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Homeowners: Be Smart, Use Common Sense When Cutting Trees or Branches Around Electrical Wires

People are starting to prepare their homes and yards for the fall and winter months.  Bringing in planters, covering flower beds with tarps and cutting trees and branches that could become a nuisance. I know their mode of thinking, "do it now before the snow flies".  There are more and more accidents happening at home involving tree branches and electrical wires, use caution and check out these helpful tips.

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Girls Poop Too, So Thank Goodness There Is PooPourri and this Funny Commerical [VIDEO]

I have no idea how I stumbled upon this product and this commercial, but hearing the things this woman said made me laugh.  I think the fact that this product really exists only makes it better. 

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Girls Suffer Severe Burns After Playing with Limes in the Sun [VIDEO]

If are out in the sun, or on vacation enjoying tropical drinks at the beach or poolside, do not handle limes.  These young girls found out the hard way that lime juice and the sun do not mix.

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Consider Getting A Whooping Cough Vaccine This Year

I was at a routine doctor's appointment yesterday when I was told I was overdue on my Tetanus vaccination.  Ok, what the heck.   Let's get it over with and I'll be good for a few more years.  But then the Nurse also suggested that I get the combination that includes the Pertussis (or whooping cough) vaccination. 

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Photo Credit: ken hayes
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This Weeks Last Wednesday Night At The Races Includes a Free Family Picnic

It's hard to believe but we know we are near the end of summer and the last Wednesday Night at the Races. Families across the Northland have made this a summer Wednesday night tradition and this week you can enjoy some time together at the picnic after the races! 

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Wanna Run A 5K For The First Time And You’re A Couch Potato? Here’s How [VIDEO]

There are more and more races popping up around the Northland and they all sound interesting. You want to run one or two, but you are a sitter, or someone who isn't as active, or maybe just a walker, here's a way to train for a 5K race that is your pace.

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Study Says: Washing Your Chicken Before Cooking It Creates Cross Contamination [VIDEO]

 

I am guilty and a little miffed.  I didn't USE to wash my chicken before I cooked it, but I saw the benefits of rinsing it before cooking it.  After all, it's sitting in that chicken juice goo after thawing from the freezer and getting rid of that always made me feel better.  But, experts are now saying washing/rinsing my chicken can now be a BAD thing!

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Beach Advisory Removed for One Duluth Beach

As we get ready for a warm end to the week and an overall nice weekend, there is good news with a beach advisory being removed.  However, a beach in Two Harbors does remain on the advisory list.

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‘The Camp Gyno’ Ad About Periods Goes Viral [VIDEO]

Everyone growing up has to learn about the changes their body will go through, which leads to some very uncomfortable parents having conversations with their kids.  Helloflo.com wanted to make learning about periods more entertaining, so they've created this funny ad.

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Two Grandma’s Marathon Board Members Remembered with New Park Point Beach Race that Could Net You a Guaranteed Garry Bjorklund 2014 Half Marathon Entry

Grandma's Marathon recently lost two of it's dedicated Board Members to Pancreatic Cancer.  To remember Don Fennessy and Kevin Peterson there will be a new additional race to the Grandma's Marathon line-up.   Come run along the beautiful shores of Lake Superior and join in the fight to help find a cure for this devastating disease.

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3 Park Point Beaches Are Under a No Water Contact Advisory [VIDEO]

If you are planning on some outdoor fun to close out the week, be forewarned that the  Minnesota Department of Health has placed a no water contact advisory for 3 beaches on Park Point in Duluth.

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Cat From Hell Saga Continues; On to Next Step For Puking Cat

Last week I told you about our struggle with our puking cat.  She vomits regularly.  It's more of just a regurgitation.  It's pretty much the dry cat food chewed up, hits the stomach, and comes right back up.  But it takes just enough time for her to put it in a hidden place.  Last week I tried some expensive cat food, thinking that might help.

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