Coronavirus
April 6
FILE-Isle Royale, a national park in Lake Superior, will open in June, two months later than planned.

Isle Royale National Park opening delayed two months to mid-June

The Lake Superior island will be off-limits until June 15 at the earliest.
Duluth
April 3
Sen. Erik Simonson, shown in 2013. The timing of Simonson's new job with Lake Superior Collegehas sparked questions from some experts on government et

Minnesota lawmaker's new college job sparks conflict-of-interest questions

Duluth DFL Sen. Erik Simonson is the latest legislator to face questions about work outside the Capitol.
Coronavirus
April 3
Waxed canvas packs hang on the wall at Frost River’s Duluth store. The company has shifted production to face shields and other medical supplies to

Duluth's Frost River swaps bags for masks to fight coronavirus spread

The canvas bag maker is supplying local hospitals.
Coronavirus
April 3
AAR Corp., which in Duluth employees about 400 people and performs routine maintenance and repairs for commercial airlines, could have its rent paymen

Duluth wants to forgive rent for major airport employer

The move could save AAR Corp. more than $111,000 through June.
Duluth
April 3
Lonnie Dupre

Currents: Lonnie Dupre, Minnesota adventurer and explorer

What outdoors people are doing, reading, following, and more.
Duluth
April 2

Eric Erkkila jumps into St. Louis County Board race

He is the fourth candidate vying for the seat in the West Duluth district.
Duluth
April 2
Preston Decorah Credit: Facebook

Man found dead in Wisconsin driveway fell from atop moving vehicle

A woman is jailed on suspicion of being drunk and behind the wheel at the time.
Duluth
April 1

A free farmers market in Duluth

A free farmers market was put on by Clyde Iron Works, Bent Paddle and Sysco Minnesota on Tuesday March 31, 2020. Fruit, vegetables, orange juice, coffee, eggs and buttermilk were all available for anyone who needed it. 3400 pounds of food was donated and it was estimated that around 250 people could benefit from it.
Duluth
April 1
Sen. Erik Simonson, shown in 2013.

Duluth's Lake Superior Zoo CEO departs for new job

State Sen. Erik Simonson, DFL-Duluth, took a job with Lake Superior College.
Coronavirus
March 31
FILE: The Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial in 2003, in Duluth, Minn.

Duluth lynching centennial commemoration postponed due to COVID-19

A gathering planned for June 15 will now be held in 2021.
Duluth
March 31
Duluth Mayor Emily Larson

Free land, loan guarantees, trust fund: Duluth explores ways to tackle housing shortage

A study conducted last year estimated Duluth will need an additional 3,800 affordable units over the next decade.
Coronavirus
March 31
Elite runners set their watches as they took at the start of Grandma's Marathon in June 2017.

Grandma's Marathon canceled due to COVID-19

Race organizers ruled out the idea of postponing the races due to the enormous challenge of planning and preparing for the event.
Duluth
March 31
Preston Decorah Credit: Facebook

Vehicle incident leaves Wisconsin man dead, suspect in custody

"There was some confusion about what exactly caused the death," the sheriff said.
Duluth
March 31

Joe Macor joins race for St. Louis County Board seat

He's the third candidate running for the West Duluth district.
Duluth
March 31
Grandma's Marathon cancellation hits hard at Minnesota running legend

Grandma's Marathon cancellation hits hard at Minnesota running legend

The move is especially acute for Dick Beardsley, whose marathon course record set in 1981 stood for 33 years.
Coronavirus
March 31
Duluth-based Essentia provides services in more than 60 cities.

Duluth's Essentia Health cuts 500 employees as revenue dries up

The nonmedical staffers were placed on leave.
Coronavirus
March 31
Blue Angels jets sat on the tarmac at Duluth International Airport in July 2019 ahead of the Duluth Air Show.

Pandemic pauses a high-flying year at Duluth airport

$10 billion was set aside by federal stimulus bill to aid airports.
Coronavirus
March 29
St. Paul school bus drivers and aides handed out a week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches to families of students along their route Wednesday. Here,

COVID-19 scare prompts Minnesota schools to get creative in feeding kids

With the state's schools closed, districts and other organizations are finding ways to deliver meals to children in need.
Duluth
March 28
FILE - Costco has pulled out of its planned store in Duluth, citing high costs to build.

Costco pulls out of plans to build in Duluth

The retailer's site selector said project bids in the city "far exceeded" those elsewhere in the Midwest.
Duluth
March 28
The coastline of Park Point in Duluth in October 2019.

Two rescued after canoe capsizes in Lake Superior

The men had personal flotation devices on board but weren't wearing them, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said.
Coronavirus
March 27
Cirrus Aircraft unveiled its Vision jet in 2016. In response to coronavirus disruption, the company said it would be slowing operations and putting em

Cirrus Aircraft slows operations, furloughs employees amid coronavirus disruption

The Duluth-based company is offering employees compensation while on leave.
Duluth
March 27
John Magas

Q&A: Meet Duluth's new school superintendent pick

John Magas, currently an associate superintendent in Green Bay, wants to hone in on "opportunity gaps."
Coronavirus
March 27
St. Luke’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nick Van Deelen at a news conference last week.

Duluth hospitals begin layoffs and hiring freezes as they prep for future surge

St. Louis County had five confirmed cases as of Thursday.
Coronavirus
March 26
FILE-Wisconsin officials are urging residents not to travel to this weekend’s Brule River steelhead fishing opener.

Stay home, steelheaders: Wisconsin DNR urges no travel for Brule opener

"We are encouraging anglers to fish water bodies in their communities."
Duluth
March 26
John Magas

Duluth school board picks Green Bay administrator as new superintendent

John Magas beat out two Minnesota candidates for the school district's top job.