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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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American Red Cross Launches New Flood App for Mobile Devices [Download the App Now]

Until the flood of June 2012 I wouldn't think I needed this app on my mobile phone.  Now, I'm grateful to the American Red Cross for thinking ahead to provide the app and potentially save lives and minimize loss.  It's free and you'll have instant access to local and real-time information.  Download the app now!

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From a report at NNCNow.com
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Carlton High School Dedicates A Week to Make the School Free From Bullys [VIDEO]

Bullying has been in the news a lot in recently.  This year alone artists are stepping up like Hunter Hayes and his anti-bullying anthem 'Invisible', and the government is trying to make a difference with anti-bullying bills like the one introduced in Minnesota.

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Beam of Hope, Another Reason You Should Be A Partner In Hope

I have had the honor and opportunity to visit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital many times in my broadcast career and each time I do, I am amazed at the progress that is made in researching pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases.  This year, I was enthralled to be introduced to the Beam of Hope.  THIS is an amazing tool that will be used to save lives and just another reason why becoming a Partner In Hope (PIH) is so important.

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Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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New School Bus Bill Hopes to Protect Minnesota Students [VIDEO]

If you have kids who ride the bus to school, I'm sure the safety of that riding experience has crossed your mind more than once. 

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Cloquet Police Department Suggests Options to Parents Looking to Monitor Their Child’s Cell Phone Usage

Computers and cell phones, they are very useful and yet can be a source of frustration for parents.  The Cloquet Police Department wants you to know there are options available.  You just need to sit down with your child/children and develop a plan that will work for all.

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Duluth Police Warn of Wire Transfer Scams

You probably already have your guard up because of past scams that we've shared with you.  But in the last few weeks the Duluth Police Department has received several reports relating to money transfer scams. These scams have come in a couple of forms including job postings placed on employment websites and people being contacted regarding large lottery/prize awards that they have supposedly won. These scams bilk the victims out of thousands of dollars. By sharing some important information perhaps you can better protect yourself.

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Cloquet Police Department Will Provide Gun Locks and Free Safety Kits to Cloquet Residents While Supplies Last

 

It's one of those things that parents say "I never thought he/she could get to, or find it" when the unthinkable happens.  That's why the Cloquet Police Department is thinking ahead and will provide 300 gun locks and free firearm safety kits through a partnership with Project Child Safe, the nationwide firearms safety education program. The safety kits, which include a gun lock, will be distributed at the Cloquet Police Department while supplies last.  Consider picking one up to insure your families safety.

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Photo by Nick Cooper
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Need Added Inspiration? Attend Gearing Up For Grandma’s 2014 Featuring Carrie Tollefson

Registration is open, the weather is warmer and it’s time to think about Grandmas Marathon Weekend! Have you started training yet?  If not, and need inspiration, or if you have and are looking for valuable information then you'll want to attend the annual Gearing Up for Grandma’s pre-race seminar.

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Duluth Police and Fire Department Will Conduct Rental License Compliance Checks, Here’s What You Need to Know

While this blog contains valuable information for the landlord/owner of rental property, it will also be helpful for renters to know rules and what their landlords need to do to be in compliance.

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City of Duluth Wants Your Input on New State-of-the-Art Parking in Downtown Duluth [Tutorial Video]

Get ready, they're coming!

UPDATE:  Now that the City of Duluth have the trial parking pay stations along the one-block stretch of 300 West Superior Street.  They are looking for your feedback.

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