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With Warmer Weather, Be Extra Wary Of Going Out On Ice and Follow DNR Ice Thickness Recommendations

It's been a pretty mild week, with the warmest day potentially Thursday.  Thursday will start nice and sunny, with a hi temp near 40 degrees before a potential rain and ice event hits Thursday night into Friday and then changes to snow.  With warm temps comes an increased danger of going out onto the ice.  A safe spot you were fishing on on one day could turn into a danger zone the next.

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Information to Share with Your Teen Driver: Department of Transportation Reminds Motorists to Drive Cautiously Near Snow Plows

It's good information for ALL motorists, but especially for parents that have a teen that is new to winter driving.  Just seeing the presence of snow plow usually makes me more cautious, they're out for a reason.  Having to drive near one can be tricky and dangerous.  The DOT is passing along some important information that should be shared and retained by all.

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How is the City of Duluth Preparing for the Upcoming Snow Season and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

 

Some areas of the Northland have already received significant snowfall.  Meteorologists are saying that this weekend we could see 3-6 inches locally, more on the South Shore.  Want to know when your street will get plowed?  Should you use salt or sand on your sidewalks?  Ever wonder what the regulation were for shoveling snow?  The City of Duluth takes on your frequently asked questions and I guarantee you'll learn more than you expected.

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Northlands Non-Profits and Individuals Get $500,000 Grant to Help with Flood Relief

Great news that should help speed up some of the rebuilding that is still taking place since the summer flooding in the Northland.

Non-profits and individuals will both benefit from a $500,000 flood relief grant

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It’s Winter Hazard Awareness Week: Today’s Topic Winter Fire Safety

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has declared this week Winter Hazard Awareness Week.  Each day there's a new topic.  Today's topic deals with the increase of fire incidents in the winter months.  What causes winter fires, and how can you prevent them?  Read on.

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Flooding on Haines Road this summer - Photo from Jessica MacDonald, Townsquare Media
Flooding on Haines Road this summer - Photo from Jessica MacDonald, Townsquare Media
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$24 Million Approved in State and Federal Disaster Aid for Northland Areas Impacted by Summer Flood

While the East Coast deals with the massive impact of their weather this week, many in the Northland are still feeling the impact of our flooding this summer.  Today we received some good news in terms of disaster aid.

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Watch Time-Lapse Video Of Sandy Hitting New York [VIDEO]

This time-lapse video shows the storm beginning to hit right up until power goes out across New York City.

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A scene all to familiar to people in the Northland, the East Coast faces massive clean up - Photo by Christos Pathiakis/Getty Images
A scene all to familiar to people in the Northland, the East Coast faces massive clean up - Photo by Christos Pathiakis/Getty Images
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The Northland Sends Another Red Cross Volunteer to the East Coast

When there is a crisis, the Red Cross is there to help regardless of where that crisis may be.  We are all well aware of the storm devastation in United States this week, and another Northland resident is off to lend a hand.

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Former Northlander, Mary Jezierski Gives Storm Details from Her Neighborhood in New York After Hurricane Sandy Hits [AUDIO]

History repeats itself, to a point.  The picture left is of a very good friend, Mary Jezierski.  She is a Northland girl, graduated from Proctor, attended UMD and worked as a reporter at the now Northland's Newscenter.  She lives in New York and we were able to speak to her Tuesday morning after Hurricane Sandy had hit the coast.

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Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Caught In Hurricane Sandy [VIDEO]

A Disney Fantasy Cruise ship was caught in Hurricane Sandy, turning what was supposed to be a dream cruise into a nightmare.  Here is video capturing the tossing of the ship inside.  The water seen flowing throughout the ship is actually from the pool.

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President Obama Declares a State of Emergency as Hurricane Sandy Approaches the Mid-Antlantic Coast

All eyes are on Hurricane Sandy, which is still a Category 1 hurricane expecting to make landfall in the U.S. on Monday evening.  It is shaping up to be one of the largest hurricanes to ever hit the Eastern U.S. with an impact area of almost 1,000 miles wide.

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Area Red Cross on Standby as Massive Hurricane Approaches East Coast

Meteorologists are calling this things like "Frankenstorm" as Hurricane Sandy approaches the east coast of the United States.  The storm that has already claimed nearly two dozen lives in the Caribbean churned Friday near the northern Bahamas and it's expected to hit the states as early as Monday.  This storm could merge with a cold front from the west and rival the "Perfect Storm" of 1991 out east.  Chapters of the Red Cross in the Northland are ready.

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