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5 Deadly Historic Lake Superior Shipwrecks You’ve Never Heard About

When you think of historic Lake Superior Shipwrecks, most think of The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald.  It's no doubt the most recent and deadly shipwreck on Lake Superior.  But did you know there have been hundreds of shipwrecks?  Some of them even took place right outside of the Aerial Lift Bridge!

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Gretchen Soetebier
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3 Businesses That Need to Return to the Duluth Superior Area

I LOVE reminiscing about places we USE to have in Duluth/Superior….there’s nothing like sitting around with a group of friends saying “Remember the…..”? Then, the stories start! When you’re done reading this blog, tell me what YOU miss/remember in the Twin Ports

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Gretchen Soetebier
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3 Businesses That Need To Return To The Duluth Superior Area

I LOVE reminiscing about places we USE to have in Duluth/Superior….there’s nothing like sitting around with a group of friends saying “Remember the…..”? Then, the stories start! When you’re done reading this blog, tell me what YOU miss/remember in the Twin Ports

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Duluth Transit Authority Gives You A Peek At Their New Electric Buses

People in the Northland have been anxiously waiting the arrival of the Duluth Transit Authority's Multimodal Transportation Center and their new high tech buses.  The DTA has been around for more than 130 years.  Their mission is to provide public transit that is safe, convenient, efficient and affordable, that's why using electric buses in the Northland is perfect!

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A Personal Thank You To The Retiring President Of The College Of St. Scholastica

President Larry Goodwin has been with the College of St. Scholastica for years and he has announced that he will be retiring in 2016.  He is the longest-serving president in the history of St. Scholastica and achieved double enrollment during his tenure.  But, I have a personal thank you for something much bigger that involved the community.

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Cathy Kates
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The Portland Malt Shoppe Is OPEN! Did You Know What The Building Was Previously Used For?

We drove past the Portland Malt Shoppe on Superior Street and I was surprised to see the OPEN sign illuminated!  It sparked excitement because that's the gateway to summer, but also evoked a giggle since we had been receiving small snow squalls all day.

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Retiring Duluth Officer’s Last Duty: To Return A 1981 Homicide Victim’s Personal Belongings

It's like an ending you would find in a movie or book.  A body is found at Twin Ponds in Duluth that helps to solve a 34 year old mystery.  The Officer that began working on that case is retiring and one of his last duties will be returning the 17 year old murder victim's personal belongings.

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Over or Under? Age Old Toilet Paper Question Answered!

My take is:  the toilet paper should come OVER the top.  That way when you can't find the end or you're in the dark you can just spin it downward and the end will eventually come off leaving it easy to grab. I've had people argue that fact, but now there's proof.

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Ken And Cathy Thank You As They Celebrate Their Eighth Anniversary Together On The B105 Breakfast Club [VIDEO]

Ken and I made it through another year and he beat me to posting it on Facebook yesterday!  Of course, we wouldn't have eight years together without you joining us day in and day out on the B105 Breakfast Club Show.  YOU are the reason getting up at 3am is totally worth it!

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Duluth Transit Authority Gets Grant For Six Electric Buses

People in the Northland have been anxiously watching the Duluth Transit Authority's Multimodal Transportation Center take shape in downtown Duluth.  The DTA has been around for more than 130 years.  Their mission is to provide public transit that is safe, convenient, efficient and affordable, that's why using electric buses in the Northland is perfect!

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Amy Runtly Nyren Mattson
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Cathy Kates Is Floored By A Picture and 35 Year Old Memory From A Facebook Friend

I check facebook several times over a weekend.  This weekend I saw a friend request from an Amy.  I recognized her last name and thought "could it be"?  Sure enough, it was a former student from when I taught Red Cross swimming lessons at the Wrenshall School pool in the late 70's.  I accepted her request for friendship and she sent me two photos that absolutely FLOORED me!

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Update: City of Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge Operator Application Deadline Extended

The City of Duluth is looking to hire a Bridge Operator, what an opportunity for someone with the right qualifications! If you've been holding out for a dream job in the Northland, this is it!  They have extended the application deadline to Friday, February 6, 2015 to make sure all who are interested have the time to apply.

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