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Aerial Application to Eradicate Gypsy Moths In West Duluth Starts Tomorrow

The City of Superior has dealt with gypsy moths and emerald ash bore recently.  In fact my co-host Ken Hayes had to have a tree from his boulevard removed because of the threat.  Now the Minnesota Department of Agriculture says we need to treat 1,200 acres of land in the City of Duluth to slow the spread of a gypsy moth infestation.

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Chris Allen’s Kids Review The Insect Repelling “SuperBand”

I stop in to our neighbors at the BP once in a while in the morning to get something to drink or a snack and I saw this display for a "Superband" that would keep the bugs off your kids, they were only $1.79, how bad could they be. So, I had the kids wear them and here's what they had to say.

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FREE Life Jackets Offered For Kids And Teens By Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital And Kohl’s Cares

Minnesota law requires all children under the age of 10 to wear a life jacket on any boat or watercraft that is not docked.  Of course, for safety, life jackets are also recommended for children that are playing on shorelines and docks or near water.  With the number of lakes in our area, it only makes sense to make sure your child has his/her own life jacket and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Children's Hospital and Kohl's Cares is making that a bit easier by offering FREE life jackets.

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Get Your Groove On At The 10th Annual Cathedral School Panther Pant 5K Walk/Run TONIGHT!

My husband and I have been training for Grandma's Half Marathon which is a 13.1 mile race.  One might say "you're running a distance race, what is a 5K going to do for you"?  LOTS!  It helps with speed.  Every race is a race against the clock, so while building stamina is important in a half marathon, so is speed.  We call it a tempo run and a 5K is the perfect way to get your tempo run in for the day while you're contributing to a great cause in the community.

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Registration For Runner Tracking At Grandma’s Marathon Available June 1st; Track Up To 4 Runners Again This Year

Runner tracking is back this year for Grandmas Marathon and the Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon.  Being a runner of the half marathon, along with family members, I can personally vouch for how handy this is.  Rather than have to guess at when a runner may be at certain check points and the finish line, this tool let's you really narrows down when you should be looking for them to cheer them on.

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Random Thoughts During A Random Teeth Cleaning

The other day I got a phone call from a number that I vaguely recognized.  "I know that number from somewhere..."  so I decided to answer it.  It was my dentist's office reminding me that I was due for a teeth cleaning and they had an opening that very afternoon.   Son of a b--

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Are You a Couch Potato? Blame Your Parents

Odds are you took it easy this past holiday weekend. That’s what weekends and holidays are for, right? Well, if you're the type to take it easy at noon on a Tuesday, take heart -- being lazy could be inborn.

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Lyme Disease Q & A: Facts You Should Know Before You Take That Hike

It’s play-outside season for all of us now, finally, and with new reports that more deer ticks survived the winter, we need to arm ourselves with the facts about Lyme disease.

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Report Says More Ticks Survived Winter — Look Out for Lyme Disease This Summer

A new report indicates that there is likely a larger population of deer ticks this season, meaning there are more tiny carriers of Lyme disease to look out for.

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What’s Gluten? Here Comes a Much-Needed Explanation

We hear a lot about gluten these days, but do you actually know what gluten is?

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Pregnant Women May Be More Likely to Have Car Accidents

A new study shows that a pregnant woman in her second trimester could be more likely to have a car accident than at any other time in her pregnancy or life.

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UPDATE: Cloquet Police Inform Residents The Malfunctioning Warning Siren Is FIXED

 

PREVIOUSLY: Weather reports from Adam Lorch this morning mentioned that we could experience strong storms tonight and into tomorrow.  Some could contain hail, heavy rains and very windy conditions.  He says the storms are likely to stay to the South of the Twin Ports but doesn't say how far.  Just in case I thought I would share this information I received from the Cloquet Police Department  about a malfunctioning warning siren.

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