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Unexpected $876 Million State Surplus Comes With Caution

The state of Minnesota got unexpected news withe this $876 million state surplus.  However it looks like all Minnesota residents won't be receiving a check anytime soon.
Although they predict the state will end the two-year budget cycle with a surplus, the state's economic gurus are not dancing in the streets

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President Obama Pardons Two National Turkeys In 2011

So, it hit me.  President Obama will  be pardoning a turkey tomorrow.  Why I remembered, I don't know.  It's an odd thing to do, but it's been going on since President Dwight Eisenhower was in office and he ate his bird!  That's NO pardon!!!  I suppose in the turkey world, it's considered to be an honor to be eaten by the President, but you only hold that honor for a day.  Cheryl Phillips  from examiner.com tells us the skinny.

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Pepper Spraying Incident Sparks Walk Of Shame For University Chancellor Katehi [video]

In case you haven't heard about this, I'll bring you up to speed.  University of California Davis was trying to dismiss Occupy protestors on Friday.  During the clash between protestors and campus police one of the officers pepper sprayed a line of men and women sitting (blocking) the sidewalk.   It wasn't a very popular action and it has spread across the internet very quickly.

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B105 Staff Protests When They Don’t Get Brad Paisley Tickets [Video]

This morning on the Breakfast Club Cathy and I got a little more upset about the fact that David Drew has seen Brad Paisley multiple times, and we have never got to go.  We started a movement and with the occupy events going on worldwide, we started our own event.  #occupydavid.

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Naked Man In Loincloth Surprises Hillary Clinton [VIDEO]

Proving that Hillary Clinton isn't always serious.  Here's a video that shows she can take the element of surprise with a grain of salt and a deep belly laugh.

Not so sure about Hong Kong's Chief Executive.

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PETA Attempts To Persuade Kids To Not Eat Turkey For Thanksgiving

If you wouldn't eat your dog, why would you eat a turkey?  Here's my reasons PETA.

1. Dogs are cute.  Turkey's are probably one of the ugliest animals.

2. Dog meat is kinda tough.  Ever try it?

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Thanks To The Veterans

I'm lucky to have Grandparents that were veterans of World War II and the Korean War that came back home safely.  Not always in one piece, but safely.  I thought on Veteran's day, as a thank you, I'd share what I know about what they did

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Dayton: Legislators Should Be Leaders On Vikings Stadium

Sounds like Governor Mark Dayton understands that having a professional team and a stadium is about way more than just building a playground to get an owner rich.  It's about long term state revenue, jobs and community.  Whether this leadership actually leads to a solution remains to be seen, but it's a start.
Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday put pressure on lawmakers to step forward to help build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

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Plan On Attending The Duluth Events To Honor Veterans

This Friday is Veteran's Day.  A day to show our appreciation and compassion for those that have sacrificed love, family....life, for our continued freedom.  If you're like me, saying "thank you" just doesn't seem like enough.  Attend one of the events scheduled to honor our Veterans  on Friday, November 11th to show your gratitude.  Here's some suggestions: 

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64 Percent Agree With Herman Cain About Media Being ‘Dishonest’ — Survey of the Day

Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain recently stated, “There are too many people in the media who are downright dishonest,” and Mediabistro had to see if people agreed.

The site’s survey asked 1,179 registered voters if they sided with Cain’s view on the media, and 64 percent of respondents did.

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Duluth Voters Pass Parks & Library Referendum

A lot of interesting elections and referendums today to keep an eye on.  Other referendums didn't fare as well as our media partners report.

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City Of Duluth Voting Information; Today Is Election Day

Today is no ordinary Tuesday, it's ELECTION DAY TUESDAY.  It's your right to voice your opinion on who you want representing YOU, so make time to go to your designated poll and vote.  Don't know where that is?  Or, do you have questions about how the city is divided?  Maybe you think you can do better than anyone that is running and you'd like to see the qualifications so you can run in the future.  The City of Duluth has a website set up to answer all your questions.

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