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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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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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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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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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