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Play Dino Drop (Like Bejeweled) To Gear Up For “Discover The Dinosaurs” At Pioneer Hall This Weekend

After 65 million years, the dinosaurs are coming back and they'll be in Duluth!  Seriously, this is a fun, interactive, hands-on exhibit that will provide hours of fun and learning this weekend.  I'm a fan of the Bejeweled game and found this fun Dino Drop game (like Bejeweled for kids) to get you in the mood to explore prehistoric times this weekend!

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FREE Life Jackets Offered For Kids And Teens By Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital And Kohl’s Cares

Minnesota law requires all children under the age of 10 to wear a life jacket on any boat or watercraft that is not docked.  Of course, for safety, life jackets are also recommended for children that are playing on shorelines and docks or near water.  With the number of lakes in our area, it only makes sense to make sure your child has his/her own life jacket and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Children's Hospital and Kohl's Cares is making that a bit easier by offering FREE life jackets.

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Reading Rainbow via YouTube
Reading Rainbow via YouTube
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Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Goal Reached Within Just Hours, LeVar Burton Tears Up [VIDEO]

Remember Reading Rainbow?  I loved that show.  So when I saw a YouTube video of a kickstarter program, I clicked on it and was brought back.

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Nashwauk-Keewatin Engineering Class Designs Working Hovercraft Using A Snowmobile [VIDEO]

I am so proud of the engineering class at Nashwauk-Keewatin!  It was an all hands on project that took a lot of imagination, planning and the donation of a snowmobile. High School Industrial Technology and Engineering Instructor, AJ Abate challenged his students and they delivered with flying colors, or we should say with a flying hovercraft!

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DTA Suspends Some Routes To Local Colleges For The Summer

First things first, congratulations to our high school and college graduates.  Another mile stone reached to enhance your continued journey!  This past Saturday was a busy one for the canal park area and the DECC/Amsoil Arena.  UMD held it's commencement ceremonies for 2, 353 students.  The U-of Wisconsin Superior also had 356 students graduate on Saturday.  With our local colleges on summer break, the DTA is suspending some routes.

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Scratching My Head Over The Common Core Math Debate [VIDEOS]

I've been seeing this go through social media for quite some time now, and I thought I should probably figure out what this "Common Core" math is all about.  My kids may someday (I hope not for my sake) learn this method, so I should at least have an understanding.   And it's tough.  It goes against everything you and I probably learned as kids.

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From Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State
From Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State
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High School Seniors, This Is Your Year To Start Voting So Make Sure To Register Right Here [VIDEO]

I remember when I turned 18, I thought voting for the first time was a big deal, and I've  continued voting as I don't take that right lightly.  The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State has launched a "Now Say It" campaign, encouraging high school seniors to register to vote.

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Cathy Kates Easy DIY Teriyaki Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Video [Smoke Alarm Included]

With our Baconpalooza coming up I had bacon on the brain.  I thought I would share a easy DIY bacon recipe with you that looks like it was hard to make, but you'll be surprised.  Because of my ethnicity, teriyaki sauce is used in my kitchen often and compliments the bacon while enjoying the crisp water chestnut.  Plus, step by step instructions in my tutorial.  Why wouldn't you make it!

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It’s typical for bots to use sharp edges and other heavy weapons to demolish their competition. (Lake Superior College)
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Lake Superior College Integrated Manufacturing Students Engineer Robots For Battle

Lake Superior College Integrated Manufacturing students have been busy this semester.  They are learning "hands-on", engineering, molding, welding and machining a remotely-controlled robotic machine.  It's a labor of love that may be destroyed in minutes before their eyes.  You can be part of the thrilling action!

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Superior Police Department Holds Prescription Drug Disposal Clinic This Saturday FREE To Residents

Cleaning your medicine chest is very important, but a task that is often procrastinated. It’s easier to leave the unwanted, unused medications in their bottles where they sit, rather than to figure out how and where to dispose of them legally and properly. The Superior Police Department has had a drop box at their facility that allows residents to bring their in their unused prescription medication.  If you haven't used it, learn more below or consider bringing them in to the the Prescription Drug Disposal Clinic this Saturday.

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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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Don’t Know Where To Turn With Child Immunization Or Health Concern Questions? Attend Health Happens At The Duluth Public Library

I remember the days when I had a health question concerning my daughter and knew that that I just needed a quick answer, not an appointment with her doctor.  But, where can you get that without having to pull out your health insurance card?  At the Duluth Public Library and their Health Happens program.

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