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rhubarb
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Heated Debate: Rhubarb, Is It A Vegetable Or A Fruit?

This debate started innocently enough. My friend kept saying she didn't like rutabaga pie.  What the heck was that?  I thought maybe she meant a pastie.  She was obviously confused and after some discussion and much laughter we determined she meant rhubarb.  THEN, the debate began, Rhubarb:  Vegetable or Fruit?

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marathon running
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Traffic Advisory For College Of St. Scholastic’s Reif Run On Wednesday

Expect short traffic delays and parking restrictions on Kenwood Avenue at College Street and at Hovland Drive tomorrow during the Reif Run through the College of St. Scholastica.

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Finished Pedicure
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It’s Flip Flop And Strappy Sandal Season, Have You Gotten Your Pedicure Yet? [VIDEO]

Ok, I realize it snowed last night and the next couple days we have crappy weather expected, but I have faith that warmer weather is on the way.  We were caught off guard last week with flip flop weather and my toes were gnarly.  Get your pedi now so you're ready for our next 70 degree day!

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Red Cross Launches Powerful New App with Everything You Need to Know in an Emergency

When an emergency happens in your life, your first thought is what you need to do to protect your family and friends.  Access to information is crucial, and now the Red Cross has made it easier to get that information.

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By:Scott Olson
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Is There Such A Thing As A Safe Gun, Watch What This Teen Has Invented

The gun debate goes on and on in congress, in the world, and in public. Everyone has an argument for having guns or limiting rights for guns. What this teen has come up with may resonate on both sides of the argument.

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By:Joshua Lott
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You Don’t Have To Speak The Language This Guy’s Laugh Is Hysterical

Everyone has their own laugh, people make fun of me because of my high laugh. My friend laughs like a machine gun. Woody Woodpecker has a funny laugh.. Some people can make other people laugh just by laughing.

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coho fishing
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Hopeful Early Morning Coho Anglers On The Aerial Lift Bridge Pier

The beautiful weather this weekend brought Northlanders out for many reasons. Dog walking, Grandma's Marathon training, and something you only see for a few weeks on the Canal Park Pier, Coho Salmon fishing.

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chester creek park
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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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