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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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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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American Heart Association Awards Hands-Only™ CPR Training Kits to City of Duluth; Training Starts Soon, Register Here

 

I learned CPR using a hands-only CPR kit.  I got it when I was a Go Red for Women participant.  It's such important knowledge to carry with you.  The few minutes you take to learn the proper way to administer CPR can give someone extended life with their friends and loved ones.  Just think, that loved one might be one of your own!  Want to learn?

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Cathy VS Geography [VIDEO]

In an ongoing attempt to teach Cathy vital geography, we practiced this morning with flashcards.  It was simple, she needed to identify the state or region.   Or, at least it was supposed to be simple.  

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UW-Extension Commercial Fruit Production School Starts January 27

This Commercial Fruit Production School is for existing producers wanting to improve their operation and for beginning producers looking to start a successful fruit business. The series involve six intensive sessions that are intended to provide you with an understanding of production and marketing of tree fruits, bush fruits, strawberries, raspberries, and grapes

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Wisconsin Department of Revenue Protects You with Identity Verification this Tax Season

Identity theft is always in the back of your mind.  Every time you're asked to give personal information whether it's at the bank, the grocery store, or to sign up for perks at your favorite coffeehouse.  The WI Department of Revenue is on it!  Taking extra steps this tax season to ensure you're protected.  If you file in WI, this is important information to have.

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Cross Country Ski for Free During the National Winter Trails Day Celebration, Register NOW

I have down hill skied and in recent years learned to snow shoe (yes, there's a learning curve to that), but I have never been on a pair of cross country skis.  When we down hill ski one of my favorite things to do is "skate ski" from the bottom of the hill to the chair lift, so I think I would enjoy learning how to cross country ski and be able to take in the solitude of swooshing through the woods!  What to learn for free with me?

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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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