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5 Things That Are No Longer Around in Duluth / Superior

I LOVE reminiscing about places we USE to have in Duluth/Superior....there's nothing like sitting around with a group of friends saying "Remember the....."?  Then, the stories start!  That's how the idea for this blog started...my husband was talking about the big slide at the Lake Superior Zoo when we were kids...it was part of a small amusement park they had in the parking lot.  It's not there anymore, but I DID find a picture....when you're done reading my blog, tell me what YOU miss in the Twin Ports.  Make me say " I remember that!"

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You Could Be Carrying Counterfeit Bills In Your Wallet!

I was floored when I read that a woman had no idea that she was carrying three counterfeit $100 bills...and she got them from a BANK!!!

I would NOT know the difference, AND if I used fake money to pay for something and they busted me, even though I was innocent in not knowing it was fake, I would still feel guilty and would LOOK guilty!  How embarrassing!!!!  To avoid embarrassment, I thought I'd share the security features set up by our U.S. Treasury Department.  Hope it helps....

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Is Top Banana

Two new films — ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘The Change-Up’ — premiered in the top five in this weekend’s best box-office earners, coming in at number one and number four, respectively.

Last weekend’s top films, ‘The Smurfs’ and ‘Cowboys & Aliens,’ moved to the second and third-place slots.

Here’s a recap of all five of this weekend’s best box-office earners.

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First Apple, Now IKEA – Another Completely Fake Store Spotted in China [VIDEO]

A couple weeks ago, we showed you the fake Apple store uncovered by a blogger in Kunming, China. But it seems Apple isn’t the only one with an intellectual property headache on its hands. In the exact same Chinese city, a pseudo IKEA has been spotted.

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Ford recall: 1 million older pickups could have faulty fuel tank straps

I once heard a southern comedian say, any self respectin' country lover has a truck, and it's gotta be a Ford. Now I don't know if they were being paid to say that. (From my observation, it's either Ford or Chevy

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Jim Prisching/Getty Images
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Let The Games Begin: NFL Players Approve The Terms

Let the games begin!  We can stop holding our breath....Thanks to FOX Sports.com breaking the news.....reports are that the NFL players approved the agreement!!!

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pocketmonstered, flickr
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Crowne Plaza Hotel to Remove Loud Snorers from Certain Floors

 

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We all know that when you snooze, you lose, but who knew you could lose the very spot where you’re resting your head?

Snore Monitors are patrolling the halls of Crowne Plaza hotels in England, in an attempt to maintain the integrity of the chain’s “quiet zones.”

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(Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
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25 Freebies For Your Birthday

Do a search for free things on your birthday. Some people didn’t know you can clean up at some really good businesses. It’s your birthday, you can cry if you want to, or check out these 25 freebies.

And it’s not just ice cream on the house -- you can score dinner, drinks, clothing, cosmetics, e-books and even lingerie on your special day.

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Lipstick Pepper Spray Keep You Safe

Safety for women is always a concern and most women don't want to carry a gun or a taser.  Next best thing?  Lipstick Pepper Spray!  A would be attacker, whether it be a male OR a female, won't suspect that your tube of lipstick is going to be a means of self-protection.  It fits in your purse, or your hand and gets the job done! 

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Go Green With Community Action Duluth To End Local Poverty

Community Action Duluth is doing their part to assist those in need.  One-third of the people who reside in the City of Duluth live in poverty or are considered working poor.  Community Action Duluth is doing what they can to help those who are struggling.

For one month, we can combine efforts and "GO GREEN".  You and I, and several businesses will make the commitment and we will all benefit. 

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ThrasherDave, Flickr
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Connecticut Becomes First State to Mandate Paid Sick Time

In a move watched carefully by some 20 cities and states, Connecticut has become the first state in the nation to mandate paid sick days for workers.

The bill, signed by Governor Dannel Malloy earlier this month, covers only hourly service workers at companies with more than 50 employees and excludes manufacturers and some others.

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Flicker user: adactio
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The Sweet And Sour Taste of Gummy Bear Brats

If you think about it, Brats are pretty amazing....you can stuff almost anything into a sausage like casing and call it a brat.  I've had Chicken Italiano, Hawaiian, Mushroom and Swiss.....and that's just a few.  BUT, now I've heard everything....Gummy Bear Brats?  From a company in Hugo, MN!

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