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NAACP names new leader for more active future

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The board of directors of the nation's oldest civil rights organization made the decision on Saturday. 

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5th graders collect donations for hurricane victims Video included

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5th graders at Cathedral School in Superior are getting a real life lesson inside the classroom. They're collecting clothing to donate to victims affected by the recent hurricane in Puerto Rico. The students are also working on getting donations to pay for shipping.

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Gorsuch: Civility doesn't mean suppressing disagreement

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WASHINGTON (AP) --  Gorsuch tells a conference of lawyers meeting near the high court that he's worried that college students with unpopular views aren't "able to express themselves." 

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Middle East for several days of diplomacy

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DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in the Middle East for several days of diplomacy, and he's hoping to achieve something that's eluded top American diplomats for a generation. 

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Man convicted in fatal drive-by shooting of professor, teen

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Twenty-seven-year-old Charles Walker, of Cleveland, was found guilty Friday of all charges, including multiple counts of aggravated murder He could face life without parole at sentencing next month.

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Tribe: Public safety on Minnesota reservation worsened

ONAMIA, Minn. (AP) -- Leaders of a Native American tribe say public safety on their central Minnesota reservation worsened last year when a nearby county terminated its law enforcement agreement with the tribe, leaving the tribe without policing power.

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Dive team recovers 2 bodies from river in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say dive team members recovered two bodies from the Kinnickinnic River in Milwaukee. 

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Former Mrs. America sentenced for price tag switching scheme

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A former Mrs. America from Minnesota convicted of switching price tags on expensive clothes has been sentenced to two years of probation and 10 days of community service. 

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Wisconsin Legislature looks to improve care for Alzheimer's patients and families

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Several proposals targeting Alzheimer's Disease and dementia are being circulated in the Wisconsin Legislature, the latest attempt to improve care both for patients and family members. 

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Northland family shares battle with ALS and cancer diagnosis Video included

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The Diocese of Superior is rallying behind a Northland family who is facing overwhelming medical expenses.

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Duluth receives $10 million grant for affordable housing Video included

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A newly announced $10 million dollar grant is being used to build an adequate and affordable apartment unit in Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood.

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Two Harbors town hall raises awareness of rural mental health Video included

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Fliers and motivational signs can point you to resources but otherwise mental illness isn't really something you can see. Lake and Cook County Human Development Center program manager Cecilia Bloomquist said that's where the stigma comes into play.

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Legal fees near $1 million in battle between Gov. Dayton and state legislature Video included

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Taxpayers have shelled out hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund the on-going legal battle between Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and the state legislature.   

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$75-million in upgrades planned for Northshore Mining in coming year

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Some big changes are on the horizon for Northshore Mining, as the CEO of Cleveland Cliffs announces upgrades are planned for the iron ore mining operation. 

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UPDATE: Earned Sick and Safe Time presentation delayed until after November elections

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The Earned Sick and Safe Time task force released its recommendations to the Duluth City Council on Friday with a scheduled discussion expected during the committee of the whole meeting on Monday.

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Four Siren students taken to hospital after possible drug overdose

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Four students were taken to Spooner and Grantsburg hospitals from Siren High School Thursday morning, after what Siren Police are calling a "possible drug overdose."   

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Minnesota stereotypes get roasted on Twitter

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#MinnesotaConfessions have been circulating on Twitter, with Minnesotans sounding off on what they really think about state stereotypes. 

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UPDATE: Woman found on fire in critical condition at Minneapolis hospital Video included

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The woman was rushed to the  hospital with life-threatening burns.

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USPS and Canada Post celebrate 100 years of hockey

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 Officials with the U.S. Postal Service and Canada Post have issued The History of Hockey Forever stamps, which are available nationwide.

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Killer of Navajo Nation girl set to get life prison sentence

A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation is expected to receive a life prison sentence.

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UPDATE: Missing Duluth woman found safe following Rice Lake crash

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Lee was returned to her family Friday morning following a crash on Howard Gnesen Road around midnight in Rice Lake, MN.

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Iron Range leaders say MPCA sulfate standards could be devastating Video included

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Iron Range leaders are calling an MPCA wild rice sulfate draft proposal ineffective and a potential death blow to their economy. The MPCA said their proposal is simply an update to existing standards.

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Senate passes 2018 budget blueprint

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The U.S. Senate has voted to approve a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year. 

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USDA finds more money for wolf control in Minnesota

A week after federal money ran out for helping Minnesota farmers and ranchers who lose livestock to wolves, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has come up with money to continue providing wolf control services through the...

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Advanced Wound Clinic opens in Cloquet, includes hyperbaric oxygen chambers

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If you have ever been injured, and did not respond well to traditional treatment, this could have been the clinic for you. 

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Real Men Wear Pink event raises money for a good cause

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You have most likely heard of this campaign before - Real Men Wear Pink.

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Area partnership helping put roof over heads of Mt. Iron family Video included

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Karen Kniefel and her sons were spending their morning in Saginaw, at the Kylmala Truss facility.

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Loose manhole plate disturbing residents in Chester Park neighborhood

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We're hearing concerns from neighbors along 21st Avenue East in Duluth on what they are calling serious noise pollution.

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"Manufacturing Month" celebrated in Duluth Video included

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Manufacturing jobs in Minnesota have grown by 3.4% in the past five years. That's according to data from the Department of Employment and Economic Development.  

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Cloquet City Council appoints police chief in 4-3 vote Video included

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A seven month period of uncertainty for the Cloquet police department is now over. After a contentious city council meeting Tuesday, interim chief Jeff Palmer has become the city's official Police Chief. 

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DOC officers to randomly visit homes of Wisconsin sex offenders during trick or treat hours

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More than 65,000 offenders are supervised by the DOC's Division of Community Corrections, including 5,771 registered sex offenders on community supervision. 

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Hayward man found safe after getting lost on ATV

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The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office says they received a call just before nine Monday night saying a man was overdue to arrive at his home after leaving his relative's home around five that evening. 

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Dogs test positive for drugs in Alaska's Iditarod

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For the first time in the history of the world's most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug.

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Enbridge Line 3 opposition cuts public hearing short Video included

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An Enbridge spokesperson tells KBJR 6 that it is unfortunate that a public hearing was cut short Wednesday night in Duluth due to protesters. 

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Legal battle still underway in 2013 Germann Road fire

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A legal battle continues years after a fire that scorched more than 8,000 acres across Northwestern Wisconsin.

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NOAA predicts cooler, wetter winter for the Northland

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Winter weather lovers, rejoice! 

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Northland war museum looking for new home: current building declared "unsafe" Video included

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For nearly 20 years, the Duluth Commemorative Air Force Museum (CAF) has called hanger 101 at the Duluth International Airport home. However, that partnership may be coming to an end.  

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Lundgren's recognized for commitment to employing those with disabilities

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Big praise for an Iron Range business. Minnesota, Iron Range and Eveleth representatives alongside the East Range Developmental Achievement Center presented Lundgren's Ford Lincoln of Eveleth with the Outstanding Disability Award for the company's commitment to employing people with disabilities. 

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R.O.V.'s recalled over exhaust crack concerns

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Fire and burn hazards have prompted a recall of about 6,300 Ace 325 Polaris R.O.V's. 

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Ford recalls over 1M trucks

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Ford says it'll recall about 1.3 million trucks in North America to fix a problem that may result in a door not opening or closing. 

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Receptionist's family sues over fatal Minnesota school blast

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The family of a school receptionist is suing over an explosion that killed her at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis this summer.

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Workshop looks to bridge Duluth's community divide Video included

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A workshop taking place in Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood, is focusing on bridging the gap between the city's different communities.

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District: wood mulch meets playground standards, investigating claims Video included

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A new report obtained by the Duluth School Board claims mulch installed at school playgrounds was contracted for engineered wood fiber (EWF). The report by outside mulch company Sylva alleges it's not engineered wood fiber, but waste wood. 

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