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Saturday Morning at the Races
Grandma's Marathon
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New Youth Running Event With Grandma’s Marathon Is Sure To Be A Hit

If you and your family have experienced Wednesday Night at the Races with the Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma's Marathon, you already know how much fun you'll have this Saturday.  If you haven't attended the event before you'll be hooked.  Get ready for (drum roll) Saturday Morning at the Races.  (Indoors!)

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treecycling
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Need To Get Rid Of Your Christmas Tree? Treecycle With WLSSD

The celebrating is done, the guests have gone home and you've taken down the decorations and holiday tree.  Usually, you stick it in the snowbank outside (and deal with it weeks later, but this year....most of us don't have a snowbank.  So, what should you do?  Treecycle with WLSSD!  BUT, trees only!  Wreaths, garland and other decorations should go in your trash.  They have added many more locations for your convenience.

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karina smirnoff
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Win Dancing Pros Live! Tickets With Ken and Cathy This Week [Video]

If you LOVE Dancing With the Stars, you're going to love what hits the DECC Symphony Hall on January 13.  DANCING PROS LIVE!  Want to go for free?  Win your way with Ken and Cathy on the Breakfast Club Show.  I was going to send my audition tape from when I danced to Michael Jackson's Thriller.  I've included that video, do you think I should ask if I can dance too?

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cathy's pink the rink t-shirt
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Let’s Pink The Rink! Wear Pink To The Denfeld VS East Hockey Game Tonight At The Heritage

Don't have anything pink to wear to the big game tonight?  Don't worry!  The Denfeld Cheer Team has you covered with awesome t-shirts available at the game!  Look sporty in pink while you cheer on your favorite team and support a fantastic cause!

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Happy New Year
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When Should You Stop Saying ‘Happy New Year?’

"Happy New Year." It’s the standard post-January 1 greeting, but at some point it becomes as out of date as shouting “Wazzzuuuuppp!” So, when should you abandon it?

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New Year's Eve
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What’s the Best Day of the Week for New Year’s Eve? [POLL]

New Year’s Eve – a time for revelry, chicanery or, if you’re the reserved type, peace and quiet.

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Chief Warrant Officer Jason Johansen Wishes His Hometown Of Duluth Happy Holidays [AUDIO]

I'm almost certain that everyone in the Northland either has a family member or knows of someone who serves in one of our Armed Forces.  The holidays are always a tough time for those families when they're loved one is deployed.  Years ago the only correspondence was a written letter that took a very long time to reach it's destination.  Thanks to modern technology we can now skype, facetime on our phones and send pictures and audio.  Like the holiday greeting that Chief Warrant Officer Jason Johansen has sent to the Northland.

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old carpet
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Thanks Facebook Friends: Multiple Facebook Likes Solidifies My New Christmas Carpet

It wasn't that the carpet was well worn, it was that no matter what I did to clean it even professionally, it never truly looked clean.  It was over ten years old, it was time.  My husband Homie was VERY good at deflecting my pleas for new carpeting until I caught him in a weak moment and he agreed to "go look".

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family open skate
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Free Recreational Activities Available To Northland Families During The Holiday Break

Isn't that the way it always goes?  The kids can't wait for school to get out for break, then they're bored.  Suddenly, you become the "activities director" and have to come up with stuff to do that is affordable, but fun.  The City of Duluth has you covered!  Skating, snowshoeing, bonfires and more!

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Thanks to Your Input, Minnesota DNR Working On 4-Year Plan To Boost Pheasant Numbers

We recently reported on the first ever Pheasant Summit, with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources looking for input to deal with the plight of a bird whose numbers or declining in startling numbers.

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cootie bug game
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Toys of the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s Exhibit At The MN History Center Extends Hours For Final Days

Remember these cute little bugs?  The Cootie Bug game was one of my favorites as a child, along with Parcheesi, Yahtzee and Life! (not a fan of Monopoly due to my crappy math ability, although it did teach me to make change).   But, everybody had their favorites.  "Toys" is a national traveling exhibit of toys making stop at the MN History Center and has been breaking attendance records.  They will take you back to your childhood and is something you're entire family will enjoy, but time is running out!

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January is National Blood Donor Month, Make Donating Your New Years Resolution

I'm the first to admit it, I don't donate blood regularly.  Quit staring at me.  Okay, fine, I never donate blood, but I plan on changing that.  January is National Blood Donor Month and the American Red Cross is reporting the need for donors, so it sounds like the perfect time.

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