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Photo Credit: Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Amsoil Arena Offering Shelter From Excessive Heat After Last Night’s Storm

The Northland had been warned of excessive heat and many people were preparing by getting their fans and air conditioners in place.  However, no one was expecting the extent of damage from the early morning storm that surprised us with downed trees and power lines. Over 3,000+ people were left without power and many don't know when it will be restored. Amsoil Arena and the Duluth Area YMCA has stepped up to help the community, elevate stress and keep us safe.

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New Therapy Uses Virtual Reality To Help Veterans Who Suffer from PTSD

Over 8 million people suffer from a form of PTSD in the United States alone.  Many of them are combat veterans who have returned from multiple tours over seas in areas like Iraq and Afghanistan.  Now, experts are using virtual reality as a tool for veterans to confront their fears and problems.

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Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of MN Retail Center In Duluth Opens With Street Yoga [VIDEO]

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to welcome the new Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's Retail Center in downtown Duluth during Sidewalk Days.  Some of the highlights included a ribbon cutting with the Duluth Chamber of Commerce, speeches by Mayor Emily Larson, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota President and CEO, Michael Guyette and the center's manager, Jeremy Hoglund.  Many visitors to the grand opening were also treated to the first of many classes with street yoga.

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Great Summer Food Recipe For Camping, Cream Can Supper

People are camping and cooking outdoors as a family, sometimes it's hard to make a large amount of food to feed everyone and keep it healthy. Here's a great family recipe for Cream Can Supper. You can find it on the internet but this one is a little different as handed down the years.

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Obesity Tackled At Acupuncture Hospital
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Can You Exercise Too Much?

Some people need to exercise for health reasons, most people should in order to keep in shape so there aren't health risks later in life. Some people it becomes a drug and they exercise too much, but how much is too much?

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Alarming Study Finds You May Be Using the Wrong Sunscreen

Don't get burned buying the wrong sunscreen this summer.

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I Called Poison Control For The First Time, Here’s What Happened

In all my life, I've never found myself in the situation where I needed to call poison control.  I figured if I did it would always be because one of my kids ingested something they shouldn't,  not because of my own tired stupidity.

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Homie Kates
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Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of MN’s Cheer Zone Opens As A Retail Center In Duluth Soon [VIDEO]

I had the honor of spending the day with Skye the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Owl at Grandma's Marathon cheering the runners to the finish line which was just about a mile away.  On that Saturday it was the "cheer zone" but soon it will be the location of the new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Retail Center in Duluth.

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Brooks Beast Running Shoe For People With Foot Pain Review

In the attempt of trying not to die before 40 I've made some healthier changes lately.  I gave up smoking last year, and then subsequently gained about 15 pounds.   So now in order to try to lose that weight and then some, I decided to start running again for the first time in nearly 7 years.  The problem?  Incredible foot pain.  I've been fighting plantar fasciitiss for months, and couldn't figure out a cure until now.

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Carsten Koall / Stringer/Getty Images
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5 Things My Mom Couldn’t Have Warned Me About as a Child

I'm sure you can come up with lots of things to add to my list. Or maybe crazy things your mom told you to be careful of that were myths, like waiting 30 minutes after you eat to go swimming.

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Here’s Your Chance to Work Out with Thomas Rhett at Target Field Station

If you've been working hard to get or stay in shape, or want to take that first step, Snap Fitness has a chance to participate in a great boot camp with ACM and Billboard Music award-winning star Thomas Rhett at Target Field Station.  You could even enjoy a special meet and greet.

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AwakenwithJP via YouTube
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As A Meat Eater, I Love Everything About ‘If Meat Eaters Acted Like Vegans’ [VIDEO]

Sometimes vegans can take it too far and become "preachy" about their lifestyle.  But what if the tables were turned?  This video from JP Awakens is a hilarious spoof!

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