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Why I’m Glad The WI Recall Election Is Over

Yesterday, after 2 years of neighbors hating neighbors, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker beat out Tom Barrett.  And when I say neighbors hating neighbors, there actually was quite a bit of that going on.

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Find Your Polling Place And View Sample Ballot In WI Recall Election

In some cases people would like to vote, but are unaware of where to go.  Also some voters apparently get confused enough that there needs to be a sample ballot.  There is a very useful website that can help people find their nearest location and view a sample ballot for whichever election may be coming up in Wisconsin. 

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Couple Arrested For Meth After Frantic Woman Searches For Missing Finger

Show this to your kids, parents.  This is what can happen when you use meth.  Ashley Booker and her boyfriend Nicholas Doyle were arrested for possession of methamphetamine.  But the story gets better  (or worse.)

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New I-35 Ramp Closures And Restrictions Start Thursday Near Scanlon And Esko

The road construction is slowly making it way across the Northland.  If you haven't already been impacted in some way, perhaps this next bout of road closures and detours will do the trick.  We're moving from the Duluth area up I-35 between Scanlon and Larson Road this Thursday, June 7

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Duluth Mayor Don Ness is receiving accolades across the state - YouTube
Duluth Mayor Don Ness is receiving accolades across the state - YouTube
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Kudos To Duluth Mayor Don Ness For A Terrific Article In The Minneapolis Star-Tribune

 

It's no surprise to residents of the Northland that Duluth Mayor Don Ness is popular.  He was elected in a very controversial time in the city and navigated through some very tough decisions.  While there are still some hot issues to work through, such as Fond Du Luth Casino, the city of Duluth has received a lot of good news as of late.  I was very happy to see that Duluth and its Mayor are now receiving positive coverage across the state through the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

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Bill Clinton Coming To Wisconsin To Aid Barrett In Recall Election

Bill Clinton is traveling North to Wisconsin to take part in the recall fight against Governor Scott Walker.  Clinton made up his mind yesterday to make the trip, saying:

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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?  Here's the specific items Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are looking for:

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Truck Crashes Into MN Bar Caught On Camera [VIDEO]

Happy hour turned into "happy to be alive" hour.  The crash happened in Little Canada, MN yesterday.  Surveillance video shows a truck crash at high speed into the bar, pinning bar patrons.

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Highway 210 Bridge Over St. Louis River Closed June 6th

Work will begin on June 6th on the Highway 210 bridge over the St. Louis River on June 6th.  The project will extend the life of the bridge for about another 50 years, according to the MN Department Of Transportation.

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Vikings Owner Zygi Wilf - Getty Images
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Vikings Clear Final Hurdle, Stadium Is Officially A Done Deal

On Thursday, the Minneapolis City Council  approved the Minnesota Vikings stadium by a vote of 7-6, in  preliminary vote.  Friday morning, that vote held true and now the bill for a new Vikings stadium has cleared the final political hurdle.

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Duluth / Superior Rain Totals So Far

This is my backyard.  Apparently it doesn't have a great flow to it.  We got a lot of rain in a short amount of time.  How much did we get in Duluth and Superior?

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More Travel Warnings As Highway 61 Closes Near Grand Marais

We've received word from the Minnesota Department of Transportation of the closing of Highway 61 approximately one mile west of Grand Marais to all vehicles but semitrailers due to flooding.

There is no word as to when it may reopen, so Highway 61 will remain closed until further notice. The State Patrol has detoured all other motor vehicles via Birch Road and Cook County Road 7 to Highway 61.

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