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A Touching Story From The 9/11 Exhibit At The Home Show

I had the honor today of speaking with retired New York City Firefighters at the traveling 9/11 exhibit at the Home & Builders Show today.  They of course were on hand to educate people walking through the exhibit, and to pay tribute to their brothers who died on September 11th.  There is another reason they are there, however.  Danny, a retired firefighter, pulled me aside and wanted to make sure I knew about a hero named Stephen Siller.

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Courtesy of Arrowhead Home & Builders Show
Courtesy of Arrowhead Home & Builders Show
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Arrowhead Home & Builders Show to Feature a 9/11 Exhibit, Public Invited Honor Its Arrival Sunday

The Arrowhead Home and Builders Show is at the DECC from Wednesday, April 5 - Sunday, April 9.  This year, the show will feature a special 9/11 exhibit that travels around the country to help ensure people will never forget what happened on that tragic day.

The 9/11 exhibit will arrive in Duluth this Sunday, April 2, as part of a procession of emergency vehicles that will have their lights on and the public is invited to welcome its arrival.

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Cathy Kates
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My Top 5 Concession Stand Favorites At Amsoil Arena [LIST]

The Amsoil Arena is a phenomenon itself, but this time around I need to praise the DECC's management and staff on their choice of concession food...

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Nick Cooper/Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
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We Bid Farewell And Best Wishes To Dan Russell, Executive Director Of The DECC [VIDEO]

I knew this day was coming, I had heard rumor of it, but as of this week, the rumors have become truth.  Dan Russell, the Executive Director of the DECC will be retiring from a position he has held for 27 years.  During the excitement of the DECC celebrating it's 50th anniversary I was lucky to spend some time with Dan and to talk about his memories of concerts, events and share other behind the scenes secrets.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Do You Remember These 4 Things That Got The Northland Talking In 2016, Plus One Personal

As I was thinking about changes I need to make for 2017, I took time to reflect on what has gotten Northlanders talking and expressing their opinions...

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Jeff Dunham To Perform January 11th at Amsoil Arena

Jeff Dunham has kicked off the second leg of his 'Perfectly Unbalanced' world wide tour that will bring him here to Duluth on January 11th.  Jeff has entertained millions through is TV specials and DVDs. 

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In The Spirit Of Community Celebrate A Region-Wide Free Thanksgiving Meal At The DECC

It's a favorite local tradition for many Northlanders, the 27th annual Twin Ports Community Thanksgiving Day Buffet.  Everyone is invited to enjoy a free turkey dinner with all the usual Thanksgiving trimmings on Thanksgiving Day, November 24...

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Twin Ports Veterans Day March This Friday Commemorates The Day

This Friday is Veteran's Day. A day to show our appreciation and compassion for those that have sacrificed love, family....life, for our continued freedom. If you're like me, saying "thank you" just doesn't seem like enough. Attend the Twin Ports Veterans Day March to honor our Veterans on Friday, November 11th to show your gratitude.

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Junior League Of Duluth Celebrates Holidays With Yearly Tradition, The Festival Of Trees

It's a tradition for many in the Northland, the Junior League of Duluth's Festival of Trees.   I remember going to this event years ago when it was held at another location.  It grew in size with both vendors and attendees and that prompted a move to the Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall and the Lake Superior Ballroom at the DECC.  It doesn't matter where it's held, it's always an enchanting holiday shopping experience that will touch the spirit of the holiday in you.

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Golden Gate Bridge High Above the Fog
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4 Northland Beverages That Parallel The Martini Made With San Francisco Fog

The new crazy trend is a $43 martini made with what they call genuine San Francisco fog.  I expected it to be just a bottle of air, but what really happens is that the vodka is harvested water from the fog in San Francisco.  That got me thinking of all the opportunities we have right here in our own backyard.

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Cooling Centers Open Friday For Those Without Power

While crews continue to work hard to restore power as quickly as possible to the thousands still in the dark, temperatures around the Twin Ports will soar again into uncomfortable levels...

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TSM Duluth
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DECC Memories From The Amsoil Arena Catwalk With Executive Director Dan Russell, Celebrating 50 Years [Video Series]

From 175 feet above the floor of the Amsoil Arena on the catwalk we talk to Dan Russell, the Executive Director of the DECC.  While I catch my breath Dan explains building design and energy efficiency.  To further their quest to be community-minded we'll also show you the "grain elevator wall" and give details on the 50th anniversary celebration and invite of the DECC employee reunion.

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