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CLOQUET — Quick thinking and fast reactions averted injury Tuesday afternoon when a school bus caught on fire at Cloquet Middle School. According to Middle School Principal Tom Brenner, the...
A pair of Dent maple syrup makers celebrated a sweet victory at this year’s international maple syrup competition. Stu and Corinne Peterson, owners of Camp Aquila Pure Maple Syrup of...
DULUTH -- Despite a City Council vote Monday evening to boost the salary for the mayor’s position from $78,000 to $97,500 — a 25 percent increase — Mayor Don Ness said he will refuse the raise. “It’s been uncomfortable and a bit painful,” Ness said of the past week of discussion around the raise. He chose to remain silent until the discussion was voted on by the council. He expected that whatever it decided would ease his comfort level around the topic. “There wasn’t that sense of relief I was hoping for,” Ness said.
ST. PAUL — Cook County’s information systems director will become the Minnesota Broadband Office executive director. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday named Danna MacKenzie to that post, charging her with the job of planning stateside broadband Internet efforts.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Casting directors for a hit Norwegian reality series hope to find Minnesotans who are up for a challenge and want an opportunity to appear on TV. Chicago-based...
GLENWOOD, Minn. -- A Pope County grand jury has indicted a Starbuck woman on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a 4-year-old boy. The grand jury issued indictments Nov.
Filed in small plastic containers, sorted by occasion, Cheryll Berg of Grand Forks has about 800 cards made and ready to send. The recipients, as of now, are unknown. And for some, the message is as uncertain as the receiver, with a simple phrase, “For you,” stamped on the front. “You can use it for a birthday, or get well, or anything,” Berg said.
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. -- A Monday morning strike at a Brooklyn Center Walmart store began a week of wage protests. Some Walmart employees walked off the job Monday morning, joined...
DULUTH -- Nearly half of the more than 80,000 miles of streams in Minnesota have been changed by human activity, according to the results of a two-year study released Monday. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Minnesota Geospatial Information Office compared aerial photos dating back to the 1930s with modern photos to find that 49.6 percent of stream miles in the state have been altered. The agencies also analyzed data from aircraft using laser rangefinders to determine precise topographic outlines.
A former Little League baseball and Duluth Salvation Army youth basketball coach was sentenced today to serve nearly 13 years in prison after he admitted last month to sexually assaulting two preteen boys. Peter Jay Olson, 48, pleaded guilty to two charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct on Oct. 3, as part of a plea deal in which several other less-serious charges were dropped. Judge Heather Sweetland sentenced Olson to 153 months in prison, a minimum guideline sentence.