The EPA announced more than $100 million in new money going to four major projects on the St. Louis River.

Dreams of a restored St. Louis River 'finally coming to fruition'

The $113 million in federal funds announced Tuesday will help trigger removal of the river's status as a polluted Great Lakes waterway.
The EPA announced five brownfields grants for Minnesota.

EPA announces $4.5 million in grants for five Minnesota communities

Grants will go to the Duluth and Austin, the St. Paul Port Authority, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
The National Weather Service is predicting peak water levels within two weeks in St. Louis County, including places such as Crane Lake.

St. Louis County declares state of emergency as waters approach peak

May 17
The Board of Commissioners met for an emergency meeting on Tuesday morning.
Proctor’s Terry Egerdahl field in September.

Former high school football player in Proctor, Minn., pleads guilty to felony sexual assault of teammate

May 17
An agreement was reached between the defense and St. Louis County prosecution for him to receive a juvenile court sanction, enforced until age 21,
One of Lutsen Resort’s covered bridges Saturday, damaged by fallen trees in the Poplar River.

Covered bridges at Lutsen Resort damaged by surging river

May 16
Old growth pines and spruce smashed into the often photographed red bridges.
Viking Octantus will make a stop in Duluth on May 30, the first passenger cruise vessel to do so since 2013.

After a decadelong absence, cruise ships will again stop in Duluth

May 14
Several such ships are expected to pass through Duluth this summer, starting with Viking Octantis on May 30.
Gov. Tim Walz is shown at the 2019 Governor’s Fishing Opener in Albert Lea, Minn. On Saturday, Walz was back in a fishing boat, on Lake Winnibigoshi

A fishing opener first: Governor's office partners with tribal nation

May 14
The Leech Lake Band stepped in to revive the annual event, as they showcased Cass Lake, East Seelye Bay.

High water, high spirits converge on opening day on Rainy River

May 14
If you could tuck away from the Rainy River's fast-flowing current on Saturday, the walleyes were biting.

50 years later, the Virginia Piper kidnapping remains a Minnesota mystery

May 14
In some ways, her abduction was a story with a happy ending — but also one that left two nagging questions.