Vice President Mike Pence pointed to an attendee at the conclusion of his speech at Range Regional Airport in Hibbing, Minn. on Monday afternoon.

Pence appeals to Iron Rangers with focus on jobs, economy

After several aides test positive for COVID-19, vice president's rally in Hibbing exceeds state limits on the number of attendees.
The Duluth City Council approved $300,000 in additional tourism tax money for Spirit Mountain to help it open this year.

Will there be pent-up demand for Duluth's troubled Spirit Mountain?

October 27
Spirit Mountain hopes for pent-up demand and local travel to help right itself.
North Star Lanes owner John Sweeney, a staunch Republican, said he has seen positive changes in Hoyt Lakes since President Donald Trump was elected.

Despite spotlight, Iron Range town still waiting for economic spark

October 26
Presidential candidates thrust the Iron Range into the national spotlight this election cycle, claiming credit for its recent successes and blaming others for its struggles. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to hold a rally Monday in Hibbing.
President Donald Trump visited Duluth on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

Trump campaign broke agreement to follow virus guidelines at Duluth rally

October 24
The pledge signed to abide by a 250-person limit at the Sept. 30 airport event went unheeded — and unanswered.
A Brazilian miner holds a pan with gold nuggets after a day of work.

Notion of gold rush in northern Minnesota hits setback

October 22
Minnesota's largest holder of precious-metal mining leases terminated them, turning to a promising venture in Nevada.
A few grams of heroin and collection of needles found in a Duluth stop last year. In recent years there has been a large increase in meth, heroin and

Massive Minnesota drug bust includes 35 arrests from Rochester to Iron Range

October 22
The trafficking group was tied to the Chicago-based Black P-Stone Gang.
An empty Zeitgeist theater in Duluth in September. Hospitality and food service jobs have dropped by 30% over the past year in the region.

Job seekers drop out in Duluth leaving smallest workforce in decades

October 21
Retirements, parents staying at home to care for children and COVID-19 concerns are all a factor.

Native groups working to get out Indigenous voters in charged election

15 minutes ago
Minnesota's 80,000 Indigenous are being courted like never before for votes

BNSF does an about-face, will resume taconite dust payments to homeowners in Superior, Wis.

October 29
Many homeowners' checks had been halted without notice.