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The Depot Foundations Arts and Culture Awards Recipients Honored at Circle of Friends Celebration

Several individuals in our area, who have made a significant contribution to the arts and culture of the region, will be honored by the Depot Foundation at the Thirteenth Annual Arts and Culture Awards ceremony. It will be held in conjunction with the Circle of Friends Celebration on Thursday October 18.

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A MUST SEE! Astounding Video Shows Incredible Travel of a NASA’s Mars Rover and Demonstrates Accuracy of Every Detail [Video]

My husband showed me this video.  A "come her honey and watch this" moment.  I was busy and the last thing I wanted to do was watch a youtube video, but I'm glad I did.  I was awestruck at what it takes to get the NASA Mars Rover into space and thought about the intricate accuracy of every detail it demonstrates.  I'm sure you'll find it fascinating too and want to share it, like I did.  ENJOY!

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Flickr User: All Things Michigan
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Hermantown’s Harvest Fest Promises a Day Filled with Family Activities

The whole family is invited to the Hermantown Harvest Fest!  The organizers have been working hard to make sure the day is filled with family fun activities.  There are demonstrations, children's activities, displays and over 100 vendors selling their hand-crafted wares.

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Then and Now: What David Drew Did Before Radio [VIDEO]

David Drew, our Afternoon host with more charisma than is allowed. We have him tested daily for performance enhancing drugs, no one should have that much talent! Continuing my then and now search for all the B105 personalities, I present David Drew.

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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Chris Allen’s Experience With Hurricanes

With hurricane Isaac about to plant in New Orleans, I can feel for all the people there. I have lived around hurricanes in my life. I almost got to help and be a part of the Weather Channel's coverage.

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Chris Paul Photography, Flickr
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The Real Story Behind the Phrase ‘Lame Duck’

When you think of the phrase ‘lame duck,’ you might picture a poor duck walking around with a plaster cast on one of its legs, or webbed feat. While that’s a striking image, it isn’t the right one.

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1991 Retro [VIDEO] From DJ’s Record Shop In Superior: Standing In Line To Buy A Guns N’ Roses CD

 

Every day I am reminded how my world has evolved with new the world's new technology.   My daughter stares at me in disbelief when I tell her how things USED to be.   From scoring our own bowling (no electronic scoring back then), to having to go IN to the convenience store every time we pumped gas.  There was no Ticketmaster, Amazon or eBay.....THIS was how you got the latest HOT CD (oh, no DVD's yet either)!

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Photo:  Homie Kates
Photo: Homie Kates
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The Town Of Wrenshall Is Famous For Their Brickyard – Our Town

It's hard to travel through the town of Wrenshall today and not see or hear a reference to the "brickyard".  Whether it's the "Brickyard Restaurant,” or "Brickyard Days,” a town festival in August

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Photo:  Cathy Kates
Photo: Cathy Kates
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A Snapshot of Heritage at the Hermantown History Center – Our Town

Welcome open arms, the community of Hermantown welcomes you.  I've heard this, but found it to be true, when I contacted the Hermantown History Center to gather information for this blog.  So informative, so willing to share their information and so interesting.  I hope my blog will peak your interest to explore the Hermantown History Center for yourself, some day soon!

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‘Hatfields and McCoys’ Makes Cable Ratings History

Over a century after their infamous family feud ended, the Hatfields and McCoys have made history once again, this time on TV. History’s three-part miniseries, which concluded last night, is now the highest rated non-sports broadcast in basic cable history. That’s something any Hatfield or McCoy would be proud of.

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A Northland Landmark Is Deteriorating

A community landmark that was built in 1952 to commemorate the service of WWII and Korean War veterans from Gary New Duluth.  After 60 years of honor, this Northland landmark is in desperate need of repair.  Plus, there's plans to do build a new monument to recognize additional veterans.  Can you help?

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What Ideas Do You Have For The Old Central High School Property

We've heard lots of possibilities, from a shopping center to a casino, to a public park.  What would YOU like to see happen at the site of old Central High School.  The school with the million dollar view.  It would be sad to waste that view on a warehouse!  Learn more at an upcoming public meeting.

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