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Cloquet Police Urge Participants of “Nerf Wars” To Use Common Sense

I had never heard of such a thing, "nerf wars".  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 Cloquet 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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Cast Your Vote Now For Duluth To Be Named Top Town In America

Yay!  Duluth has recently been selected as one of 64 Best Towns in America vying to be number one by Outside Magazine.  According to the Northland's News Center, Duluth was listed as one of the top Dream Towns in 2001 and one of the 30 Best Towns in America in 2007 by Outside Magazine.  Let's take our town to the TOP!  All it will take is your vote and sharing it on social media to keep those votes coming in!

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Heads Up! Some Streets Closed In Downtown Duluth To Remove The AT&T Tower

If you work or do business in the downtown Duluth area, you should be aware of the construction that will be starting today until the project is complete.  They are finally going to take down the AT&T Communications Tower.  Here's the project's plan and what streets you'll need to avoid.

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Locally Laid Put Wrenshall On The Map With National TV Commercial [VIDEO]

It's been a long time coming, with a lot of support from several Northland communities.  You began to hear more and more about a local company called "Locally Laid" around the Super Bowl because they were vying to win a free TV commercial during the most watched sporting event in the nation.  They didn't come in first place, but second place is nothing to cluck at either!

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After 130 Years, Ladies Home Journal Ends It’s Monthly Publication

I remember my mom faithfully reading the Ladies Home Journal magazine when I was a child and as I grew older I would pick one up from time to time while waiting in the dentist and doctor's office.  It's sad to think that something that has been around for SO long won't be available anymore, but at least it won't be gone all together.  They do plan to publish it on a quarterly basis.

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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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