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Minnesota House Passes Preemption Bill, hoping to wrap things up by Thursday

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The latest from the Minnesota State Capitol, there's been movement on the Bonding Bill. 

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An inside look at Lake Assault Boats Video included

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With fewer than 10 years of experience under their belt, a Superior company is starting to find success on a global scale. According to Vice President of Operations, Chad Dumars, Lake Assault Boats started with the goal of building one-of-a-kind boats, from start to finish, all in this shop.

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Early spring brings ticks sooner than expected

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An early spring has brought some sunshine, a lot of rain, greenery and ticks to the Northland. That means now is the time to keep an eye out for the eight-legged parasites and to be aware of tickborne illnesses.

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NRRI successfully refines ilmenite Video included

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Research underway is demonstrating how to get very valuable mineral deposits in the Northland. 

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Northwestern WI college making major budget cuts Video included

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 In addition to cutting the school radio station and dropping two men's and women's sports programs, all faculty and staff will take a pay cut.

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EMS workers honored with cookout

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The men and women gathered in the Emergency Department's Ambulance garage for a cookout at St. Luke's hospital.

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Multiple Memorial Day events planned throughout the Northland

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The following events are among those to be held on Memorial Day, or throughout the Memorial Day weekend:

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Western part of Park Rapids give all clear after lockdown

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According to the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office, schools were put on lock down and roads were closed in the western part of the city after a call came in early Thursday afternoon regarding potential explosives.

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Construction season in full swing, motorists asked to be cautious over Memorial Day weekend

MnDOT says work on most road projects will be suspended during the weekend, however work zones are still in place, and drivers should slow down, pay attention, and not follow other vehicles too closely.

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One dead in Beltrami County motorcycle crash

According to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, 62-year-old Vicki Inkel was hit at the junction of Paul Bunyan Drive SE and 23rd Street SE/County Road 404 just after five p.m. on Wednesday.

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Deadliest time on Minnesota roads is just around the corner

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In 2016, 120 of the 392 fatalities on Minnesota roads happened during that time frame, which made up 31 percent of all traffic deaths last year.

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UPDATE: Barron Co. authorities ID two teens involved in fatal plane crash Video included

Crews in Barron County are still searching for a plane that crashed near Chetek, killing one passenger.

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Walker urges Legislature to 'get it done'

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Minnesota special session to continue Thursday Video included

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Several bills were debated and voted on the House floor and sent to the Senate Wednesday. 

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Expect a congested Memorial Day Weekend on the roads, airports

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If you plan to travel this Memorial Day Weekend, you won't be alone.  

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DNR board OKs reducing fall buck-only zones

The state Department of Natural Resources' board has signed off on a fall deer hunt structure that scales back the number of counties where hunters can shoot only bucks for a fourth straight year.

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Bob Dylan's birthday celebrated in Duluth Video included

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People gathered at Bob Dylan's childhood home in Duluth Wednesday evening to celebrate the folk singer's 76th birthday.

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Public gets to see plan to clean up Duluth harbor Video included

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A project to clean up a section of the Duluth harbor got its first public viewing Wednesday night.

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Duluth awarded for being bicycle-friendly Video included

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Duluth is gaining national attention for its pursuit to connect its neighborhoods with bike trails.

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Businesses are excited and ready for 2017 tourism season to begin Video included

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According to Explore Minnesota Tourism's industry forecast, the state's looking toward a strong summer travel season. 

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Our Political Landscape, Part Four: Senator Klobuchar's Pastry Diplomacy Video included

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Every Thursday morning when Congress is in session, Senator Amy Klobuchar opens her office to her Minnesota constituents and supporters.  She provides coffee and the Iron Range delicacy, potica, along with other pastries.

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Lincoln Park Boys and Girls Club gets a makeover Video included

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The team painted the main game room, as well as the connecting hallways, as part of the Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week.

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Pike Lake Elementary introduces the "Friendship Bench" Video included

On Wednesday morning, the Proctor School District dedicated a Friendship Bench on the school playground, which was made by an area Girl Scout Troop. 

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Duluth fears project delays if bonding bill fails to pass again Video included

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As Minnesota lawmakers miss yet another state budget deadline, hope for the future of a $21 million Duluth project turns to frustration.

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"Monster Truck" on display at Duluth Dodge

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Starting Wednesday, motorheads will be able to get up close and personal with the Monster Truck "Raminator" at Duluth Dodge. 

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Scammer tried posing as Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken

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A scam artist tried to trick a Duluth resident by posing as Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken. 

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New advanced imaging technology screener at Duluth Airport

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The scanner is optional, and those who wish to opt out will receive an alternate screening, including a thorough patdown.

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MDA to fight gypsy moth in Hinckley area

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An exact treatment date will depend on weather and moth development, although the treatments will be done between June first and June fifteenth. 

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Racial disparities decreasing in Minnesota

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DEED says over the past year, through April, the unemployment rate for black Minnesotans has averaged 8.1 percent compared to 12 percent at this time last year. 

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Fruit farmers preparing for devastating pest Video included

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The Spotted Wing Drosophila accounted for massive berry crop losses on the West Coast before arriving in Minnesota in 2012. 

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911 up and running again in Itasca County

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A 911 outage in Itasca County has been fixed after crews fixed a fiber cut.

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Residents to see and hear Increased aircraft activity in Northern Minnesota

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Residents may hear increased noise and see an increased number of jets over Duluth and other northern regions. 

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Graco recalls over 25,400 child car seats

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(KARE) -- According the the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, these certain child seat models may not adequately restrain a child in the event of a crash.

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Bear family caught on camera Video included

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Jim Meyers said he and his wife, April, saw the bear family near East Shore Road in Barnes, Wisconsin Tuesday afternoon.

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Steel industry leaders fight to stop steel dumping

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Illegal steel dumping is a hot button issue. Its' economic impact on the United States was the topic of discussion at the Department of Commerce Wednesday in Washington D.C. Steel industry experts, CEO's, and US lawmakers spoke to a panel including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Their message was clear. Illegal steel dumping continues to have a negative impact on the United States' steel industry.  According to the Department of Commerce, in March of 2017 steel imports ... More>>

Crews respond to small fire at Duluth's Electric Fetus

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According to officials, an electrical fire caused smoke to fill the building. 

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Two lanes on Highway 61 to temporarily close for sewer pipeline repairs

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The pipeline is located in the median of Highway 61 near Sorila Road. 

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UPDATE: Road back open after semis catch fire in Eveleth Video included

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City crews have finished cleaning up a gas leak and Hat Trick Avenue in Eveleth is back open after two semi trucks caught fire early Wednesday morning.

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GOP expects to vote on UW budget Thursday

Republicans who control the Legislature's powerful finance committee are now saying they expect to vote on the University of Wisconsin System budget later this week.

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Minnesota Legislators spend the day in recess Video included

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Minnesota lawmakers have been in recess since 3:10 p.m. on Tuesday,  just ten minutes after being back in session. 

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IRRRB approves budget

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Iron Range lawmakers approved a budget for the IRRRB next year. 

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Making a Difference: Faith's Lodge Video included

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It's the hardest thing a parent could encounter - The death of a child. It puts you on a journey of grief that will last your entire life and one Duluth family says they started on that journey on April 21, 2016 when their infant son died from SIDS.

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Officials give tips to avoid home gas explosions Video included

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Propane and natural gas are two chemicals used widely in the Northland for heat. But, if you're unaware of how to detect a possible leak, one mistake could be enough to level your home.  

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Suspect connected to heroin bust in Duluth pleads guilty

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One of three suspects, facing charges in a drug bust of 51 grams of heroin, has pleaded guilty. Jillian Graves admitted to 5th degree possession of a controlled substance.

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Twin Ports reacts to proposed elimination of community block grants Video included

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As lawmakers in St. Paul continued to debate the state budget, congress took its first peak at President Trump's federal budget.  One of the more controversial aspects of this proposed budget is an elimination of community block development grants. 

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Kidnapped teen released from hospital

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The Carlton County Sheriff's office says the victim - who is a 17-year-old boy - was tied to a char, hit over the head with a pistol, and had the word "snitch"  carved into his chest with a sharp object. 

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Gov. Snyder signs changes to copper mining regulations

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Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law changes to the regulation of Michigan copper mines.

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Jury trial for Bemidji Middle School Assistant Principal postponed

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34-year-old Brandon Bjerkness is charged with two felony counts of soliciting children to engage in sexual conduct. 

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Woman pleads guilty to burglary

48-year-old Cindy Jo Libby was arrested on charges related to an arson in January, however arson charges have been dropped.

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Man charged with strangulation, battery

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Morris remains in jail on $10,000 cash bail.

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UPDATE: 72-year-old woman killed in Bayfield County crash

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Authorities say 72-year-old Linda Brown of Bayfield died when her northbound car was hit head-on by a southbound truck on State Highway 13 around eleven Monday morning. 

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Aurora business, property owner fined more than one million dollars by MPCA

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Cich, Anderson and J&D Services must pay a civil penalty of $677,072, reimburse the state $316,035 for waste cleanup and disposal as well as $67,000 in attorney's fees.

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Sir Roger Moore dead at age 89

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Roger Moore, a British actor known for his role as James Bond, has died at the age of 89. 

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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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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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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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Apple may have found the answer to soggy pizza crusts

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Apple believes it has a solution to soggy pizza crusts. 

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Child car seats recalled

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Parents should beware of a child safety seat recall. 

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Ride-on toy recalled after malfunction causes crashes

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Dynacraft is recalling thousands of ride-on toys. 

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Snapchat to add another new feature

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Snapchat has a new way to share stories with friends. 

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Walmart to protect military employees from pay cut

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Walmart announced a new pay policy aimed at making sure employees do not take pay cuts for serving in the military. 

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