Two Harbors Mayor Chris Swanson wants to add underwater lodging to Burlington Bay, with the help of an anonymous adviser. The town’s city council vo

An underwater hotel on Lake Superior? Two Harbors' mayor is raising eyebrows

Chris Swanson has big plans and guidance from an anonymous self-proclaimed billionaire.
The windswept prairie near Noyes, Minn., may seem a strange place to cross the U.S.-Canada border. But wintertime has advantages for those seeking to
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Winter is prime time on the northern border for migrants trying to enter the United States

January 21
Frozen lakes and rivers offer new inroads.
Enbridge says it has fixed the aquifer it ruptured near Clearbrook, Minn., during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline. This photo from September 2
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Enbridge says it has fixed aquifer ruptured while building Line 3 oil pipeline in Minnesota

January 20
State regulators continue investigating two additional aquifer breaches along Line 3.
BWCA outfitters aren’t happy with the 13 percent reduction in entry permit availability recently imposed by the U.S. Forest Service for 2022 and bey
Outdoors

BWCA outfitters say Forest Service went too far in reducing permits

January 21
Guides and others say recent decisions were made without seeking their opinions and that most of the damage to the wilderness last year was done by a small number of visitors.
Storyteller Abby Johnson reads to children during Ojibwe Story Time at the Duluth Depot. The weekly event not only introduces children to Ojibwe tradi
Duluth

Brooks: Once upon an Ojibwe story time in Duluth

January 19
The St. Louis County Historical Society and Ojibwe authors open a new storytelling chapter.
A sundog formed during sunrise over the island ice road connecting the Northwest Angle to the various islands on Lake of the Woods in 2021.
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Ice highway connecting Warroad with Northwest Angle is back for second year

January 18
The 37-mile road over frozen Lake of the Woods costs $250.
From left, Director of Buildings & Energy Brian Hoffman, St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano, Sustainability Manager Emily Ziring, and City Council Member
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'We have a lot to lose': 16 Minnesota cities declare climate emergency

January 19
An emerging coalition urging legislative action crosses the urban-rural divide at a time when the state has experienced record extreme weather.
Duluth

Duluth's St. Mary's hospital to be torn down

January 18
The new replacement tower will open in 2023.
Sports

Reusse: Warroad's hockey folks keep five-mile skating path safe and growing

January 19
The Riverbend Skate Path along the Warroad River now extends for 5.2 miles, connecting the east and west sides of the Canadian border town, as well as generations of hockey players.