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AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

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"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. More>>

Boiler transport causes headaches during Duluth rush hour

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Officials say an industrial boiler left Twig just before noon after being held there because to the recent snow.

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Bayfield School District investigating former employee for misuse of funds

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According to the Bayfield School District, officials discovered the misuse this past summer. 

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Cook County wolf pack caught on camera Video included

Viewer Scott Pelto sent this video to us out of Hovland, Minnesota, north of Grand Marais.

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Chisholm Mayor Todd Scaia announces resignation Video included

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In a surprise move, Chisholm Mayor Todd Scaia announced his resignation during Wednesday's city council meeting.

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Suspect sought after shots fired in downtown Duluth

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Duluth Police are asking for your help in finding a suspect who allegedly fired a gun at a downtown residence. Just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to the 200 block of North Second Avenue East. 

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Duluth man gets 33 years for meth sales

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A Duluth man will spend more than 30-years in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine. A U.S. District Judge convicted Elfred Petruk, 39, of conspiracy to distribute meth, and one count of possession with intent to distribute meth. 

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The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits

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The Latest: Clyburn blasts FCC net neutrality repeal. More>>

St. Louis Co. launches new alert system

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Called 'Northland Alert," it will provide faster updates directly to people in the community.

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Barnum Elementary principal on paid administrative leave

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According to ISD 91 Superintendent David Bottem, a complaint was made against Thomas Cawcutt and is currently being investigated.

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U.S. Postal Service: December 14th is deadline for retail ground shipping

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Officials with the United States Postal Service say December 14th is the deadline for shipping packages by retail ground in order to be delivered on time for Christmas. 

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Special meeting Thursday as Pero death investigation continues Video included

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The Bad River Band is holding a special meeting Thursday regarding the shooting of 14-year-old Jason Pero. 

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Duluth vigil to remember Sandy Hook 5 years later

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Five years ago, the nightmare of many parents became a reality. 

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Amidst other interest, UMD AD Berlo signs two-year extension through 2023 Video included

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Josh Berlo has nearly three years left on his current contract at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), but that didn't stop the school from announcing a two-year extension on Wednesday afternoon.

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Duluth politicians react to Lt. Gov. Smith appointment to Senate Video included

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As Lt. Governor Tina Smith prepares to take over Senator Franken's seat, we're hearing from Duluth political leaders on the special appointment. While leaders on both sides of the aisle say they're not surprised at Smith's appointment, they're divided on what it means for the state. 

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Constitutional questions surround Fischbach's attempt to keep two jobs as Lt. Gov. Video included

Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach says she expects to keep her spot in the Senate when she becomes lieutenant governor.

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UPDATE: Crash scene cleared on Blatnik Bridge, traffic now flowing

Authorities say multiple crashes have happened due to weather conditions. 

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Two safe after truck falls through Grand Lake

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According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, 32-year-old Charles Warga and 66-year-old Rex Campbell were driving on the lake to go fishing around 12:30 Wednesday afternoon, when their truck fell through the ice.

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Roseau, Lancaster Ports of Entry to see adjusted hours

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Current hours are 8 a.m. to midnight, however the new hours will be 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. year round. 

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PolyMet files update to mine application permit

The update provides the last bit of information the DNR needs for the financial assurance estimate on the project.

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Minnesota sees increase in snowy owl sightings

Experts say the availability of food is driving snowy owls to Minnesota and the Great Lakes in greater numbers this season.

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Driverless bus tested in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is testing a driverless bus to see how it operates in cold weather.

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UPDATE: Domestic dispute causes lockdown of Cloquet High School

A disgruntled parent caused the Cloquet High School to be on lock down for a brief period of time Wednesday morning.

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UPDATE: Franken, other politicians react to Lt. Governor Smith appointment Video included

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has announced Lt. Governor Tina Smith will be replacing Al Franken in the U.S. Senate.

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Cloquet man arrested for allegedly sexually abusing multiple children

According to Cloquet police, Jamey Coleman, 40, was arrested in October, and has been charged with two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct.

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Duluth start-up 'Soks Co.' pairs gifting with giving this holiday season Video included

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For every pair of socks purchased on the Soks Co. website, a pair is donated to people experiencing homelessness in the area. 

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Santa to skate in the Twin Ports Video included

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Santa Claus is taking a break from making his list and checking it twice to have a little fun with kids here in the Twin Ports! 

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DeNucci Elected District 5 Itasca County Commissioner Video included

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Nashwauk Mayor Ben DeNucci has been elected the District 5 Itasca County Commissioner. 

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UPDATE: MPR reports Lt. Gov. Smith expected to replace Franken Video included

Governor Mark Dayton is expected to announce his appointment to Al Franken's Senate seat Wednesday morning.

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Duluth School District expected to make additional cuts within 2018 budget Video included

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An independent audit, presented to the Duluth School Board Monday night found the district is nearly half a million dollars in debt. If that figure reached $2 million, the state Department of Education would have to step in. 

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Democrat Doug Jones defeats Republican Roy Moore in U.S. Senate race

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Democrat Doug Jones has won election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump.

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Two Biwabik city council members resign, one resignation was unexpected Video included

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Councilors Robert Kovatovich, and Dave Setnicker both had their resignations unanimously accepted by the full council Monday. 

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Managing the risk as ice anglers head out on Northland lakes Video included

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Despite this recent cold snap, we've been seeing more ice rescues across the Northland, and the state, after people ventured out on ice that just wasn't thick enough. That includes an ice emergency on Serpent Lake, in Crosby yesterday, that claimed the life of a snowmobiler after he fell through the ice.

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Faced with debt, costly infrastructure repairs city weighs golf course future Video included

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Both Enger and Lester Park golf courses have seen a 16 percent drop in rounds of golf over the last two years amounting to a nearly $200,000 drop in revenue.

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Cliffs buys land formerly owned by Essar Steel

The purchase also includes a combination of undivided and whole fee interests, as well as mineral and surface leases.

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Duluth Police holding off on riot gear purchase for now

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According to Chief Mike Tusken, the decision to purchase the gear will first go in front of the City Council where people will have a chance to weigh in. 

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UPDATE: Cook Co. Board approves 17.5% tax increase

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The Cook County board is set to make a big vote Tuesday, that could end with its residents seeing a nearly 20 percent tax hike. 

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Governor Dayton to announce Franken's replacement at 10 a.m. on Wednesday

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is expected to announce his appointment to Al Franken's Senate seat at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. 

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Elk caught on camera in Ashland Co. Video included

A Mellen resident captured video of four elk taking a highway stroll. 

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Roseau man dies from crash related injuries

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According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Arthur Carlson was driving west on Highway Two near Shallow Lake Road, in Feeley Township just before eleven a.m. on November 26th.

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The Latest: Student, driver killed in Iowa school bus fire

Authorities say a fire aboard an Iowa school bus has killed a student and the bus driver.

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36 pounds of "high grade" marijuana seized on Iron Range

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Investigators discovered 36 pounds of "high grade marijuana," and several firearms.

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UPDATE: Slippery road conditions lead to train vs. semi crash Video included

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No one was injured when a train hit a trailer near Cotton Monday evening.  

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Scam prevention event to help Duluth seniors 'hang up on fraud'

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Seniors are some of the most vulnerable when it comes to phone scams, and today, one organization wants to help them hang up on fraud. 

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Mayor Larson to meet with community Tuesday night

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Mayor Emily Larson is taking City Hall to the streets Tuesday night to meet with residents. 

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Nation's eyes turn to contentious Alabama special election Tuesday

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Voters in Alabama head to the polls Tuesday to choose a new senator in a contentious special election.  

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Mayor Larson proposes to cap tourism tax spending in 2018 Video included

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Duluth Mayor Emily Larson has proposed to cap next year's tourism tax funding. Each year, Visit Duluth and other organizations budget for a set amount of tax dollars collected from the city's tourism tax fund throughout the year. 

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UPDATE: Two Iron men hospitalized after falling through ice on St. Mary's Lake Video included

Authorities say the men had been in the water for about 30-45 minutes before they were able to signal for help.

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Line 3 protesters march on Enbridge pipeyard Video included

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Tensions continue to rise surrounding the controversial Enbridge Line 3 pipeline project. Protesters were marching on a Carlton County storage site Monday demanding the company slow down.

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Authorities still searching for leads in Lavell Township homicide

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Authorities are still asking for the public's help as they investigate an apparent homicide on the Iron Range. Last week, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said foul play was suspected in the death of 71-year-old Courtney Fenske, in Lavell Township.  

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Duluth Police to spend $125,200 on riot gear

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Duluth Police plan on spending more than $125,000 over the next two years to purchase riot gear. Officials say they plan on spending $83,700 in 2018, and $41,500 dollars in 2019, to buy various protective gear items for roughly 100 officers. 

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Woman recovering from injuries after falling through Kelly Lake

According to the Hibbing Fire Department, the woman fell through on the east side of the lake near the boat launch just after 5 a.m. 

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    You can buy hats to support veterans here or at UMD stores, located on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus and at Amsoil.

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    You can buy hats to support veterans here or at UMD stores, located on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus and at Amsoil.

    Hats cost $20, with an additional $2 for shipping.

    Contact Mackenzie Joyce or Angela Green to pick up a hat.

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