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UW Extension Provides FREE Classes in Climate Change Adaptations for Agriculture

Growing up in Wrenshall gave me the opportunity to learn a lot about agriculture through friends like the Laveau family.  Dairy, crops, livestock of all kinds and I loved having "chores".  I'm sure they thought I was nuts!  If you are a farmer, agriculture producer or involved in local agriculture business you may be interested in a presentation on agricultural adaptation for climate change in the northland.   It's free of charge and will give you valuable info to help in the success of your livelihood.

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Make a Super Easy, Super Cute DIY Gift Idea In Five Minutes: Candy Sleigh

My co-host Ken Hayes has a new baby girl in their household, Jane.  From experience, I know that most visitors to his home want to meet the new baby and hold her.  He also has a five year old and I was afraid he might be feeling left out.  Last night we went for a visit and I brought the materials needed for this easy DIY craft idea so just Zach and I could have some one-on-one time and he could make gifts for his teachers.

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Scary Situation, School Lockdown Handled With Cooperation Between Duluth School and Duluth Police and Made Safe

Here is the full story released by Duluth Police Department with the help of our Media Partners Northland's News Center. An earlier story of a school lockdown had parents across the area scared because not much information had been released. Here's the official Duluth Police release from our Media Partner.

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Photo: Digital Vision
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Duluth YMCA Mentoring Program Currently Enrolling Youth Participants and Adult Volunteers

The Duluth YMCA is looking for participants and potential mentors to join their Reach & Rise Mentoring program.   The program helps youth who could benefit from structured support, goal setting, and a personalized growth plan.  Also they are looking for mentors willing to help with a positive impact on a youth's life.

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Attention MN Commercial Drivers: You Could Lose Commercial Driving Privileges if Not Certified by January 2014

In a press release from the MN Department of Safety they state that 46% of commercial drivers are currently not compliant with federal and state regulations and could lose commercial driving privileges.  If you drive commercially for a living you need to read this information and pass it on to others in your company. This includes school bus, semi-tractor trailer and garbage truck drivers.

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Local Robberies Prompt Duluth Police to Release Safety Tips

Robberies that have occurred in the city of Duluth within the past week have the Duluth Police Department concerned.  In both cases the victim was walking outside alone when approached.  Neither received life-threatening injuries, but perhaps the situation could have been avoided by following some simple safety tips.  These should be shared on social media, especially with students and those that leave work later in the evening.

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Duluth and Hermantown Pass School Measures On Election Night

If you've been in Hermantown, you've seen the 'Hawk Pride' signs, which were gathering support for a referendum that would raise taxes to help build a new high school, upgrade school safety and turn the current high school into a middle school. 

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Ken Hayes
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Dads: Save Time and Carve Pumpkins With Your Jigsaw [VIDEO]

We carved pumpkins the other day and my wife bought a small tool kit full of saws, tiny blades, and other girly crap to do the job.   After our boy quickly lost interest in carving pumpkins and it was all left for me to do the carving, I pulled out the big gun:  My craftsman jigsaw. 

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Turn an Old T-Shirt into a Usable Halloween Treat Bag that’s Environmentally Friendly [VIDEO]

My friend Jen posted this picture on facebook.  Until I read her post, "We are making trick-or-treat bags out of old T-shirts at the neighborhood party on Sat.", I had no idea what it was.  What a fantastic weekend project with your kids, they'll be excited to use them on Thursday (Halloween) and it's environmentally friendly.

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Proctor Schools Need Your Votes in the “Celebrate My Ride Contest” to Win a Concert with Kelly Clarkson

I was asked to vote on Facebook.  Wait, what?  Proctor Schools could win a contest that would bring Kelly Clarkson to the Northland and net them $100,000!!  Why wouldn't you do something as simple as cast your vote once a day until the contest ends?  You don't have to attend Proctor or even live in the city to help with a vote.

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(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Tips To Winterize Your Summer Machines

It's about time again to put away our summer machines:  boats, lawnmowers, motorcycles, etc.   Doing a few simple steps can really help ensure that in the spring it will run good.   Here we go!

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It’s That Time of the Season; Volunteers Needed to Tip Roses at the Rose Garden in Duluth

You don't have to have a green thumb to help "tip the roses" at the Rose Garden in Duluth.  In fact, you could use this as a learning experience. Tipping roses needs to be done when the weather starts to turn cooler.  It helps to protect the plant, almost puts it in hibernation mode, if you will.  Can you help?

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