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3 Safe Places to Meet for a Craigslist or Facebook Group Sale

We've heard horror stories about someone being robbed, assaulted or even killed while meeting a stranger for a transaction that originated through Craigslist or Facebook.  While the majority of such transactions are between two law abiding citizens, it's still best to protect yourself by meeting at a safe place in the Northland.

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Old Dryer Vent / Ken Hayes
Old Dryer Vent / Ken Hayes
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Do You Have One Of These Flexible Dryer Vents in Your Home? Clean It!

We bought a new washer and dryer a while ago, and it was a good time to check the dryer vents to make sure they are clean.  Lint sometimes gets caught up and it doesn't take long to really become a problem. 

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McGruff The Crime Dog NCPC via YouTube
McGruff The Crime Dog NCPC via YouTube
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Do You Remember McGruff The Crime Dog? [VIDEO]

Cathy and I were joking this morning about McGruff The Crime Dog.  I remember him from being on Saturday morning cartoons in between shows, teaching kids safety.  I happened to google him, and found that's there still is a website for him.  He's even updated to handle modern day issues like cyber bullying!  Pretty cool!

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Tactical Walls via YouTube
Tactical Walls via YouTube
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Here’s A Shelf That Doubles as A Gun Safe. Sweet! [VIDEO]

Of all people, my wife was the one who showed this to me the other day.  It's a company that designs concealment safes for your firearms for home defense.  I'll be honest, some wouldn't work with a family with children, but others look pretty secure.  Take a look at the video.

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Stephen Mcsweeny / ThinkStock
Stephen Mcsweeny / ThinkStock
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My Yearly Motorcycle Safety Rant for Bikers & Motorists

This morning I was rather annoyed when I had a motorcycle tailgating me on the way to work.   On top of that, he didn't have a front headlight on.  Which means there must have been some sort of malfunction, because motorcycles always have the headlight on when the motor is running.  (It's a law that the manufacture has to make the bike that way.)

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New Aerial Lift Bridge Sign
Cathy Kates
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City Of Duluth Installs New Signage On The Aerial Lift Bridge

When we were running in the beautiful Northland weather this past week I saw the orange snow fence by the Aerial Lift Bridge and didn't even think twice.  By the end of the week there was something new on the bridge that caught my eye.  New electronic signs indicating to foot traffic when it was safe to cross!

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frozen fire hydrant
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Duluth Residents Are Asked To Adopt-A-Hydrant; A Good Reminder For All Communites

Luckily, we haven't received a whole lot of snow, so it hasn't been an issue.  I doubt that we'll get lucky enough NOT to have a major snowfall soon and that's why this info is valuable to your and your family.  It will require help from you and your neighbors.

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Halloween Trick or Treater
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Parents Can Monitor Their Kids With Trick Or Treater Mobile App On Halloween

I remember when the only thing to worry about on Halloween was whether your bag was big enough to carry all your candy and be careful not to trip on your costume when running through the yards in your mother's high heels.  Times have changed and prompted technology to get involved to keep your family safe and it's free until Halloween.

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Credit: JimVallee
Credit: JimVallee
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DNR Offers Safety Tips After The Recent Bear Attack On A Bow Hunter [VIDEO]

Bear attacks are rare in Minnesota.  There's only been 5 that caused injuries since 1987, according to the Minnesota DNR.  They've offered some safety tips when it comes to bears, and hunting in general.

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Joe Raedle/ Getty Images
Joe Raedle/ Getty Images
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School Has Started, Drivers Watch For Kids!

The kids are in school today, and that means by this afternoon we will start with the sometimes hectic and crazy herds of children in your neighborhood.  School buses will be out, and everyone needs to be extra careful while driving.  Here's a refresher of some of the laws.

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Fishing boat
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Safety First: City Of Duluth Reminds Boaters To Pay Attention To The Water Current Notification Lights

Boating can be a magical journey but can also be dangerous, especially on Lake Superior.  The City of Duluth wants to remind boaters that there is a water current notification system in place to help with your navigation

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Photo from Nick Cooper
Photo from Nick Cooper
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State Of Wisconsin Urges Caution During Storm And Flood Cleanup

Memories of flooding in the Northland back in June of 2012 were recently revisited as the rain has again caused waters to rise.  From International Falls, MN where they are continuing sandbagging attempts, to the State of WI.  We are always reminding you to use caution when driving in flooded areas, but the State of WI Department of Health Services has thought one step further and urges caution while you are participating in flood clean-up.

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