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Culvert Repair Will Affect Travel On Congdon Boulevard

Construction due to the floods in the Northland in June of 2012 continue.  This time in the form of culvert repairs.  Temporary detours will need to be put in place starting Wednesday, October 15 and it may affect your travel.  Here's the details.

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The Breakfast Club Wants To Send You and a Guest To Wendover, Nevada

Not quite ready for the change of seasons?  Want to get away for a few days, have some fun and maybe win some money?  Ken and Cathy have a couple of trips to giveaway, and all you have to do is listen to win.

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Wells Fargo Temporary Skywalk Now Open In Downtown Duluth

Getting around in downtown Duluth just got a bit easier thanks to the temporary skywalk that opened this past week.  It won't be long and soon what is now temporary will be permanently opened adding an exciting new dimension to getting around downtown.

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Swain Cross Country Meet At Enger Golf Course: Traffic Alert

The Swain Cross Country Meet has years of heritage and thousands of attendees, both runners and spectators.  That makes for some traffic snarls near the Enger Golf Course and Enger Tower on Saturday, October 4.  Here is the Duluth Police Department's traffic advisory about the event.

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation Holds Meeting For Public Involvement In Upcoming Projects

How many times have you said, "they should have", "why didn't they" or "how long are they going to be working on this?  Here's your chance to find out.  There will be a public meeting with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation you should attend to get answers to your questions and find out what's on the construction docket for the next few years.

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Travel Alert: Road Improvements Start Next Monday To Skyline Parkway Near Kenwood Avenue

It's nice that the City of Duluth has been giving us heads up about where they are planning to do road construction. That way, if it's the route you usually travel, you can choose an alternate route.  Next Monday, September 29, they will be working near 11th Avenue East and Skyline.  Here's the full details, share them on social media with friends and family it may also affect.

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Cast Of The Lion King Break Into Circle Of Life On Flight Home [Video]

How cool is this?  Think about it, you're anticipating a L O N G boring airline flight.  All of a sudden, you're world is filled with good karma and the incredible sounds from a Lion King Cast singing the "Circle of Life".  I think what makes this so AMAZING is that it's out of it's element.

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Ken & Cathy Visit The Aerial Lift Bridge – Get A Glimpse of What It’s Like to Be A Bridge Lift Operator [VIDEO]

 

A mishap on the Aerial Lift Bridge prompted me to write a blog asking what proper pedestrian bridge etiquette was.  After much discussion, the City of Duluth answered with an invite to the Aerial Lift Bridge's Operator house and I get to bring you with me.  This is the first video in a series of interesting facts, answers to your burning questions and some surprises about our iconic landmark.

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Five Way Intersection In West Duluth Closes Today For Post Flood Project

For many it's an inconvenience, but one that will be well worth waiting for.  It's the next phase  to reconstruct the five way intersection that was severely damaged by the June 2012 flood.  Here's what you need to know to make travel easier for you.

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DTA Detours During MN Mile Foot Race On Sunday, September 7

Grandma's Marathon is hosting another Minnesota Mile foot race this Sunday, September 7.  The race starts at 9a with the last race at 10:20a.  The race course is on Superior Street, downtown Duluth and that means that the DTA buses will need to be re-routed during that time.

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DTA Makes Changes to Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Schedules and Routes

The DTA has been in existence for over 130 years and has always made an effort to morph to the communities travel needs.  To remain a reliable source of transportation for Northlanders, they will change some of their routes, primarily in the Miller Hill corridor and UMD area. Here are the changes and a link to find more information specific to you.

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City Of Duluth Loads Up On Road Salt For The Winter, Guess How Much

 

While cleaning the camper this weekend to "put it up for the winter", I found a pair of mittens that I had been left there since Grandma's Marathon William A Irvin 5K in June.  Yes, in JUNE!  We are now into September and there is definitely a Fall feeling in the air.  The City of Duluth has already begun to think of winter and began to make decisions and purchases as we prepare for winter driving.

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