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Keewatin Elementary School teacher later apologized for the comments.
DULUTH – Rumor had it there would be busloads of protesters importing violence to Duluth this past weekend during the protests over the death of…
Hundreds of health care workers are caught up in cutbacks due to COVID-19.
The pandemic might be increasing the demand for dangerous drugs.
Mark Pavelich was previously found to be 'mentally ill and dangerous' and committed to the state hospital.
Ticketholders have to wait a year to request a refund.
Collective has unveiled a proposal to bridge Canal Park and downtown.
Closed for the summer, the public ski hill will need cash to start up in November.
The 90%-white city sees wide disparities among black residents.
The cuts are in addition to 850 employees still on leave.
The company had just signed a 20-year lease last year.
The ski hill closed in March as the pandemic swept into Minnesota.
The FDA says the Abbott ID NOW test can return false negatives, but Abbott says it is accurate in its studies.
Many business owners were as eager to reopen and stem financial losses as they were cautious about the virus' spread, expecting guidance and possibly restrictions from state and local officials.
A department detective has been a regular voice of hope and inspiration.
Fourth Fest has also been canceled.
CEO assures investors that the company will find its way through virus crisis.
Each would be no larger than 540 square feet.
On Monday Gov. Tony Evers allowed nearly all retail stores to reopen to five customers at a time as the state eases off restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
It will be able to handle the heavy taconite 1,000-foot lakers.
Last month's presidential primary saw 62% of ballots arrive by mail.
Native Americans have higher rates of health conditions that can worsen COVID-19 infections.
USG will deep clean the facility before reopening.
A group of large utilities is asking state regulators to track pandemic expenses for potential recovery later.
Northern Minnesota's natural resource economy has begun to fall to the pandemic, with mine and paper-mill closures. Spending has slowed and small businesses have closed, some for good. The area has been through many downturns and may be better prepared than other parts of the state to deal with this one. That doesn't mean it hurts any less.
With Minntac, more than 1,700 mine employees will be laid off for at least several months.
The $70 million project was scheduled to open in fall 2021.
The jail population has dropped nearly in half as law enforcement agencies are told to think twice about who needs to be incarcerated.
Tom Tusken takes over for Tonya Sconiers, who is suing the district.
The utility slashed its rate increase request.
A month before the first Earth Day was celebrated 50 years ago, a young science professor named Earl Rosenwinkel went on TV to say the…
Some are the largest employers in their northern Minnesota towns.
The city's workforce center has handled more than 18,000 unemployment applications.
The apartment complex at 333 E. Superior St. would replace the Voyageur Lakewalk Inn and several other buildings.
10 years in the making, $50M rental complex nears completion
Minutes into a conversation with her mother, Deana Walkowiak-Olson could not shake the sensation that something was terribly wrong at the large Duluth senior home…
New owners hope to have the course open mid-May.
Art Johnston announced his run for the District 7B seat on Friday.
Essentia doctors and executives take pay cuts; clinical employees placed on leave.
Day and overnight use halted to slow spread of COVID-19.
The Duluth-based airplane manufacturer has sent PAPR prototypes to local hospitals.
UMD dance and theater lose a personal touch, but the show must go on.
There have been 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the 138 residents of St. Ann's Residence, its executive director said.
The single-use masks can now be used up to six times as the nationwide shortage continues.
Residents can submit a variety of documents, photos, videos and other media to be preserved.
DULUTH – The Minnesota Court of Appeals has sided with a Duluth man convicted of murdering his wife in a case regarding the custody…
The Lake Superior island will be off-limits until June 15 at the earliest.
The canvas bag maker is supplying local hospitals.
The move could save AAR Corp. more than $111,000 through June.
State Sen. Erik Simonson, DFL-Duluth, took a job with Lake Superior College.
A gathering planned for June 15 will now be held in 2021.
He's the third candidate running for the West Duluth district.
The nonmedical staffers were placed on leave.
$10 billion was set aside by federal stimulus bill to aid airports.
Since Gov. Walz issued the stay-at-home order, some bike shops have reported an uptick in business, especially for hybrids and kids' bikes.
The Duluth-based company is offering employees compensation while on leave.
Minneapolis' skyways are owned by each building, and as a result have different hours of operation.
Laid-off workers include those who do work related to minimally invasive and elective procedures and health care support workers.
St. Louis County had five confirmed cases as of Thursday.
"We are encouraging anglers to fish water bodies in their communities."
Soo Locks open up Lake Superior for shipping on Wednesday.
The refinery was damaged in a 2018 explosion and fire.
Governor's order stirs confusion in border community.
The mayor will put together a task force and an economic impact study.
The case is connected to travel, authorities said.
First confirmed case in Bayfield County, Wis., brings virus to Twin Ports doorstep.
Duluth nonprofits band together to help meet increased needs.
Vikre Distillery joins several distilleries nationwide that are giving away sanitizer amid crisis.
Mystic Lake limits bingo to 250 people, blackjack tables to three.
Essentia will donate $1.4 million toward an affordable housing project.
Some offices will close, though services still available.
UMD would sell the station to WDSE for $175,000.
Regent Michael Hsu was concerned about her handling of a sexual harassment complaint against a professor in Michigan.
University of Minnesota expects up to $50 million budget hit from coronavirus, taps $5 million in reserves for now
Responses to the virus and lost revenue from canceled events could cost between $20 and $50 million.
The renovation of the 130-year-old building promises to maintain historical character.