Variety
February 23
Sharon Mc­Mahon, a former high school government teacher, has taken to social media to continue teaching.

Duluth woman debunks conspiracies, promotes facts on viral Instagram account, CNN, the 'Daily Show'

With plain language and silly accents, Sharon McMahon has become Instagram's civics teacher.
Local
February 23
Alex Golden-Wolf worked on keeping the fire going inside Camp Migizi, a small encampment next to the Enbridge Line 3 construction site in Cloquet, MN.

Young Minnesotans find 'calling' leading Line 3 pipeline protests

Enbridge says it's playing by the book as activists dig in on Line 3.
Duluth
February 22
Signs are posted outside Camp Migizi, a small encampment of mostly indigenous water and land protectors located right beside the Enbridge Line 3 const

Fond du Lac Band tells outside protesters to respect its sovereignty after bomb scare

No explosives were found after a "suspicious package" prompted an evacuation Friday, and authorities are still investigating the incident.
Local
February 20

7 men charged in northern Minnesota sex trafficking ring

Seven men have been arrested and charged in a northern Minnesota human trafficking ring, according to state investigators.
Duluth
February 19
In this 2018 file photo, pipeline used to carry crude oil is shown at the Superior, Wis., terminal of Enbridge Energy.

Enbridge pipeline work site near Cloquet evacuated after 'suspicious device' found

An emergency alert went out to large swath of northeastern Minnesota in error.
Duluth
February 19
FILE-Bent Paddle Brewing has called off its Festiversary, held annually in Duluth in May, for the second year in a row due to pandemic concerns.

Bent Paddle cancels Festiversary, even as other Duluth summer events forge ahead

It's the first major cancellation of a summer currently loaded with events.
Business
February 18
University of Minnesota Duluth Joel Labovitz leads a class at UMD in October 1984. Labovitz taught some of the first entrepreneurships at the college,

'Towering ambassador' for Duluth business Joel Labovitz dies at 92

He made Maurices a national retailer, developed hotels and mentored generations of entrepreneurs.
Business
February 18
Enbridge utility contractors worked to identify and mark an older Enbridge pipeline, Line 16, at one of the Line 3 work sites in Carlton, Minn. on Fri

Majority of those working on Enbridge pipeline from outside Minnesota

The goal was to hire 50% in-state workers.
Coronavirus
February 17
The UMD women’s hockey team practiced Thursday at Amsoil Arena, one DECC space that’s been in semi-regular use.

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center seeks more state aid as recovery begins

Revenue at the publicly funded tourism draw dropped $5.8 million in 2020.
Business
February 17
Courtesy Kathleen Russell, Apostle Islands Realty A fiber internet-connected cabin overlooking Lake Superior in Bayfield, Wis., is advertised as “yo

South Shore drawing buyers as Duluth-area housing market remains competitive

The median sale price in the Duluth area reached a monthly record of $190,000 in January.
Duluth
February 17
Duluth was looking to develop Lester Park Golf Course but didn’t receive any feasible offers.

Duluth to close Lester Park Golf Course

The city also plans to renovate its Enger Park course, Duluth's other public golf facility.
Duluth
February 17
Minnesota Power customers will see an interim rate increase of 5.8% starting in January.

Minnesota Power parent eyes return to growth after pandemic hits

A Minnesota Power rate increase request is planned for November.
Duluth
February 16
FILE–Chisholm Police Chief Vern Manner reads remarks from Nancy Daugherty’s daughter, Gina Haggard (right), joined by her husband Dave Haggard, as

Delays could derail Iron Range cold case cracked with genealogy databases

Evidence requested from DNA company has not been turned over to defense attorneys yet.
Duluth
February 16
A pair of ice anglers fished on Lake Superior in front of the Duluth Harbor south breakwater outer light during sunset on  Feb. 8. Ice cover has grown

Cold weather, cold water: Lake Superior adding ice fast

The big lake has passed its previously projected
Coronavirus
February 15
FILE-The Grand Portage Point of Entry on the U.S. border with Canada closed to nonessential travel in March last year to slow the spread of COVID-19 a

'Cancel your vacation plans': Canada tightens border rules

Northern Minnesota resorts have long awaited looser COVID-related border restrictions, but Canadian officials have not budged even amid pressure from U.S. officials.
Duluth
February 13
Brittney Merlot and her boyfriend, Mike, relaxed in the Cedar & Stone ice sauna after spending time in the traditional wood sauna on the shore of Lake

Embracing Finnish roots, Duluth business builds rare ice sauna

Owner wants to turn Duluth into sauna capital of North America
Duluth
February 11

Former Hibbing teacher who sent nude photos to minors given probation

Jordan Kochevar pleaded guilty to two felonies in December.
Duluth
February 10
The Ronald McDonald House Northland opened in Duluth on Wednesday. It is the charity’s first house in northeastern Minnesota.

'The house that love built': Duluth's first Ronald McDonald House opens to families

The five-bedroom suite is now available for families with children in local hospitals.
February 10

Fishermen rescued from ice on Lake Superior

The Duluth Fire Department used boats on Tuesday to rescue 26 ice anglers.
Local
February 10
This file photo shows the Minntac taconite mine plant in Mountain Iron, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune)

Minnesota Supreme Court says state can regulate mine waste seeping into groundwater

The court's decision allows MPCA to impose stricter standards at a taconite mine Mountain Iron.
Duluth
February 10
Stranded ice anglers await rescue off of Duluth's Lake Superior shoreline on Tuesday. Photo courtesy Darren Tilbury

Ice anglers stranded, rescued near Duluth: 'Lake Superior is not forgiving'

Their fishing equipment and beer are still floating up the North Shore, though.
February 9

Photos: Wintry beauty on Lake Superior

The sun put on a show over frozen Lake Superior off the coast of Duluth on Monday and Tuesday.
Duluth
February 9
A fire in November destroyed and collapsed the roof of the Pastoret Terrace building in downtown Duluth.

St. Louis County Board settles lawsuit over former Kozy Bar in downtown Duluth

Separate litigation between the city of Duluth and the property's former owner remains ongoing.
Duluth
February 8

St. Louis County prosecutors say deputies justified in fatal shooting

Two deputies shot and killed Estavon Elioff late last year.
Local
February 8

Wis. prosecutor accused of recording sexual acts with defendants

The charges against the western Wisconsin prosecutor allege that he was offering leniency to two women in their cases.