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State Of Wisconsin Urges Caution During Storm And Flood Cleanup

Memories of flooding in the Northland back in June of 2012 were recently revisited as the rain has again caused waters to rise.  From International Falls, MN where they are continuing sandbagging attempts, to the State of WI.  We are always reminding you to use caution when driving in flooded areas, but the State of WI Department of Health Services has thought one step further and urges caution while you are participating in flood clean-up.

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MN State Fair Adds Toby Keith To Opening Night

It's Minnesota's favorite get together and this year Toby Keith will be joining the party.   The Fair today announced that he'll play opening night!

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(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Former Babbitt Fire Chief Charged With Setting Fires Doesn’t Report To Prison, Gets Extension

It's been a pretty bizarre story from the beginning.   A young father who was the volunteer fire chief in Babbitt MN set wildfires between 2010 and 2012.  He claims stress from his newborn son caused him to set the fires.  He was sentenced to 5 years in a federal prison, but didn't report yesterday as he was originally required.

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Heads Up! There Are Several Road Construction Advisories From The Cloquet Police Department

Road construction across the Northland is in full swing.  For motorists in the Cloquet area, the Cloquet Police Department is diligent in getting the information out to make sure your commute is hassle-free and you're able to get to your destination on time.  Here's three road construction advisories you should be aware of:

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Northwest Wisconsin Preparing for Paralympic Nordic Ski World Championship

U.S. Olympic Committee representatives were in Cable Wisconsin yesterday planning for the Paralympic Nordic Ski World Championships that will take place this coming winter.

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Nashwauk-Keewatin Engineering Class Designs Working Hovercraft Using A Snowmobile [VIDEO]

I am so proud of the engineering class at Nashwauk-Keewatin!  It was an all hands on project that took a lot of imagination, planning and the donation of a snowmobile. High School Industrial Technology and Engineering Instructor, AJ Abate challenged his students and they delivered with flying colors, or we should say with a flying hovercraft!

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You Could Be A Contestant On Wheel of Fortune! [Audition Information]

If you're like most families in American, you watch TV while eating dinner.  What show is usually on during the dinner hour, Wheel of Fortune.  My co-host Ken says he and his family eat dinner while watching it and play against each other.  Do you always solve the puzzle before the contestants on the show?  Then you should audition and make your dream come true!

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Fire Causes $20,000 In Damages At The Hibbing Park Hotel

Last night I got a emergency text that several Iron Range firefighters were battling a fire that was in progress at the Hibbing Park Hotel.  I immediately contacted my friend Don, who is a photographer, to check it out.

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UPDATE: Cloquet Police Inform Residents The Malfunctioning Warning Siren Is FIXED

 

PREVIOUSLY: Weather reports from Adam Lorch this morning mentioned that we could experience strong storms tonight and into tomorrow.  Some could contain hail, heavy rains and very windy conditions.  He says the storms are likely to stay to the South of the Twin Ports but doesn't say how far.  Just in case I thought I would share this information I received from the Cloquet Police Department  about a malfunctioning warning siren.

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Cloquet Police Inform Residents Of Malfunctioning Warning Siren

 

Weather reports from Adam Lorch this morning mentioned that we could experience strong storms tonight and into tomorrow.  Some could contain hail, heavy rains and very windy conditions.  He says the storms are likely to stay to the South of the Twin Ports but doesn't say how far.  Just in case I thought I would share this information I received from the Cloquet Police Department  about a malfunctioning warning siren.

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UPDATE: Cloquet Police Department Makes A Determination Of The Suspicious Death In The City

 

The Cloquet Police Department is very good at alerting us to inclement weather and investigations that are going on around the city.  For years I worked at the Perkin's restaurant in Cloquet and have always considered it a quaint and quiet town.  They were investigating a suspicious death  that surprised me.  They have now made a determination as to what happened, here's the update.

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807 8 Street Cloquet, MN
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Cloquet Police Department Investigates Suspicious Death in the City

 

The Cloquet Police Department is very good at alerting us to inclement weather and investigations that are going on around the city.  For years I worked at the Perkin's restaurant in Cloquet and have always considered it a quaint and quiet town.  There is an suspicious death investigation that is underway in the city that surprises me.

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