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Duluth Police Department Unveils Meetup Spot For Internet Purchases

Every single day, numerous items are sold and purchased online through private parties.  The tricky part can be finding a safe place to meet to complete the sale, so the Duluth Police Department has unveiled a Meetup Spot, to help put your mind at ease.

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Local Woman Followed Around Cloquet Wal-Mart By Male Stranger, Be Aware Of Surroundings

Before we start sharing this important information that every person male or female should know I want you to know that this in no way indicates that Wal-Mart is responsible for the situation, it's just where she was when it happened and could happen anywhere.  I was so rattled by her story, I want to get it out to as many of people as possible, especially since it happened in our community.

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Young Student Warns Others After Being Targeted In Parking Lot [VIDEO]

Locally, we have heard warnings of scams involving the IRS involving fake phone calls especially now that it's tax time, people on the side of the road next to a vehicle with their hood up pretending to need assistance and there was the one about the post it note on your windshield after you've come out from shopping.  This is the latest scam I've heard of and the best advice I can give is know your surroundings and keep your guard up.

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UPDATE: Duluth Police Warn Public Of Vehicle Prowling In Woodland Area, Tips For Prevention

Vehicle prowlers can strike anytime, whether you're parked at home, work, shopping, literally anywhere.  Duluth Police warn that it is prominent in the Woodland area at this time.  I had posted a blog just last week because vehicle prowling is becoming a significant problem and the Duluth Police Department wanted to offer some tips to avoid being a victim like I was in the late 80's.  I'm still bitter about my stolen Alf doll!

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Vehicle Prowling Is Becoming A Significant Problem, Tips For Prevention

Unfortunately, vehicle prowlers can strike anytime, whether you're parked at home, work, shopping, literally anywhere.  It's becoming a significant problem and the Duluth Police Department want to offer some tips to avoid being a victim like I was in the late 80's.  I'm still bitter about my stolen Alf doll!

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Microsoft Phone SCAM ALERT Beware of Cybercriminals

Here's another one!  It seems like Ken and I are warning you of a new scam every week!  Being aware and knowing how to handle it should you be a target will help you avoid a lot of headache and potential save you a lot of lots $$$.  The latest scam is using the Microsoft name and will come over the phone.

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Hot, Humid Conditions Are Expected In The Northland: Tips On Staying Cool

It's feast or famine!  It's either too cold or too hot!!!  The latter is what we expect for Monday through the evening.  At least it won't last long, but there are still precautions to take when it comes to your family, the elderly (especially neighbors) and your pets.

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Duluth Fire Department Provides Simple Safety Tips After Respondsing to Two House Fires Due to Clothes Dryers

Thank you to our busy Duluth Fire Department.  Yesterday they responded to over 30 different incidents.  Three of which were structure fires.  To note and the reason for my blog is that two of those structure fires calls were two hours apart and both were due to clothes dryers. Thankfully the damage was not extreme, but it does prompt the Duluth Fire Department to ensure we have access to simple tips to keep our home, family and belongings safe.

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A Route Suggestion and Winter Weather Storm Advice From the Duluth Police Department

It's our first major snowfall of the season!  At least it missed Thanksgiving by a few days.   Now that the advisory has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning it's time to reconnect with our winter driving skills, slow it down and allow extra time for scraping, shoveling and warming the car.  The Duluth Police Department has also given some suggestions on what roadway would be best to use during this storm and tips on clearing the snow before the cold weather hits.  Yes, that's coming next!

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Duluth Police Respond to a Suspicious Male, Reminds Public to Be Aware of Surroundings

Duluth Police are reminding us to be aware of surroundings because of an incident involving a female jogger and a suspicious male.  How many of us run or jog for exercise and aren't always able to find a buddy to go with?   Here's what happened:

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Local Robberies Prompt Duluth Police to Release Safety Tips

Robberies that have occurred in the city of Duluth within the past week have the Duluth Police Department concerned.  In both cases the victim was walking outside alone when approached.  Neither received life-threatening injuries, but perhaps the situation could have been avoided by following some simple safety tips.  These should be shared on social media, especially with students and those that leave work later in the evening.

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Homeowners: Be Smart, Use Common Sense When Cutting Trees or Branches Around Electrical Wires

People are starting to prepare their homes and yards for the fall and winter months.  Bringing in planters, covering flower beds with tarps and cutting trees and branches that could become a nuisance. I know their mode of thinking, "do it now before the snow flies".  There are more and more accidents happening at home involving tree branches and electrical wires, use caution and check out these helpful tips.

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