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Duluth's trampoline park has a lot of kids - and their parents - bouncing into the ER these days.

Forever Home 1/11

Jan 11, 2018

Sammy

Meet Sammy. He is an adult Lab mix. Sammy is a very large and playful guy. He has been with us for sometime. He is ready for that family and attention he deserves. Sammy has been vet checked, vaccinated, and neutered.

Baby

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Dr. Andrew Thompson is really frustrated.

He knows flu shots aren't perfect; he knows they're only 40-60% effective and that makes them hard to promote.

But the alternative, he says, can be worse.

LSS Together for Youth

What pronouns to you prefer?

If you're a person of a certain age, you've probably never even considered that question.

And maybe that's part of the problem.

But there is a group in town that's serving as social support for young people who fall outside the "binary" classifications; young people who, as Kathy Hermes puts it, "dash from one safe space to the next," and they're offering us some of the best gifts of all if we can open our minds and hearts to receive them.

This interview originally aired on December 21, 2017.

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Jan 4, 2018

Phantom

Phantom is a young male border collie mix, rescued off the euthanasia list. Nice boy that gets along with everyone.

Brutus

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The Northland Foundation's Rural Aging Initiative isn't just about helping folks stay in their homes longer.

If families are the building blocks of a community, it makes sense to provide them with support and connectedness to other families.

2018 kicks off in grand style from the KUMD studios with this time-honored tradition from One Vegetable, One Community. See video of the announcement here.

Duluth Community Garden Program

Maybe the ultimate goal would be a community garden every ten blocks all through the city of Duluth.

But in the meantime, the Duluth Community Garden Program contents itself overseeing 20 gardens, 255 rentable plots, providing resources for gardeners from shovels to canning lessons, and bringing the community together through food and gardening.

This interview originally aired on December 5, 2017.

Forever Home, 12/28

Dec 28, 2017

  Pipsqueak is a tan and white American Staffordshire Terrier, 1 year and 6 months old. He came to Animal Allies as a stray. Pipsqueak is very high energy and super social. He is outgoing and playful, but also very cuddly.  He isn't interested in toys, rather people and hanging out with you all day! He will be neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated by the time of adoption.  Two free training sessions will be provided by Animal Allies.

Ecolibrium3

We have a conversation with Jodie Slick, the CEO of Ecolibrium3, about ways to examine our homes in the winter months.  We talk a lot about our green spaces outdoors, but many of our homes are not healthy, as they can be places where mold and dust build up. What does it mean to have a healthy home? A home energy audit can help find where these issues develop and, especially in the winter months, can reveal ways to make your home more energy efficient.

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