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Travis Tritt At Grand Casino SOLD OUT, B105 Is Your Hook Up To Tickets

Many Christmas' ago before I was in country radio I went to our churches Christmas Eve service in Carlton.  One family of our church had brought a guest to the service.  A man dressed in all black wearing a black cowboy hat.  I didn't talk to the man or even look at him except to "pass the peace" when the Pastor asked us to, but years later, I found out who it was and at Fan Jam he confirmed it.

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UPDATE: Carlton County Sherriff’s Office Provides A Sketch Of Man Who Assaulted A Woman Near Esko

 

Northlanders, your help is needed.  Especially those that travel the I-35 corridor from Duluth to the Carlton area.  The Carlton County Sheriff's office is looking for a man that physically and sexually assaulted a woman on Tuesday night.  Maybe you know this person by the description of him and his vehicle.

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Carlton County Sherriff’s Office Needs Your Help To Identify Man Who Assaulted A Woman Near Esko

Northlanders, your help is needed.  Especially those that travel the I-35 corridor from Duluth to the Carlton area.  The Carlton County Sheriff's office is looking for a man that physically and sexually assaulted a woman on Tuesday night.  Maybe you know this person by the description of him and his vehicle.

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Jimmy The Groundhog Bites Mayor During Groundhog Day Declaration [Video]

Locally, we relied on Spike, the porcupine at the Lake Superior Zoo to tell us if we will have six more weeks of winter.  He ate his breakfast on Monday, made his predictions and scampered off.  One groundhog in Wisconsin wasn't so cordial and was naughty with their Mayor.  At least he didn't draw blood.

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My Alma Mater The Wrenshall Wrens Keep The “Little Brown Jug” With A Win Over Carlton

The Little Brown Jug game has been played between friendly rivals Wrenshall and Carlton for 65 years.  With both school's basketball teams vying to score the most points and earn the right to house the "little brown jug" in their school until the next match.  However, this is a historic year because the two schools are considering consolidation, therefore this might be the last time the "little brown jug" would ever be played.  Both teams brought their A game, but my alma mater made me proud!

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UPDATE: Cloquet Police Department Say Woman Involved In A Kwik Trip Theft Identified

The Cloquet Police Department shared surveillance photos with us in hopes a woman could be identified. She was wanted for theft at a local Kwik Trip store.  The suspect was identified and charges are pending, here is the update.

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UPDATE: Cloquet Police Department Say Woman Involved In A Kwik Trip Theft Identified

The Cloquet Police Department shared surveillance photos with us in hopes a woman could be identified. She was wanted for theft at a local Kwik Trip store.  The suspect was identified and charges are pending, here is the update.

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UPDATE: NOW OPEN, 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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Gray Wolves Back On Endangered Species List, Despite Seemingly Larger Population

This has been a big debate and it gets people hot under the collar.  The gray wolf has been put back on the endangered species list in Great Lakes States after a federal judge ruled Friday that Minnesotans can't kill a wolf unless it threatens their lives directly.  This also means that farmers and ranchers worried about wolves preying on cattle can't kill the wolves themselves.

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Halvor Lines Decorates Truck To Honor Veterans and Participates in Wreaths Across America

Once again this year, Halvor Lines is honoring veterans by painting one of their trucks, and participating in the Wreaths Across America.   The program has companies donate their time and trucks to transport wreaths to Veteran's National Cemeteries. 

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Harold Ankrum, Kevin Koen And Carlton County Raise Over $16,000; Receive St. Jude Awards

There was excitement in the town of Carlton this past week with the presentation of two awards from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Every summer Harold Ankrum and his fabulous group of volunteers pour their heart and soul into three events that many in the community enjoy year after year.

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Volunteer Fire Departments In The Northland Are Short On Volunteers

According to WDIO.com the rural fire departments in our area are experiencing a shortage of volunteers.  Actually, they have volunteers, but only a few can be really be counted on to show up when needed.  Then, additional volunteer departments need to be called in and that leaves their township without a crew.  What can be done to solve this growing problem?  Is it possible that volunteer fire departments will soon be a thing of the past?  Who would someone living in the rural areas call with a medical emergency or a fire?

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