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DTA’s Port Town Trolley Is Up And Running For The Summer In Downtown Duluth

It's a sure sign of summer when you see/hear three things in Canal Park.  The 4-person canopy bicycles chugging along the lakewalk, the clippity clop of the horse drawn carriages and the Duluth Transit Authority's Port Town Trolley back in service.  The nostalgic look of the trolley just adds to our city's enchantment!  

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Street Cleaning Starts In City Of Duluth On Thursday

Ah, a sure sign of Spring.  When the city sends out the street sweeper to eliminate the abundance of dirt, sand and salt that has accumulated near the curbs.  Of course, we will not be able to park on the streets they are cleaning.  Our cooperation will make the process much easier for the crew.  Here are the routes they plan to clean which will be clearly marked.

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Tony Hart - TSM Duluth
Tony Hart - TSM Duluth
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The City of Duluth Is Now In Round Two, Cast Your Vote For Duluth To Be Named Top Town In America

Congratulations, Northland!  Duluth has advanced to the second round garnering more votes than Columbia, MO.  Now we need to beat Athens, OH, we've got this!  Duluth was 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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Fire Causes $20,000 In Damages At The Hibbing Park Hotel

Last night I got a emergency text that several Iron Range firefighters were battling a fire that was in progress at the Hibbing Park Hotel.  I immediately contacted my friend Don, who is a photographer, to check it out.

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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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Tony Hart - TSM Duluth
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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
  •  91% of 2013 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
  • 2013 Graduates’ average year salary is $35,072 – for those employed full-time in jobs related to their WITC education
  • 97% are satisfied/very satisfied with their WITC experience and 98% would recommend WITC to a friend or family member

 

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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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