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BREAKING: Enbridge Line 3 opposition cuts public hearing short

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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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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

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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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Enbridge Line 3 public hearings pack the DECC, protesters march to DECC Video included

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Wednesday saw a full house at the DECC both in the afternoon once again in the evening as supporters and opponents of Enbridge's proposed Line 3 pipeline had the chance to weigh in through a public hearing.

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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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Health care deal could spare major MinnesotaCare cuts

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A brewing compromise in the U.S. Senate to shore up health insurance markets could roll back massive cuts to federal funding for Minnesota's health care program for the working poor.

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Wisconsin Senate committee OKs hemp farming bill

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The vote clears the way for a full floor vote in the Senate. 

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Minnesota lawmakers seek more federal money for wolf control

A federal program that helps Minnesota farmers and ranchers who lose livestock to wolves has run out of money for the year.

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Security videos show concern before Minnesota mosque bombing

Newly released security videos from a Minnesota mosque where a bomb went off this summer show worshippers were clearly concerned just before the explosion.

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Minnesota receives approval of REAL ID extension through October 10th, 2018

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton says the state will now have more time to become REAL ID compliant.

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Man sentenced to nearly six years in prison for selling meth

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Michael Marquardt, 31, has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison after being convicted of one felony count of 2nd degree sale of a narcotic other than heroin.

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Wandering ‘beast' of a bog wreaks havoc on Minnesota lake Video included

© A floating bog – the size of three football fields – broke off from shoreline late last week and started wandering around North Long Lake. Credit: KARE's Sky 11 © A floating bog – the size of three football fields – broke off from shoreline late last week and started wandering around North Long Lake. Credit: KARE's Sky 11
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North Long Lake is a long way from Loch Ness. But the Brainerd area lake now has its own monster. 

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Walker rides Harley, jogs in new video touting record

Gov. Scott Walker rides a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and jogs in a red Wisconsin T-shirt on a new campaign video touting his record ahead of his run for re-election.

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Enbridge hearing hits Duluth Video included

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A major public hearing in Duluth will give community members a chance to weigh in on a controversial project. 

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15th annual Senior Expo begins in Duluth

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Twin Ports seniors have a chance to learn all about the difference resources available to them Wednesday. 

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Sessions to testify Wednesday

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday at an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice. 

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UPDATE: School board members react to report on playground wood mulch Video included

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While the district's $1 million project calls for engineered wood fiber, the report by Sylva Corporation, Inc. alleges it's not engineered wood fiber, but waste wood.

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Fond du Lac receives "super" check from Super Bowl Host Committee Video included

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The awarded money is a part of a statewide health and safety initiative aiming to support communities, long after the Super Bowl leaves the state.

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St. Louis County fights against opioid epidemic with federal grant Video included

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Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has secured a $6 million federal grant to fight opioid addiction statewide. $675,000 is headed to St. Louis County.

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Gary New-Duluth park getting face lift, $1 M in funding still needed Video included

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The GND Development Alliance is seeking another $1 million to complete renovations, including tennis and pickelball courts, a basketball court, and a new concrete skate park.

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Duluth Fire Dept. enhances knowledge of responding to hazardous material release on a railway Video included

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The statewide training program, taught our firefighters how to keep our cities safe in the event of a hazardous materials spill from a train derailment.

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Art in the Alley owner overcomes cancer through "Tami Love" Video included

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On the corner of 3rd Avenue East and Superior, a Duluth shop owner says she found her home and her community. One that became even more important when a cancer diagnosis forced her to leave them behind. 

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LCO, Enbridge reach agreement for pipeline easement

Although the tribe could not comment on the exact dollar amount, due to possible economic changes, Enbridge could pay a total of roughly $60 million over the next 25 years. 

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Minnesota Power in search of perfect Community Christmas Tree

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The company is looking for a 40 foot plus spruce or pine for Lake Superior Plaza in downtown Duluth.

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Four tips to help keep your information safe in cyber attacks

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In the cyber age, it seems we are constantly faced with hacking and other cyber attacks. Due to the number of recent attacks, the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs has issued the following tips to help keep your personal information safe: 

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Meetings on lake trout population to be held in Ashland, Saxon

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The Wisconsin DNR says two public meetings will be held to discuss the next steps in helping to improve the lake trout population in Lake Superior. 

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Chisholm roundabout set to open Wednesday

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Starting Wednesday, a roundabout will be used at the intersection of Highway 73 and Highway 5 in Chisholm. 

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UPDATE: Anti-abortion bill pits UW against GOP

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University of Wisconsin employees would no longer be allowed to work part-time at Planned Parenthood under a bill supported by anti-abortion advocates that's up for a public hearing.

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Aerial Lift Bridge narrowed to one lane Tuesday Video included

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You might want to expect some delays if you're headed over the Aerial Lift Bridge Tuesday. 

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Klobuchar continues drug-fighting tour in the Northland

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Sen. Amy Kolobuchar is working to combat the opioid epidemic affecting many in our region. 

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NFL owners to meet over anthem controversy Video included

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National Football League owners are holding their regularly scheduled meeting in New York City Tuesday to discuss the controversy over anthem protests. 

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State Department grants permit for Alberta Clipper pipeline

The State Department has granted Enbridge Energy a presidential permit for the final piece of its project to boost the capacity of its Alberta Clipper oil pipeline.

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Northern Minnesota man killed while moving house

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A man is dead in Northern Minnesota after a small house fell on him.

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Northland native creates music and gives back to disaster relief Video included

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A woman, born and raised in Twig, Minnesota, is living out her lifelong dream, while also giving back to people in need. 

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Hibbing police notifies public that sex offender moved into the city

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Hibbing police is informing the public that a level three predatory offender has moved into the area.

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Duluth Workforce Center showcases services used to help Duluthians find jobs

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The Duluth Workforce Center hosted an Open House event Monday afternoon, which showcased services the center provides. 

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Duluth Model shared with South Korean visitors Video included

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"The most impressive thing we learned today was how all the agencies were collaborating with each other, like networking to make a cooperative response."

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Grant money available for Minnesota livestock owners for prevention of wolf attacks

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Currently, there is $120,000 available to producers this fiscal year, and another $120,000 available for next fiscal year. 

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Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem.

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Beheading suspect sentenced to over 20 years of prison, 10 years of probation Video included

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Kayleene Greniger, 23, will spend 20 years and four months in prison, and will serve another ten years and two months of supervised probation for her role in the beheading death of David Haiman, 20, of Hibbing, Minnesota. 

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POLL: No more 'America's Dairyland' on Wisconsin license plates?

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The head of the state chamber of commerce says it may be time to do away with "America's Dairyland" on Wisconsin license plates.

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8th District Republican challenger Pete Stauber outraises Rep. Rick Nolan in third quarter

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Third quarter campaign finance information released this week shows Republican Pete Stauber raised $15,000 more than Democratic Incumbent Rick Nolan since kicking off his campaign in July.

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30 St. Louis County tax forfeited land properties sold for over $745,000

Officials say out of 78 properties listed for sale 30 properties sold for a total of $745,650, which is said to be the best result in recent memory. 

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Sawyer County law enforcement groups to partner for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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On Saturday, October 28th, citizens will be able to dispose of any old, unused, or expired medicine in Sawyer County.

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Committee to vote on burial sites bill

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A committee is set to vote on a bill that would require the state historical director to consider evidence for adding land to the state's burial sites catalog.

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Deer River woman sentenced to probation, jail time for theft of over $53,000

Rinda Etter, 57, will be placed on probation for 10 years on multiple conditions, including serving 222 days jail time, and will pay back her victims. 

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Fall travel ideas all over Wisconsin

Now that there is a chill in there air, families are looking for fun fall activities. There are a lot of choices in Wisconsin, according to the Department of Tourism.

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Student leaders want say in University of Wisconsin merger

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Student leaders at the University of Wisconsin's 26 campuses are pressing regents to include their input on plans to merge two-year schools with four-year campuses.

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Paul Ryan says he's "bullish" on tax overhaul passing

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's "bullish" about the Republican-authored tax overhaul bill passing Congress and being signed into law with Democratic support in the Senate. 

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Family says death of teen in NDSU dorm was of natural causes

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The parents of a Minnesota teenager found dead in a North Dakota State University dorm last month say he died of a heart problem. 

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Wet autumn delays Minnesota harvest, worries farmers

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The Minnesota Public Radio reports that harvesting soybeans and other crops in a soggy field can compact the soil, which may stunt the growth of crops in the next growing season. 

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Two Harbors native, Leah Phifer kicks-off her Minnesota 8th District seat campaign Video included

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Former FBI analysis and Two Harbors native, Leah Phifer kicked-off her campaign to represent Minnesota's 8th District in Congress.

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Brainerd woman dies following ATV crash in Brule

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According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Wendy Davis, 40, was traveling east on Old Highway 2 in Brule shortly after seven Friday evening. 

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Minnesota Man Among 276 Dead in Somalia Bombing

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The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country’s information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation.

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Fire crews battled early morning duplex fire in Lincoln Park neighborhood Video included

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The fire extended through the roof and collapsed the ceiling. Crews were forced to leave the building and continue fire attack from outside. 

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UMD student responsible for hanging black doll issues statement

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We're hearing from the UMD students responsible for hanging the black doll outside a movie screening. After the doll ended up on the university snap chat, many called the decoration racist. 

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Annual Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunt proved to be a difficult year

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MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) - The seventh annual Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunt proved to be difficult for hunters in the Marshall area. 

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Invasive fruit flies threatening berry crops, putting growers out of business

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An invasive fruit fly from Asia is upending the economics and growing techniques for raspberries, blueberries, and grapes in Minnesota. 

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Swan Hunting: Should hunters be allowed to target trumpeter swans?

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A federal plan to let hunters shoot trumpeter swans has drawn fire from some of the people who toiled to bring the majestic white birds back from the brink of extinction.

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Duluth Police Department responds to trapped raccoon Video included

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A raccoon needed some assistance after getting stuck in a storm sewer grate.

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Lincoln Park hosts neighborhood open house Video included

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For the second year, the Lincoln Park neighborhood "get together" featured thirty businesses and organizations that hosted special activities, discounts, samples and tours to highlight the excitement surrounding the neighborhood.

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