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New Mobile Payment Service for Parking Coming to Duluth This Summer

If you've ever had the undesirable experience of pulling up to a parking meter only to realize you can't pay because you don't have any quarters, or have received a parking ticket due to an expired meter, new technology is coming to Duluth which can prevent both from being an issue again. 

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Cathy Kates
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How Are Shoes So Sacred They Have To Be Retrieved From A Backroom?

My sister and I were shopping at a mall in Wausau, WI when we started looking at shoes (imagine that) in one of the mall’s anchor stores.  We both found a few pairs that we wanted to try on, but there was only one girl working the shoe department, meaning getting shoes and working the register to check people out. I can appreciate that the store is trying to save money by not over staffing or that someone may have called in sick since it was a beautiful sunny day outside, but while waiting 30 minutes for our shoes to be retrieved, I had a lot of time to think.

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Crayola’s New Blue Crayon Needs To Be Named, Got Any Ideas?

Crayola Crayons were a staple at our house while my daughter was growing up.  She's 23 now and I still have several boxes in the craft room waiting for when there's little ones in the house again.  I guess I never really paid attention to what the color names were until they decided to retire one, Dandelion which was yellow with a bit darker hue.  Now they have a replacement that needs to be named and my first idea was already submitted!

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Minnesota Ranks As One Of the Most Fun States in the Country

If you have ever found yourself defending Minnesota when someone tells you it's a boring place to live, you now have actual data to back up your defense.

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Twitter Destroys Nordstrom’s Fake Mud Jeans

They really need no further explanation. Fake mud jeans are a thing now, and they'll cost you $425 if you can find them.

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It’s Arbor Day, Time To Celebrate the Health Benefits of Trees

Today is Arbor Day!  Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, which helps kick off Arbor Month which runs through the month of May, and it's a great time to celebrate the health benefits of trees.

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Everyone’s Invited to Mayor Emily Larson’s 6th Annual Bike Ride and Luncheon

It's time to get out your bike and join Duluth Mayor Emily Larson for a community bike ride and lunch.

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Cathy Kates
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I Learned My Lesson, Take Inventory Of What’s In Your Wallet, Here’s Why

I'm always going a hundred miles an hour and multi-tasking.  It was because of this trait that I had something happen to me that stopped me in my tracks and made me realize an important life lesson that I want to share with you.  At the risk of sounding like a tagline for Capitol One, "what's in your wallet"?

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Bet You Can’t Guess What State Is Most Addicted to Gambling (Actually, You Probably Can)

Ten bucks says you can figure out which state is most hooked on plunking down some money to win a bet.

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People Miss Out On Making Great Memories With Retail Stores Closing And Malls Seeing Less People

The latest information is that the retail industry is suffering for a couple of reasons.  One of course is the option to shop on line and have it delivered to your home.  The other is that popular retail stores are feeling the crunch of on line shopping and closing their retail spaces.  Sad.  I have such great memories of going to the mall, from a child to pushing my child in a stroller.

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Consider Donating To The Salvation Army When Spring Cleaning Your Home

Call me crazy (it wouldn't be the first time), but I'm looking forward to another week of wintery mix before we get some warm spring weather in the Northland.  It will give me a little more time to do some much needed spring cleaning.  If you are planning to do the same, consider donating your clothes and other household items to the Salvation Army.

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Duluth Parks to Receive 60 New Recycling Bins

The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department has received a grant from the Keep America Beautiful Program and the Dr. Pepper/Snapple Park Bin Grant Program.  The reward is 60 new recycling bins.

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