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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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Superior School District Adds Make Up Days To School Year

Governor Walker recently signed a bill in legislation that no longer requires the mandatory 180 days a school year, which is good news for students hoping to get out of class sooner.  However, that means they will miss out on a previous day off.

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Minnesota’s Anti-Bullying Bill Becomes Law [VIDEO]

It was a great day for students in Minnesota as Governor Mark Dayton signed a new anti-bullying bill into law.

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Wisconsin Department of Revenue Warns Taxpayer of Scam Reported by IRS

It's getting difficult to keep track of all the scams we need to be watchful of.  You should already be on your guard when it comes to taxes due to the amount of personal information you need to share, but only with the right people.  The Wisconsin Department of Revenue is warning of yet another reason to have your guard up this tax season.

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Make Some Extra Cash This Summer, City of Duluth Parks and Rec Looking For Slow Pitch Softball Umpires

Confidence, quick decision making and the "love of the game" is what the City of Duluth Parks and Rec Department is looking for.  They are in need of additional umpires for this softball season and YOU might just be the right person for the job!

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Duluth Public Library Answers The Question: What To Do With The Kids During Spring Break Week?

 

Although it doesn't LOOK like Spring outside, children who attend the Duluth Public School system will have next week off for spring break.  Relax parents and guardians, the Duluth Public Library has the answer to "what will I do to keep the kids busy"?  Plan on a trip to the library every day next week, they'll keep you and your family busy with fun, educational and memorable things to do together, and it's FREE!

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Duluth Police Department Rewards Teens Using Seatbelts With The “I Got Caught” Campaign [Video]

I started driving in the early 80's when we were told to wear seat belts, but it wasn't law, so we rarely did.  Thankfully, throughout the years, I have been programmed to put my seat belt on immediately after entering the car, whether I'm driving or a passenger.  The Duluth Police Department wants to make sure our teens are educated early in their driving years that seat belts are the law and could potentially save their lives and that of their passengers.

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We All Do This Wrong, and It Could Burn Down Your House [VIDEO]

Imagine the irony when changing the batteries on your smoke detector could actually cause your house to burn down.   Watch this video to figure out how it happens, and prevent it in your own home.

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Duluth Fire Department Provides Simple Safety Tips After Respondsing to Two House Fires Due to Clothes Dryers

Thank you to our busy Duluth Fire Department.  Yesterday they responded to over 30 different incidents.  Three of which were structure fires.  To note and the reason for my blog is that two of those structure fires calls were two hours apart and both were due to clothes dryers. Thankfully the damage was not extreme, but it does prompt the Duluth Fire Department to ensure we have access to simple tips to keep our home, family and belongings safe.

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