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Koehler Urges Higher Gas Prices
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Diesel-Contaminated Gasoline Delivered To Minnesota And Wisconsin Service Stations

Gasoline contaminated with diesel could pose problems for central and southern Minnesota and Wisconsin drivers.

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Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
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Flooding Closes Sections Of Douglas County Highway W And Z

Heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours has closed portions of two county highways in Douglas County. According to the Douglas County Highway Department, the following roadways are closed temporarily due to high water:

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Restaurant Chains Applebee's And IHOP To Close Over 100 Stores
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Twin Ports Applebee’s Not Included On Projected Closing List

The news that Applebee's plans on closing up to 135 of their restaurants has a lot of Twin Ports food fans worried:  Would the local Applebee's locations be included on the list?  The answer - according to the Superior Telegram - is no.

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Apparently We Aren’t As Outdoorsy As We Thought In Minnesota And Wisconsin

Folks in Minnesota and Wisconsin pride themselves in being huge outdoor enthusiasts. Ask anyone around here what they enjoy doing, and they're likely to say something related to the outdoors. Heck, a lot of the tourism in our region is tied to outdoor activities. That should make us the two of the most ourdoorsy states in the country, right? Apparently not. 

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and Voyageurs National Park to Get Quarters Minted Celebrating Them

Voyageurs National Park and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will be celebrated on new quarters coming to a coin jar or pocket near you.

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Free Backpacks Are Distributed To Needy Students Ahead Of New School Year
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CHUM Collects Backpacks And Supplies For Those Who Need Help With Back-To-School Needs

The new school year will start sooner than you think;  while many look forward to adventure of the season, others look to back-to-school time with trepidation.  Many families in the Northland have a difficult time making ends meet all year long - but especially when clothes and supply shopping stretch their budget.

CHUM is looking to change that by organizing a backpack and school supply collection.  According to officials with the agency, participation can take many forms.  Scott Van Deale - CHUM's Distributive Services Director expands:

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One Brand of Fireworks Sold In Wisconsin Stores May Explode Unexpectedly

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision has sent out a recall notice regarding a certain brand of fireworks sold in Wisconsin and a few other states that have exploded unexpectedly when lit!

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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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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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