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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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Get Your Wisconsin Vehicle Tabs With A Vending Machine? [VIDEO]

Being from Minnesota and having stood in lines at the DMV, I couldn't believe my eyes.  While visiting my sister who lives in the state of Wisconsin I ran across the Wisconsin E-Z Tab machine at a grocery store.  Wait, what....a vending machine that gives you your license tabs?  Wow, that makes life easier doesn't it?  Now you can put it on your grocery list:  milk, eggs, sugar and tabs for your vehicle.

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Local Woman Followed Around Cloquet Wal-Mart By Male Stranger, Be Aware Of Surroundings

Before we start sharing this important information that every person male or female should know I want you to know that this in no way indicates that Wal-Mart is responsible for the situation, it's just where she was when it happened and could happen anywhere.  I was so rattled by her story, I want to get it out to as many of people as possible, especially since it happened in our community.

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LuLaRoe Leggings Under Fire For Poor Quality, Have You Experienced This?

First off I have to say that I do not own a pair of LuLaRoe Leggings.  I was invited to a friend's party was unable to attend.  When the fashion craze first hit I heard how soft they were and a bit on the spendy side, but my friends were all buying them.  Now, there is a class-action lawsuit in California against the company and I'm curious if women in the Northland agree.

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New Customer Emergency Notification System Coming to Duluth

In an effort to better keep the public informed on weather or utility related incidents or emergencies, the City of Duluth is currently transitioning to a new emergency notification system.

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5 Things You Might Not Know Are Made From Recycled Plastic

While I was emceeing the Northland Community Wellness Day my table was directly across from the Lake Superior College's Dental Hygiene program and they were handing out toothbrushes.  The toothbrushes were made from 100% recycled plastic, like yogurt cups.  How cool is that?

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Drip-Free Wine Bottle Is Here to Let You Get Sloshed Easier

Drink up, everyone -- we've got some great news.

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Crayola Is Getting Rid of a Crayon — What Color Will It Be?

Color us glum: Crayola will retire a color from its 24-count box, the first time the company, which has been around for over a century, has ever done that.

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Portion of Willard Munger State Trail Near Duluth Scheduled to be Reconstructed

For people who love to use the Willard Munger State Trail, there's a little bad news and a lot of good news, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Is The New Trend Swimming With The Pigs Replacing Swimming With Dolphins?

My friend Jill went on vacation to the Caribbean and may have stumbled on the new trend, swimming with the pigs.  Up until now I've only heard people talk about being thrilled to have been able to swim with the dolphins.  Many do it so they can cross it off their bucket list.  I LOVE pigs, so I have now placed swimming with them on my bucket list.  However, Jill didn't have the best experience and it's something I need to keep in mind and you should know.

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