along with nicer temperatures and (eventually) rain and fog, one of the sure signs of spring in the Northland is the large number of orange cones that start to make their appearance along roadways.  For sure, the summer road construction season is brisk with projects in our part of the country.

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Greenland Ice-Cap Draws Global Warming Tourists
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Northern Lights On Dramatic Display From The Apostle Islands [Video]

Even if you've seen the Northern Lights before, the display is breathtaking so say the least.  Living in this part of the country, we're blessed to have opportunities to watch Mother Nature's light show on display in the sky.

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2015 General Election - Elderly Care
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Wisconsin’s Do-Not-Call List Becomes Permanent

If you're like most people, you've done due-diligence every two years - re-registering your telephone number with the Do Not Call List database - effectively removing your digits from the phone lists that get sold to telemarketers.  While the registry was a welcome respite from having a slew of telemarketers solicit you (at some of the most inopportune times).

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