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One Million Dollars in Diesel Truck Grants Available in State of Wisconsin

Good news for owners of diesel trucks and the companies that use diesel trucks to transport their goods in the state of Wisconsin.  There is a one million dollar grant that is available for distribution to  help the trucking industry save money and fuel, and improve air quality. Can you take advantage of this opportunity?  Get your grant application and details here! 

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Own a Piece of History: Downtown Duluth Superior Street Bricks for Sale

We are seriously considering purchase of these bricks to outline our current sidewalk from garage to house.  I think it's cool that a historic piece of downtown Duluth could be on my property!  What a great conversation piece, plus, for years I've driven over them in my car and on the cycle.  Countless times I've run over them during Grandma's half marathon, it would truly be a piece of memorabilia for me and my family.

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Sewer Cleaning Project in Duluth Causes Temporary Road Closures and Parking Restrictions

Get ready Lincoln Park, your sewers are about to be cleared. Yay!  However, that means you need to be aware of road closures and parking restrictions. It should only be for a week, but please choose an alternate route to allow workers ample time and space to get the job done.

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Be Aware of the Traffic Detour and Street Closure for the Far West Fest Through Sunday

Far West Fest starts today, however traffic won't be affected until tomorrow. Still, there is a significant amount of street detours and closures you should be aware of to make travel around the Northland stress-free.  Here's everything you need to know from the Duluth Police Department.

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Important Road Construction Information to Minimize Travel Frustration During Grandma’s Marathon Weekend 2013

Travel during Grandma's Marathon weekend can be difficult with the addition of thousands of runners, spectators and tourists.  Add the dimension of road construction and the word frustration comes to mind.  However, if you are aware of areas of road construction, you can do your best to take an alternate route and avoid an unpleasant experience.  Share this information with friends and family coming in from out of town!  Here's what you need to know.

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Traffic Advisory for the William A. Irvin 5K Friday, June 21, 2013

The William A. Irvin 5K is the kick-off to the three Grandma's Marathon foot races.  It is an exciting time for runners and spectators, you can feel the anticipation in the air.  You can also count on clogged traffic intersections, road closures and minimal parking near the event.  The Duluth Police Department has given us great information that should help to elevate stress Friday evening.

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A Section of Skyline Parkway will be Partially Closed Today and Tomorrow

Today is the day that east Skyline Parkway near Chester Creek will be reduced to one lane of traffic to allow City crews to complete the installation of borings for a retaining wall. The crew will be located off each end of the bridge over Chester Creek

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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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