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UPDATE: MN Legislature needs overtime to finish budget

Minnesota legislative leaders say they'll call a special session to finish the state budget after they miss Monday's midnight deadline to finalize a new spending package.

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UPDATE: At least 22 killed in explosion at Ariana Grande concert in England

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Police say 22 people have been confirmed dead in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in England that is being treated as a possible terrorist attack.  

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Judge: Sound engineer can't publish unreleased Prince tracks

A sound engineer who worked with Prince is barred from publishing or disseminating any unreleased recordings that compromise the late superstar's work.

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Twin Cities man dies during race in Cook County

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A Twin Cities man is dead after he collapsed during a race in Cook County. 

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Duluth City Council nixes backyard paving Video included

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The Duluth City Council nixed changes to an ordinance that would have required landlords, business owners, and homeowners to pave their backyard parking spots.  

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NEW DETAILS: Wrenshall house fire location confirmed as the same location of previous alleged hostage situation Video included

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The teen had the word "snitch" carved into his chest. 

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Neighbors of destroyed Wrenshall home fear the house's problems will continue to plague their street Video included

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A Wrenshall home is at the center of two investigations after an early morning fire Monday. Neighbor James Dennie said the sound of sirens startled him awake in the morning. "We never did see the fire but there were quite a few trucks that went in and filled up so we knew there was something going on in that area," he said. But when he found out where those trucks were headed he wasn't surprised.  "They [the sheriff's office] were watching that place,...

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Man sentenced for cutting down tree tops in Chippewa National Forest

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70-year-old Joseph Edminster will pay nearly $4,100 in fines, in addition to over $24,000 in restitution.

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Man sentenced for sex solicitation of 14-year-old girl

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55-year-old Theodore Davey will be placed on five years of supervised probation, and will be monitored with a GPS.

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Affordable Housing Coalition presents 2017 priorities to solve Duluth's housing needs Video included

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An assessment of Duluth's rising housing needs has prompted the Affordable Housing Coalition (AHC) to work toward creating fair and affordable housing. On Monday, the coalition announced its 2017 priorities. 

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MN Lawmakers have until midnight to pass state budget Video included

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Five of the ten bills that will make up the finalized budget still need to make their way through the house and senate. 

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Elm running for Garfield's vacant District 6 Superior City Council seat Video included

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After losing the Superior City Council 6th District seat by one vote last month, Tylor Elm is once again running for the vacant seat left by Graham Garfield's recent resignation. 

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Mayor Larson: Steam Plant still not included in House Bill

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Duluth is asking for $21 million dollars to help with Steam Plant upgrades.

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One dead following crash near City of Bayfield

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According to the Bayfield County Sheriff's Department, a truck headed south on State Highway 13 collided head-on with a northbound car just before eleven Monday morning. 

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Propeller Club celebrates National Maritime Day Video included

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 Included in those honored are veterans of the armed forces and the merchant marine.  

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Suspect charged in alleged Carlton kidnapping, assault

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On Monday, the only suspect charged in the incident made his first appearance in court.

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Identity of Ashland County bus crash victim released

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Officials say 16-year-old David Hamann from Mason, Wisconsin hit the back of the school bus last Friday.

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Man dies during Superior Spring Trail Race

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 After authorities performed CPR, 41-year-old Jon Mathson of Eagan was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Man sentenced for child sex solicitation

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55-year-old Theodore Davey will be placed on five years of supervised probation, and will be monitored with a GPS.

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UPDATE: Two dead in Iron Range crash

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According to the State Patrol, 73-year-old Carol Mattila and 79-year-old Gerald Mattila were traveling north on Spirit Lake Road just before seven p.m. when their vehicle pulled in front of a westbound vehicle on Highway 169.

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UPDATE: New details in Lake of the Woods cabin fire

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According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, 85-year-old Dale O'Brien of Superior is recovering from burns and smoke inhalation from a fire that started when he tried to start his gas fireplace, which caused the explosion.

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Twins fan has a meltdown after dropping home run ball Video included

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A baseball fan taking in the Twins game Sunday was absolutely beside himself after dropping a home run souvenir.  

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Extra seat belt patrol in MN and WI

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Starting Monday, drivers and their passengers will want to go the extra mile to remember to buckle up. 

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Expect gas prices to rise soon

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Gas prices edged higher during the last week, but drivers should expect bigger increases ahead. 

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Barnum & Bailey Circus takes final bow

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"The greatest show on Earth" took its final bow Sunday night. 

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Duluth ramp to close Monday

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Motorists should be aware of some ramp closures in Duluth this week.  

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Barron County puts initial tornado damage estimate at $10M

The Barron County Sheriff's Department has released initial damage estimates from a tornado that tore through the Chetek area of northwestern Wisconsin last week.

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Duluth Fire Dept. rescues ducklings from sewer Video included

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The Duluth Fire Department does more than just battle flames, on Friday they saved five ducklings from a sewer.  

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Duluth airport greeter dog puts travelers at ease Video included

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Sometimes the stress of flying can put travelers in a bad mood but now the Duluth International Airport has a furry friend to ease passengers.  

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Clock ticking for Minnesota lawmakers on budget negotiations Video included

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The Minnesota Legislature is continuing committee meetings and negotiations with only two days left for Republican leaders and Democratic Governor Mark Dayton to strike a deal on an expected 45.5 billion dollar two-year budget along with dozens of other bills.  

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Kars at the Kitchen holds third annual car show

Kars at the Kitchen held its third annual car show Sunday. 

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Jill Lofald kicks-off her candidacy for Duluth's School Board fourth district seat Video included

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A retired Denfeld Teacher is hoping to be on the Duluth School board.  

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The Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity starts construction on second home Video included

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The Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity broke ground Sunday on its second 2017 Habitat house project in Superior.  

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Dylan Festival kicks off in Duluth

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Duluth Dylan festival kicked off a week of activities on Saturday, in honor of the famed musician.  

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Graduates get diplomas at UWS Video included

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Friends and families beamed as they watched their graduate get his or her diploma at the University of Wisconsin Superior on Saturday.  

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National Safe Boating Week kicks off with attempting to break world record Video included

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Saturday is the first day of National Safe Boating Week. 

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Duluth celebrates Arbor Month Video included

Duluth celebrated trees today at the Duluth Library.  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources proclaimed the entire month of May as Arbor Month in Minnesota.  

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Duluth Rowing Club getting ready for next 125 years Video included

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The boat house was up and ready to go last summer but now, all of the equipment is indoors.

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Glidden anxious to get back to normal after flooding Video included

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Getting back to normal is no easy task as many of the roads remain covered in water, making it impossible to assess the damage. 

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Jan Swanson announces bid for Duluth City Council At-Large seat Video included

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A Republican candidate has entered the race for one of the Duluth City Council's At-Large seats.

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Minnesota Republicans lay out new budget proposal Video included

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With just a couple days left in the session, Republicans in St. Paul say they've hashed out a new budget proposal.

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Superior's first black officer brings to light department's outreach efforts Video included

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Police in the Twin Ports are working to make sure their departments represent the people they serve. Thursday night the Superior Police department swore in their first black officer, but one Twin Ports group said the police's efforts to connect to the community go much farther than that.

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Red Cross volunteers head to assist southern flood victims Video included

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As parts of the Northland recover from heavy winds and floods, much of the rest of the country is still recovering as well.  That's why a volunteer from the local red cross has packed his bags to head down to Arkansas. 

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UPDATE: One person injured in fire, propane believed to be a factor Video included

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The person was able to get out of the building on his own.  Authorities say the person was taken to the hospital.  His condition is not known at this time.

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DPUC proposes more than 25 percent water rate increase over six years Video included

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The Duluth Public Utilities Commission (DPUC) has proposed a resolution calling for water rate hikes of more than 25 percent over the next six years.  

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Non-credible threat prompts increased police presence at Denfeld High School

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Police responded Friday morning to Duluth Denfeld high school after the district was sent an email containing several threatening comments. 

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UPDATE: Suspect in custody after a heavy police presence in Superior Video included

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Superior police say a suspect is in custody after a heavy police presence was seen Thursday on the 1200 block of Harrison Street, which included the Emergency Response Team.

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$10K cash bond bail set for suspect arrested on warrant in Superior

Cash bond bail was set at $10,000 Friday for a man arrested Thursday on a warrant in Superior. 

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16-Year-Old student dead, two other students injured in bus crash in Ashland Video included

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 According to the Ashland County Sheriff's Office, the accident happened at 7:45 a-m on State Highway 112, two miles south of Ashland. A preliminary investigation determined that a Lakeshore bus was traveling Northbound on STH 112 and was slowing to make a left hand turn when it was struck from behind by the 16-year-old. 

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Suspects charged in connection with drug bust of crack cocaine/heroin

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Two 21-year-old men from Chicago have been charged in connection with a drug bust in Duluth. Manquan Nailon is being charged with selling drugs, possessing a controlled substance and criminal damage to property. 

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"Snitch" written into teen's chest during hostage situation in Carlton County Video included

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In a horrendous crime, a 17-year-old Duluth boy tells authorities that a 21-year-old Wrenshall man carved the word "snitch" into his chest with a sharp object. 

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Duluth teen injured, Wrenshall man charged with kidnapping

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According to the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, officers were called to a home on County Road 18 on a report of a juvenile being held hostage.

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Upcoming changes to some DTA routes

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The Duluth Transit Authority will implement operational schedule changes to Routes 2, 6 and 10. These Changes go into effect Sunday, June 4th.  There will be a few minor schedule time adjustments along with added late-night trips on Saturdays.  

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Judge declares Prince's 6 siblings the heirs to his estate

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In a ruling made public Friday, Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide declared that Prince died without a will and that his sister, Tyka Nelson, and five half-siblings are his heirs. 

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Lake Superior Helicopters give a different look of Duluth Video included

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For some, flying is a passion and that's why Lake Superior Helicopters is giving everyone the opportunity to be a pilot! Lake Superior Helicopter takes people out on various tours in Duluth.

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'Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day' encourages boating safety

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Whether you work on the water or not, you may want to strap on your life jacket when you head to the office Friday. 

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Volvo to test self-driving garbage trucks

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Volvo will soon test a radical new style of garbage truck. 

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Lakeside residents raising money for memorial statue of beloved neighborhood cat Video included

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His name is Catsby, as in The Great Catsby.

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Floodwaters rise in Glidden Video included

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Floodwaters reached a new high in Glidden, Wisconsin Thursday night.

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Superior Police Officers Sworn-in Video included

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A new beginning Thursday for some law enforcement officers. Four Superior Police officers were sworn-in.

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Possible Sand Tiger or Mako shark jaw found in Mississippi River in Grand Rapids Video included

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During Saturday's Fishing Opener anglers from across the state were ready to find their trophy fish.

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Biwabik councilor fights for future of historic building Video included

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In a special city council meeting, Biwabik city councilors have decided to vacate and board up the century-old former city hall. Biwabik City Councilor Dave Setnicker said he always saw the old city hall as more than a 100-year-old temporary home for their police service.

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'Dead-On Shooting Range' construction begins in Cloquet Video included

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The Northland's first indoor shooting range will be opening this fall.  On Thursday, construction began for the $1.9 million 'Dead-On Shooting Range.' "It went from an idea to 'this is what we want to do,'" said Chad and Lauren Walsh, the owners of the gun range.  

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Woman gets a little over six years for carrying loaded handgun and 179 grams of meth

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A Cloquet woman was sentenced to a little more than a year in prison for drug crimes following a traffic stop in Duluth in March.  

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Springtime means animal babies for Wildwoods Video included

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During the birthing season many wild animal babies are sick, injured or orphaned and they arrive at rehab centers across the U.S. in need of lots of love and attention.  Photojournalist Blake Melin went to Wildwoods in Duluth today to see how these little ones are able to survive.

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Wildwoods Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in need of donations for new additions

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A sure sign of spring - baby animals are among us, and it is quite a cute sight!  

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Dayton signs Real ID bill, averting travel woes for 2018

Minnesota residents don't need to worry about trouble boarding flights next year: Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill complying with Real ID into law.

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With days to go, Minnesota budget talks hit a stalemate

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders are in a standoff as they try to agree on a new budget. 

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CVS pharmacy robbery suspect found dead

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Police were sent to the 600 block of North First Avenue East just after one on Tuesday afternoon on a report of a body found.

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REPORT: Founder of Fox, Roger Ailes dead at 77

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Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News, has passed away at the age of 77, according to Fox News. 

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Rocker Chris Cornell dead at 52

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Chris Cornell, lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at the age of 52. 

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Using Lyft can earn you free Skymiles

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Now you can earn Delta Skymiles, without even getting on the plane! It's through a partnership with the ride sharing company Lyft.

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Ex-fiance of former Superior City Councilor Graham Garfield applying for his seat Video included

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The ex-fiance of former Superior City Councilor Graham Garfield, who resigned on May 4, says she plans on running for his now open seat on the Council. 

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The NLX Railroad Project is one step closer to becoming a reality Video included

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The proposed Northern Lights Express rail project that would connect the Twin Ports with the Twin Cities, is one step closer to becoming a reality.  

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Our Political Landscape, Part Three: Nolan calls government "dysfunctional" Video included

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U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan is not happy with the way the Federal government is operating.  In fact, he's so concerned that he's drafted a "Restore Democracy Bill" in Congress. At the same time, he's also concerned about his home state of Minnesota, and says he's seriously considering running for governor to get the state back on track.

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Former treasurer accused of embezzling from township Video included

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 Forty-seven year old Jill Renee Olson-Derosso is charged with 1 count of embezzlement and 5 counts of forgery. 

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Cloquet Middle School to be turned into housing

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The updated project will have 57 units with 2-bedroom and studio apartments, a gymnasium and on-site parking.  The developers plan to use Historic Tax credits and resolution of support to apply for housing tax credits, to help pay for the renovation. 

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Porter's Restaurant to undergo huge transformation

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When the restaurant reopens it will sport a new look, updated menu and new name.  The one million dollar renovation coincides with the revamping of the Holiday Inn & Suites and Holiday Center. 

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Gov. Walker tours tornado-ravaged mobile home park

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The Governor visited with a number of families who lost their homes in the tornado.

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Minnesota lawmakers sign off on upgraded IDs

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Fear not, Minnesotans worried about boarding flights next year: A fix from the Legislature is on the way.

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Lake Superior Zoo CEO announces resignation

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Leet said he regrets that he must make the decision, but says the needs of his family must come first. 

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Rain washes out roads around Northwest Wisconsin

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Some roads remain closed or under water on Wednesday following Tuesday evening's storms in Northwest Wisconsin.

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Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke steps down for Homeland Security position

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is stepping down from the Sheriff's Office to take a position with the Department of Homeland Security.

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Deer wrangled in Wadena Walmart

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Walmart shoppers in Wadena got a real sense of the outdoors Tuesday night when a deer strolled into the store. 

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Attorney to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to hear lawsuit on Minnesota Sex Offender Treatment Program

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Gustafson plans to go to a higher court for a final ruling on the constitutionality of the program.

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Ironwood man faces charges following police standoff

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Leonard Hellier of Ironwood Township  has been charged with two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, and one count of carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent. 

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NASA to auction off moon dust

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A piece of space history is going on the auction block. 

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Lucky buyer finds diamond in the rough at garage sale

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A ring bought for about $13 at a garage sale in London in the 1980's has been valued at over $400,000. 

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Minnesota lawmakers unable to pass new budget before session deadline Video included

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Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said Monday night the Legislature might not be able to finish passing a new budget on time and may need a special session.

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Starbucks to offer ice made with coffee

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Starbucks is offering coffee ice cubes, a solution for anyone who doesn't like their coffee boiling hot but doesn't like watered down drinks. 

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McDonald's to overhaul ice cream desserts

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McDonald's is revamping its ice cream treats, removing artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives from its vanilla soft serve. 

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Here's your chance to get lucky with Lucky Charms

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General Mills is giving away boxes filled with your favorite part of Lucky Charms. 

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