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Duluth Lakewalk Extension will Cause Detours of Highway & Scenic 61 Traffic

Little by little, the Duluth Lakewalk is being extended, offering even more scenic beauty for exercise and recreation. (not that exercising can't be fun)!  I realize that during the construction period it can be frustrating with delays and travel inconveniences, but if you are aware of the detours ahead of time that frustration can be avoided.  Here's the detours we know of at this time.

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What is Black Ice? What Do You Do When You Encounter Black Ice?

We hear of black ice, but you don't SEE it.  That's because it's defined as "invisible".  It forms when air temperature is warmer than the temperature of the pavement. This creates a thin layer of transparent ice on the roadway.   Because of this, drivers are completely unaware of it's presence.  Here's tips on what to do, when you encounter black ice, from the MN Department of Transportation.

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Half of All Airline Pilots Admit to Falling Asleep While Flying

Let's face it, we've all come pretty close to nodding off at work. However, there are certain professions -- say, airline pilot -- where taking a quick snooze just isn't acceptable.

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Gas Prices Drop In Time For Thanksgiving – How Far Do You Travel? [POLL]

Gas prices in the twin ports are down to about $3.23 a gallon, which is roughly down 76 cents since September's high price of $3.99.  This is obviously a welcomed change as many people travel by car to spend the holidays with their family.  So that brings up the question:  How far do you travel for thanksgiving?  Take the poll and see how you compare to others locally.

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Americans Are Still Traveling This Thanksgiving, Just Not Very Far

Holiday travel will bring increased traffic to the American highways this Thanksgiving weekend. However, with many families still simply trying to operate day-to-day on shoestring budgets, people are expected to plan shorter trips to carve their turkeys this year as a means to save money on fuel and other expenses.

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What Are America’s Busiest Airports on Thanksgiving Weekend?

Even though the price of holiday travel is on the rise, nearly 24 million people will still be shuttling across the friendly skies this Thanksgiving weekend.

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The 10 Most Haunted Places in America

As Halloween draws near, shut the lights off, grab your pet, a well-worn blanket, and curl up to read about some of the most spine-tingling and frightening places on Earth. As the ghost stories of each place draw you in, be aware of that disembodied footstep or strange rapping noise-it may just be a spirit trying to reach out to you!

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Flickr User: Kyle May
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Holiday Weekend Travelers Note: I-35 Lane Switch Near Scanlon on Friday

Just when we got use to the way it was, it's changing, on a holiday weekend!  We have already been warned that the road construction is already going to delay travel to our destination, now they're throwing a lane switch in on Friday, the day that everyone is trying to get out of Dodge!  Grin and bare it, you've been forewarned. (pass it on to friends and family that might be traveling too)!

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Expect Delays During Labor Day Travel Southbound on I-35

The Labor Day holiday can be stressful without road construction.  Load the car, the truck, the camper, hook on the boat and get on the road.  Inevitably, we're  going to end up on the road, going the same direction, at the same time.  That, coupled with the road construction is going to make for some behind-the-wheel frustration.  Hopefully, these details will help you plan your travel to avoid congestion.

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Anticipate Traffic Delays on North Bound I-35 Today Through Wednesday

The road construction in the Northland continues and so does the wait in long lines of traffic.  This one will affect the North bound traffic of Interstate 35.  If that affects YOU, you may want to find an alternate route until Thursday. 

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KNOW Where To Save Money With Cheap Gas This Memorial Weekend

Planning on travel this Memorial Weekend?  You aren't alone.  According to AAA, 34.8 million Americans will take to the roads for the holiday, but not with out concessions. Some will hold back on spending by not paying for entertainment, many will stay closer to home.  Obviously you're going to spend a lot on gasoline, but you can save a few bucks if you check out this website to find the cheapest gas.

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Photo:  Dave Mavek, MnDOT D1 Duluth
Photo: Dave Mavek, MnDOT D1 Duluth
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Avoid Frustration And Road Rage Traveling On I-35 With New Signs And Websites

There are 7 new bright orange signs like the one to the left, that will catch your eye on I-35 between Hinckley and Duluth.  The signs are designed to give you an estimate of how long it will take for you to travel between the two cities.  It will take the guess work and hopefully, frustration out of your summer travels.

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