Local
May 14
Gov. Tim Walz is shown at the 2019 Governor’s Fishing Opener in Albert Lea, Minn. On Saturday, Walz was back in a fishing boat, on Lake Winnibigoshi

A fishing opener first: Governor's office partners with tribal nation

The Leech Lake Band stepped in to revive the annual event, as they showcased Cass Lake, East Seelye Bay.
Duluth
May 14
Viking Octantus will make a stop in Duluth on May 30, the first passenger cruise vessel to do so since 2013.

After a decadelong absence, cruise ships will again stop in Duluth

Several such ships are expected to pass through Duluth this summer, starting with Viking Octantis on May 30.
Duluth
May 13
The Cascade River on Friday in Lutsen was swollen with water following two inches of rain in two days.

Rain, snowmelt create 'dangerous' high water along North Shore

Much of the Arrowhead region is under a flood warning.
Outdoors
May 13
The late LeRoy Chiovitte of Hermantown, Minnesota, held his state record walleye, caught in 1979. The huge walleye weighed 17 pounds, 8 ounces.

Anderson: 43 years later, record walleye moves back to Gunflint Trail

When LeRoy Chiovitte of Hermantown died, he left no plans for the fish that had been encased in glass for four decades. Soon, though, you'll be able to see the big walleye close to where it was caught in 1979.
Outdoors
May 13
Stocking walleyes in Minnesota: Where science meets the trophy shot

Stocking walleyes in Minnesota: Where science meets the trophy shot

This Minnesota Fishing Opener, here is a look at the life cycle of a stocked walleye, so key to a healthy population of the state's signature fish.
Movies
May 12
Bellamie Bachleda and Duluth’s Daniel Durant play a couple grieving the death of a child in the short film “Millstone.”

'Coda' star Daniel Durant, from Duluth, follows up with a dark thriller

Director of short film "Millstone" is currently submitting it to festivals.
Duluth
May 12
A community court that deals with low-level repetitive crimes is proposed in Duluth.

As petty crime increases, Duluth pushes to revive its community court

The voluntary, informal court connects those with multiple petty crime citations to resources.
Local
May 12
University of Minnesota regents expressed concerns Thursday about a proposal to raise tuition across the system.

University of Minnesota regents express caution about raising tuition, dorm prices

U President Joan Gabel has proposed a 3.5% tuition hike for Twin Cities campus students.
Gophers
May 12
Gino Cappelletti (15) looked to elude the Nebraska defense during the Gophers’ 19-7 victory over the Cornhuskers in the 1954 season opener at Memori

Former Gophers, Patriots standout Cappelletti dies

Keewatin, Minn., native Gino Cappelletti starred for the Gophers in the 1950s and the Boston Patriots of the AFL in the 1960s. He was 89.
Local
May 11
The Pipestone Indian School in Pipestone, Minn., was among 21 Indian schools in the state. It opened in 1893 and closed around 1959. This photo shows

Federal report lays out historic effort to dismantle Indian families and culture

It's the first step in addressing 'intergenerational trauma' caused by placement of children in the Indian school system.
Music
May 10
Mitch Blank, Clinton Heylin, and Bill Pagel, from left, discussed a photograph of Bob Dylan at a University of Minnesota fraternity house party in Min

Stars and fans alike turn out as Bob Dylan Center opens in Tulsa

With an iron gate fashioned by Dylan himself, the museum features manuscripts, films, paintings and more than 750,000 items in its digital archive.
Duluth
May 10
A tree at the Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors was struck by lightning Monday, prompting closure of the historic site Tuesday.

Split Rock Lighthouse closed briefly after lightning strike

No historic buildings were damaged during Monday's storm.
Duluth
May 9

Duluth police in six-hour standoff, but the suspect wasn't there

Shots reportedly fired in domestic dispute.
Local
May 7
The Voyageurs Wolf Project tagged its first wolf pups of the season. The two pups are from the Half-Moon Pack, though researchers suspect more exist i

Minnesota briefs: First wolf pups of the season tagged by Voyageurs researchers

Investigation continues into Mankato plane crash.
Local
May 6
Gardeners flock to the Friends School of Minnesota fundraiser plant sale Friday morning at the Minnesota State Fair grounds.

Finally! Minnesota snaps out of persistent cold spell

Record high temperatures are possible by Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.
May 6
Politics
May 6
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland joined Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan after a news conference Friday at Midway Peace Park in St. P

U.S. interior secretary touts urban park funding in St. Paul visit

U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber and mining advocates called on Secretary Deb Haaland to visit northern Minnesota.
Local
May 6
University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel.

U president proposes 3.5% tuition hike for Twin Cities students

Minnesota residents attending the U's Twin Cities campus would pay almost $500 more in tuition next year.
Duluth
May 6
WELY, dubbed “End of the Road Radio,” has been on and off the air since 1954 in the northern Minnesota city of Ely on the edge of the Boundary Wat

Beloved Ely radio station WELY to shut down

The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, who own the station, say it's losing money. But Ely's mayor is attempting a last-minute save.
Duluth
May 5
A grassroots organization’s efforts to oust Two Harbors Mayor Chris Swanson stalled Thursday after the group was accused of incorrectly collecting s

Organizers trying to oust Two Harbors mayor pull petition

Resign or Recall handed over some 900 signatures to the city clerk last week, but the group was threatened with a lawsuit.
Local
May 4
Thomas Howes, natural resources program manager for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, discussed the band’s reintroduction of sturgeon

Fond du Lac Band says it will be downstream victim of PolyMet mine pollution

Tribe finds ally in EPA, but the mining company disputes the threat.
Duluth
May 4
Justine Kerfoot in 1986 at the Gunflint Lodge.

Historic Gunflint Lake cabin destroyed by fire

It was part of the Gunflint Lodge and the longtime home of Justine Kerfoot.
Local
May 4
PolyMet Mine in Hoyt Lakes, Minn., has been mired in a permitting battle for years.

What you need to know about the PolyMet and Twin Metals mines

Here are answers to common questions about the two planned mining projects in northeastern Minnesota and the controversies surrounding them.
High Schools
May 3
Mike Randolph became the St. Thomas Academy boys’ hockey coach less than a year after he left Duluth East, where he had coached for 32 years.

Ex-Duluth E. hockey coach Randolph takes job at St. Thomas Academy

"I don't think I've been this excited in a long time," said Randolph, who coached at Duluth East for 32 years before resigning last year amid an investigation. "My phone has been going nuts. It's humbling."
Duluth
May 3
Hayleigh Grace Turner was struck by a train and died in Superior, Wis., last weekend.

Police ID Superior woman hit by train

In a GoFundMe for funeral expenses, Hayleigh Grace Turner was described as a "young, beautiful, free spirited, genuine soul" who had a passion for family, friends and sharks.