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A three-county region around Duluth lost jobs despite the overall growth of employment across Minnesota.
The City Council voted 3-2 against the project, citing its height, density and location as problematic.
The City Council voted to ask the Legislature if it can raise up the money over the next 20 years with a 0.5% sales tax increase.
DULUTH – After five days of picketing, and more than a foot of snow, the St. Louis County plow driver strike has ended. Negotiators…
If state funding doesn't come through, the project will be scaled back.
"Public safety is at risk and it's now past time for the county to call the union back into mediation," a union official said Friday.
Scott Holman says he was retaliated against and his civil rights were violated when he was reprimanded for a social media post.
Plowable snow fell Wednesday afternoon and more is expected this weekend.
St. Louis County plow drivers and other public works employees are poised to go on strike starting Wednesday and will continue "until the demands of the members are met," the Teamsters Local 320 union announced Tuesday.
Teamsters won't say when they plan a work stoppage, which can begin anytime now.
The victim leaves behind a 3-year-old son who had lost his father to an overdose the week before.
Holly Sampson led the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation for 30 years.
New owner Bryce Campbell also bought Lutsen Resort in 2018 along with his mother and business partner, Sheila Campbell.
Jesse Frye was charged with felony theft by swindle.
The DuLooper will begin service in March.
Landlord says parts of the business were for sale.
Both state and national lawmakers speak out to help tackle trafficking.
Deshaun Clay Robinson is facing murder charges from the 2017 death.
His basement is a showroom of more than 200 ornate and meticulously restored home heating devices that date back more than a century — the product of a lifetime of work.
Snowfall totaled 129.6 inches this calendar year.
DULUTH – A former middle-school teacher convicted of having sex with a teenage boy will face her full 12-year prison sentence, the Minnesota Court…
With a half-percent sales tax increase now in place, 17 miles will be repaired.
Falling temperatures could cause icy roads and sidewalks.
If additional funding is approved on time, the $922 million project could be completed by 2027.
Though the plant would be built in Superior, the judge held that the Minnesota PUC has "authority to approve or reject Minnesota Power's agreements with its Wisconsin affiliate regarding the construction, operation, and output of (the plant)."
Vessel could launch in the next few years, thanks to an anonymous donor.
City plans to be engaged in returning ski hill to financial health.
Students won't be back until Jan. 2.
Another set of state approvals is needed after an environmental review was expanded.
The nursing program gets a nearly $4 million boost from federal and private grants.
The day care shortage may be holding back economic growth.
Scot Kleinendorst was 59.
The council approved a referendum at Tuesday's meeting.
No date has been set for a work stoppage.
UMD has not had a balanced budget since 2011, when enrollment started to decline. $5.2 million in budget cuts will go on as planned.
Faculty senate says it wasn't consulted, but administrators contest those claims.
Money will again be sought for the Northern Lights Express line.
DULUTH – The City Council voted Monday night to give the financially struggling Spirit Mountain $235,000, but the decision spurred calls for discussions about…
DULUTH - The city is getting its first medical marijuana dispensary.Duluth was an "obvious choice" for Minnesota Medical Solutions now that the state is requiring…
Deshaun Clay Robinson is being sought by authorities.
Regulators are expected to take about a year to weigh the utility's full increase request.
The school is looking for $5.2 million in budget cuts.
The 5.8% interim increase goes into effect Jan. 1.
De-icing efforts and Mother Nature helped thaw the heavy ice.
Even with 40 plows on the road at a time, some areas remain impassable.
Heavy ice will be removed beginning at 10 a.m.
Small stores take a big hit, but they're giving it another try next weekend.
The city lifted its travel advisory and said Park Point in the harbor was open again to visitors. On the North Shore, a popular rock formation near Tettegouche State Park was destroyed.
The card and gift shop is as old as the Holiday Center.
Now in its 61st year, the parade this year is dedicated to KBJR's longtime receptionist, who died last year.
Maura Crowell's office is a shrine to her team's glorious past, with wall-sized photos and the words "NCAA National Champions" painted above her desk.
What remains of the twice-burned texts will still receive a proper burial.
Lake Avenue bridge work will coincide with final stretch of Superior Street reconstruction.
Minnesota wants eight more distribution centers around the state.
New single-family homes in Duluth are typically $300,000 and up.
Matthew Amiot asks to execute his sentence after fleeing treatment.
State law, not federal, controls the routing of pipelines, the filing says.
Thomas Allen Micklewright was charged with second-degree murder.
The trail is getting reinforced so Lake Superior doesn't wipe it out again.
Mayor says the community "wants to do more and move faster" on the issue.
A state veterans cemetery unofficially opened a year ago and was dedicated in September.
Tourism tax dollars could help expand hours and capabilities on Park Point Beach.
Duluth entrepreneurs share recipes for success via university panel.
Unfinished portions will be covered with asphalt until next spring.
DULUTH – The man who started the fire that destroyed a historic Duluth synagogue in September fled the chemical dependency treatment facility he was…
The council majority was at stake in Tuesday's election.
Voters across the Twin Cities arrived at the polls at sunrise on Tuesday morning to cast ballots on a variety of local races including school referendums, City Council and county commission seats.
"I learned a long time ago that these issues of stereotypic images and prejudice that are uniquely branded at American Indians will never go away."
They're forging a private school and community college alliance.
Mercy Hospital hopes the new partnership will heal its financial distress.
Launch Properties suddenly has a list of projects in the area.
Defense had argued self-defense in the September 2018 downtown killing.
A made-up protest group "announced" an intrusive pipeline through Duluth.
The move could cost 50 jobs, and faculty members fear it will hit them the hardest.
"We're going to know very quickly whether it works or not," said the judge.