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2017 Birkebeiner Cancelled Due To Poor Trail Conditions, Introduces First Ever Birkebeiner Celebration

The weather conditions just haven't worked out for the 2017 Birkebeiner Ski races this weekend.  Unseasonably warm weather along with rain melted away the snow.  There was a last minute hope that the snowstorm predicted would save the ski event, but the storm went further east.

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Don’t Put Away Your Winter Stuff Just Yet, March Averages A LOT of Snow For Duluth

Earlier this week we had a long warm stretch where we saw most of our snow melt away.  It felt like spring 2 months earlier than normal.  A lot of people were excited and ready to put away the shovels and stow away the snowblowers.  However, we are not in the clear yet.

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Minnesota TV Meteorologists Read Mean Tweets Following Major Snowstorm ‘Miss’ [VIDEO]

Even as close as last night, the Twin Cities was expecting to see "several inches" of snow. Today, the reality is they got pretty much nothing. We in the Duluth area see this happen at least a couple times a year. A big storm is forecast to hit, then it fizzles out or misses us completely (thanks, Lake Superior).

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February Rain Causes Some Unexpected Problems With Flooding

I knew there was rain in the forecast and worry a whole lot about it.  That was until I heard my sump pump kick on in the basement and running like crazy yesterday afternoon.   I went downstairs in the basement and saw puddles of water pouring in from the foundation.  All of this, in FEBRUARY?

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This Is Why You Need To Clean Your Whole Car Off After It Snows [VIDEO]

After a snowstorm, it's all too common to see vehicles cruising the highways with their windows cleaned off but snow piled high on the roof of the vehicle. While some might think it's no big deal, it can be hazardous.

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Duluth Makes List Of Coldest Cities In America

After compiling all the data, 24/7 Wall St. has determined that Duluth, Minnesota is one of the coldest cities in America.

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Groundhog Day 2017 — How Much Longer Will Winter Last?

Punxsutawney Phil has spoken.

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Freezing Rain Advisory Issued For Twin Ports Region Today

The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory until noon today for the area for light icing from near-freezing temperatures and light rainfall this morning. Roadways may become icy, so drive with caution. Here are the details from the National Weather Service:

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Reminder: Property Owners Responsible For Clearing Ice and Snow From Public Sidewalks

Snow shoveling is one of the dreaded aspects of wintertime in the Twin Ports. This year has been particularly challenging with the Christmas ice storm that left a mess still visible on many sidewalks, driveways, and roads around the area. Being we're expecting a brief warm-up, now is a good time to make efforts to make sure sidewalks along your property are as clean and safe as possible.

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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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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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