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Cathy Kates
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Telecommunication Construction Starts At Chester Bowl [Video]

A press release I received from the City of Duluth informed of an upcoming project that will replacement a Sprint telecommunications pole with a new permanent mono-pine tower in Chester Bowl Park on the upper hillside. The project will begin on April 13 and that may cause some trails to close temporarily.

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Veterans Memorial
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Honor Flight Northland Plans A Trip For This June

I have friends that are dedicated to volunteering for the Honor Flight Northland.  My father was in WWII and I would have loved for him to have this opportunity.  If you know a Vet, especially a WWII Vet in your life, fill out an application!

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Garth Brooks
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Garth Brooks Talks Joys and Heartaches of Raising Kids

Garth Brooks walked away from a massive country career to raise his daughters, and he insists he wouldn't have traded those years for anything.

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Entice Spring to Hurry to Duluth’s Lakewalk and Rose Garden with the “Raising of the Roses”

It's hard to believe in just months, we'll strolling through the beautiful Rose Garden in the City of Duluth near Lake Superior, without a jacket on, because as I write this blog, we have a wintery mix expected for the next couple of days.  Of course, to reap the benefits of the garden's beauty, the hard work has to start now and you're help is needed.

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cathy kates and kevin koen maple syrup boil 2
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Wrenshall Residents Make The Most Of A Sticky Situation [Video]

Kevin Koen has been making maple syrup for the past 30 years.  Ten of those years have been in my hometown of Wrenshall.  Amazingly, it takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup.  Kevin and his friends spend hours upon hours boiling sap to perfection, making delicious hand-crafted maple syrup.

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cathy kates and kevin koen maple syrup boil 2
Homie Kates
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Wrenshall Residents Make The Most Of A Sticky Situation [Video]

Kevin Koen has been making maple syrup for the past 30 years.  Ten of those years have been in my hometown of Wrenshall.  Amazingly, it takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup.  Kevin and his friends spend hours upon hours boiling sap to perfection, making delicious hand-crafted maple syrup.

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UMD Pharmacy Students Hold A Bone Marrow Drive On Campus Tomorrow

I have been a bone marrow donor for years with the "Be The Match" registry.  I almost made a match a few years back too, but there is a series of tests they do to make sure you are a perfect match and one of our tests didn't match.  I would love the opportunity to match someone and save a life!!!

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Flickr User: Jeff Kubina
Flickr User: Jeff Kubina
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Empty Bowl 2015 Benefits the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank Tuesday, April 14


I'm so excited for the annual Empty Bowl next Tuesday, April 14.  I will be there  to serve delicious soup to benefit Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank!  It actually started months ago when adults and children in our community started putting time and talent into making the bowls.

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Lake Country Power Line Crews Working to Restore Service

If you are affected by the Lake Country Power outage, crews are working to restore service to all customers involved in more than 30 different power outages throughout its service areas.

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Reg Speller/Getty Images
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Duluth Parks & Rec Spring Break Schedule of FREE Activities

Spring break week in Duluth is April 6-10.  While kids are looking forward to a break from school, parents are wondering what they're going to do to occupy their free time that will keep them from being a permanent fixture in front of the TV or video games.  The Duluth Parks and Rec Department is helping with  Spring Break Week  Activities at the Heritage Sports Center.

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Rustic Olive Farm Fresh Eggs
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Rustic Olive Offers Farm Fresh Eggs [Sponsored]

We've been talking about the health benefits of olive oil and the reason why Rustic Olive's olive oil and balsamic vinegar stands out above the rest with flavor and freshness.  With Easter this weekend people are looking for eggs, to color and to eat.  Did you know you can get farm fresh eggs at the Rustic Olive too? 

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TSM - Nick Cooper
TSM - Nick Cooper
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Aerial Lift Bridge Commemorates Earth Hour By “Going Dark” Saturday

I'm sure people who don't read this blog will wonder if the city of Duluth neglected to pay their light bill when the Aerial Lift Bridge's lights go dark on Saturday.  Truth of the matter is there's a very good reason for it and the community will be joining millions around the world!

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