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Use Earth Day To Educate Your Kids By Recycling Their Crayons

It's the 44th anniversary of Earth Day!  Go green. Reduce, recycle and reuse.   When it started back in 1970, only 20 million people recognized Earth Day, now more than a billion people around the world are expected to mark the day.  Here's an idea that will help you teach your kids about Earth Day and recycling using something very familiar to them, their crayons!

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Why Choose WITC?

WITC could be the answer you have been looking for. Why choose WITC? Here's why:

  • Washington Monthly ranked WITC fourth best among two-year colleges in the nation
  • 92% of 2012 graduates were employed within six months of graduation
  • Hands-on learning
  • Flexible learning options to help you make college work for you
  • Smaller class sizes with experienced instructors
  • Study abroad opportunities such as Japan, Germany and Scotland
  • 2012 Graduates’ average year salary is $33,800 – for those employed full-time in jobs related to their WITC education
  • 97% are satisfied/very satisfied with their WITC experience and would recommend WITC to a friend or family member

The experts at WITC can also help you with any of your questions, including: How do I register for classes? Can I be a part time student? Can I pay for my classes as I go?

 

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Can’t Get Your Taxes Done By April 15? WI Department of Revenue Explains How To File For An Extension and Other Useful Information

We are less than a week away from April 15.  The dreaded date by procrastinators who have waited until the last minute to get their taxes done or those that KNOW they'll have to pay in and are waiting.  Still, others just don't have their records in order and may need a little more time.  The Wisconsin Department of Revenue gives residents some helpful tips to help alleviate stress and help move the process along.

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5 Tax Deductions You May Have Missed

While filing taxes is taxing. (pun intended). Trying to get all your records together (hopefully, you've kept them), waiting patiently for your 1099 and W-2 forms and trying to remember what deductions you can take.  It's one of those things that needs to be done.  From personal experience, here's some you may have forgotten that will possible help your bottom line.

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The Single Life is Thriving According to the IRS, Celebrate Your Choice to Be Single at Singles In The City

Taxes are due in less than a month.  As I was searching for tax information to share with you I stumbled on the fact that single Americans make up a majority of people that file taxes.  In fact, Ken and I were discussing the fact that some people refrain from getting married due to the changes that would occur when filing their taxes.

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American Red Cross Launches New Flood App for Mobile Devices [Download the App Now]

Until the flood of June 2012 I wouldn't think I needed this app on my mobile phone.  Now, I'm grateful to the American Red Cross for thinking ahead to provide the app and potentially save lives and minimize loss.  It's free and you'll have instant access to local and real-time information.  Download the app now!

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Beam of Hope, Another Reason You Should Be A Partner In Hope

I have had the honor and opportunity to visit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital many times in my broadcast career and each time I do, I am amazed at the progress that is made in researching pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases.  This year, I was enthralled to be introduced to the Beam of Hope.  THIS is an amazing tool that will be used to save lives and just another reason why becoming a Partner In Hope (PIH) is so important.

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Space Is Limited For A Free Grant Seeking Workshop To Benefit Local Non-Profits

 

I have sat in countless meetings and on non-profit boards where fundraising events is the major source of funding to help provide financial help to others.  Grant writing had been discussed, but wasn't quite sure where to start, how to proceed or where to learn.  Thanks to the Duluth Public Library, that very service is being provided free of charge.  Take advantage of their generosity and learn how to make your non-profit grow.

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Cloquet Police Department Warn: Don’t Fall Victim of a Fake Check Scam

It seems like every week I'm warning you of another scam to watch out for, sad isn't it!  Thanks to the Cloquet Police Department we can avoid falling victim to the latest scam which involves you, your money and a fake check.  Here's how it works:

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State of Wisconsin Encourages College Students to e-File to Get Tax Return in Time for Spring Break

Need spring break money?  Quit putting off doing your taxes!  The State of WI says if you e-file now, you could have your return in time the sunshine and fun of Spring Break!

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Cloquet Police Department Suggests Options to Parents Looking to Monitor Their Child’s Cell Phone Usage

Computers and cell phones, they are very useful and yet can be a source of frustration for parents.  The Cloquet Police Department wants you to know there are options available.  You just need to sit down with your child/children and develop a plan that will work for all.

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Duluth Police Warn of Wire Transfer Scams

You probably already have your guard up because of past scams that we've shared with you.  But in the last few weeks the Duluth Police Department has received several reports relating to money transfer scams. These scams have come in a couple of forms including job postings placed on employment websites and people being contacted regarding large lottery/prize awards that they have supposedly won. These scams bilk the victims out of thousands of dollars. By sharing some important information perhaps you can better protect yourself.

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