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The League of Women Voters Duluth has all kinds of information available on their website for voters today.

The non-profit, non-partisan organization has everything from a Voter Guide to maps, instructions and links to more information.

To save you some time, we've added a few here:

Voter Guide

Duluth Precinct Maps

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Jeremy NeVilles-Sorell says, when it comes to the #metoo hashtag, for Native women it could be #metooX4.  Or X6.

He knows through his work at Mending the Sacred Hoop that Native women are more likely to suffer violence or sexual assault multiple times in their lives.

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Back in 1960, MnDOT built a chunk of Highway 53 on land owned by a mining company.

The only catch was, if the company wanted to get at the ore underneath the road, the road would have to be moved.

Fast forward 57 years and the road did indeed need to be moved, a project "cursed with a short timeline but blessed with resources."

Houston says he's not headed to Disneyland to celebrate the completion of the project ... but he is going to deer camp. 

Peter Molenda and Ampers

Veteran's Voices returns to KUMD, weekdays at 7am on Northland Morning.  Tune in each morning in November to hear personal, first-hand accounts form Minnesota Vietnam Veterans. With episodes of "The Jungle," "The Boy Officer" and "Living with PTSD" Minnesota veterans recount the weight they carry from the Vietnam War. 

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Hopping on a bus because your car’s in the shop or you want to be environmentally responsible.

Cutting a rent or mortgage check at the first of the month so your family has a clean, safe home.

Picking up a group of friends or piling in your car with the family to head to the park for a day of fun.

For 75% of Duluthians, that’s everyday life.

But for the remaining 25%, the one in four families in this town who live in poverty, it’s not.

Forever Home 11/2

Nov 2, 2017
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Accountant and current Duluth City Councilor at Large Zack Filipovich weighs in on the challenges of finding a place to live in Duluth, the mayor's proposed sales tax increase to pay for street repair and what issues he finds most important.

We reached out to the campaign of Barb Russ but they did not respond to our requests for interviews.

Pavel Arkhipenkov

Student Views" connects you with the student experience at UMD, airing every other Monday on Northland Morning. This week host Pavel Arkhipenkov welcomes Han Zhang - Public Relations Director for the UMD Chinese Student and Scholar Association to the studio. Listen for more about the organization's mission, events and importance on campus. 

UMD Student organizations

If walls could talk ... Nopeming would probably have a lot to say.

Minnesota's first hospital for the care of tuberculosis patients opened in 1912 just outside of Duluth, and became a nursing home in the '50s before the place closed for good in 2002.

But the non-profit, Orison, that bought the abandoned facility in 2009 has been updating  security, and now they're ready to welcome the public: for tours, to film movies or to investigate the paranormal ...

Forever Home 10/26

Oct 26, 2017
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Laura Palombi says making the use of Narcan a moral issue doesn't help anyone. 

And help is needed.  The assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy Duluth says the public health crisis that is the opiod epidemic has hit our area "really hard."

Palombi is taking part in a series of naloxone trainings for medical professionals, funded in part by a state grant aimed at  rapidly expanding treatment and recovery resources for people in hard-hit northeastern Minnesota.

But the real issue that's sparking a "frenzy of research now,"  Palombi says is "why."

The Duluth Experience

Duluth's dark past is again providing fodder for a Dark History Bus Tour this month.

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