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Bloomer man turns love of hunting into a successful career Video included

If you're any kind of hunter, you've probably spent some hours at work daydreaming about bagging a big animal. Well, for a Bloomer man, your daydream is his paycheck.

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9th surgery set for plane crash survivor

The road to recovery hasn't been easy for 18-year-old Hunter Gillett who was seriously injured in a plane crash in Barron County two months ago.

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Lincoln Co. church owner speaks following repeated vandalism

A historic church in Lincoln County continues to witness devastating vandalism. 

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Packing Corporation of America releases statement on acid spill at International Falls paper mill Video included

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The Packaging Corporation of America, the parent company of Boise paper released a statement describing the sulfuric acid spill at their International Falls plant.  

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Authorities investigating 'suspicious' Rice Lake fire

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Authorities are investigating what they're calling a suspicious fire in Rice Lake. 

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Flying sports car featured at Wisconsin airshow

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A sports-car that can also fly could soon be on the road and skies near you. It is one of the highlights at Wisconsin's. 

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Final sick and safe time meeting held in Duluth

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You're invited to weigh in on how the City of Duluth should move forward with its Earned Sick and Safe Time policy. 

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Minneapolis expands required use of body cameras

Minneapolis officials say they'll require police officers to turn on their body cameras when responding to all calls and whenever they initiate traffic stops or take other actions.

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Butterfly exhibit opens at Lake Superior Zoo Video included

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A new opportunity to get up close with wildlife at the Lake Superior Zoo.

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Minnesota transgender soldier weighs in on President's transgender ban Video included

Soldiers here at home are weighing in on Trump's latest proposed transgender ban.  

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UMD political professor says Trump's tweets are unusual Video included

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Political Science Professor, Cindy Rugeley says, tweeting out a major policy statement is unusual even for trumps standards. 

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Sawyer County Sheriff announces he's stepping down Video included

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Kelsey was diagnosed with a neurological disorder that has been treatment-resistant He would have been up for re-election in 2018.

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Soldier who battled PTSD honored by Minnesota lawmakers

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Family and friends gathered for a special ceremony at the Gilbert VFW on Wednesday, the 10th anniversary of Army Specialist Noah Pierce's death. 

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Iron Range attorney appointed to judicial district vacancy

Michelle Anderson currently supervises attorneys and criminal caseloads in both the Hibbing and Virginia offices.

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County officials ask medical field for support as Northland officials provide educational tools to combat opioid crisis

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Of the nearly 40 drug cases prosecuted in St. Louis County each month, about half are related to opioid abuse. 

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Landing massive Foxconn plant huge victory for Walker

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker just got what may be the biggest political boost of his career, and it couldn't have come at a much better time.

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Supreme Court: Globe, School of Business loans were illegal

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The Minnesota Supreme Court says Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business issued illegal loans to students.

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Ford recalling 117,000 vehicles for safety defect

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Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 117,000 vehicles because the bolts in the seat, seat belt or seat belt buckle may fracture.

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Legislature's dispute with Dayton heads for Supreme Court

The legal battle between Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature is on a fast track to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

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Northern Minnesota reservation struggles with drug epidemic

Tribal leaders of a northern Minnesota reservation have declared its heroin and opiate epidemic a public health emergency.

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Scalise discharged from hospital, beginning rehabilitation

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise -- who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month -- has been discharged from a Washington hospital. 

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MN Dept. of Corrections searching for level three offender

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The DOC says Jonah Hawkins, 26, left a supervised area on June 27th, and is now considered a fugitive.

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Minneapolis police change body cam policy

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Dana Thiede, KARE -- Minneapolis Police will make fundamental changes in the department's body camera policy in the wake of an officer-involved shooting that is drawing worldwide scrutiny. 

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Trump Announces Ban on Transgender People Serving in the Military

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(NBC News) -- President Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender military service in a series of tweets Wednesday morning.

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Lyft and Taco Bell team up for new feature

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Lyft and Taco Bell are partnering up to test Lyft's new feature "Taco Mode." 

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Packers scratch tickets unveiled in Wisconsin

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The Wisconsin Lottery has unveiled new Packers scratch tickets.  

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Minneapolis police shooting tests mayor as re-election looms

The fatal officer-involved shooting death of an Australian woman in Minneapolis could factor into the city's looming mayoral election as police-community relations again spill into local politics.

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Johnson says no consensus on where to go on health care

Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson says he cast the 50th vote to move ahead with a bill dismantling the national health care law because he wanted the process of repealing and replacing the law to continue.

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Federal agencies hold final public hearing for mineral withdrawal proposal Video included

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Minnesotans had a chance to publicly voice their opinion on a proposal that would determine the future of mining on land near the Boundary Waters.

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Burnes named new editor of Mesabi Daily News Video included

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There's a new leader at the helm of one of the Iron Range's largest newspapers.   

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Gordy's Market closes in Hayward

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Gordy's CEO announced says its a difficult decision for the family-owned chain based in Chippewa Falls. 
 

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90-year-old UTV driver dead after colliding with car

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The Iron County Sheriff's Office says the man was attempting to cross US 51 from a trail when he was struck by a northbound vehicle.

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UWS hosts space camp for high school girls Video included

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Staff hope the camp will get the girls excited about a future in flight.

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DPD and DEA announce partnership aimed to crack down on opioid epidemic Video included

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On Tuesday, three law enforcement agencies announced a new partnership aiming to cut-down St. Louis County's overdose death rate.  

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Pruitt's endorsement supports St.Louis River Video included

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EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's visit to Minnesota last week left a good impression on law makers. "We had a very productive, a very cordial conversation. We talked about EPA budget as it effects grants to the state." One of the budget items Pruitt has voiced support of is the Great Lakes restoration initiative; a major funding source for the Minnesota Pollution Control agency as they work to clean up the St.Louis river area of concern. "well to date we've spent a t...

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Two Hermantown crash victims remain hospitalized

Both men were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries when Puchalla's vehicle crossed the center line and hit Murphy's car head-on.

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iRovers recalled due to overheating batteries

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Overheating battery packs have prompted the recall of about 2,800 iRover self-balancing scooters. 

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Senate to hold healthcare vote Tuesday

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The U.S. Senate will hold a procedural vote on healthcare reform Tuesday in the nation's Capitol.

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Newly discovered malware spies on Mac users

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A new strain of malware is targeting Mac users. 

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Defective cans prompt baked bean recall

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Bush Brothers and company is voluntarily recalling some of its baked bean products. 

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Wisconsin company encouraging employees to implant microchips

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Imagine using a copy machine, logging onto your computer, buying snacks and getting into your office all with the wave of your hand. 

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Bellinger three-run homer leads Dodgers past Twins, 6-4

Cody Bellinger continued his super rookie season, drilling a three-run homer in the eighth inning to rally the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

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Search warrant: Woman hit car before shooting

A search warrant shows that a woman "slapped" the back of a squad car on July 15 shortly before a Minneapolis officer fatally shot Justine Damond.

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Iron Range to host final hearing on proposed mineral withdrawal Video included

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Tuesday's hearing will be held on the Iron Range, where both supporters of copper-nickel mining and people concerned about the environment are sure to come out in force.

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Coast Guard warns against boating while intoxicated Video included

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In light of recent boating accidents, the U.S. Coast Guard has a few reminders to keep boaters safe on the water.

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UPDATE: Man charged in child pornography case uncovered by cyber tip

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The Ashland man who was put behind bars after a cyber tip to the Internet Crimes Against Children was officially charged Monday.

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Ashland looking for public input to create waterfront venue, grow local business Video included

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The City of Ashland is proposing an opportunity to create a much needed waterfront event venue while also expanding the Hotel Chequamegon. The proposal is still in the very early stages of the planning process. 

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Two Bovey City Councilors face felony charges, city leaders respond Video included

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On the Iron Range, two city councilors face felony charges. Both are accused of theft in separate incidents. 

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Police search for missing Brainerd man

Police say John Greenwaldt, 29, was last seen getting into an unknown vehicle. 

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One killed in Makinen Township crash

One passenger in the overturned vehicle was flown to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, however the driver, 29-year-old Rai Walden of Makinen, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Crews demolish former Pawnbroker building in East Hillside

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Crews spent the day demolishing this building, home to the former Pawnbroker.

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Man killed during motorcycle crash south of Mellen

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According to the Ashland County Sheriff's Office, Jay Young of Gordon, Wisconsin was traveling north on County Highway GG when his bike left the road and crashed down into an embankment shortly before 2 p.m. on Monday.

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Former GOP party chair Downey enters 2018 race for governor

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Minnesota's former Republican party chairman is running for governor.

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Western Wisconsin residents rebuild after fatal tornado

Residents in western Wisconsin are slowly recovering from a tornado that killed one person, injured 25 and caused at least $10 million in damage.

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Mystery signs mock Minneapolis police

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(KARE) - You may have seen an unusual sign or two popping up in Minneapolis this weekend, taking a backhand swipe at the city's police force in the wake of the Justine Damond shooting. 

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Officer struck along interstate in critical condition

A Green Bay area police officer is hospitalized in critical condition following surgery for injuries received when he was hit by a vehicle along the interstate.

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Bush's Baked Beans issues voluntary recall

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(KARE) -- Bush Brothers & Co.announced Saturday the company has issued a voluntary recall of certain 28-ounce cans of Bush’s Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and Original Baked Beans because of potentially defective side seams on cans.

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NWS confirms tornado touchdown in Beltrami County

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Authorities with the NWS say the tornado touched down in the area of Shilo Road and Cormant Road about 10 miles west of Keliher. 

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Minnesota researchers make progress in fish cryopreservation

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Daily reports that researchers are using gold nanoparticles and lasers to freeze and thaw live fish embryos. 

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Wisconsin school district changes staff social media policy

Employees of a school district in southern Wisconsin will no longer be allowed to use their personal social media accounts to engage students.

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Immigrant deaths in tractor-trailer highlight danger of heat

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Experts say the temperature inside of the tractor-trailer where several smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat. 

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World's oldest manatee dies

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The world's oldest manatee, called "Snooty," has died. 

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Elephants rescued after being swept out to sea

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Sri Lanka's Navy rescued two elephants that were swept out to sea. 

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Kushner to answer Russian meddling questions Monday

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President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is due on Capitol Hill Monday. 

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Healthcare statement expected Monday from Trump

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President Donald Trump will issue a statement Monday on healthcare. 

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Hermantown crash sends 3 people to the hospital

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Two people suffered life threatening injuries during a car crash in Hermantown. 

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Basketball Hall of Famer John Kundla dies at 101

John Kundla, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships, died Sunday. He was 101.

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Replica of the Vietnam veterans memorial wall stops in Superior

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Over the weekend, people were invited to visit a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Barker's Island. 

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Special Olympians saddle up for annual competition

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The Area 3 Equestrian Competition was held at North Country Ride in Esko, MN. 

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Fourth annual North Shore Water Festival wraps up

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The three day festival wrapped up Sunday and featured canoe demonstrations, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and fishing.

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Northern Exposure Hockey Tournament boosts small community

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Summer hockey took over Duluth this weekend as the 12 annual Northern Exposure Hockey Tournament brought thousands of families to the city, helping the community thrive.  

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UPDATE: St. Louis County Rescue Squad responds to boating accident

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A woman has died from injuries she sustained following a four-person boating accident on Dinham Lake.

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Annual Taste of Greece Festival brings in large crowd Video included

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The festival features authentic Greek food and dancing.

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The Iron River's 53rd Blueberry Festival kicked off Saturday Video included

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The 53rd Annual Iron River Blue Berry Festival looked very fun Saturday.

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Ninth annual Women-Made art gift fair brings in many people Video included

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Saturday marked the 9th year of the Woman-made art-gift fair.  

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Victims identified in fatal Cass County house fire Video included

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Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch said 86-year-old Alice Moe of Longville, MN and 48-year-old Toni Mix, of Remer, MN have died of smoke inhalation.

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Fitger's art event showcases unique and local pieces Video included

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Art aficionados had a chance to view local art pieces this afternoon at Fitger's Artist in the Courtyard event.  

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Fredenberg Twp. cleaning up after Friday's storm Video included

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The buzz of chainsaws could be heard throughout much of the region on Saturday, as countless people pick up the aftermath of another July storm. 

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Five trees fall on Northland couples home of over 50 years Video included

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On the one year anniversary of last years devastating storms that ripped through Duluth, another big storm ravaged the Northland. 

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Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt relents on pay raises Video included

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Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt says he will authorize legislative pay raises for his colleagues in the House.

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Man dies while fishing in Chequamegon Bay near Kreher Park Video included

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On Friday afternoon, the Ashland County Sheriff's Office received a report of man who went fishing by himself on Lake Superior and did not return.

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Strong storms down trees, cause power outages Video included

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Some of the worst of the damage is in Fredenberg Township, near Island Lake.

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One year later, Hartley Park is still on the road to recovery Video included

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It's been one year since a catastrophic windstorm hit the Northland, damaging various parts of the city. 

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Aquatic experts respond to presumed muskie attack Video included

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"They do fight hard, so I think like all apex predators in a lake or river, they are pretty strong and aggressive fish."

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Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau Resigns

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Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau resigns at mayor's request after officer's shooting of Australian woman who called 911. 

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Former assisted living employee pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct of resident

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Former assisted living employee, allegedly caught sexually assaulting a resident, has pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree where the victim is mentally impaired or helpless.

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Rep. Sean Duffy addresses LCO and their request for additional funding Video included

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Republican Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy expressed concern on the Lac Courte Oreilles Indian Reservation on Friday that federal dollars, designated to resolve a serious mold problem in several homes, have not been spent correctly. 

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2016 Blowdown Anniversary: A year later couple remembers neighborly help Video included

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As we look back on last year's storms we also remember the good Samaritans who helped people get through them.  A year ago, all Mary and Marvin LePage wanted was a little help clearing their yard. 

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Reward offered for clues about mink release in Minnesota

Two organizations are offering a total of $11,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever released approximately 38,000 mink from a central Minnesota farm.

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Public's help needed in finding missing Duluth man

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According to authorities, 63-year-old Kenneth Gordon was last seen around nine p.m. on the 2500 block of Rice Lake Road.

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UPDATE: Southbound lanes of Bong Bridge are now open

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The Duluth Police Department says all southbound lanes of the Bong Bridge have been shut down at the request of the Minnesota State Patrol due to a person having a mental health crisis.

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Mille Lacs Lake walleye closure extended until Aug. 11

Officials have extended the walleye fishing closure on Mille Lacs Lake for an extra two weeks, saying it's necessary to ensure the long-term sustainability of the lake's struggling walleye population.

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3 prison staff hurt in attack by inmate

Corrections officials say three security employees are recovering following an attack by an inmate at the state prison in Oshkosh.

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Wisconsin police can test substances at state crime lab

Wisconsin police officers now are able to test unidentified powders at the state crime lab after concerns were raised about exposure to a lethal drug called fentanyl.

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Girl hospitalized after being bit by a fish on Island Lake Video included

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The attack happened Wednesday while the 10-year-old was in the water near the Minnesota Power boat launch, according to her mother, Lora Kesselhon. 

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Lawmakers demand USDVA reconsider homeless vet funding

More than half of Wisconsin's state legislators are asking federal officials to reconsider their decision to defund a program that provides housing for homeless vets at two of the state's three veterans' homes.

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Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. 

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Red flag warning issued for Park Point beaches

The warning is effective immediately, and will continue until 10 a.m. on Saturday. 

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Walmart introduces pickle, fruit punch combination

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Fruit punch and pickles may both be backyard barbeque favorites, but Walmart is so fond of the two items that it's putting them together.

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Families of police shootings come together

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Philando Castile's mother Valerie met with the fiancé of the Australian woman who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police over the weekend. 

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Special Duluth Council meeting Friday on Park Point bathrooms

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An effort to get new bathrooms built on Park Point will head to a special meeting of the Duluth City Council Friday. 

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Duffy to hold Hayward meeting on Native American housing programs

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After controversy over spending practices, U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy is holding a hearing Friday to talk about federal housing programs that affect Native American communities and reservations. 

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Republican and Democrat pair up to sue for $14K raise

Two Minnesota lawmakers are suing the state House and Speaker Kurt Daudt over the decision not to pay legislators a $14,000 raise.

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Walker downplays talk of Foxconn deal

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is downplaying talk of an imminent deal for iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to build its first U.S. plant in Wisconsin.

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In Northwestern Wisconsin, the Chequamegon-Nicolet national forest is still picking up the pieces from that 2016 storm. About 42,000 acres in the Washburn District were damaged. Assistant ranger for recreations and lands Teresa Maday has been picking up some of the pieces since July 21, 2016.

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Minnesotan wins National Guard Warrior competition Video included

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14 Army National Guard members have been competing at Camp Ripley for top honors in this year's Best Warrior Competition.

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MPCA looking to decontaminate several sites in Duluth's Harbor Video included

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Most of the sites are in need of clean-up due to high levels of heavy metals and other contaminates that were left behind years ago. 

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58th Annual Lumberjack World Championships kicked off in Hayward Video included

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Thousands are in Hayward this week for the 58th annual Lumberjack World Championships. 

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Speed limits to increase on various highways in Northeastern Minnesota

The speed limit will increase from 55 to 60 mph within the next two or three weeks on some highways in Aitkin, Carlton, Pine and St. Louis counties. 

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UPDATE: Man charged after allegedly stealing car, money from dealership

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A Duluth man was arraigned Thursday morning on charges he allegedly stole a car from a Hermantown car dealership to escape a burglary.

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UPDATE: Man cited for scaling Duluth courthouse said he was bored

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A man who scaled the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth on Wednesday told police he did it because he was bored.

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Body cam video: Mpls. officer shoots dogs

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(KARE) MINNEAPOLIS - Body camera footage has been released showing a Minneapolis police officer shooting two dogs earlier this month.

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Major facelift coming for Duluth's oldest park Video included

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Lincoln Park is set for some $1.6 million dollars of upgrades. That's after a $750,000 dollar National Parks Grant was awarded to the city on Wednesday.  

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Minneapolis Police Chief responds to officer-involved shooting

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Chief Janet Harteau said based on the findings released this week by the BCA, the shooting shouldn't have happened.

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Camp Ripley hosts competition to find nation's best soldier Video included

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This week,4 Army National Guard Soldiers out of 350,000 total soldiers from across the US are vying for the title of top dog right here in Minnesota. 

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O.J. Simpson granted parole after nine years in prison

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O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

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WATCH LIVE: Parole board deliberating freedom of O.J. Simpson

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Simpson was a ringleader in a plot to recover sports memorabilia from collectors at a Las Vegas hotel in 2007.

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Superior Police say body cameras help keep them in check Video included

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In light of the recent shooting by a police officer that killed an Australian woman, Justine Damond,  it has people questioning their local police departments on their body camera policy. Less than three years ago the Superior Police Department adopted the body camera policy. 

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O.J. Simpson to learn parole decision Thursday

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O.J. Simpson will find out if he will be released early from prison Thursday. 

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More security for Canada-U.S. fliers

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Airline passengers traveling from Canada to the United States will now face heightened security measures. 

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Sand artists to show off work on Park Point

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The annual Park Point Sand Modeling Contest is part of the Summer Beach Bash and Water Safety Expo. 

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Lumberjacks battle for top honor

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One of Northwest Wisconsin's biggest events of the summer kicks off Thursday. 

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Walker signs bill requiring voucher school background checks

Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that won bipartisan support in the Legislature requiring private schools in Wisconsin's voucher program to conduct employee background checks.

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Minneapolis officer doesn't have to talk to state agents

A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who called 911 to report a possible rape still hasn't spoken with investigators and doesn't have to.

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Sick and safe time proposal gets second listening session Video included

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Duluth's sick and safe time proposal got another listening session Wednesday night. 

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Gordy's Hi-Hat has new space for four-legged customers Video included

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Gordy's Hi-Hat in Cloquet has built an outdoor space where their canine customers can unwind.

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Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer Video included

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Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office says. 

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Iron Range offers resources for addiction and mental health Video included

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There were numerous booths with information on programs such as outpatient therapy, addiction recovery, mental health therapy, and prevention programs. 

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Students say goodbye to Duluth Business University Video included

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Dozens of students and faculty members at Duluth Business University are saying goodbye to the school after 126 years in Duluth. 

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Lawsuit will head to trial: Former coaches vs. U of M

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A trial will go forward in a lawsuit despite a judge encouraging those involved to settle out of court. 

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St. Paul runaway identified as victim of serial killer John Gacy

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(KARE) -- A Chicago-area sheriff has identified another victim of notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy as a teenage runaway from St. Paul.  

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No updates in case where young man was found dead in Sawyer County

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The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office says there are no new details in the death of a 21-year-old man who authorities found face down along a road in June.  

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Gov. Dayton on Minneapolis officer-involved shooting: "It's a horrible tragedy" Video included

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The officer's body cam was not recording at the time of the incident, prompting Governor Dayton to call on a review of police body cam policies in the state.

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Transcripts of Justine Damond 911 call released

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The conversation with a Minneapolis Police dispatcher at 11:27 p.m. Saturday night reads as follows:

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Woman called 911 twice before fatal shooting

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Judge rejects Dayton veto of Legislature funding

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A Ramsey County judge has ruled in favor of the Minnesota House and Senate in a lawsuit against Governor Mark Dayton.

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Haze from British Columbia wildfires settles over Minnesota Video included

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A rough wildfire season in British Columbia has led to the evacuation of 40,000 residents, and left dozens of homes destroyed. 

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Sheriff: 40K mink release 'an act of domestic terrorism'

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(KARE) -- Fur Commission USA, the mink farming industry group, announced Tuesday a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrests and conviction of the perpetrators. 

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Duluth Business University announces closure

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Duluth Business University announced it plans to close after 126 years educating those in the Northland.   

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Fire up the grill, it's National Hot Dog Day!

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On Wednesday, America sets aside a day to celebrate one of its favorite foods. 

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Google adds new security protections

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Google wants to prevent another massive phishing attack like the one that targeted Google Docs users earlier this year. 

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Chipotle store closes after another health concern

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A Chipotle restaurant in the state of Virginia closed Monday after an undisclosed number of people got sick.

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GOP Senators, Trump will meet to discuss healthcare

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President Trump has invited Senate Republicans to the White House Wednesday after a second failed attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare.  

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Iron Range forum Wednesday aims to stop drug abuse

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Authorities are taking a big step Wednesday to squash the growing drug epidemic in St. Louis County. 

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MPD to review body cam policy after fatal shooting

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Police in Minneapolis say they are re-evaluating their policy on body cameras following the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by an officer. 

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Deadline passes to file for Duluth City Council and School Board candidacy

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Tuesday was the last day for people in Duluth to file their candidacy for city council and school board seats.

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Mineral withdrawal proposal gets second public hearing in St. Paul Video included

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In St. Paul Tuesday night -- a hearing about the future of mining near the Boundary Waters. 

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Iron Range stays home as St. Paul hosts hearing on proposed land withdrawal Video included

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While many people were in St. Paul Tuesday evening to express their concerns over the federally proposed land withdrawal, many Iron Rangers, most of them staunch mining supporters, decided to boycott the hearing. 

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Minnesota BCA collects DNA in hopes of identifying missing persons Video included

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A renewed effort came Tuesday in Duluth, to help find people who went missing a long time ago.

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Former Duluth youth pastor charged for alleged criminal sexual conduct

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In Duluth, a man has been charged after two victims came forward accusing their then youth pastor of sexual assault.  In June, Ellis Simmons was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. In 2002, when the first victim was thirteen, she told police she was sexually assaulted twice. Then in 2005, the second victim came forward and said Simmons sexually assaulted her while he was babysitting her.  Police say Simmons has already s... More>>

Special session to be held on Park Point bathrooms Video included

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Upon examining the plans, city councilor Gary Anderson proposed to table the bill at the city council meeting on Monday

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DPD outfitting officers with more tools to prevent contact with fentanyl Video included

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Opioid abuse and addiction has slowly but surely been creeping it's way into our communities.  

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Arrest warrant still out for drug bust suspect

Byron Robinson was arrested after police s discovered 11 grams of fentanyl, scales and the narcotic pre-packaged for alleged sale.

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Public's help needed in solving Hibbing homicide

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Investigators want to speak with anyone who may have had any contact with Brian Nelson, the victim in the homicide between the Saturday night of July 8th through Monday July 10th. 

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Young girl dies, boy fights for life after MN siblings contract E. coli

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(KARE) -- A young Minnesota boy is fighting for his life after contracting a toxin producing bacteria -- one that killed his sister on Sunday.  

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Crash on Blatnik bridge causes backup on I-35

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Traffic was backed up to the southbound ramp to the Blatnik on I-35 for a time but was cleared by shortly after noon. 

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Fire damages Barnum home

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According to the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, authorities were called to the 3800 block of North Street just after 3 a.m. Tuesday. 

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Guilty plea for Siren man accused of making terroristic threats on Facebook

It was May 9 when his Facebook post was found, prompting the Grantsburg School District to close and evacuate, as well as schools in Siren and Webster to go into lock down.

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Michigan government accounts block hundreds on Twitter

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Nearly 800 Twitter accounts have been blocked or muted by Michigan state government accounts, which some argue violates First Amendment rights.

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Abuse victim moving on after Hastert release

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The Latest on the release of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert from a Minnesota federal prison and transfer to a Chicago re-entry facility (all times local):

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Vikings to hold final Mankato training camp after 52 years

The Minnesota Vikings say the 52nd training camp in Mankato will be their last one away from headquarters.

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Father of woman killed by officer pleads for justice

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(KARE) A father's grief echoed across the globe early Tuesday, calling for justice in the fatal shooting of his daughter at the hands of a Minneapolis Police officer. Justine (Ruszczyk) Damond's father John Ruszczyk told reporters in Sydney, Australia Tuesday that Justine "was a beacon to all of us." He then asked that "the light of justice shine down on the circumstances of her death."

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Copper-nickel mining heads to St. Paul Tuesday

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It's a big day for a controversial topic affecting many people on the Iron Range, specifically near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. 

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Walmart apologizes for racial slur on website

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Walmart is apologizing for an offensive slur used by a third-party seller in a product listing on its website. 

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Nearly 70 new emojis to be released

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The new additions feature more inclusive roles for women, such as one wearing a headscarf and another breast-feeding. 

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Senate Republicans to introduce own state budget

Senate Republicans are getting ready to introduce their own version of the state budget as their stalemate with Assembly Republicans over transportation funding drags on.

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2 former Minnesota governors unhappy with biographies

Not all of Minnesota's former governors are happy with biographical plaques that went up this month next to their portraits at the recently restored state Capitol.

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Australians stunned by Minneapolis police shooting of woman

Australia's airwaves, newspapers and websites have been dominated by the death of a Sydney woman shot by police in Minneapolis.

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Justice Dept. weighs policies to up police property seizures

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department is developing policies that would increase police seizures of cash and property.

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Superior receives $1.3 million grant to restore Wisconsin Point Video included

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Linda Cadotte, Parks, Recreation, and Forestry director for Superior says a $1.375 million state grant from the Coastal Management Program, will fund environmental work at Wisconsin Point after years of planning and design. 

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UMD student competes on NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" Video included

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Drew and Dalton Knapp ran the challenging obstacle course in Denver more than a month ago, but Monday night, friends and Warrior fans could watch as one brother reached the finish line.

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Summer rains slow down harvest for Wisconsin loggers Video included

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Some of the wettest weather on record in the Northland is causing significant problems for Wisconsin's logging industry. KBJR 6 found out how loggers are coping with this setback. 

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Duluth firefighters now required to have EMT licenses Video included

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The change comes down to a formality. Previously, EMT education or experience would suffice, but now firefighters must be formally EMT-licensed.

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Windy conditions mean increased risk of rip currents Video included

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To Minnesota Sea Grant extension educator Jesse Schomberg, August 17th 2003 was a turning point for Duluth. "It was kind of a big eye-opener for a lot of folks in this area that we actually do have rip currents on Park Point and in Lake Superior," he said.

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Battling gypsy moths in Northwestern Wisconsin Video included

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Pilots will spray the tree tops with pheromones to confuse adult gypsy moths and reduce their rate of reproduction.

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Walker signs 11 bills to fight opioids

Gov. Scott Walker has signed nearly a dozen bills designed to combat opioid addiction at stops around the state.

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Vandals release 35,000 mink from Minnesota pelt farm

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Authorities are investigating vandalism at a mink farm in Stearns County.

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Update: Duluth McDonald's reopens after CO2 leak

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People were evacuated from a McDonald's Restaurant in Duluth after what authorities are calling a carbon dioxide leak. 

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Minneapolis police officer who shot, killed woman identified

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - (KARE) -- The Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed a woman who called 911 has been identified.  According to police sources, the officer has been identified as Mohamed Noor.  

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