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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
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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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Justin Moore
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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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Bong Bridge
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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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Stuart Miles
Stuart Miles
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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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Duluth Police Urge Participants of “Nerf Wars” To Use Common Sense

Our nerf options were pretty slim when I was a child, a round ball or a football.  That's it, no gun or nerf pellets.  These "toys" are causing quite a stir in the City of Duluth with something called "Nerf Wars" and local law enforcement is making some important suggestions that participants need to know before playing.

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Didn’t Make The April 15 Tax Deadline? How To File For An Extension and Other Useful Information

Ah yes, the dreaded tax date, April 15, hated by procrastinators who 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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Stuart Miles
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Be Aware: Tax Day Brings Another Northland Scam

Once again, there is a scam in the Northland because it's tax day.  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!  The latest scam has targeted the Pine County/Sturgeon Lake area.  Here's the latest:

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