Duluth
October 30
Maggie Thunder-Hawk distributed T-shirts at the get-out-the-vote event at American Indian OIC in Minneapolis on Thursday.

Native groups working to get out Indigenous voters in charged election

Minnesota's 80,000 Indigenous are being courted like never before for votes
Duluth
October 29
A home in Superior’s Allouez neighborhood shows signs of taconite dust buildup due to the nearby BNSF taconite facility and dock.

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

Many homeowners' checks had been halted without notice.
Duluth
October 29
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.
Duluth
October 28
Workers prepared a section of W. Superior Street in downtown Duluth to be covered in asphalt through the winter before work on a permanent surface is

Three years in, work on Superior Street in Duluth will now go four

Superior Street project has tested local businesses.
Duluth
October 28
FILE-Construction on the Husky Energy oil refinery seen from an airplane in October 2019.

Superior refinery rebuild continues amid Husky merger

DULUTH — The $750 million rebuild of the fire-damaged oil refinery in Superior, Wis., will continue as owner Husky Energy completes a merger…
Duluth
October 27
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?

Spirit Mountain hopes for pent-up demand and local travel to help right itself.
Duluth
October 26
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

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.
Duluth
October 25
One of the 1,300 spruce tree tops the agency recently seized from alleged thieves who entered a public forest without a harvest permit to cut and sell

'Thieving in the woods': DNR officers try to corral spruce top pirates

Conservation officers have turned up at least 15,000 pieces headed for back-channel selling.
Coronavirus
October 24
President Donald Trump visited Duluth on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

Trump campaign broke agreement to follow virus guidelines at Duluth rally

The pledge signed to abide by a 250-person limit at the Sept. 30 airport event went unheeded — and unanswered.
Duluth
October 23

Duluth firefighter charged with felonies in woman's assault on trail

Conrad J. Sunde IV faces two felony charges related to the incident.
Duluth
October 23
Vice President Mike Pence campaigned in Minnesota in September. He’ll be back in the state for another campaign appearance on Monday.

VP Mike Pence headed back to Minnesota as Trump campaign revives TV ads

Vice president will stop in Hibbing amid "heavy" ad buy.
Duluth
October 22
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

The trafficking group was tied to the Chicago-based Black P-Stone Gang.
Duluth
October 22
A Brazilian miner holds a pan with gold nuggets after a day of work.

Notion of gold rush in northern Minnesota hits setback

Minnesota's largest holder of precious-metal mining leases terminated them, turning to a promising venture in Nevada.
Duluth
October 21
A home in Superior’s Allouez neighborhood shows signs of taconite dust buildup due to the nearby BNSF taconite facility and dock.

Superior City Council to BNSF: Resume taconite dust payments

The city is pressing the rail giant to resume cleanup payments to homeowners.
Duluth
October 21
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

Retirements, parents staying at home to care for children and COVID-19 concerns are all a factor.
Duluth
October 21
The moonrise above South Fowl Lake.

SOS from handheld device saves man from freezing to death in Boundary Waters

The snow was falling fast — and so was the temperature — when a lone adventurer realized his new gloves were failing him deep in the northern Minnesota wilderness.
Duluth
October 20
Republican Rep. Pete Stauber and Democratic challenger Quinn Nystrom

Northern Minnesota congressional race reflects shifting political allegiances

DFL opponent Nystrom focusing on health care.
Duluth
October 19
A Tudor house in the heart of the Congdon Park neighborhood in Duluth is for sale.

Duluth housing market continues surge; prices hit new record

The median sale price in the region reached a new high of $205,000.
Duluth
October 18
Donald Trump supporters took videos and photos of the president as he walked onto the stage at Duluth International Airport in September.

Shifting Iron Range politics may not be enough to boost Trump in Minn.

Trump focuses on support in region, but population trends are against him.
Duluth
October 17
Sarah and Seth Maxim, with their children, bought a former fitness center in Duluth’s Lakeside neighborhood, with plans to reopen Lake Superior Brew

Duluth's oldest craft brewery will be revived in a new Lakeside home

A couple buy Lake Superior Brewing and will move it to the city's east side.
Coronavirus
October 16
The DECC’s Roger Reinert says navigating financial and public health needs will determine the survival of large venues like Duluth’s.

Convention centers continue taking financial hits from pandemic

Those in charge are starting to wonder what the future looks like for the car shows, concerts and hockey games they rely on financially.
Duluth
October 16
Mark Pavelich

Defense argues to drop weapons charges against hockey star Mark Pavelich

Weapons seized at his North Shore home were found as a result of illegal searches, a defense attorney argues.
Coronavirus
October 15
A group of health care workers walked through St. Luke’s Emergency Department.

Duluth hospitals operating near capacity, as COVID-19 cases expected to worsen

Officials warn of a "perfect storm" as non-COVID hospitalizations continue to increase.
Duluth
October 15
Duluth officials are cheering the $13.5 million set aside in the bonding bill for Lakewalk and seawall repair, the city’s one big request.

Duluth lands Lakewalk expansion as part of state bonding bill

Region gets $125 million from state bonding bill.
Duluth
October 14
FILE - Duluth’s Historic Old Central High School

Developer seeks to turn Duluth's Historic Old Central High School into apartments

A St. Louis Park developer's plans would transform the building into 120 to 140 housing units for a mix of market-rate and income-restricted renters.