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Cathy Kates
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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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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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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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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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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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“Edible Duluth” Promotes Community Gardening, Seeks Volunteers for Orchards

You may not be familiar with "Edible Duluth", launched through the City Of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department, but it is a great community project and they could use your help.

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Keep Your Storm Drains Clean, Citizens Asked To Use Road Sand Collection Sites

We've been getting rain and a our first thunderstorm is predicted, we need to start thinking about where all that sand that was put on our slippery roads will end up.  We need to try to keep it out of our storm drains and thus out of our streams and Lake Superior. The City of Duluth knows that there is a cleaning process ahead, but with your help a lot of additional work can be avoided and lots of debris can be diverted.   Here is a list of road sand collection sites you can use.

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Andrew Burton/Getty Images
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Keep Your Storm Drains Clean, Citizens Asked To Use Road Sand Collection Sites

We've been getting rain and a our first thunderstorm is predicted, we need to start thinking about where all that sand that was put on our slippery roads will end up.  We need to try to keep it out of our storm drains and thus out of our streams and Lake Superior. The City of Duluth knows that there is a cleaning process ahead, but with your help a lot of additional work can be avoided and lots of debris can be diverted.   Here is a list of road sand collection sites you can use.

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Applications Being Taken Now To Swim Around Madeline Island In The Apostle Island Relay

While I was a lifeguard and taught Red Cross certified swimming lessons in the Wrenshall School pool, I was not a great swimmer in a lake.  Especially Lake Superior!  However, if that's your thing, here's a new challenge you may not know about.  The Apostle Island Relay Swim!

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Northern Lights, Tim Mlodozyniec
Photo Credit: Tim Mlodozyniec
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Local Photographer Captures A Spectacular Northern Lights Display

We were told that we had a pretty good chance at viewing the dancing Northern Lights in the Northland.  There were to be very active last evening into the early hours this morning. One local photographer, Tim Mlodozyniec caught the phenomenon beautifully and gave me permission to share with those that may have still been snuggling in bed.

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Coast Guard Advises Ice Anglers As Spring Ice Breaking Begins

I can't believe how many ice fishing houses I've seen out on Lake Superior lately.  Especially right out from 21st Avenue East, it's like a little fishing village.  With Spring just two weeks away, the U.S. Coast Guard warns the ice anglers.

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Nick Cooper – TSM Duluth
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Lake Superior Ice Caves Will Close Temporarily Due To Inclement Weather

Did you get to see the ice caves this past weekend?  If not you missed out being one of the 12,00 people that did.  If you were planning on visiting today or tomorrow you'll have to postpone due to a winter storm.

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