Duluth
June 10

Four people charged in alleged 'gunfight' amid Duluth homicide

Several shots were fired toward homicide suspect Patrick W. Battees Jr. as he fled, police say.
Duluth
June 10

Ham Lake man killed in crash north of Cloquet

Authorities said alcohol appears to be a contributing factor.
Duluth
June 10
Táami, a four-week-old Black Crested Mangabey, explored his surroundings while being watched by his mother, Kiwi, at the Lake Superior Zoo on Thursda

Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth welcomes a baby monkey

The black-crested mangabeys are among only 28 in the United States.
Duluth
June 10
Law enforcement officers formed a line between protesters and an Enbridge pump station Monday.

Native American contractors' letter seeks end to protests over Line 3 pipeline

The letter said it's a 'false narrative that there is no Native American support for this project.'
Duluth
June 10
Rescuers searched for a 31-year-old man in the St. Louis River on Wednesday near Duluth’s Boy Scout Landing. He had attempted to rescue two children

Man drowns in St. Louis River after jumping in to save two kids in Duluth

Kevin Ingles, of Superior, Wis., had tried to save two children.
Duluth
June 9
Quita Leach lit candles in front of the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial in June 2020.

The century commemoration of Duluth lynching victims was postponed; now 101 is planned

Keynote speaker Bryan Stevenson founded human rights organization Equal Justice Initiative.
Local
June 9
Rep. Spencer Igo, R-Grand Rapids, said he will work with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and local officials to prevent future wrecks there

Itasca County crash between ambulance and dump truck leaves 2 dead, 2 seriously hurt

A DNR conservation officer was killed at the same intersection May 24.
Duluth
June 8
Duluth will receive $58 million from the American Rescue Plan and is seeking another $44 million in earmarks to boost the city’s pandemic-strained f

Duluth weighs options for spending more than $58 million in federal pandemic relief money

The city may also request $44 million in additional funding from Congress.
Duluth
June 8
Provided by Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Dan Hartman, new executive director of the DECC, shared future plans at a Duluth Chamber of Commerc

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center leadership considers a new waterfront promenade

Nearly 40 events are scheduled for Duluth's Bayfront Park this summer.
Duluth
June 8

Duluth teenager saves family from house fire

Authorities in Duluth say a teenage girl saved her family when their house caught fire.
Coronavirus
June 8
Minnesota Homeland Health Specialists nurses Patricia Markus and Cindy McCabe, right, waited for potential participants in the COVID-19 pop-up vaccina

Virus positivity, hospitalization reach new lows in Minnesota

Vaccine proves highly effective in new federal study, including real-world results in Duluth.
Duluth
June 8
Everlasting Wind, aka Dawn Goodwin, raised her fist in the Mississippi River near an Enbridge pipeline site in Clearwater County on Monday, June 7.

Line 3 opponents turn up the heat with protest, confrontation

Dubbed the "Treaty People Gathering" and organized by a host of Indigenous, environmental and faith groups, Monday's protest was split between the peaceful march and pump station confrontation.
High Schools
June 4
Former Duluth East hockey coach Mike Randolph spoke at a Friday news conference.

Longtime Duluth East hockey coach: 'Parental pressure' led him to quit

Mike Randolph, who resigned this week amid a Duluth school district investigation, said "without administrative support, it's a losing battle" to be a coach.
Local
June 4
A deer crashed through the nurse’s office, before making its way into the main hallway and out the front door.

In Roseau, Minn., school's out for summer, but a deer wanted in

A doe crashed through the school nurse's office to cap what had already been a year like no other.
Duluth
June 3
This wooden skull inkwell with an ivory snake was picked up by Chester Congdon on an overseas trip.

New Glensheen Mansion exhibit highlights the weird, morbid and obscure

Plenty of unusual objects go on display at Duluth's Glensheen Mansion.
Outdoors
June 3
Canadian fishing lodges dependent on American clients continue to suffer under the border closure.

Anderson: Plans in Canada are murky as resorts continue to suffer

Border news Up North remains bad, and Canadian lodges dependent on U.S. visitors continue to suffer.
High Schools
June 2
Mike Randolph, center, has resigned as coach of the Duluth East boys’ hockey team after 32 seasons.

Duluth East hockey coach Mike Randolph resigns amid investigation

Randolph, who coached the boys' hockey team for 32 years, has been the target of complaints in the past.
Business
June 2
Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero.

Ely custard shop settles sexual harassment case, kind of

But lawyer wants state to retract new release announcing settlement.
Duluth
June 1
A bulldozer pushed dirt along Park Point beach.

Watch for Park Point beach closures this summer as debris is cleaned

The affected stretch is near the shipping canal.
Duluth
June 1

DNA match leads to manslaughter charges for Hibbing man in 2017 case

Blake Stangel is being held at the St. Louis County Jail on $100,000 bail.
Business
June 1
Mesabi Metallics said it still intends to finish an iron ore project in Nashwauk that was first proposed in 2007, above shown in 2014.

Mesabi Metallics sues Minnesota for canceling its mineral leases

Mesabi Metallics sued the DNR in Ramsey County District Court for breach of contract and breach of good faith, essentially asking the court to disallow the lease cancellation.
Duluth
June 1
Here’s a look at Trout Lake, just north of Lake Vermillion in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Angler falls from boat into BWCA lake and apparently drowns

The man did not have on a life jacket, the Sheriff's Office pointed out in its warning to others.
Duluth
May 31
One possible Spirit Mountain solution the city is exploring is to lease it to a private operator.

Why can't Duluth just sell Spirit Mountain? It's complicated.

Federal and state laws, Indigenous concerns make sale an impractical answer.
Local
May 31

Death of infant in Fond du Lac County being investigated

Authorities are investigating the death of a 5-month-old boy in Fond du Lac County after receiving a call that the child was not breathing and non-responsive.
Outdoors
May 29
Community members are mourning the loss of conservation officer Sarah Grell, 39, who died in the line of duty Monday.

Anderson: Late DNR officer Grell was an enforcer and an ally

Sarah Grell's death this week was felt far beyond the umbrella of her service.