Coronavirus
October 13
The Grand Portage Point of Entry on the U.S. border with Canada, pictured here in March 2020, will likely see an increase in traffic next month as vac

Minnesota border communities celebrate impending return of Canadian visitors

With nonessential travel closed off since March 2020, it will be the end of a 20-month separation.
High Schools
October 13
Proctor high school football head coach Derek Parendo resigned Monday amid a team investigation.

Ex-Proctor football coach says he's a 'scapegoat' as investigation continues

Derek Parendo, who resigned this week, said he's been the target of death threats in the wake of the investigation and slanderous taunts by students.
Wild
October 13
Marcus Foligno led the rush during the first day of Wild training camp on Sept. 14 in St. Paul. Training camp ended with a stop in Duluth on Tuesday.

Wild bonds, practices in Duluth before Friday's season opener

The Wild begins the season in southern California, Friday at Anaheim, but first the team ventured north to Duluth for a practice and time to bond.
Home & Garden
October 12
Painting by Karl Bardon

Longtime bird counter at Duluth's Hawk Ridge captures birds on canvas

An exhibit of his paintings is on view at the Great Lakes Aquarium.
Duluth
October 12
Skylar Stillday, 10, dances at Monday’s Indigenous People’s Day celebration at Duluth City Hall.

Duluth City Council condemns legacy of Indian boarding schools

The resolution calls on Congress to set up a Truth and Healing Commission.
High Schools
October 12
Proctor’s Terry Egerdahl Field was lit up on Sept. 30 for a soccer game. The coach of the Proctor football team resigned Monday from his coaching an

Proctor High School football coach resigns amid investigation

Derek Parendo, who has been employed by the district for 21 years, will be on a paid leave of absence through the end of the school year and will not return next year,
Duluth
October 9
A giant spider lies in wait to scare visitors touring the haunted William A. Irvin, a Halloween feature in Duluth open once again following three miss

Duluth's Haunted Ship returns, ready to scare

After years of tinkering, crew says come aboard, if you dare
Coronavirus
October 8
More than 280 Iron Range parents have sued the Rock Ridge school district for its mask mandate. ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.com

Iron Range parents sue school district over mask mandate

Lawsuit against Rock Ridge schools is the first of its kind in Minnesota.
Outdoors
October 8
Rowdi, gone 8 months on the North Shore, is seen now only on a billboard outside Grand Marais.

Anderson: Have you seen Rowdi, the dog on the billboard missing 8 months?

The billboard is on Minnesota's North Shore, along Hwy. 61. The man who put it up is in Minneapolis and tells why his family has gone to such great lengths for Rowdi.
Duluth
October 7

$6 million housing trust fund proposed in Duluth

Projects with high rates of affordability could receive forgivable loans or grants.
Duluth
October 7
ALEX KORMANN • alex.kormann@startribune.com Emily Ford posed for a portrait outside Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, where she works as the head gardene

Documentary on Duluth hiker's Ice Age Trail quest to be screened at Banff film festival

Documentary follows Duluth's Emily Ford on her 69-day hike last winter.
Duluth
October 7
A luxury condo project has been proposed on Duluth’s Lake Superior shoreline near Beacon Pointe resort. The developer said he has already seen high

Luxury condos planned on Duluth's Lake Superior shoreline

Prices will range from $900K to $2M or more.
Duluth
October 7
A Round-Up Bar and Grill cheeseburger.

5 great bar burgers to check out in Duluth-Superior

A juicy Lucy, a beer-cheese spread and a classic burger with fixings round out these options.
Duluth
October 6
CSL Plasma has settled a gender identity discrimination lawsuit the Minnesota Department of Human Rights launched in 2019 after the company reportedly

State settles gender-identity discrimination lawsuit with CSL Plasma

The company can't turn away donors if their "self-identified gender identity is different or inconsistent with their assigned sex at birth."
Duluth
October 5
Duluth hotels and restaurants largely saw a robust recovery from a quiet 2020 and even made gains from 2019 as tourists returned in droves this summer

Duluth tourism rebound 'the recovery year we needed'

Hotel revenue easily surpassed pandemic-dampened 2020 levels and increased significantly compared with 2019 this summer — including a nearly 20% jump in July, according to data from Visit Duluth.
Local
October 4
Daniel Ring recently showed how the bridge has collapsed into the Willow River. The abandoned span is on his property in Sturgeon Lake.

Minnesota man fears he may be stuck with an abandoned bridge

Outside a Pine County town, a bridge has been crumbling into the Willow River for years, and nobody seems to know who's responsible for it.
Duluth
October 4
Amelia Smith, 12, took a COVID test at a saliva COVID-19 testing site at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in November. Duluth’s saliva

Duluth COVID-19 testing expands as cases spread rapidly

Just one ICU bed was available in all of northeastern Minnesota on Friday.
Outdoors
October 2
Pete Harris of Grand Marais with the vintage 14-foot boat he uses to fish lake trout on Lake Superior.

Anderson: He's on a big lake with a small boat, on a vintage pursuit

Pete Harris, 86, regularly seeks lake trout on Lake Superior, almost always alone and each time deploying the same three-seater 14-foot Starcraft he bought in 1964 to fish for walleyes on inland lakes.
Duluth
October 1
St. Louis County deputy involved in third deadly-force shooting

St. Louis County deputy involved in third deadly-force shooting

2 of the confrontations occurred this year.
Duluth
October 1
Officers from several law enforcement agencies surrounded an armed suspect Friday in a West Duluth apartment building.

West Duluth standoff ends with suspect's surrender

The armed man involved in the incident was a suspect in a crime spree.
Duluth
October 1
The group behind the Emmy Awards is partnering with Duluth’s Catalyst Story Institute for a mentorship program to offer independent content producer

Duluth gets Emmy nod with mentorship program

Catalyst joins forces with TV academy to grow industry.
Duluth
October 1
Proctor’s Terry Egerdahl field is lit up on Thursday night for a High School Soccer game. Proctor, a small town on a hill west of Duluth, reels in t

Small town reels as investigation cancels Proctor High School's football season

When allegations of misconduct involving the football team surfaced last week, the typically chatty town of 3,000 near Duluth locked down, many residents afraid to talk about their fears and worries.
Curious Minnesota
October 1
People walking in front of a destroyed school building after the fires of 1918.

Historic wildfires once destroyed entire cities in northern Minnesota. Could it happen again?

More than a century after the deadly blazes of 1894 and 1918 killed hundreds of people, wildfires continue to threaten the North Woods.
High Schools
September 30
The Proctor High School football season is on hold while police investigate student misconduct allegations.

Proctor football season ended amid 'serious misconduct' investigation

One parent said social media and rampant rumors are worsening an already shocking situation in the northern Minnesota community.
Business
September 29
A lawsuit, filed Wednesday, seeks an order halting the University of Minnesota’s requirement that students at its five campuses be vaccinated by Oct

Lawsuit targets University of Minnesota vaccine mandate

UMD student's suit claims Gabel acted unlawfully.