Duluth
January 28

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The summary has "quotation marks" in it. "more than once"
Duluth
December 8, 2020
The sun rose over Lake Superior as seen from Spirit Mountain on Dec. 2. As the city proposes cutting tourism tax spending 25% for 2021, Spirit Mountai

Duluth tourism expected to improve but not fully rebound in 2021

Spirit Mountain could see its tourism tax subsidy increase.
Duluth
December 7, 2020
The night sky seen from Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.

Voyageurs National Park gains dark sky certification

The certification ensures the park will protect an often undervalued asset.
Duluth
December 6, 2020

Mom IDs 19-year-old fatally shot by deputies during foot chase into Iron Range woods

The mother of an Iron Range man who was fatally shot by St. Louis County sheriff's deputies over the weekend said Sunday that she has…
Coronavirus
December 5, 2020
Gavin Lawrence embraced his girlfriend, Chace Johnson, in between classes at South Ridge School. It is one of only a few school buildings in Minnesota

As virus rages, a few Minnesota schools still offer in-person instruction

Just 45 of the state's 500 school districts had full-time in-person classes last week.
Duluth
December 5, 2020

Deputies fatally shoot man in St. Louis County

What began as a shoplifting complaint ended in the death of the suspect, who is thought to have been involved in a drive-by shooting Friday.
Duluth
December 5, 2020
Mary Hamilton was one of approximately 50 people gathered for an event called 'Pray America Great' held outside City Hall in Fergus Falls, Minn. on Sa

Surroundings make racial reckoning look different in rural Minn.

FERGUS FALLS, MINN. – When Tim Brennan buys groceries, volunteers at the local food pantry or eats at his favorite restaurant, he almost always sees…
Duluth
December 5, 2020

Minnesota briefs: Duluth's public golf courses racking up losses again

DuluthPublic golf courses rack up losses againDuluth's two public golf courses expect to finish the year $100,000 in the hole, bringing their total debt to…
Duluth
December 4, 2020
FILE - In this June 29, 2018 file photo, pipeline used to carry crude oil is shown at the Superior terminal of Enbridge Energy in Superior, Wis. An up

State utility regulators vote against a stay on Enbridge pipeline project

Red Lake and White Earth bands hoped to halt construction while awaiting resolution of appeals.
Duluth
December 4, 2020
A protester mounted a tree near the Mississippi River in Aitkin County on Friday to deter construction on the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline in norther Minn

Indigenous groups stage first protests as Enbridge pipeline construction begins

As a set of protestors climbed trees to block workers, a second launched Friday near Cloquet.
Duluth
December 3, 2020
Canal Park Brewery's Kölsch- Alakef Infusion is one of their newest beers that has a hint of coffee mixed in. With the brewery right on the shore of

What to drink this week at Twin Ports breweries

We are launching a weekly feature to tell you about what's new at the many breweries and cideries in the Twin Ports.
Business
December 3, 2020
Duluth
December 1, 2020
The Line 3 replacement across northern Minnesota will connect the oil fields in Alberta with the Enbridge Energy terminal in Superior, Wis., shown in

Construction on Enbridge pipeline begins as new lawsuit filed to delay $2.6B project

State regulators will rule Friday on a different pipeline request.
Duluth
December 1, 2020
Duluth Judge Sean Floerke chatted with defendants as they checked in during DWI court, Friday, August 11, 2017 in Duluth, MN.    ]  ELIZABETH FLORES �

Veteran Duluth judge to step down to lead community foundation

Judge Shaun Floerke hopes to attack the issues he sees in his courtroom from a new angle.
Duluth
December 1, 2020
A sold sticker covered a for sale sign from Real Living Messina & Associates, Inc. on Cliff Ave. in Duluth on December 1, 2010.    ] ALEX KORMANN •

Duluth home prices hit new record as market stays hot

The median sale price hit $210,000 in a month that typically sees activity slow.
Duluth
December 1, 2020

Murder-suicide suspected in shootings of couple at sprawling rural residence near Duluth

Authorities say they know who fired the fatal shots, but aren't ready to release that information; IDs released.
Duluth
November 30, 2020

Duluth police officer charged with felonies after shooting unarmed man in apartment

Tyler Leibfried fired six shots through closed door, one hitting man inside, after believing he heard gunshots.
Duluth
November 30, 2020

UTV operator dies in late-night crash in western Wisconsin

Authorities said alcohol use might also be a factor in the wreck.
Duluth
November 27, 2020
Trainees practiced ground-fighting techniques during defensive-tactics class at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, Minn.

As veteran police officers retire across state, recruiting is a tough sell

"We are about to lose hundreds of years of experience."
Duluth
November 26, 2020
FILE - This Feb. 16, 2017 file photo shows newborn babies in the nursery of a postpartum recovery center in upstate New York. According to a governmen

How popular is your first name (or any other) in Minnesota?

Track the popularity of any first name in Minnesota over the past century.
Coronavirus
November 25, 2020

Lutheran pastor who combined his loves of ministry and nature dies of COVID-19 complications at age 58

The Rev. Jeff Walther was a man of God and a lover of nature — and for him, the two were inseparable.Walther, of Esko, Minn.,…
Duluth
November 24, 2020
Vikre Distillery sat empty with all it's chairs stacked on tables as it closed it's doors to the public in response to Governor Walz's order to close

Where have all the workers in Duluth gone?

Unemployment rate shrinks again, but largely as more people leave the workforce.
Duluth
November 23, 2020

Duluth's Christmas parade brings the holiday cheer

Duluth's Christmas City of the North parade followed a different route this year and spectators weren't allowed due to COVID-19, but it streamed live online.
Duluth
November 23, 2020

Bentleyville 'Tour of Lights' 2020

Over five million lights glow at the Bentleyville "Tour of Lights" on the shores of Lake Superior by Duluth's waterfront.
Duluth
November 22, 2020
Hundreds of cars lined up early for opening night of the first ever drive thru Bentleyville in Duluth on Saturday.    ] ALEX KORMANN • alex.kormann@

Scaled-back Christmas festivities spread cheer in Duluth

Bentleyville Tour of Lights can't be walked this year, but many are happy to see it on wheels.