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DULUTH, MINNESOTA – Copper thieves have their eyes on a new target across the Northland, and it’s happening in the privacy of some people’s back yards. This comes as copper is at an all-time high in terms of what it’s worth.

RVer Ken Miller, 76, of Duluth, never thought he’d become a victim of crime.

Just recently, Miller’s powerline to his camping trailer was cut short by thieves who had one thing on their minds – the copper inside.

20 ft. of heavy-duty electrical cord was cut off and stolen while the camper was sitting in Miller’s backyard, leaving only 10 ft. of the power line behind.

Duluth police Sgt. Chad Nagorski said camper cords are attractive to copper thieves because “…they are larger and contain more copper and thus getting more money when they go to sell them.”

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A RVer was injured when a tree toppled onto his camper during a storm Tuesday night.

It happened around 8 pm at the Scuffletown USA RV Park in Simpsonville, South Carolina. According to an official with Clear Springs Fire Department, crews responded to the Park and found a large tree on top of the travel trailer and a RVer trapped inside.

It took emergency crews about 30 minutes to safely extricate the man from inside the camper. The man, who was alive and alert, was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital with injuries to his legs.

The winds that caused the tree to topple were associated with a storm that was in the area at the time of the incident.

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Bok Kai Festival Dragon

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RVer’s in Norther California may want to head out to the 131st Bok Kai Festival honoring Bok Eye, the Chinese God of Water will take place March 5 and 6, 2011 in Marysville, California.

The festival’s parade is thought to be the oldest continually held one in the state of California.

The Bok Kai Temple in downtown Marysville has been designated as one of the country’s 11 most endangered historic places. The Temple is a tribute to the Chinese who came to America seeking a better life and to work the gold mines in the 1800s.

The Festival opens Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with a 5K Run/Walk. The parade featuring Hong Wan Lung, a 175 foot Chinese Dragon, with his accompanying entourage of Lion Dancers and a variety of other festive parade entrants will begin at 11 a.m.

The Sunday Festival is Bomb Day and will feature ‘Firing of the Bombs’ … a hundred handmade traditional, ceremonial bombs. The bombs are lit, tossed into the air, spewing noise and fireworks and golden rings. Young people dash into the fervor trying to catch the lucky rings.

If you are in northern California or nearby and looking for an great RV destination, come celebrate 2011, the Year of the Rabbit. Activities and parking are free. It’s a great way to learn about the culture you are passing through. There are nearby RV parks, lots to see and some great restaurants.

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