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Pictured:  Not us, but a more classy couple.   Image: Comstock
Pictured: Not us, but a more classy couple. Image: Comstock
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Does the Anniversary of Your First Date Count After You Are Married?

My wife last night said she got something for me for our anniversary.

"But it's in May?"

"No, the anniversary of our first date!"

"That anniversary is null and void after our marriage."

I lost that discussion.

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Free Recreational Activities Available To Northland Families During The Holiday Break

Isn't that the way it always goes?  The kids can't wait for school to get out for break, then they're bored.  Suddenly, you become the "activities director" and have to come up with stuff to do that is affordable, but fun.  The City of Duluth has you covered!  Skating, snowshoeing, bonfires and more!

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Unexpected Flu Bug Visits Cathy Kates’ House

My husband Homie was feeling a little funky on Friday night.  He didn't really sound normal but he forged on.  Probably should have listened to the warning signs and stayed home instead of coming with me to the hockey game.  Who knew he had a 101.5 fever on the horizon?  Now, I'm playing nurse and washing my hands every five minutes.  I AM NOT GOING TO GET THE FLU!

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cathy and lucky with friends at Lake Superior Zoo
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Last Minute Holiday Gift: Lake Superior Zoo Membership, New Hours Announced

Looking for that last minute gift?  No worries, the Lake Superior Zoo has the gift of membership that the receiver can enjoy multiple times all year long!  You won't have to use gas, you won't have to take the time to go pick it up, you can shop in your jammies at home online.  How easy is that? 

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Toys of the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s Exhibit At The MN History Center Extends Hours For Final Days

Remember these cute little bugs?  The Cootie Bug game was one of my favorites as a child, along with Parcheesi, Yahtzee and Life! (not a fan of Monopoly due to my crappy math ability, although it did teach me to make change).   But, everybody had their favorites.  "Toys" is a national traveling exhibit of toys making stop at the MN History Center and has been breaking attendance records.  They will take you back to your childhood and is something you're entire family will enjoy, but time is running out!

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(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
(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, BUT probably didn't happen with the Pilgrims.

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Veterans’ Remembrance Dinner, Thursday, December 4th

The 10th Annual Veterans’ Remembrance Dinner will be held December 4th in the Great Hall of the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (the Depot.) Featured speakers include; Thomas Werner, Executive Director, and Ryan Welch, Airport Facilities Manager, from the Duluth International Airport, both veterans from the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, presenting on their roles as military and combat engineers in the northern half of Afghanistan from 2009-2010.

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Joe Raedle/ Getty Images
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According to A Recent Survey, Majority of Parents Said They Would Pull Their Children from a Vaccine Lax-Daycare

Here's a hot topic for you.  According to a recent study by the University of Michigan's CS Mott's Children's Hospital, most parents are on board with vaccinations, and worry about their kids being exposed to children who haven't been vaccinated.

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Turkey Supply Hits Lowest Level, Consider Dining At The Thanksgiving Day Buffet At The DECC

They say that turkey production is at its lowest level in nearly 30 years.  While there may be enough turkey in your grocer's freezer, you might be paying a little more per pound.  My family was so small we resorted to turkey rolls for a few years (sad, I know).  However, there is another option.  A FREE turkey dinner with all the trimmings at the DECC on Thanksgiving Day.  Everyone is invited!

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Leaving For Thanksgiving Like The Rest Of America, Protect Your Home

According to a survey, during the Thanksgiving season 43 million Americans drove 50 miles or more to carve the turkey with their friends and family. Just about the same number drive 50 miles or more for Christmas. That leaves your home open to burglers.

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Chancellor George Osborne Meets Women Leading The Economy
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The Biggest Threat To Your Children’s Health, and Just Minutes To Prevent It

Kids are bombarded by many things nowadays.So much more information available at a touch of the finger. They spend hours playing video games, watching TV, playing sports, texting, and on the computer. Only a couple of minutes each day can help prevent a lifetime of problems.

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A Sure Fire Way To Make A Deer Hunter Irate [True Story]

This is a true story, but for the record, it wasn't ME!  Years ago a friend of mine did something to her new husband of one month that was probably inexcusable, yet so sweet how could you not forgive her?

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