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Hiking Safety Tips — 7 Ways to Enjoy a Safe, Healthy Hike This Summer

Hiking is an excellent activity for exercise, exploring and family bonding, but it can also be dangerous if you aren’t prepared.

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One week later, most roads are open - Photo from Nick Cooper
One week later, most roads are open - Photo from Nick Cooper
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Fill Out This Survey If You’ve Been Affected By Flooding In The Northland This Summer

Most of us remember the flooding that happened in the Northland in 2012, but that doesn't mean that several of our friends and family weren't affected by flooding in the northern part of our county early this summer.  St. Louis County would like to assess the damage and is asking for your help.

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Registration for Grandma’s Marathon 2015 Opens TODAY [All 2015 Grandma's Marathon Race Registration Details]

That's the way it is for a runner.  Train, train, train, run the race and get back to training for the next one.  If Grandma's Marathon 2015 is your goal, get yourself registered today!  YES, registration for Grandma's 2015 is officially opened right now....DO IT!

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Got Burned? 5 Ways to Treat a Sunburn

The summer sun is out in full force, relentlessly attacking our skin with UV rays. Here's what to do if you get a sunburn.

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State Of Wisconsin Urges Caution During Storm And Flood Cleanup

Memories of flooding in the Northland back in June of 2012 were recently revisited as the rain has again caused waters to rise.  From International Falls, MN where they are continuing sandbagging attempts, to the State of WI.  We are always reminding you to use caution when driving in flooded areas, but the State of WI Department of Health Services has thought one step further and urges caution while you are participating in flood clean-up.

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Whipper Snapper Races Will Kick Off Grandma’s Marathon 2014

Make it a family affair and get the kids signed up for the FREE Whipper Snapper Races this Friday afternoon!  There will be plenty of time to get to the William A. Irvin 5K afterwards and your children will have a sense of participating and accomplishment.  Here's everything you need to know to make your day perfect!

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Uh-Oh — An Incurable Mosquito-Borne Virus Has Hit the U.S.

The little-known Chikungunya virus, which has no vaccine, has been confirmed in the continental United States. Here's what you should know.

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Understanding Cancer: A FREE Evening With St. Luke’s Hospital To Learn More About The Effects Of Chemo On The Body and The Mind

While medical technology has helped us to better understand cancer, there are still many unanswered questions.  My family has had to deal with cancer.  My grandmother had stomach cancer and my mother had leukemia, which I thought was a "childhood" cancer.  I know first hand that there are so many questions about the illness, how to treat it and how it will affect your loved one.  Having that knowledge will allow you to react and assist during this difficult time.  Thanks to St. Luke's Hospital for stepping up and offering answers to often difficult to ask questions.  Consider attending the free evening to gather valuable information.

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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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