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My Christmas City of the North Parade’s Best Memories

Having grown up in the Northland, Christmas City of the North Parade has been a holiday tradition since I can remember.  We'd gather around the TV and watch the parade go through Duluth.  That was back when I considered Duluth a "big city" and would love to drive through downtown at night so I could see all the lights as a kid.  You might laugh, but as a kid growing up in Biwabik MN, Duluth was a huge, charming city.  Few times of the year showcase Duluth in such a way as the parade.

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(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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5 Things That Happen In America On Thanksgiving, But Probably Didn’t Happen With The Pilgrims

On the fourth Thursday this month, most Americans will have the day off and celebrate Thanksgiving. Some reflect, some state their gratitude, some just eat. Here's 5 things that happen on Thanksgiving.

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See Northland’s News Center Sing “Christmas City”, Post Your Own Version

This is the 55th year of the Christmas City of the North parade. That means for 55 years we've been hearing the "Christmas City" by Merv Griffin. Do you think you can do it better? Enter a special contest at Christmascityparade.com.

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Christmas City Of The North Parade Information, Including Where To Park For Free

Christmas City of the North Parade gets under way on Friday. It will be Broadcast Live on KBJR 6 and Range 11 or online at: NorthlandsNewsCenter.com. So when I tell people KOOL 101.7 will be a part of it, I get a thousand questions. So here's the answers:

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MN DOT Reminds Motorists To Look Out For Trick Or Treaters

Halloween is tomorrow and once again we need to remind motorists to be mindful of increased pedestrian traffic.  Shorter, darker days make it increasingly difficult to spot pedestrians.  The MN DOT also offers tips for drivers and parents and children who are trick or treating.

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148th Fighter Wing Members Return from Afghanistan [VIDEO]

Welcome home to the 148th Fighter Wing! All of us at B105 salute the brave men and women serving our country at home and abroad, as well as their families.

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Your Car May Have Counterfeit Airbags, See If Your Car Is On The List

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a statement saying that they have arrested a small ring of auto part suppliers that have been selling counterfeit airbags to be installed in cars. They have released a list for you to check and see if your car is on the list.

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85,000 College Football Fans Share an Emotional Surprise Homecoming with a Military Family [Video]

 

You can't help but become emotional when watching this video.  Sargeant First Class Scott Faile executed his performance perfectly.  Take the emotional roller coaster with his family and 85,000 College fans as you listen to his words, then, tears turn to joy.  Such a fantastic feeling to share!

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Hats Off To Nickelodeon For “Worldwide Day of Play”

This last Saturday started out as usual.  We had breakfast, and then slowly got into our day.  Which means we all migrated to the living room, turned on some cartoons for the 4 year old, and we sat playing on our smartphones.  Yes, I know.  This is sad.  But then something pretty cool happened.

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It’s FREE to Search Your Family History with Members of the Twin Ports Genealogical Society at the Duluth Public Library

 

I am half Filipino and half Irish, quite the combination, I know.  When I was younger, I heard my mom and my aunt on my dad's side talk about my relatives in the Philippines and Ireland, but at that young age, I didn't have the desire to seek them out.  Both my mom and aunt have passed, and I thought searching for past members of my family would be impossible, until I saw the Family History Workshop.  Here's your invite!

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Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites at the Main Library Starting this Saturday

You will soon find a new exhibit at the Main Library in Duluth that young will enjoy and will allow the not-so-young to return to their childhood.  The Duluth Public Library, along with the Duluth Children’s Museum, is excited to announce  Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites. (Volunteers are needed to help with the exhibit, see below).

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National Citizens Poll Results For Duluth Just Posted, What Do We Think

Every year since 2009, Duluth has taken part in a National Citizens Poll, and this years results are in. What do you and your neighbors think of the city, and the way it's run?

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