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Duluth Woman Training For Half Marathon Has Baby Minutes After Being Told She’s Pregnant

Trish Staine, 33, of Duluth got the biggest surprise early this week. Having not gained any weight and her cycle never changed, she knew she was uncomfortable and having back pain. Having a baby, nope! She continued to training, after all, she's not pregnant, in fact, that was the last thing she thought.

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Northland Experiencing Higher Than Average Pollen Counts

Pollen counts in the Twin Ports reached 7.5 / 10 on the scale on Sunday and Monday this week.  This is classified as medium-high pollen amounts.  At work today, many people were having problems with their allergies and everyone shared stories about seeing pollen floating around in the air over the weekend.

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Two Duluth Super One Employees Credited with Saving a Life by Using CPR

It could have been a tragic Memorial Day for one family if it wasn't for the quick actions of two Duluth Super One employees.  As I read the press release, I couldn't help but think of  Super One's participation in the Go Red for Women Event partnering with the American Heart Association to save lives.  Blessings to these two individuals who were so quick to respond.

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What American City Was Just Named the ‘Laziest’?

America is known for its obesity crisis and penchant for lounging on the couch instead of getting up and doing anything physical. As it turns out, some cities perpetuate that stereotype more than others.

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Study of Chemicals in Minnesota Lakes Finds Cocaine in a Third of Lakes Sampled

A study has been done on 50 lakes across Minnesota looking for chemicals that find their way into the lakes.  The most common chemical was DEET (used in bug spray).  Followed by a plastics chemical, and then surprisingly cocaine showed up.  Sometimes the cocaine was even found in remote lakes not near a sewer run off.

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Like National Geographic’s Brain Games? Try These Tests [VIDEO]

Last week I finally caught the National Geographic series "Brain Games" on TV.  I think I have a pretty strong brain, so I thought I'd be up for the challenges that they show you.  I'll admit, I was stumped quite a bit, or rather tricked.  That's what the show is about, exploiting the weaknesses of your brain, but also helping you to train your brain. 

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Stay Safe and Keep Your Right to Ride Your Cycle, Don’t Drink and Drive, Call Motorcycle Dial A Ride

I was enjoying a beverage in a local bar this past weekend and noticed that the coaster my drink was sitting on was a dial-a-ride for motorcyclists.  It's funded by Minnesota Motorcyclists and has a twist to just a ride home if you're too drunk to drive, they'll also trailer your cycle!

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Four Overdose Incidents this Weekend Believed to be Linked to Illegal Use of Heroin in Duluth

Local authorities and first responders were busy this weekend with an unusual amount of drug overdoses. At the time I am writing this, none have died, but it does give us the increased sense of awareness that something must be done.

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12 1/2 Week Pregnancy Check Up, Heard The Heartbeat!

Yesterday my wife and I went and met our obstetrician for the first time, and got to hear the heartbeat.  It didn't sound like anything I thought it would!

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It’s Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week – Duluth will be Testing their Sirens Today April 18

Even though I am sharing this information with you, I KNOW that when I hear the sirens blow to signify the start of the drill/test, I will wonder (usually out loud to myself), "what are those going off now for?"  You should know it's just a test, here is the schedule.

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Meet The Spokespeople for Step Out To Cure Diabetes Duluth

You are invited to Step Out to Cure Diabetes. Held again this year at the Miller Hill Mall on April 6th. This years ambassadors are sisters, Emma and Anna Arntsen they both haveType1 diabetes. Here is their story:

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If You Get Cold Sores Often, You May Suffer From Memory Loss

A new study out now says there might be a connection with cold sores and loss of memory. All bacteria infections are contributing to the loss of memory and may be the bridge to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

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