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Festival Ruska Features Great Lakes Author

BoomTown

Festival Ruska celebrates the arrival of the fall colors with events that also highlight Finnish-American heritage. District Court Judge Mark Munger of Duluth, Minnesota visited the Copper Country Monday for a book signing of his latest book–Boomtown. Set in northern Minnesota, Boomtown is a legal thriller and murder mystery about …

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Automotive Sales Continue To Trail Off

ECONOMY

Another indication that auto sales may have hit a peak. The latest sales forecast from J.D. Power and L.M.C. Automotive predicts September sales are expected to drop slightly from a year ago. Jeff Schuster with L.M.C Automotive says this is more of the same. Schuster says the research shows sales …

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Happy Spouse Could Make You Healthier

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A Michigan State University study suggests that a happy spouse may actually make you healthier. The study, titled in part “Happy you, healthy me?”, found that people with happy spouses were much more likely to report better health over time. MSU Assistant Professor of Psychology Bill Chopik is the study …

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Riding A Roller Coaster May Help Pass Kidney Stones

MEDICAL

A Michigan State University urologist may have discovered a unique way for patients to pass kidney stones. David Wartinger has led studies to determine if his patient’s theories of riding a roller coaster was true. Using a synthetic 3D model of a hollow kidney complete with three kidney stones in …

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