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Traffic Advisory: Live Fire Training Exercises May Affect Your Travel

Our public services are in continual training mode to keep up to date on the latest knowledge to keep us safe.  Many times you'll see them training in the community because it provides them with real life training situations.  One such training will be starting today and continue through the end of the month.  It will affect travel near the Miller Hill Mall.

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Farley's wins at Bacon Palooza
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Winning Bacon Palooza In Duluth Catapults Farley’s Family Restaurant to World Food Championship Competition In Vegas

Farley's Family Restaurant has proven to be a favorite of the Northland by taking top honors in our Pizza and Wing Showdown held May 8 at UMD's Kirby Ballroom.  They took  #1 in the Pizza Division two years in a row and 2nd place in the Wing Division.  We were excited to taste what delectable dish they were going to come up with for Bacon Palooza and they did it again, taking home the trophy voted the BEST by bacon connoisseurs who attended.  That honor has them vying for a place at the World Food Championships in Vegas.

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Duluth Public Library Provides FREE Adult Computer Classes, Sign Up Now Space Is Limited

Let's face it, unless you grew up with the technology needed to use a computer, it can be very intimidating.  Personally, I have enough knowledge to function with social media and get my job done, but I KNOW there is a plethora of valuable info to learn.  If you're in the same boat, here's the opportunity to get in on FREE classes with the Duluth Public Library.

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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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Hibbing Park Hotel Fire
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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
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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