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Cathy Kates Invites You To Enjoy A Brighton Beach Sunrise [TIME LAPSE]

When Extreme Home Makeover was building a house in Superior and Ken and I were broadcasting our show from there, I watched Glen a photojournalist from WDIO do a time lapse of the build.  It was amazing to watch.  So, when they told me to use the Go-Pro camera with a creative idea, I knew instantly I wanted to do a time lapse and I wanted to share something that I see on a regular basis that you might not.

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This Year’s National Christmas Tree Makes A Stop In Duluth On It’s Way To The Capitol Today [Update]

To be able to say our Nation's Christmas tree proudly standing on the Capitol lawn during the holidays came from your home state is a big deal and if you live in Minnesota you have bragging rights for 2014!  Today, Wednesday, November 5 the historic 88 foot white spruce will make a stop at Bayfront Festival Park.

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Minnesota’s Frozen Ice Castle Moving From Mall Of America To Eden Prairie This Year [VIDEO]

Did you get a chance to check out the Ice Castle at the Mall of America last year? If your planning on going back this year, take note: it will be in a new location. If you didn't go you might want to consider it, especially if you went to Lake Superior's Ice Caves and enjoyed that.

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Minnesota Has Bragging Rights To This Year’s National Christmas Tree

To be able to say our Nation's Christmas tree proudly standing on the Capitol lawn during the holidays came from your home state is a big deal and if you live in Minnesota you have bragging rights for 2014!  Not only will the tree come from Minnesota but many of the ornaments hanging on the tree will come from school children and residents of Minnesota too!

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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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Why Do The Leaves Of Our Trees Change Color In The Fall?

I was just talking to a friend about the fact that it seems like we haven't had the brilliant fall colored leaves that we're use to.  Some areas have them, but some places that I've enjoyed in previous years still haven't made the change.  I thought it was weird and wondered why.  I also realized (and I may have learned this in school YEARS ago), but I  don't remember why the leaves actually change colors, so I did a little research.

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Cougar Sightings on The Rise in Northern Wisconsin

This time of year brings a unique opportunity to Northlanders to see what exactly is out in those great woods of ours.  Hunters have their trail cameras set up to spot game that could be in the area, but sometimes they spot more than they bargained for.  For example, there have been 2 cougars (mountain lions) spotted in Northern Wisconsin recently.

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You’re Invited To Help Name The Baby Lemurs At Boo At The Zoo

LOOK AT THAT FACE!  Adorbs!  Not one, but TWO sets of lemur twins were born this past summer at the Lake Superior Zoo's Primate Conservation Center!  The first set was a male and a female born on May 31.  The second set were both female born on June 29.  The staff at the zoo have come up with a fun way to name the babies and help biodiversity in Madagascar!

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Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images
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Early Antlerless Deer Season to Open October 16 In Limited Areas Of Minnesota; Get Map Here

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that hunters in portions of southeastern Minnesota can harvest antlerless deer in an early antlerless season from Thursday, Oct. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 19, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

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Mulch Leaves With Your Mower, And Toss the Rake [VIDEO]

We have a lot of trees in our yard, and every fall it amounts to about 35-40 bags of leaves.   That's a lot of leaves to get rid of.  It usually involves me loading them in my truck and trailer and bringing them to the dump.  It's a lot of crappy work.  But this year, I'm trying something new.  I'm going to just mulch the crap out of them.

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Volunteers Needed to Combat Buckthorn & Japanese Knotweed In Our Local Parks

I didn't even KNOW what Buckthorn  or Japanese Knotweed was, let alone know they were dangerous.  I thought buckthorn looked pretty until I began to read that they can choke out our native plants and make our wildlife ill.  The City of Duluth is looking for volunteers to help remove a couple different species of invasive plants from our parks in the upcoming weeks.  Can you help with this important task?

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Cook County Trout Lakes To Be Chemically Rehabilitated Starting September 29

The Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources has announced that steps will be taken to clean up some area lakes starting next week, and there are some things you need to know about the process.  Three designated stream trout lakes in Cook County will be chemically rehabilitated to remove undesirable fish species and may be temporarily closed during treatment applications

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