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Cathy Kates
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Do You Know What This Was Used For?

Do you remember these? I was in Rhineland, WI with my sister at The Vintage Thrift Shop and ran across so many things that took us back to our childhood. Salt and Pepper shakers, knick knacks and games that were at our mother’s house. We laughed when we she picked up this item and said, “remember THIS!"

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From The 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train Facebook page
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President Lincoln’s Funeral Train Car to Be In Duluth Beginning Memorial Day Weekend

If you're a history buff, an amazing piece of history will be in the Northland for a limited time and you won't want to miss it.  After President Lincoln was assassinated, his body was transported by train back to his hometown of Springfield, Illinois.  A part of that train is coming to the Northland beginning Memorial Day Weekend. 

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It’s National Little Red Wagon Day, What Does That Mean? [VIDEO]

Did you have a little red wagon as a child?  I had one, but it wasn't a Radio Flyer, it was generic.  Kinda like I got Hydrox chocolate sandwich cookies instead of Oreos.  Deprived, I know!  The Radio Flyer company has a day designated as "little red wagon day" and for a very good reason.

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70 Years Ago Today the First Atomic Bomb Was Dropped on Hiroshima [VIDEO]

It was August 6th, 1945 when the world changed.  The "Little Boy" was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan during World Ward II.  I'll share a personal story with you after the video you can see here.

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Cathy Kates
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Impromptu Model T Parade On Highway 23 Delights Antique Car Lovers In Fond Du Lac [VIDEO]

Homie (my husband) and I have a cruiser so when we were out enjoying the weather on the motorcycle this past weekend on Highway 23 in Fond Du Lac, we were delighted to run across an impromptu Model T parade.  Our thought was that they were taking the back roads to the Carlton Daze parade, but none-the-less we were thrilled to get to view them.

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Scotty McCreery Performs George Jones’ The Grand Tour At The Grand Ole’ Opry [VIDEO]

It's heart warming to see someone as young as Scotty McCreery covering a country legends hit that went #1 in 1974.  It shows the diversity of Scotty's talents, the longevity of George Jones' songs and keeps the "old country" alive.

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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...

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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…...

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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…...

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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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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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