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Celebrate Mother’s Day By Trying to Figure Out How Much Having a Baby Costs

Having a baby is one of the most magical things in the world. Paying the hospital bill for it? Not so much.

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Cathy Kates
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New Candles Are Safer for Homes, Children and Can Be Set On A Timer [VIDEO]

During a visit to my sister's home she turned me on to these new candles that I love!  Not only because they are safer, but because I can set them on a timer and not worry about going to bed or leaving the house forgetting I have an open flame burning.  They are so cool and I'm excited to show you!

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Duluth Public Meeting Scheduled for St. Louis County ATV Ordinance

St. Louis County officials would like public input in regards to a recent ordinance that would allow and regulate the operation of all-terrain vehicles on County Roads in the area.

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Can You Sew? CHUM’S Rhubarb Festival Needs Your Talents

I wish I could sew.  I did not make my Wrenshall School Home Economics teacher, Mrs. Urbanski proud.  I spent more time ripping than I did sewing.  I should have the skills, my grandmother could sew anything and without a pattern!  CHUM has a huge community event every year and are in need of a volunteer that can sew.  Is that you?

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Minnesota DNR Announces License Plate Design Contest

If you have an artistic touch, you'll want to take advantage of the Minnesota DNR's 125th Anniversary challenge to design a Minnesota license plate in honor of Minnesota State Parks and Trails.  However, you better get to work as the deadline is coming up fast.

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I Need Your Opinion, Should I Buy a Top Load or Front Load Washer and Dryer?

I have always bought my washer and dryer second hand.  The last pair I purchased has lasted almost 13 years and they are still working, just not that great.  I'm ready to take the leap and purchase a new pair, but don't know which kind to get.  Do you have an opinion?

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10th Annual Bike Swap This Weekend Benefits the Head of the Lakes United Way

Bikes are being accepted today, Friday, April 22 until 7p or tomorrow, Saturday, April 23 from 8a-9:45a for the 10th Annual Continental Ski & Bike "Bike Swap".  This yearly event benefits the Head of the Lakes United Way.  Plus, the first 100 kids at the event receive a free bike helmet thanks to St. Luke's Hospital and Joe Golcz at State Farm Insurance!

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City of Superior Looking For Volunteers Saturday for Earth Day Cleanup Event

Now that the snow has melted, trash is washing off streets, down storm drains and heading towards Lake Superior.  Plastic and trash continually pollute Lake Superior, so the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Environmental Services Division of Public Works for the City of Superior are seeking volunteers Saturday to help protect the great lake.

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Courtesy of Minnesota DNR
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Excellent Conditions Expected for Stream Trout Opener Saturday

Minnesota’s stream trout season opens tomorrow, April 16, and with a weekend warm-up on the way, anglers should find good conditions and excellent fishing around the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Ultimate Frisbee Offered at Duluth Heritage Sports Center for Area Youth

Hockey is over for the most part and baseball has yet to begin.  If you're looking for something fun for your kids to do while burning off some energy, get them to the Duluth Heritage Sports Center beginning May 15.

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Flickr User: Jeff Kubina
Flickr User: Jeff Kubina
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Empty Bowl 2016 Practices Sustainability In Many Ways, Even Using Trees Removed from 4th Street


Empty Bowl is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12.  You can join forces to benefit Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank with other Souper Heroes just by attending!  Some of these Souper Heroes started months ago when adults and children in our community started putting time and talent into making the bowls.

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NCWD/Permission: Michelle Russell
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The Diabetes Walk Joins Northland Community Wellness Day This Saturday

I have had the honor of emceeing the Northland Community Wellness Day for the past two years and I've watched the event continue to grow both in exhibits and community interest.  It's coming up this Saturday and I hope you can make it!  One of the growths this year is that the Diabetes Walk will be held in conjunction with NCWD.  It's truly a day the family can enjoy for free with over 75 exhibits.

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