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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree To Make First Appearance In Minnesota; Get Schedule Of Events Here

The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will make its first public appearance on its journey to Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Nov. 2, at Itasca State Park, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced.

The 60- to 80-foot-tall white spruce is coming from the Chippewa National Forest in north-central Minnesota, in partnership with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The 1992 Capitol Christmas tree also came from the same forest in partnership with the band.

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WDIO Meterologist Ben Dery Reminds Us To Protect Your Eyes When Viewing The Partial Solar Eclipse Thursday

Just before we talked with WDIO Meterologist Ben Dery from Good Morning Northland, my husband called and asked me to pick up a couple of pairs of solar eclipse glasses from the planetarium at UMD

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Got An Ebola Question? The Minnesota Department Of Health Has A Hotline For You!

Even if you lived in a different state than Minnesota, I'm sure you could call the hotline and they would answer your questions, but it's nice to know that the Minnesota Department of Health is proactive in wanting to put residents at ease and offer precautions against the disease.

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Northland Law Enforcement Stepping Up Seatbelt Enforcement

Honestly, if you make it a habit to put your seat belt on as soon as you get in the car, you'll eventually have an uneasy feeling when you don't have it on.  It's a proven fact that wearing seat belts help to save lives.  With the statistics verifying that fact our Northland law enforcement has stepped up their seat belt enforcement.  It's important and it's the law.

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation Holds Meeting For Public Involvement In Upcoming Projects

How many times have you said, "they should have", "why didn't they" or "how long are they going to be working on this?  Here's your chance to find out.  There will be a public meeting with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation you should attend to get answers to your questions and find out what's on the construction docket for the next few years.

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Toys of the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s Exhibit At The MN History Center Shatters Attendance Records

Remember these cute little bugs?  The Cootie Bug game was one of my favorites as a child, along with Parcheesi, Yahtzee and Life! (not a fan of Monopoly due to my crappy math ability, although it did teach me to make change).   But, everybody had their favorites.  "Toys" is a national traveling exhibit of toys making stop at the MN History Center and breaking attendance records.  They will take you back to your childhood and is something you're entire family will enjoy!

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Community members mourn over the loss of Tom Bearson (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Community members mourn over the loss of Tom Bearson (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Minnesota Community Mourns Over the Loss Of A Neighbor, Friend, and Classmate [VIDEO]

Heavy hearts filled those that walked into St. Francis Xavier Church this (Tuesday) evening to remember their friend, neighbor and classmate.

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Photo courtesy of KFGO in Fargo
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UPDATE: Body Found in Moorhead likely NDSU Student from Sartell

Fargo police say the body of what they believe is a North Dakota State University student, missing since Saturday morning, has been found. Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes says a body matching the description and clothing of Tom Bearson was found around 11:20 this morning during a search in South Moorhead.

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Cathy Kates Loves The Minnesota Vikings Drum Line, Skol!!!! [VIDEO]

My husband Homie and I ran the Minnesota Vikings 5K at the Vike's training facility at Winter Park in Eden Prairie. It was so cool to finish the race on the actual indoor field that the MN Vikings train on!  After the race there was a tailgate party that featured entertainment from the Minnesota Vikings Drum Line.  We ate hot dogs and Skol'd out to the talented drummers.

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Minnesota DNR Seeks Comment On Proposed Experimental Walleye Regulations in Northern Cook County

There could be new fishing regulations put in place, but before that happens, your input is requested.  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public input on experimental walleye regulations being considered for Saganaga, Sea Gull, and Gull lakes, and the Sea Gull River. All are located in Cook County, on or near the Minnesota-Ontario border. Regulations may include a 17-inch minimum size requirement and a limit of three fish, with only one fish over 20 inches allowed.

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Take A Journey to the Last Day Of The 2014 Minnesota State Fair; Get a Printable Schedule Here

Is it really September already?  Today is also the 12th and final day for the 2014 Minnesota State Fair.  Labor Day is also Kids & Last Chance Day.  You can enjoy music by local bands in Carousel Park, get discounts at the Mighty Midway & Kidway, and  take advantage of other special bargains.  Tonight, the final 2014 show in the Grandstand will be one giant sing along with Journey.

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Celebrate Minnesota History and Amateur Talent on Day 11 of the 2014 Minnesota State Fair; Printable Schedule Available Here

Today is Minnesota History Day at the Minnesota State Fair, with a lot of fun activities going on in Carousel Park.  It's also the day to celebrate Minnesota amateur talent in the Grandstand.

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