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Panther Pant 5k
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Get Your Groove On At The 10th Annual Cathedral School Panther Pant 5K Walk/Run TONIGHT!

My husband and I have been training for Grandma's Half Marathon which is a 13.1 mile race.  One might say "you're running a distance race, what is a 5K going to do for you"?  LOTS!  It helps with speed.  Every race is a race against the clock, so while building stamina is important in a half marathon, so is speed.  We call it a tempo run and a 5K is the perfect way to get your tempo run in for the day while you're contributing to a great cause in the community.

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Zebra Mussels found in Crooked Lake - Photo Courtesy of the Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources
Zebra Mussels found in Crooked Lake - Photo Courtesy of the Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources
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Crooked Lake Designated As Infested With Zebra Mussels

As more and more people hit the water for fishing and recreation, it's also that time of year to be aware of where zebra mussels are and how to prevent spreading them.

An aluminum can encrusted with zebra mussels found at Crooked Lake in Lake County has resulted in the lake being designated as infested, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Crooked Lake is located near the town of Finland. 

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Photo Courtesy of Jeff Frey & Associates
Photo Courtesy of Jeff Frey & Associates
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Registration For Runner Tracking At Grandma’s Marathon Available June 1st; Track Up To 4 Runners Again This Year

Runner tracking is back this year for Grandmas Marathon and the Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon.  Being a runner of the half marathon, along with family members, I can personally vouch for how handy this is.  Rather than have to guess at when a runner may be at certain check points and the finish line, this tool let's you really narrows down when you should be looking for them to cheer them on.

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graffiti
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Graffiti Becomes A Problem Around Duluth’s East Hillside, Duluth Police Ask For Your Help

Graffiti in the Northland has been somewhat limited to our train cars and under the freeway.  According to WDIO.com that isn't the case anymore.   In face an Eyewitness News reporter and photographer found evidence in East Duluth and there was something very definitive about it.

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Expect Delays On Lake Avenue And Superior Street During Traffic Light Repairs TODAY

If you have business in downtown Duluth today you should be aware of some work to be done on a traffic signal light at a major intersection.  Lake Avenue and Superior Street, here's the details.

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Autumn Pendegayosh, IWA Winner's Circle
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Meet Autumn Pendegayosh, Will The Youngest Female Racer In The IWA Take The Title Of The 600 Drag Class Again This Year?

If you were at the inaugural Superior Watercross Shootout last year, you may remember Autumn Pendegayosh.  Not only for her athletic racing ability, but for her talent as a singer.  She did an amazing job with our National Anthem at the start of our event.  Autumn is pictured above on the right, in the Winner's Circle after taking first place in the 600 Drag Class.  She is a dynamic individual and the youngest female racer in the IWA circuit. 

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river otter
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The Northland Casts Votes To Name The Otters At The Great Lakes Aquarium

Wet and wild!  That's how the two new river otters are described at the Great Lakes Aquarium.  Have you met them yet?  If you haven't had the chance to welcome them in person, no worries, now you can greet them by name, thanks to nearly 5,000 votes!

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From a report at NNCNow.com
From a report at NNCNow.com
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After a Duluth City Councilor Vote, Park Points “S” Curve Will Not Be Moved [VIDEO]

Duluth's Park Point has been a hot topic as of late as the city looks at exploring some changes to the popular summer destination.

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canal park
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City Of Duluth Now In Round THREE Vying For Best Town In America: Keep Voting!

Thank you Northland!  Your votes and sharing on social media has kept the City of Duluth in the running to be named "Best Town in America".  The contest, being run by Outside Magazine, started with 64 towns vying for the honors and now we are down to the "sweet sixteen".  Who are we up against this time?

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momma kisses for baby fox
Photo Credit: Lisa Wies
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While There Is Still Ice Floating On Lake Superior, Spring Is Evident On Park Point With The Birth Of A Baby Fox

My friend Lisa works on Park Point and was able to snap a couple of shots of the new baby fox.  He IS darling!!!  Many people have mixed feelings of a family of fox living on the famous peninsula.  Residents on the point have actually named the fox.  I train for Grandma's Half Marathon on the Point and while I was freaked a little the first time I saw the fox, I've come to look for her near the boat house.  Now that there's a baby, I'm really going to be searching for a peek!

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nncnow.com used by permission
nncnow.com used by permission
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Summer Burger: Chris Allen’s Grandpa Irv Chilli Cheese Burger

I love to grill out, and I love Chilli (no beans...ugh), I was reminded of a recipe by my Aunt Lynn that my Grandpa Irv used to make and it’s a winner in my book, but with a twist.

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The Northland Honors Veterans on Memorial Day With Parade And Memorial Ceremony [Details And Traffic Info]

Many of us are looking forward to the long weekend ahead.  Some are camping, some are opening up the cabin for the summer and some are planning on staying home, sleeping in and picnicking.  However, the weekend leads to an important day, Memorial Day Monday.    Make your plans with your family to attend the Memorial Day Parade and Veteran's Memorial Ceremony to honor our Veterans.

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