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Tourists Amazed At ‘Ice Coated Lake Superior’ Near Duluth

These folks were on a photography trip up the North Shore when they found overlooks coated with ice.  It's actually a pretty cool video (pardon the pun).  It's not something that rare for us locals, but it's pretty cool to see tourists enjoying what our beautiful lake has to offer.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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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 NWS
Duluth NWS
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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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Cathy's Battery Operated Socks
Homie Kates
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Use Battery Operated Socks For Comfort And Warmth At the Lake Superior Ice Festival

Battery operated socks rock!  Honestly there is so much to do the entire weekend at the Lake Superior Ice Festival you'll want to pack extra batteries for your socks.  I'm ALWAYS cold, I even use an electric blanket in July, but I'm not willing to sit out on any of the frozen fun and memories waiting to be made at the Lake Superior Ice Festival so I'm pulling out the long johns, my thermal cuddle duds and battery operated socks.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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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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Ken Window Hack
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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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Kyle Kennedy, YouTube
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The Sound of Ice Breaking on Ice Is Utterly Spellbinding

File this under "Who knew?"

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Stephen Mcsweeny
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Avoid Going Out On Early Ice and Stay Safe; Get Ice Thickness Guidelines Here

Ice is forming on lakes across the Northland, which means people may be tempted to go out there even though it may not even be safe enough to support foot traffic.

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UPDATE: Due To Warm Weather Minnesota’s Frozen Ice Castle In Eden Prairie Closes Early [VIDEOS]

The unseasonably warm weather has been a detriment to many, cross country skiers, snowmobile enthusiasts, those that were hoping to see the Ice Caves again this year and anything that needs cold temps to survive like the ice sculpture in Superior and the Ice Castles in Eden Prairie.  Unfortunately, I received word that the Ice Castles would be closing early, here's the scoop.

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UPDATE: Minnesota’s Frozen Ice Castle In Eden Prairie Opens January 23 [VIDEO]

A few years ago the Ice Castles were moved from the Mall of America and established in Eden Prairie, MN.  I think it's cool that people from the Twin Cities visit the Twin Ports to experience Bentleyville Tour of Lights and we can travel down to take in the amazing Ice Castles.  If you enjoy Lake Superior's Ice Caves you'll love this!

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Steven Peterson
Steven Peterson
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Duluth Man Rescues Deer From Icy Kettle River [VIDEOS]

Duluth resident Steven Peterson was returning to the Twin Ports from a trip to Missouri, when he saw a deer trapped in the ice on Kettle River near Interstate 35 north of Sandstone...

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Nick Cooper - Townsquare Media
Nick Cooper - Townsquare Media
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Warning From City of Duluth: Watch For Blowing Snow Off The Aerial Lift Bridge

Whether you're walking the dog, checking out the waves or even training for Grandma’s  Marathon (which isn't easy with the snow and ice), use extreme caution around the Aerial Lift Bridge. It never occurs to me that there could be potential danger lurking above me, other than from the pigeons and seagulls.

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