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Cathy Kates
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I Invented A New Lo-Cal Yummy Summer Drink

It was quite by accident that I invented a new drink that is refreshing and lo-cal. It only takes three ingredients and it doesn’t involve soda so there’s no fizz to fill you up.  It's the perfect summer drink!  Now I just have to come up with a name for it.

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Credit: Nick Cooper / TSM Duluth
Credit: Nick Cooper / TSM Duluth
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What Is The Best Season In The Duluth Area?

What season is above the rest when it comes to the Duluth area? 

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Oregon Votes To Require Prescriptions For Some Cold Medicines
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5 Reasons A Summer Cold Sucks

My daughter has had two colds in the last month and I have managed to avoid getting sick, until this last weekend.  It toyed with me too...

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5 Songs To Help Celebrate the First Day of Summer [VIDEOS]

It's officially the first day of summer!  If you're having trouble getting into that summertime frame of mind, then these 5 songs should do the trick:

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Nick Cooper TSM
Nick Cooper TSM
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When Does Summer Actually Start In The Northland?

A lot of people were griping today in the office about the 27 degree temperature drop yesterday here in the Twin Ports.  Someone asked, "How can this happen in summer?" Another quickly corrected him that summer doesn't start technically until June 20th this year.   That's the first day of summer on the Calendar.

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What Is The First Thing You’re Going To Do When It Gets Nice Out In Duluth?

With warmer weather coming closer and closer, what is the first thing you want to do when the weather turns better for good?

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Superior Downtown Summerfest is Saturday on Tower Avenue

Summer is awesome for many reasons, and a favorite of mine are community celebrations where families can get together to have fun and get to know one another.  This Saturday, July 23, there is one such event for Superior.

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Wildfire Engulfs Fort McMurray Forcing Evacuations Of 80,000 People
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Summer Food Service Program Feeds Kids In Duluth

Unless you work with children in our area you are probably unaware of how many of them attend school hungry and go home to empty tables.  Some days their only meal is lunch provided at school.  There is even a weekend backpack program through Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank that ensures that on Friday the kids go home with food until Monday.  But, what do they do in the summer?

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MIX 108 on YouTube
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Don’t Underestimate the Summer Sun – Even Cool Days Heat Up Vehicles [VIDEO]

Unfortunately there are tragic stories each summer about pets and children left in vehicles on hot summer days. While there has been a growing awareness about these dangers when outdoor temperatures are hot, it is important to remember that even on cooler days that it can still get dangerously hot in a vehicle.

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TSM - Nick Cooper
TSM - Nick Cooper
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Aerial Lift Bridge In Duluth Transitions to Summer Schedule on Friday

Vehicle and foot traffic on Park Point picks up in the summer and so does the the shipping industry.  It is a sure sign that warmer weather and sunny days are ahead when the Aerial Lift Bridge starts their summer schedule.  What does that mean to you?  Maybe a little time spent in your car being "bridged". 

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Nick Cooper - TSM
Nick Cooper - TSM
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Songs That Are Perfect For This Summer In Duluth

What songs do you turn up to 11 when the sun starts shining and you are driving in the Twin Ports area? Here is my list of songs I think people should be jamming to all summer long...

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As Soon As The Weather Gets Nicer People Drive Like Idiots

Today was a legitimately nice day in the Northland.  Temperatures hit the 70s and it felt just nice.  The sun was out, I was driving back from an appointment in Carlton, when I nearly was taken off the road by a car that cut into my lane on I 35.  I shrugged it off, kept my cool and kept going.   Just minutes later another car passed me going close to 90 and "shot the gap" in between me and a semi.  What the heck was going on?!  It happens every year at this time.   Nicer weather and people drive like idiots.

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