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Will Rubbing Alcohol Mix Defrost Your Windshield? [VIDEO]

Maybe you've seen the video that's been going around Facebook that shows how you can use a mix of rubbing alcohol and water to spray the frost away on your windshield.  It was made from a meterologist in Tennessee, and he makes it looks like we are dummies for scraping away all these years.   So I tried the mixture out on a few icy windows in our parking lot.

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Dear Duluth: Please Stop Tailgating Each Other With Icy Road Conditions

With the icy road conditions becoming a regular occurrence in the Duluth/Superior area, it's a good time to remind people to be smart on the road.

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Rob Carr/Getty Images
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How Cold Does It Have To Be Before Our Children Are Excused From Walking To School?

There use to be a day when a -35 and -40 below wind chill was considered dangerous and our schools closed for the safety of our students.  What has changed that they now go to school in these extremely cold temperatures?  I have scoured a couple local school's websites and can't find the magic number posted anywhere.

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Video Shows How to Identify and Treat Frostbite

Although we should all know how we need to dress when it gets as cold as it is outside this week, many people still find themselves lacking the necessary gear to prevent frostbite, which can happen faster than you think.

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Duluth NWS
Duluth NWS
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Winter Storm Watch Issued for Strong Storm Moving In at the Beginning of the Week

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for a strong storm that will impact the region from Sunday night to Wednesday morning. The watch itself goes into effect Sunday evening, and remains in effect until Tuesday night.

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Winter Storm Hits East Coast
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Significant Snowfall in the Forecast to Usher in 2017

As we welcome in the new year, we may also be welcoming in another winter storm that could bring significant snowfall to Northern Minnesota / Wisconsin.

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Winter Storm Brings Snow To Northeast
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10 Post-Storm Instagram Pictures From Around Duluth

With the Christmas weekend storm now under wraps, we can look back and see some of the beauty that came with the harsh weather around the Duluth area.

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Duluth NWS
Duluth NWS
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Winter Storm Warning Issued for Christmas Day Storm

Major winter storm still on track to impact all of the Northland on Christmas Day and into Monday. This storm has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Warning in effect from noon Sunday to noon Monday.

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Irina Igumnova
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Update on Strong Winter Storm Targeting the Northland on Christmas Day

If you have plans of traveling on Christmas Day in Northern Minnesota or Northern Wisconsin, forecasts are continuing to point to a messy winter storm that will make travel difficult, or even dangerous.

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Duluth NWS
Duluth NWS
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Winter Storm Watch Issued for Major Winter Storm Over Christmas Weekend

Major winter storm to impact the Northland Christmas Day and Monday, prompting a Winter Storm Watch effective from Christmas Morning to Monday morning.

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Ice Fisherman Tech Hack: Netflix Available for Download Content Can Save Those Slow Days

I set out yesterday for my first ice fishing excursion of the season.  I loaded up my normal gear including my auger, shelter, heater, lantern, flasher, etc.  But this year I brought one more item with me: my tablet.

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Boston Hit With Third Snowstorm In Three Weeks
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Sidewalks, Garbage, Parking: What Do Duluth Residents Do In The Winter

Growing up in a small community we didn't have sidewalks to worry about.  The garbage man walked in for the cans and I parked in the turn around of our driveway.  So, when I moved to the City of Duluth, I had some learning to do.  When I asked friends that had lived here for awhile, they weren't certain how to answer.  Hopefully this will answer questions you may have about parking, garbage and sidewalks in the Northland winter months.

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