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Minnesota DNR Kicks Off Operation Dry Water Campaign to Deter Drinking and Boating

This weekend the national Operation Dry Water campaign will be in full effect in lakes across the area, aimed at deterring drinking and boating.

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Extreme Sport Involves Water Skiing And Fishing Called Skarping

There are several different ways to fish troll, bobber, jiggin', but have you heard about skarping?  I can't skarp, not because I can't fish, because I've never water skied.   This is wild!

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Alive With Life Jackets, An Event To Outfit Kids With A FREE Life Jacket Tomorrow

Some people don't wear their life jackets because they feel it's too restrictive, can you imagine wearing it to work all day?  That's exactly what some did for "wear your life jacket to work day" to raise awareness for the importance of having one for every person in the boat.  If you have children, but don't have a life jacket for them, here is your chance to pick one up for free from  Essentia Health-St. Mary's Children's Hospital and Kohl's Cares.

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Show Your Grandma’s Marathon Spirit With A Photo For A Chance To Win A GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

You don't have to be a runner to be a "winner" with Grandma's Marathon!  How would you like to own a GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition or a Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband?  It's easy, you'll be taking lots of photos anyhow, just tag em' and you have a great chance to win!

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If You’re Planning a Gathering at Park Point, Remember Beach Fires are Illegal

When I was growing up, one of the things we did each summer on nice nights was to get friends together and have bonfires on Park Point.  I remember some of us would then split off and walk down the beach because there were fires everywhere and we'd see friends and meet new ones.  It appears that is something that is now strictly prohibited. 

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What To Do After You Run A Marathon, Carrie Tollefson Explains

Maybe this is your first Marathon, maybe this isn't, the thing to remember is a good plan is always the best medicine when you have finished a marathon, even a half marathon.

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Is This For Real? Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews Says No Bathroom Breaks During The Game

I've seen some great "The More You Know" parodies. This one doesn't seem like it's a parody. I'm actually afraid Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Player Jonathan Toews will come up in the crowd and punch me if I have to get up and visit the men's room

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Need A Job? Halvor Lines Is Hiring OTR Drivers

Often times I dedicate one of the several Solid Gold Saturday Show songs to my OTR drivers.  God bless em'!  It's a job that is physically and emotionally demanding, but without them our store shelves would be bare and we wouldn't get our mail in a timely fashion, among other things.  It's an important job and if you're in need of a job, Halvor Lines is hiring.

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Check Out This Guys Homemade 40W Laser Shotgun! [VIDEO]

This is guy is very smart and someone you probably don't want to be your enemy.  Why, you ask?  Well, because he can build laser shotguns!

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Duluth Public Library Has Fun, Free Activities For Your Kids June 15-19

The kids just got out of school, JUST and some of you may be hearing "I'm bored" already.  The Duluth Public Library is on it like a puma!  They have already put together fun, free programs for the week of June 15 that you're kids will love! (and YOU will too)!

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4 Ways To Celebrate National Trails Day in Duluth

June 6 is National Trails Day and the City of Duluth has many ways for you to participate!  Why shouldn't we celebrate our local trails, we're known for them.  Whether it's running, biking or hiking our trails are award-winning and growing more and more popular.  We have over 180 miles of trails to explore, get out and enjoy!

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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…..”? Then, the stories start! When you’re done reading this blog, tell me what YOU miss/remember in the Twin Ports

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