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Alive With Life Jackets, An Event To Outfit Kids With A FREE Life Jacket This June

Some people don't wear their life jackets because they feel it's too restrictive, can you imagine wearing it to work all day?  That's exactly what some did last Friday for "wear your life jacket to work day" to raise awareness for the importance of having one for every person in the boat.  If you have children, but don't have a life jacket for them, here is your chance to pick one up for free from  Essentia Health-St. Mary's Children's Hospital and Kohl's Cares.

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Duluth Pack Commits To Raising Money For 25 Different Charities Including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

One of B105's main causes is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, but we also help other organizations because there are so many that are worthy of our time, efforts and donations.  Duluth Pack, 365 Canal Park Drive, feels the same and has made the commitment to raise funds for 25 different organizations by donating 5% of the sales of their manufactured items to 25 different charities or causes.

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Northbound 5th Ave West in Duluth Will Temporarily Close Next Tuesday, May 12

Here's a heads up on another road construction project that may have you altering your route if you travel in that direction.  You have plenty of time to find a different way to work or school because they won't start till next Tuesday, May 12.

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Duluth Transit Authority Gives You A Peek At Their New Electric Buses

People in the Northland have been anxiously waiting the arrival of the Duluth Transit Authority's Multimodal Transportation Center and their new high tech buses.  The DTA has been around for more than 130 years.  Their mission is to provide public transit that is safe, convenient, efficient and affordable, that's why using electric buses in the Northland is perfect!

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Minnesota Pedestrian Slip Bridge Opens For The Summer

We are really, really, REALLY getting close to summer with the announcement that the blue Minnesota Slip Bridge is opening, Friday, May 1! It's official with the posting of the summer hours. That means we can expect more action in the Canal Park area soon!

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A Personal Thank You To The Retiring President Of The College Of St. Scholastica

President Larry Goodwin has been with the College of St. Scholastica for years and he has announced that he will be retiring in 2016.  He is the longest-serving president in the history of St. Scholastica and achieved double enrollment during his tenure.  But, I have a personal thank you for something much bigger that involved the community.

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Update: Duluth City Hall Front Entry Repairs Completed, Work Starts On Side Steps

It's hard enough to get around our Downtown Duluth Government Offices, so many floors of offices with each one attending to a different need.  One job has been completed since my previous blog and new repairs begin at another City Hall location, here's the new information you need to know.

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Why Is Justin Moore Covering A Popular Louis Armstong Song [VIDEOS]

I like Justin Moore songs, I like Louis Armstrong, but I NEVER thought I'd hear Justin cover one of Louis' songs!  I think it would be an honor to be asked to cover one of Louis' songs, but Justin had even more at stake this time.

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UPDATE: Scheduled Lane Closures On Interstate 535 On April 28 And 29

Last summer I kept you up to date on what was happening with the Bong Bridge construction and feel that it's my duty to keep you in the know this year too.  The construction started on April 13.  There are some lane closures coming up that you should be aware of.

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Barker’s Island Inn Recives American Cancer Society Award Echoed By A Thank You From B105

Barker's Island Inn in Superior was recently recognized by the American Cancer Society.  That award doesn't include ALL that Barker's Island Inn, their General Manager, Charlie Johnson and his staff has done to help in raising thousands of dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Best Protection Against Credit Card Scam Is Knowledge, Here’s What You Need To Know

It's hard to know what's true and who you can trust now days.  The best thing you can do is keep abreast of the scams that are current in the area and keep your guard up!  This scam could affect anyone that uses Credit Cards. Here's the latest:

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The Portland Malt Shoppe Is OPEN! Did You Know What The Building Was Previously Used For?

We drove past the Portland Malt Shoppe on Superior Street and I was surprised to see the OPEN sign illuminated!  It sparked excitement because that's the gateway to summer, but also evoked a giggle since we had been receiving small snow squalls all day.

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