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Gas Prices Continue To Soar Out Of Control in Duluth Superior Area, $4.39 A Gallon

This is getting ridiculous.  Gas prices have soared now to $4.39 a gallon in some parts of Duluth, and it can only be expected to keep climbing.  According to Minnesota Gas Prices, as of 11:25 am Friday, at least 3 stations raised the price to $4.39 a gallon for regular unleaded.

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My 2013 Motorcycle VS Gas Prices Battle

I've owned a motorcycle now for 10 years.  In the last few years with the gas prices soaring I've told myself every spring that I'm going to ride to work no matter what to save money on gas.   My truck gets 13 mpg in town, my bike gets 55+ mpg.  It's a no brainer, taking the bike.  Eventually, every year I get lazy and instead of taking the time to put on rain gear or warmer clothing, I hop in the truck.  NOT THIS YEAR.  Here's my challenge:

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Prevent A Breakdown With Your Boat Trailer, Check Your Wheel Bearings [VIDEO]

Ever wonder why sometimes you see a boat on a trailer on the side of the highway with no truck to be found?  Probably because the wheel bearing failed and it either lost a week or it has a wheel bent on the side.   It's a common mistake that many boaters make - not checking their wheel bearings.

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Pick an Alternate Route for the Summer, City of Duluth First Street Road Construction Project Starts Today

We ditched several inches of snow yesterday.  Good news for many, especially our road construction workers.  While they appreciate the work and we will eventually appreciate their work, it still means we need to slow down to keep them safe and find alternate routes to our destinations.  Here's what you need to know.

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Road Construction Update: Northbound I-35, Duluth Bound I-535 Restrictions Start March 21

It's March, you think you wouldn't have to worry about finding an alternative route to work or school.  But, starting March 21, if your travel includes Northbound I-35 or Duluth bound I-525, you will.  Here's the specifics:

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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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