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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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National Weather Service Serves Up Their Winter 2016-2017 Forecast

Despite some local TV meteorologists taking shots at the Old Farmer's Almanac's forecast for this winter, it looks like the National Weather Services is agreeing with the prognosis of a cold and snowy winter. The scientific data from the Climate Prediction Center is calling for a chance of a cooler and snowier than normal winter for Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Cathy Kates Removes Her Layers
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Cathy Kates Suggests How To Dress Warmly For The Vikings Playoff Game This Sunday [Video]

Good News and Bad News.  First, the good news. Adrian Peterson's back is feeling much, much better and he WILL be playing in Sunday's play-off game against the Seattle Seahawks.  The bad news, it will be downright frigid in the outdoor TCF Bank stadium.  I thought I'd share how I dressed for a local high school football game to give fans an idea of how to stay toasty.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Northland Winter Running, What Should I Wear? [VIDEO]

Whether you're training for an upcoming Spring or Summer race or your New Year's resolution involves a commitment to exercise more, running during our Northland winters is possible, if you dress properly.  I've learned from experience and this quick video will show you what I wear for a safe and comfortable winter run.

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TSM Duluth
TSM Duluth
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If It Is Illegal To Leave Your Vehicle Running Unattended, Are Remote Car Starters Illegal in Duluth?

In a conversation that was started this morning with a story about warming up vehicles before driving them in this excessively cold weather, we pointed out that the City of Duluth has an ordinance on the books that says it is illegal to have an unattended vehicle running. This, of course, had a lot of you curious if that included the usage of remote car starters. We contacted the Duluth Police, and here's what we found out.

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mkrberlin, ThinkStock
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Stop Letting Your Car Idle to Warm Up! All You’re Doing is Wasting Fuel

It's been deeply engrained in our minds to let your vehicle warm up before driving it during subzero weather like we're currently experiencing. While that was once good advice, truth is you don't need to anymore.

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Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule Is In Affect, Do You Know If You Can Pay Your Heating Bills This Winter?

Soon the weather will turn colder and the snow will fly.  How are you going to afford your heating bills?  That's the question on a lot of people's minds, especially since the Cold Weather Rule has gone into affect from now through April 15, 2015.  There IS help available.

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Cathy Kates Removes Her Layers
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How Many Layers Of Clothing Can Cathy Kates Possibly Wear To A Football Game [Video]

It was Friday night and Denfeld was taking on East at their new field.  I was going to spend the evening outside with the outstanding Denfeld Cheer Team and knew I needed to dress warm.  I didn't realize exactly how many layers of clothing I was sporting until I started to take count while removing them.  Can you guess?

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Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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Northland Under Winter Weather Advisory Until Midnight, Wind Chill Warning Until Noon Thursday

Well, here we go again.  After a day with some snow, we get prepared for another deep freeze.  Since we've made it this far I would like to challenge Mother Nature to keep pouring it on, so we can say we made it through the worst winter in history.

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Minnesota and Wisconsin Respond to the Propane Shortage and Offer Help

The cold temps have taken a toll on us.  A propane shortage, lost PTO time because you had to stay home with the kids.  The kids home because school was cancelled and may now have to attend school longer in June.  Worried?  There is help for those that qualify for both MN and WI. 

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Nick Stolman
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Watch As I Throw Boiling Water Into The Air In -13 Degrees [VIDEO]

I haven't done this since I was a kid, but I thought we would try it again.  Also you can see it happen in slow motion, which is pretty comical.  Check out what happens!

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Amateur Scientists Test The Effects of the Bitter Cold on a Bubble

With record cold temperatures gripping much of the country this week, it's safe to say most folks are spending their time indoors. But the chill didn't stop these intrepid amateur scientists on YouTube, who took advantage of the frigid cold test the effects of the bitter cold on a soap bubble. The result? It's pretty cool. Check out the video after the jump:

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