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Twin Cities Woman Uses Social Media To Help Her Audition for “Biggest Loser” [VIDEO]

Megan has been trying to lose weight for 20 years.  She says she's tried everything from low carb to gluten free diets.  Now she's set a goal to make it on the show "Biggest Loser," and social media is helping.

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Tower Soudan Underground Mine Takes You Half A Mile Down into the Earth [VIDEO]

The Tower Soudan Underground Mine is located in Northern Minnesota and offers tours of the now closed down underground mine.   This morning during our "Are you smarter than Cathy" trivia game, I asked her how far down the mine shaft went.  The answer was 2,341 feet, which is about 2,160 feet more than she thought.  (She had no idea.)

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Fire And EMS Recruiting At BE SOMEBODY Campaign In Brule TOMORROW

Growing up in the small town of Wrenshall,  I am very aware of how important our volunteer fire fighters and EMS crews are.  Most people, especially in the bigger cities pick up the phone to dial 911 and expect help to arrive.  Small town folk do too, but we know that we may see a friend, relative or a neighbor lending a hand to help fight a fire or save a life.

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Will Blaze Pink Bring More People Into Hunting? What We Need is More Deer.

There's been talk about a bill introduced that would allow deer hunters to wear blaze pink in Wisconsin instead of blaze orange.   They're hoping that this will get more people (probably women) into hunting.  Sadly, it will be tough to get more people excited about hunting with a bucks only harvest.

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Temporary Road Closures Through End Of July For The Iron Range

Construction season is in full swing and no Northland area is immune.  This time the road closures are affecting the Iron Range.  For at least half the summer there will be temporary road closures to allow resurfacing of 21 miles.

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History Channel’s ‘American Pickers’ Coming To Wisconsin & They Want Your Stuff

The History Channel's American Pickers is coming to Wisconsin and is currently looking for leads for places to pick.  Do you have a lot of collectible junk, or maybe things stuck in storage that you could turn into a goldmine? 

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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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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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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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What’s Your Opinion? Does The I-35 & Highway 33 Intersection in Cloquet Need to be Changed? [POLL]

A petition has been started recently asking that MnDOT change the I-35 & Highway 33 intersection in Cloquet.  It has seen 40 accidents in the last 3 years.  600 people have already signed the petition.

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Fond du Lac Police Warn Of Possible Officer Impersonator

Ken and I just had a conversation about trust with you on-air this week.  I admitted that I have lost the trust I once had in people and it's due to incidents like this. 

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Wisconsin DNR Secretary Considers Selling Park Naming Rights for Cash After Govenor Walker’s Proposed Budget Cuts

Cathy Stepp, Wisconsin DNR secretary says she's considering putting the naming rights up for sale for state parks, trying to boost financial support. Governor Walker's proposed budget cuts would significantly cut the budget for state parks, and rely on increased camping fees instead.

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