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Why You Don’t Need to Be Afraid of Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a major international health crisis, but here at home in the U.S. you don't really have much to worry about. Here's why.

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Lack of Vitamin D Can Increase Your Risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s

A new study has confirmed that being deficient in vitamin D can increase your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s as you age.

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Robin Williams Death Hits Close To Home

There are few celebrities that we allow into our hearts.  Robin Williams was one of them.  He felt like family, and we grieve his loss more than just another celebrity dying.  With it appearing that he took his own life, it makes it even more heartbreaking.  It's another sad instance where a comedian (and more) fought a battle his entire life under the surface.

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Peace Run/Walk Changes Venues To Finish At Bayfront With Music and Festival

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Peace Run. This fun Run/Walk will help to raise money for the "Just For The Fun Of It Dance", a special community dance held twice a year for adults with disabilities and mental illness, and raise awareness about mental illness.

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Duluth Fire Department Issues Another Dangerous Swimming Condition Warning for Park Point

With the nice beach weather comes wind and dangerous rip currents.  BUMMER!  But, it is important to note that the Duluth Fire Department is issuing a dangerous swimming conditions warning.  Please be sure to pass this on to your family if you are not home and they are planning a beach outing today through tomorrow morning at 10am.

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List of Duluth Beaches Still Under A No Water Contact Recommendation

According to Adam Lorch at the Northland's NewsCenter, today is a great beach day.  However, which beach you go to is important because there are several under a No Water Contact Recommendation in Dululth.

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Load Up On Fresh Food Tuesday at the Downtown Farmers Market

If you don't have lunch plans on Tuesdays, may I suggest you head downtown Duluth?  Every Tuesday the Downtown Farmers’ Market is full of fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods, jellies, honeys and candy.

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New Mexico Teen Invents Car Seat Alarms to Prevent Infants from Being Left in Hot Cars

I actually have nightmares about forgetting our daughter in a hot car.  You hear the stories in the news and it is such a gut wrenching tragedy when these children die.  A lot of people put the blame on parents, but I can see it happening to almost anyone. 

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Important Warning Signs of Heat Related Illness To Know

Temps are expected to soar into the upper 80's and 90's.  With the dew point it will feel like 100 and we are not use to it in the Northland.  While I'm sure you'll take necessary precautions with your family.  You should know the warning signs of heat related illnesses and what to do.

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Hot, Humid Conditions Are Expected In The Northland: Tips On Staying Cool

It's feast or famine!  It's either too cold or too hot!!!  The latter is what we expect for Monday through the evening.  At least it won't last long, but there are still precautions to take when it comes to your family, the elderly (especially neighbors) and your pets.

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Important Traffic Information And Course Map For Friday’s Park Point 5 Miler

Whether you're involved with the Park Point 5 Miler or just in the area, this important Traffic Advisory from the Duluth Police Department will ensure the runners are safe and that you get to your destination on time.  Here's the skinny:

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Summer Skin-Care Tips: Hydrate, Use Sunscreen & Exfoliate

Proper skin care is essential in order to prevent harmful, long-lasting consequences to your skin. Here are three ways you can keep your epidermis in the best possible shape:

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