If you live in the Twin Ports there are 5 apps that I think you should download and try.

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    Ship Finder

    The Ship Finder app is great for those of us who enjoy the ships and knowing where they're from and what they may be hauling. This app will show you a map of ship locations throughout the world and allow you to get more information about the ships; it also has an Augmented Reality view to identify ships out on Lake Superior using your smartphone camera.

  • 2

    Minnesota 511

    I've used this app a lot in the winter, the Minnesota 511 app gives up to date road conditions throughout the state. The app is also useful during the road construction season, providing users with current information about projects around the Northland.

  • 3

    Sky Guide

    I love looking up at the stars, on a clear night in town or just outside the city limits, the views can be spectacular. Know what you're looking at or get notified when the International Space Station is flying overhead with the Sky Guide app. There is a handful of space viewing apps, but this is one of the better ones, it will cost you $2.99, but it's worth it.

  • 4

    WDIO Eyewitness News

    Keep up with the latest news in the Twin Ports with the WDIO Eyewitness News app. The layout and functionality of the app are great, and the breaking local news notifications are nice.

  • 5

    Storm by Weather Underground

    Weather in the Twin Ports can change on a dime, so I have several different weather apps on my phone to keep an eye on things, one of my favorite all around weather apps is Storm by Weather Underground, it has a robust radar feature and forecasting down to the hour. It also has various notifications that can notify you of rain or lightning in your area.