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Duluth YMCA Program Uses Mentors to Encourages Kids to “Run Like an Animal” with the Lake Superior Zoo

The Duluth YMCA has so many programs that your children would love and you will too!  Everything from Campfire Concerts to Swimming Lessons, in fact my daughter took her first swimming lessons at the Y at just 6 months old.  Exercise is important for kids and the Y has a running buddy program that will prepare your kids for fun at the Lake Superior Zoo!

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Duluth School Board to Decide On Open Lunch Period Option for High Schools; Here’s How They Should Vote [OPINION]

The Duluth School Board was supposed to vote this week on whether Duluth high schools should have an open or closed lunch period.  They ended up deciding to wait on this topic until next month at least.  Open lunch would allow students to leave the campus during lunch periods to get food, stop home, etc.  Having graduated from Duluth Central High School, who did have open lunch, my mind is made up on this topic.

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Prevent A Breakdown With Your Boat Trailer, Check Your Wheel Bearings [VIDEO]

Ever wonder why sometimes you see a boat on a trailer on the side of the highway with no truck to be found?  Probably because the wheel bearing failed and it either lost a week or it has a wheel bent on the side.   It's a common mistake that many boaters make - not checking their wheel bearings.

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Spring Has Sprung Gardening Kick-off with the UW-Extension Horticulture Tomorrow

With the warmer weather (and NO SNOW), we can now start thinking about those starter plants.  My friend Jackie has her tomatoes and strawberry plants already started in a cute little greenhouse on her deck.  Inside her home she has fresh herbs that will be replanted and moved outside eventually.  I am in awe of her gardening knowledge!  If you are seeking that same knowledge, these classes with the UW-Extension Horticulture is for you.

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Duluth Fire Department Will Conduct a Mock Crash at PSS this Morning

I always say that "life experience" is such a great learning tool.  Even though it's tough, I've always let my daughter make her own choices, know that if she made a bad decision, she would learn from it.  When it comes to car accidents, I'm glad that the Duluth Fire Department has developed a way to simulate a crash.  With this mock crash, life experience is shown without having to actually live through the trauma.

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Duluth East Daredevils Robotics Team Advance to the World Championship [VIDEO]

Congratulations to the Duluth East Daredevils Robotics Team, they have had continued success at their prior competitions and will now be competing at the World Championship in St. Louis, MO.  Learn more about the team and how you can help support their efforts.

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Register Your Kids Now For Animal Allies Spring Break Camp

Animal Allies is starting a new program called Spring Break Camp.  It will run during student's spring bring April 8-12.  Kids ages 8-12 can learn about how to care for animals, and do some volunteer work for the shelter.

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Duluth Children’s Museum Invites Your Kids to BLAST OFF to the International Space Station

 

This is a fantastic learning opportunity.  Any kids interested in rockets, NASA or anything related to space should attend this workshop.  Even better get a child excited to experience the International Space Station at the Duluth Children's Museum tomorrow.

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Year Round Drop Boxes for FREE Disposal of Unused and Expired Medications

While on vacation I cleaned out the medicine cabinet for both the humans and the dogs, but then was left with the task of what to do with them.  I went to a website for household hazardous waste and found misinformation.  After research, I have the answer to proper disposal to keep you and the environment safe.

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Prevent Heating Fires and Be Prepared for an Emergency with These Red Cross Safety Tips

There have been so many structure fires across the Northland and on the Range lately.  With temps plummeting far below zero, people are using unsafe resources to heat their homes. But, these unconventional heating sources put your family in danger, even if you think you'll be there to watch it.  The Red Cross offers some great tips on how you can keep your family safe.

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Go Green with Smoothies and the Duluth Public Library’s FREE Cabin Fever Reliever Program

When you hear "go green", you automatically think of recycling, reusing or saving the environment.  But, with the Duluth Public Library's Cabin Cabin Fever Reliever Series, it means, green smoothies!  You're invited to this FREE event that will add vitamins, fiber and antioxidants to your diet.

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Register Now for Douglas County’s Farming for Profit Series Focusing on Fresh Market Vegetable Production

I know that temperatures below zero have you thinking of fleece blankets and white sandy beaches, but now is the time to prepare for a garden abundant with crops to harvest later this year.  If you are an existing producer wanting to improve your operation or a beginning producer looking to build a successful business.  This is a must attend!

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