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The Flood of 2012 Continues to Affect the Northland, Public Input Needed in Stabilizing Stewart Creek

The flood of June 2012 changed so many lives and the structure of the Northland.  To this day we are still dealing with it's affect.  Personally, I now have a basement that leaks (as many people do) due to warmer temps and snow melting.  My electric bill will be atrocious  because our wet/dry vac is running continuously.  Much of the Northland was restructured including our stream, rivers and creeks and the City of Duluth is asking for your suggestions as they prepare to stabilize the banks of Stewart Creek.  Ideas?

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The City of Duluth Makes Street Tree Planting Affordable by Sharing the Cost with Residents to Expand the Urban Forest

We lovingly called the tree on our boulevard the "Pee Tree", because it was the only tree we had that the dog could reach on his chain and he would go for it EVERY time.  Unfortunately, that particular dog AND the tree are gone.  The dog got old, the tree, not sure, but the City took it down and now we're left with the decision on what to do to replace it.  With this new program, we just may be partnering with the City to take on this task.  You can too and help restore our urban forest.  Here's how:

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Learn More About the Troublesome Invasive Terrestrial Garlic Mustard Plant Making it’s Home in Duluth

When Spring hits in the Northland we're always excited to see it "green up".  Buds on the trees and  green grass (sprinkled with dandlelions), but there is a plant that is causing some havoc in the area that you should be aware of called Garlic Mustard.

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Did You Know You Need an Agate Picking Permit in Carlton County?

As a child growing up in Wrenshall I did a lot of agate picking.  My parents started me out at the young age of three, agate picking in the various gravel pits in our area.  I'm not sure if a permit was needed then, but as I was checking out the Carlton County Transportation website, I came across the information I felt I should share with other "rock hounds".

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What Are the New Seven Wonders of Nature? [PHOTOS]

Votes have been cast, the results are in and the world has chosen seven new wonders of nature with some old favorites missing from the list.

On Friday, November 11, the New7Wonders organization announced the world’s choices for the new Seven Wonders of Nature to help commemorate the 11/11/11 date, and celebrate the natural beauty of the Earth.

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