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North Shore Notes

Harry Drabik

Ain’t Never Easy

The quirks of rural life are hard to define in a fair manner. The divisions (they are as clear as the vehicles people drive to church) fall cleanly along lines of property, which everyone has to some extent but seldom with equal degrees of management

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Duty to Warn

Gary G. Kohls, MD

Inconvenient Truths About Military Air Shows

JP-5 is actually a refined kerosene that also contains a mixture of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), some of which are known carcinogens (cancer-causing) as well as being toxic to liver, kidney and immune systems.

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Robert Boone

Super Dispute

Liquor laws in the region are an odd mishmash of regulations, with a variety of implications. In Superior, it is required that you have a bar and lounge in order to have a liquor store, a law clearly designed decades ago to protect local shopkeepers

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The Gadfly

Ed Raymond

Better Lucky Than Good...Or Dead

But there are a lot of things we cannot control, like solar flares from our central heat, the sun. NASA didn’t tell us that maybe a couple of billion of Earth’s passengers might have died from the effects of the biggest solar flare, called a coronal

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Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman

Hiroshima And Nagasaki, 69 Years Later

I hate war,” Koji Hosokawa told me as we stood next to the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan. The skeletal remains of the four-story building stand at the edge of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

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Jessica Noor

How to Dress like a Duluthian

It’s apparent that the residents of Duluth have their own signature style. It’s a look that says, “I live, work, and play in the great outdoors.” After all, we are the best outdoor city in the country.

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Eat & Drink

Jim Lundstrom

Black Gold

Being a homebrewer, I was already well aware of Sprecher and especially of its delicious Black Bavarian Lager.

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Emily Stone

Osprey Tragedy

Sad as I was about the death of “my” local osprey, I was already formulating an article about the way that nature recycles itself, and no death is really the end of anything, only the beginning of many different things.

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Music Reviews

Paul Whyte

The Resonance: A Stone Thrown

The Resonance’s debut album, “At Stone Thrown,” carries the feel of a 90s alternative rock album but exactly what part of the 90s it is pulling from comes to question.

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Jane Hoffman

Pretty Little Liars Television series

After sifting in a pool of doldrum television for 15 years, I finally got a permanent high: my Nancy Drew fix mixed with an eclectic high school crowd, crisp parent actors, and a murder plot as complex as Jon Benet Ramsey.

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Paul Ryan

I taught my dog a trick

As far as I can tell, he believes that hordes of angry cats will climb through the windows and use their claws to remove his butt without permission.

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