Pulsar CEO Thomas Abraham-James stands in front of the company's Jetstream  #1 helium exploration facility in Babbitt on the Iron Range.

Legislators scramble to create tax, environmental plan for Minnesota's first helium operation

State and local officials fear Canadian-based Pulsar could move ahead with its northeastern Minnesota project and use gas from under state land without paying royalties.

Woman fatally stabbed in downtown Duluth, police say

Police are trying to determine whether the stabbing is related to a shooting around the same time that wounded one person.

Minnesota tourism rebounds: Here's where people visited

Top destinations include the Grand Casino in Mille Lacs County, the Mall of America and downtown Duluth.
No Mille Lacs walleye, small or large, may be harvested this summer before mid-August.

Anderson: Some anglers angry about Mille Lacs walleye rules. They're wrong.

Any attempt to muscle the DNR or the governor's office to overturn this year's restrictions not only is a bad look for anglers, but it could backfire and shut the lake down this summer even to catch-and-release walleye fishing.
Northland College

Future of Northland College in Ashland, Wis., remains uncertain as fundraising effort falls short

April 4
The small private liberal arts school, just blocks from Lake Superior, said it needed to raise $12 million by Wednesday to stay open. A decision will be made in two weeks.
"Bungalow" guests at Cuyuna Cove have access to a shower house inspired by an outdoor spa.

New upscale camper cabins add to Cuyuna options

April 6
Cuyuna Cove's new "bungalows" near Crosby, Minn., are a step above glamping.
Big Ten deer hunting rankings? Minnesota isn't power you'd expect.

Big Ten deer hunting rankings? Minnesota isn't power you'd expect.

April 5
When it comes to deer hunting, there are four other states that have Big Ten schools and outshine Minnesota when you look at the data.

Superior denies utilities' land use requests for $1B power plant

April 4
The Wednesday night City Council decision adds a new hurdle for the Nemadji Trail Energy Center.

Search continues for Peter Martin, missing from Fond du Lac reservation since March 8

April 5
More than $10,000 has been raised for a reward fund.

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