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Formal charges filed in fatal Carlton County shooting

A 32-year-old man has been formally charged after allegedly killing a man during a shooting in Carlton County over the weekend.

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DFLers stages House floor sit-in, want stronger gun laws

A Democratic lawmaker is holding a 24-hour sit-in on the Minnesota House floor to protest the lack of action on gun legislation this year.

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UPDATE: Former Superior Battalion Chief's death result of suicide

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Erik Sutton died last Wednesday at the age of 46. Sutton spent 20 years with the Superior Fire Department, most recently serving as battalion chief.   He retired earlier this year.

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35 Duluthians to attend opening ceremony of new lynching memorial in Alabama

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The memorial commemorates 4,400 victims of lynching that were documented either in the local newspapers, death certificates or obituaries. 

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Minnesota woman seriously injured in hit and run, police searching for driver

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A woman is recovering from serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Cass County late Sunday night. 

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Famous musician visits Ironwood, uses song to fight bullying Video included

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The writer of the popular children's song "Puff the Magic Dragon" is promoting anti-bullying throughout the world. Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, made an appearance in Ironwood, Mich. on Monday afternoon where hundreds of students in a one-of-a-kind learning experience. 

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Historic Ironwood Theatre in need of a new roof, fundraising $90k Video included

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The Historic Ironwood Theatre is "Raising the Roof," which is the name of their current fundraiser to gather funds for a new roof.

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UPDATE: Administrative law judge rules on Enbridge

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An administrative law judge says Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route rather than the company's preferred route.áá

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UPDATE: One dead in fatal Carlton County shooting

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Authorities say one of the victims in a weekend shooting in Carlton County has now died.

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UPDATE: 82 year old man dies after falling through ice on Prairie Lake

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Authorities say a Wright, Minnesota man has died after falling through the ice Monday afternoon in Fine Lakes Township.

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Crews battle grass fire near Duluth

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Firefighters were called to an area about 2 miles south of I-35 on Becks Road late Monday afternoon.

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Duluth Lakewalk storm damage cost estimated at $600K-$700K

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The city of Duluth will update the public Monday morning on the damage and restoration plan for the Lakewalk following the April snow storm. 

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MN Slip cleanup idled

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In January, the William A. Irvin was moved away from the seawalls so the Army Corps of Engineers could replace some of the crumbling seawalls with new sheet metal piling.  

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Top GOPer proposes major change for sexual harassment cases

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A powerful House Republican is proposing a drastic change to state law that would make it easier to prosecute sexual harassment.

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UPDATE: Police: Waffle House suspect arrested

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   Authorities announced that 29-year-old Travis Reinking, was taken into custody Monday.

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Woman held in 2 deaths likely to be extradited to Florida

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Fifty-six-year-old Lois Riess is being held in the Cameron County jail in South Texas on Florida charges that include murder with a firearm. 

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11 Northern Minnesota companies penalized for violating pollution laws

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11 Northland companies make up just over 15% of the state's cases against companies that violated pollution laws in the first quarter of 2018. 

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Rukavina not seeking re-election

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A familiar name in Minnesota politics will not seek re-election.  St. Louis County Commissioner Tom Rukavina will retire at the end of his term, according to his assistant.  

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Parts of West Skyline to close for construction

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Drivers will have to steer clear of one of Duluth's popular scenic overlooks this season. 

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UMD Students host 'Go Green at Glensheen' event Video included

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As part of an Earth Day celebration, Glensheen Mansion hosted a 'Go Green' Event.

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Hundreds walk for Autism Awareness in the Northland Video included

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Hundreds of people walked the indoor track at Hermantown high school for a worthy cause Sunday morning.  The Autism Walk Northland raises thousands of dollars each year for free autism programs in our area.  

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Volunteers helped clean up Skyline Parkway in honor of Earth Day Video included

In honor of Earth Day, Duluth Experience hosted an opportunity to clean up Skyline Parkway. Those interested met up at the Lake Superior Brewing parking lot and headed out to the parkway. Cleanup supplies were provided. 

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With water levels on the rise, experts urge caution when adventuring outdoors. Video included

With water levels on the rise, experts urge caution when adventuring outdoors. With water levels on the rise, experts urge caution when adventuring outdoors.
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Spring has officially arrived in the Northland. 
But with these warm temperatures, there comes a risk of flooding and swelling in some of the streams and rivers.  

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Al Franken to make first public appearance since resignation Video included

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(CNN)-- Former U.S. Senator, Al Franken has scheduled his first public appearance since leaving Congress last year. 

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Local artist unveils 1918 fire mural in Moose Lake Museum Video included

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100 years after the fire scorched 250,000 acres of Carlton County, one local artist is sharing the history of the 1918 fire in a new mural.

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Annual Cut-A-Thon raises money for Duluth non-profit Video included

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Everyone who got their hair cut from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday helped donate to a special cause. 

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'Clean and Green' season kicks off with beach clean up Video included

With warmer spring temperatures finally making its way into the Northland, the City of Duluth is encouraging the community to get outdoors and make a difference.   

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Duluth officials to update public on Lakewalk April storm damage Video included

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The City will provide an update on the April 14-15 storm, cleanup efforts.

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Lincoln Park Middle hosts Special Olympics competition Video included

Athletes from across Minnesota had the chance to put their skills to the test Saturday. Lincoln Park Middle School hosted the 30th Minnesota Special Olympics Tri-Fecta Area III Games. 

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2 people hospitalized in Iron Range house fire Video included

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According to Friends of the Northland FireWire, crews responded to the 500 block of 8th Street South around 12:50 Saturday afternoon.

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Gala raises thousands for Douglas County Humane Society

The Superior community is coming together to support its furry friends Saturday. The Humane Society of Douglas County hosts its annual "Paws for Love" gala at UW-Superior's Yellowjacket Union. 

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Twin Ports celebrates Earth Day with Art Gallery Hop

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The community has the chance to tour local galleries, visit with studio artists and watch demonstrations.

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North Korea sets stage for talks, halts nuclear - ICBM tests

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Here's the latest on North Korea saying it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.

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Twin donates kidney to give sister a second chance Video included

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April is donate life month, meant to honor organ donors and raise awareness of the hundreds of thousands across the country, waiting for the gift of life. 

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Northland veterans cemetery nearing completion Video included

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The closest veterans cemetery to Duluth, in Minnesota, is in Little Falls, about 150 miles away. 

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UPDATE: Police: Semi blew tire on London Road

Crews were called to London Road shortly before 1 p.m. on Friday near 40th Avenue East.

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Minnesota judge orders release of files in Wetterling case

A Minnesota judge has ordered the release of state files on the 27-year investigation into the kidnapping and murder of Jacob Wetterling.

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Cloquet, Carlton High School students participate in nationwide walkout

Cloquet High School seniors organized a walk-out on Friday in light of the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. 

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Grandma's Marathon to eliminate event waste

Grandma's Marathon is taking steps to eliminate all waste and host an eco-friendly event. 

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75,000 ladybugs released in Mall of America to help keep plants healthy Video included

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Children in the Bloomington area were able to help release 75,000 ladybugs inside the Mall of America.

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ASK A TROOPER: Is it illegal for horns to not work?

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Question: I noticed that the horn on my vehicle does not work. Is there a law that that says a vehicle must have a working horn and when it can be used?

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Mental, physical health of firefighters assessed by CSS students in partnership Video included

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Graduate students are putting Duluth Firefighters through the ringer. 

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Hundreds of bikes for sale at annual Continental's swap

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If you want some new wheels to get out and enjoy the beautiful weekend ahead, Continental Ski and Bike will be hosting its annual Bike Swap this weekend. 

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Roads to close Saturday for Fitger's 5K race

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Hundreds of runners will be cruising through downtown Duluth Saturday, and that means road closures throughout the morning. 

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Fugitive Minnesota grandmother caught in Texas

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX (KARE 11) - Authorities have arrested fugitive Lois Riess Thursday night on South Padre Island, Texas.

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Prayer service helps launch shipping season

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The ceremony featured a musical tribute to mariners, and a ceremony of blessing for all in the maritime industry.

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Going out-of-business sales start Friday at Younkers and Herberger's stores

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Going out-of-business sales start Friday at Younkers and Herberger's stores after their parent company filed for bankruptcy. 

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Recent weather slows down maple tree tapping process

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One month behind schedule.  That's what one maple syrup business in the Northland is saying about this season's sap tapping. The culprit? the unusual extended winter weather. "Duluth has become a real hub of maple syrup production in the last decade or two," said Farmer Doug.  Farmer Doug has been tapping trees for maple syrup for the past 40 years but being that this business is weather dependent he says this season has by far been the slowest one yet. ... More>>

Leah Phifer supporters weigh in on decision to not run in Aug. primary

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Two organizations in support of Phifer's message say she brought forward perspectives that will be missed. 

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Campgrounds near Cass Lake to open later due to weather conditions

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Officials with the Chippewa National Forest say they won't be opening some of their campgrounds anytime soon due to the amount of snow in the area. 

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Rural township says no to annexation

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Mayor of Moose Lake, Ted Shaw says the city has heard rumors for nearly 70 years about the possible annexation of the Moose Lake Township.

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Hundreds gather for Early Childhood Summit

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From teachers to principals, members of the Northland education community  were meeting to discuss new ways to improve how our children learn.

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UPDATE: Prosecutor closes Prince death case; no charges

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The prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died says he's filing no criminal charges in the musician's death.

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New agreement could unlock School Trust lands in BWCAW

Thousands of acres of School Trust lands have been landlocked within the Boundary Waters for decades. 

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KBJR 6 transmitter down on Wednesday night, where to watch missed episodes

On Wednesday night, the transmitter for KBJR 6 went down, which caused many viewers to miss some of their favorite prime time shows.

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Downtown events to cause traffic, road blocks and detours this weekend

Expect delays in Downtown Duluth this weekend as the Continental Ski Bike Swap and Fitger's 5K will be in full swing. 

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Police searching for suspect in "drive-by" shooting in Virginia

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Police say the adult male victim is believed to have been walking down 2nd Avenue South when he was shot in the leg.

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E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce expands

The CDC is warning you, if you have bagged, chopped romaine lettuce at home -- don't eat it.  

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Couple's house falling into Lake Michigan Video included

Living on the edge of Lake Michigan has become too dangerous for one Wisconsin couple.

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DFL candidate Leah Phifer drops out of 8th Congressional District race Video included

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8th Congressional District candidate Leah Phifer has decided to not move her candidacy forward into the DFL primary election.

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Bump stock company to stop making the device

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The company that invented and manufactures bump stocks is shutting down. 

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Fire damages Cloquet barn Video included

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The barn appears to be a total loss. No word yet on a cause.

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Bill Hanna, former writer for Mesabi Daily is doing well after one year heart transplant, wants to spread donation awareness Video included

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Donate Life Month is underway, and Fairview Range Medical Center is doing its part to raise awareness of the growing demand for organ donation.

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Port Wing boardwalk repairs waiting for spring thaw Video included

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After the first winter snowstorm of the season back in 2017, we introduced you to the Port Wing Boardwalk just months old and in ruins after October's waves eroded the beach and tore it apart.

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Cornucopia beach and marina preparing for the next winter storm Video included

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After the October storm many of the beaches on the South Shore suffered quite a bit of erosion and the folks here tell me they can't even start repairs until everything thaws.

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St. Luke's holds annual blanket fundraiser Video included

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Volunteers at St. Luke's have you covered in more ways than one Wednesday, as the hospital is holding their annual blanket fundraiser. 

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Workshop helps Fond du Lac area students learn about law enforcement careers

An event at Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College is giving those with a future in law enforcement a better idea of of their options.

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New monkeys arrive at Lake Superior Zoo

The group, also known as a troop, is made up of one adult male and one adult female, named Videll and Kiwi respectively, as well as their baby named Zingo, who is less than one year old. 

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Flags ordered at half staff to honor Barbara Bush

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 The flags will fly at half-staff until sunset on the day of burial.

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Revitalizing Carnegie Library could help Superior grow Video included

One of Superior's oldest buildings is set to get a major face lift in the coming months, and with it could come a revitalized space to help small businesses and entrepreneurs grow.  

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Low unemployment rate creates recruitment issues for employers

The unemployment rate for Duluth is hovering just under four percent, which workforce experts say can actually be a problem.

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St. Luke's holds annual fundraiser

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The hospital is selling several different style quilts and blankets, as well as pillows, all at a reduced cost. 

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Wisconsin lakes still ice covered prior to fishing opener Video included

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One rental cabin owner weighs in on how the late ice out will impact his business.

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Here's how you can help the birds in your yard following the snow storm

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With more winter weather on the way Wednesday, there are a few things you can do to help wildlife survive through this difficult time.

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Gov. Dayton declares Wednesday as UMD Men's Hockey National Champions Day

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Cheers for UMD men's hockey team will be heard statewide Wednesday. 

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Passenger of drunk wrong-way driver speaks out following deadly I-35 crash Video included

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Emotions are still running high for Abigail Ptasnik, who was in the passenger seat of a wrong-way Toyota 4Runner two weeks ago on I-35 in Duluth.

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Road closures begin Wednesday for Superior St. reconstruction

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Downtown Duluth will be a bit harder to navigate starting Wednesday morning.

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Junior League of Duluth gives over $13K to non-profits

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The Junior League of Duluth says its purpose is educational and charitable, and Tuesday night the League celebrated giving over $13,000 in donations to several area non-profit organizations. 

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Superior City Council investigating fire hall contractor bid Video included

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The contractor with the lowest bid for heating, ventilation and air conditioning or HVAC and Plumbing has been called into question and is now being reviewed by the Superior City Council.

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush has died, according to a NBC News report, citing a family spokesperson.

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UPDATE: Cloquet Superintendent addresses concerns after lockdown Video included

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Schools in the Cloquet area decided to secure access in and out of the schools until the suspect was located Tuesday morning, even through there was no direct threat made to the schools or a specific person.

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Superior City Council to discuss bidding dispute for new fire hall

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The council pushed back their decision on hiring the lowest bidder, KBK Systems of Ashland, Wisconsin after questions were raised. 

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Ely awarded more than half a million in grants for infrastructure improvements

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Ely has received a $550,000 grant to help with infrastructure improvements. 

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The Latest: Tugboat blamed in Great Lakes pipeline damage

The Latest on damage to oil pipelines and electric cables in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac (all times local):

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UPDATE: Dayton appoints Democratic Rep. Thissen to Supreme Court

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Thissen replaces Justice David Stras, a Republican judge who was confirmed to the federal bench earlier this year.

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MN woman on the run after allegedly killing 2 people Video included

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Police have released new video of a Minnesota woman suspected of killing two people in less than a month. 

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Ramp closures expected this week in Duluth

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There are a couple closures you'll want to know about before heading out the door Tuesday. 

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Input sought on new World War I memorial Video included

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Input is being sought on the design of the new memorial, which will be built in Memorial Park.

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3 injured in Minnesota elementary school knife attack Video included

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In central Minnesota, shocking violence Monday inside an elementary school.

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25th Annual Empty Bowl event is Tuesday Video included

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The 25th Annual Empty Bowl event is Tuesday, but Monday night at The Depot, there was a chance for people to get a head start on fundraising. 

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Duluth Lakewalk frozen over, city officials asking people to stay clear Video included

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Lake Superior's thrashing waters created a layer of ice on anything the waves hit, causing dangerous conditions along Duluth's Lakewalk.

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Ashland digs out after blizzard conditions Video included

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Ashland, Wisconsin is digging itself out after blizzard conditions dumped more than a foot of snow on the city, shutting down part of its main highway. 

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After endorsement failure, and primary looming, what lies ahead in the race for the 8th Video included

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 Adding confusion, the leading candidate on all 10 ballots says she might not run in the impending August primary. 

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Stay of adjudication in electronic solicitation of minor case

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A man charged with electronic solicitation of a minor was given a stay of adjudication on Monday in St. Louis County court.  

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SLIDESHOW: Record snowfall buries Northland in April storm

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What do April snowstorms bring in May? That thought may have crossed many minds as Northlanders woke up on Sunday and Monday during a spring snowstorm.

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UPDATE: US Highway 2 back open along Chequamegon Bayfront following temporary closure

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US Highway 2 was declared impassable Sunday morning due to "extreme weather conditions".

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Snow to taper off Monday, lake effect likely for U.P. Video included

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There will be some lingering light snow showers through the early morning hours, then we will see the snow diminish from west to east late Monday morning.

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Suspect pleads guilty to murder of Duluth college student

Noah Baker, 20, pleaded guilty to second degree murder on Friday. 

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Lane closures begin on I-35 in Pine County for construction project

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Some major construction work starting on I-35 on Monday could cause some backups come the busy summer travel season. 

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Local attorneys set to showcase talents at LawLawPalooza fundraiser Video included

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LawLawPalooza is back in Duluth and local attorneys and judges will be showcasing their hidden talents at the event on Friday night.

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Minnesota firehouse opens doors during blizzard for prom

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Firefighters came to the rescue for a group of Minnesota high school students when a blizzard struck during their prom.

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Public input needed on Duluth World War One memorial

The remembrance will honor those who lost their lives during the war, and it will be built in Memorial Park. 

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Duluth's Superior Street closures delayed until Wednesday

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This nasty snowstorm is pushing back a major Duluth construction project. 

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7 inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting

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(AP) -- A South Carolina prisons spokesman says seven inmates are dead and 17 others required outside medical attention after hours of fighting inside a maximum security prison. 

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Toddler among three dead in early morning crash on I-35

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The State Patrol says Dame allegedly had alcohol in his system at the time of the crash.

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Severe winter weather doesn't stop circus goers Video included

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Lions, clowns, and snow, three things all present during the annual Duluth Circus.  

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Late season ice off could lead to some good fishing Video included

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Fishing opener is right around the corner, but the lingering cold has caused the ice on the lakes to stick around. Although anglers could be concerned about the ice cover the D-N-R says there is a silver lining.

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Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

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HOUSTON (AP) -- A family spokesman says former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment. 

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SLIDESHOW: Wind, waves pummel Northland during spring snowstorm Video included

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What season are we in again? 

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No injuries when snow causes Wisconsin hotel roof collapse

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ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) -- Officials say no one was hurt when heavy snow caused part of a hotel roof to collapse in northeastern Wisconsin.

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Weather causes delays, cancellations at Duluth International Airport

Flights headed across the Upper Midwest are being delayed due to the April snow storm. 

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Minnesota firm tries to solve metal pollution with peat

A northern Minnesota company says it's developed a natural, cheap technology to reduce heavy metal contamination in waterways.

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Candidates to continue campaign to be DFL nominee for 8th Dist. Congressional seat Video included

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Several DFL candidates for Minnesota's 8th District Congressional Seat spoke out Sunday saying they would continue campaigns following no endorsement at the 8th District DFL Convention Saturday.

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Hundreds of crashes reported across Minnesota, flight delays and cancellations continue

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Between midnight Friday and 10 a.m. Sunday, the Minnesota State Patrol responded to 405 crashes on state highways.

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City officials recommend staying away from Lakewalk Trail in Canal Park

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The city says fierce winds have covered the trail (boardwalk and paved sections), benches and large boulders with thick layers of ice in addition to gravel and other debris that may have been pushed inland.

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DFL Convention ends in no endorsement for 8th congressional district Video included

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The DFL will not be endorsing a candidate for the 8th Congressional race ahead of the primaries. After more than 12 hours and 10 votes the DFL was deadlocked. The delegates needed to come up with a 60 percent majority to determine an endorsement and even when they narrowed the field to 

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WARNING: Officials says use caution in Canal Park Video included

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The City of Duluth and the Duluth Police Department are advising people to use caution if you are in the Canal Park or Park Point area to observe the lake conditions caused by today's weather.  

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UWS hosts science fair for community members Video included

Children and families were invited to explore the world of science Saturday afternoon.  UW-Superior held a science fair in the hopes to get people interested in chemistry, biology, physics, geology, zoology, and astronomy. 

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Firefighters battle house fire in Virginia Video included

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The fire broke out around noon in the 1000 block of 6th Avenue North, according to Northland FireWire.

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Blizzard conditions shut down three of four runways at MSP, some flights diverted to Duluth Video included

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Dozens of flights had already been canceled or delayed due to the unseasonable spring storm in Minneapolis.

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Senator Tina Smith visits the Northland Video included

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Smith spoke about her focus as a Senator, and weighed in on the 8th district race.

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President Trump: U.S. strikes on Syria

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Trump: U.S. strikes on Syria.

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Grand Rapids to build two new elementary schools Video included

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The Grand Rapids School District is moving forward on a $69 million expansion plan, after voters narrowly approved the district's referendum. The math is elementary: 3249 votes plus one referendum equals $69 million for ISD 318. 

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Democratic side of the 8th District race to gain some clarity this weekend Video included

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It's been a tight race in years past, and this year it once again looks to be another photo finish.  

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Students mourn "death" of UW-Superior

The program was intended as a protest of sorts. UW-Superior administration announced plans last year to suspend 25 academic programs due to low enrollment, and poor graduation rates.

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Duluth student wins LSC Trig Star competition

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 Lake Superior College hosted area high school students in a Trig Star competition on Friday.  

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PHOTOS: Hail hits southern Wisconsin as strong storms move through

There are reports of hail in Richland Center as a severe thunderstorm moves through several counties of southern Wisconsin.  Some WKOW viewers sent pictures of hail that fell in Richland Center. 

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T-Mobile service available near Grand Portage

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Getting away from it all just got a little more difficult.

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Minnesota State Patrol warns of dangerous driving conditions this weekend

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The message is simple:  Be careful on the roads if you have to travel this weekend. 

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U.S., Wisconsin flags ordered at half-staff for fallen soldier

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has ordered all U.S. and Wisconsin state flags be flown at half-staff on Saturday from sunrise to sunset as a symbol of honor and respect for Master Sergeant Jonathan Dunbar. 

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ASK A TROOPER: Troopers wearing safety vests at crash scene

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Question: What is your policy on troopers wearing the high visible safety vests while at a crash scene?

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2-ton sections of iconic Mackinac Bridge up for sale

A chunk of the Mackinac Bridge can be yours if you can get it home - which is easier said than done.

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UMD Gold Medalists welcomed back to Duluth Video included

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It's been almost two months since the USA Women's hockey team beat Canada in a dramatic shootout in this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea.  The pair is now back in the Northland showing off their hardware.  

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Mauer becomes third Twin to reach 2k career hits

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Minnesota Twins slugger Joe Mauer hit a career milestone Thursday night, as he notched his 2,000th career hit.

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WLSSD to collect unwanted medications for free

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Unused medication left lying around can be dangerous for you, your kids or even your pets.   

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Bent Paddle opens new taproom Video included

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Bent Paddle opened their new taproom Thursday.  

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Foxconn contractors talk to Superior businesses Video included

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Businesses in northwest Wisconsin Thursday learned how they could get work constructing the Foxconn plant south of Milwaukee.  

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First saltie of the season arrives in Twin Ports Video included

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The first saltie of the new shipping season has arrived. 

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Former East B-ball legend-turned-pro sets sights on needs of Northland youth

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A former East High basketball player with a storied college and overseas career is working to make the future bright for the Northland's next generation of basketball stars.

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Duluth city leaders weigh in on Airbnb tax agreement

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City leaders say, once signed, the tax agreement allows the company to collect tourist taxes on behalf of its Duluth hosts, and turnover the revenue directly to the City.

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Officials warn of "Home and Builders Show" scam e-mail

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Some of the exhibitors have received e-mails about purchasing a list of attendees from the Home and Builder show.

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Sen. Baldwin secures $17 M in WI flood damage repairs

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That includes nearly $1.2 million for road and highway repairs in Bayfield, Sawyer, Ashland, Iron, and Douglas Counties.

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Cloquet Police Warning about Phone Scam

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The Cloquet Police Department is warning neighbors in the area about phone scams. 

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Brick breaking kicks off Superior St. reconstruction Video included

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As Duluth said goodbye to its downtown bricks, Superior St. businesses remember what the community was like before the 1985 project.

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911 Lifesaver Awards recognize St. Louis County's everyday heroes

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There are those who find themselves in the midst of an emergency, and their responses can be the difference between life and death.

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter launched into circulation Video included

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A part of the Wisconsin Northland will now be in millions of American's pockets after a new quarter program was launched in Red Cliff on Wednesday. 

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Former sheriff running to represent Itasca, Cass counties at State Capitol

Former sheriff running to represent Itasca, Cass counties at State Capitol Former sheriff running to represent Itasca, Cass counties at State Capitol
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The former Itasca County Sheriff has announced he's running for the District 5B seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

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Tornado drills scheduled Thursday in Minnesota and Wisconsin

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Don't be alarmed if you hear tornado sirens sounding across Minnesota and Wisconsin Thursday. 

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UPDATE: Power restored to most in East Duluth

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The lights are back on for more than 1,700 of Duluth's Minnesota Power customers Thursday morning. 

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Duluth City Council approves Airbnb tax agreement resolution

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The Duluth City Council passed a resolution Monday night authorizing the city to enter into a tax collection agreement with Airbnb, the world's leading community-driven hospitality company, according to the city of Duluth.

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Residents of District 318 approve funding for two new elementary schools Video included

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The Grand Rapids area is set to welcome two new elementary schools along with the renovation of an existing school in Cohasset. This comes after a pretty close vote to approve a 69 million dollar referendum was passed on Tuesday. Officials with the district are very happy with the outcome because for the past several years they have expressed their concerns about not having enough space for all of the students in the district. A similar referendum did not pass in 2015, but las... More>>

Miller Hill Subaru donates to Animal Allies in Duluth Video included

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On Wednesday, Miller Hill Subaru spokespeople paid a visit to Animal Allies' Duluth headquarters to deliver an $8,800 check.

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New website aims to put Northland health data in one location

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Officials say compiled data, including demographic data and disparities, are organized in a way that sheds light on potential issues in a more pinpointed fashion.

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Duluth political analyst weighs in on Speaker Ryan's decision Video included

After 20 years in Congress, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says this term will be his last.  As of Wednesday morning, Speaker Ryan joins a growing list of Republican representatives not seeking re-election. 

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Heart transplant recipient helps raise flag to honor organ donors Video included

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Dozens gathered outside Essentia Health St. Mary's today to celebrate and thank those who've given others a second chance at life. 

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Bemidji woman dead after stabbing, high-speed chase

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It started just after 10 p.m. in Eckles Township, along Alps Court Northwest, on the Bemidji KOA Campgrounds.

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Your child could be hiding drugs in the bedroom

Parents, do you know what's in your teen's bedroom? Chippewa Valley police and school officials are helping you figure out signs of where your child could potentially be hiding drugs.

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Gov. Walker signs bill inspired by March 22 shooting

Governor Scott Walker has signed a bill into law that was inspired by the March 22 shooting.

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VP Pence calls Ryan 'true patriot'

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Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan will be making an announcement at 9 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday.

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SLIDESHOW: Animal lovers celebrate National Pet Day

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Northland pet owners are sharing the cuteness of their four-legged friends, and we want to share it with you! 

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NWS: Not the first time we've waited awhile to reach 50 degrees

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Winter just can't seem to lose its grip on Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. 

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Fans celebrate with Bulldogs at Amsoil Arena Video included

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It was another exciting night to be a Bulldogs fan. 

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Trump says missiles 'will be coming' to Syria

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After Russia warned the United States against military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump says missiles "will be coming."

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Wild begin playoffs against division rival

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The Minnesota Wild begin their quest for the team's first Stanley Cup Wednesday night. 

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Higher gas prices expected this summer

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The federal government estimates gas prices will be 14 percent higher this summer than last summer. 

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Voters in Grand Rapids approve funding for two new elementary schools

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Voters approved the first of two ballot questions, approving $69 million to build two new elementary schools and renovate an existing school in Cohasset.

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Duluth School District to address discipline disparities

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The Duluth School district is working on a plan to address disparities within its schools in the way students of color are disciplined. 

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Mayor Jim Paine says investing in neighborhoods, the outdoors is key to Superior's growth Video included

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In his first state of the city, and the city's first since 2010, Mayor Jim Paine spelled out his vision for Superior and why he believes he and the city are eager for the change. Paine came into office with optimism, and a hunger for change in the hopes the city felt the same.

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Duluth Coffee Company "roasting" wage gap with awareness

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They say currently - when all the beans are counted - women are making 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. 

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Renovations ongoing at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Video included

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Construction on Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, in Duluth is in full swing right now. This, after months of planning and fundraising after a fire ripped through the building.

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  • UPDATE: Former Superior Battalion Chief's death result of suicide

    UPDATE: Former Superior Battalion Chief's death result of suicide

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:18:09 GMT

    Erik Sutton died last Wednesday at the age of 46. Sutton spent 20 years with the Superior Fire Department, most recently serving as battalion chief.   He retired earlier this year.

    Erik Sutton died last Wednesday at the age of 46. Sutton spent 20 years with the Superior Fire Department, most recently serving as battalion chief.   He retired earlier this year.

  • 35 Duluthians to attend opening ceremony of new lynching memorial in Alabama

    35 Duluthians to attend opening ceremony of new lynching memorial in Alabama

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-04-24 14:29:06 GMT
    Equal Justice InitiativeEqual Justice Initiative

    The memorial commemorates 4,400 victims of lynching that were documented either in the local newspapers, death certificates or obituaries. 

    The memorial commemorates 4,400 victims of lynching that were documented either in the local newspapers, death certificates or obituaries. 

  • Get Outdoors: Tettegouche State Park

    Get Outdoors: Tettegouche State Park

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:59 AM EDT2018-04-24 12:59:42 GMT

    As temperatures warm up... people are looking to get back in the wilderness across the Northland. In this weeks Get Outdoors, Meteorologist Adam Lorch heads north... to check out one of the most scenic state parks along the North Shore. 

    As temperatures warm up... people are looking to get back in the wilderness across the Northland. In this weeks Get Outdoors, Meteorologist Adam Lorch heads north... to check out one of the most scenic state parks along the North Shore. 

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  • Police: Co-worker called Waffle House suspect 'paranoid'

    Police: Co-worker called Waffle House suspect 'paranoid'

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:39:06 GMT
    (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP). In this photo released by the Metro Nashville Police Department, Travis Reinking sits in a police car after being arrested in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, April 23, 2018. Police said Reinking opened fire at a...(Metro Nashville Police Department via AP). In this photo released by the Metro Nashville Police Department, Travis Reinking sits in a police car after being arrested in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, April 23, 2018. Police said Reinking opened fire at a...
    Authorities found a BMW stolen from a Nashville area car dealer at an apartment complex last week but say they didn't figure out who the culprit was until tragedy had struck.
    Authorities found a BMW stolen from a Nashville area car dealer at an apartment complex last week but say they didn't figure out who the culprit was until tragedy had struck.
  • The Latest: Prosecutor: Cosby used good rep to hurt women

    The Latest: Prosecutor: Cosby used good rep to hurt women

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:38:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby, left, arrives with his wife, Camille, for his sexual assault retrial, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby, left, arrives with his wife, Camille, for his sexual assault retrial, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the 12th day of his sexual assault retrial, and closing arguments and deliberations are expected.
    Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the 12th day of his sexual assault retrial, and closing arguments and deliberations are expected.
  • Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

    Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:37:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this April 4, 2011 file photo, a Southwest Airlines plane sits in a remote area of the Yuma International Airport, after the plane had a section of fuselage tear from the plane during a flight in Yuma, Ariz....(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this April 4, 2011 file photo, a Southwest Airlines plane sits in a remote area of the Yuma International Airport, after the plane had a section of fuselage tear from the plane during a flight in Yuma, Ariz....
    Until last week, Southwest Airlines had a string of 47 years without a passenger dying in an accident, but it has also paid millions in fines over safety.
    Until last week, Southwest Airlines had a string of 47 years without a passenger dying in an accident, but it has also paid millions in fines over safety.
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  • AP Interview: Iran says if US exits deal, it likely will too

    AP Interview: Iran says if US exits deal, it likely will too

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:22 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:22:08 GMT
    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is warning the Trump administration that pulling out from the Iran nuclear deal would undermine talks with North Korea by proving that America reneges on its promises.
    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is warning the Trump administration that pulling out from the Iran nuclear deal would undermine talks with North Korea by proving that America reneges on its promises.
  • Deadliest mass slayings in recent Canadian history

    Deadliest mass slayings in recent Canadian history

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:20:49 GMT
    (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP). A man lays a flower at a memorial along Yonge Street, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Toronto, the day after a driver drove a van down sidewalks, striking and killing numerous pedestrians in his path.(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP). A man lays a flower at a memorial along Yonge Street, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Toronto, the day after a driver drove a van down sidewalks, striking and killing numerous pedestrians in his path.
    Deadliest mass slayings in recent Canadian history.
    Deadliest mass slayings in recent Canadian history.
  • Trump warns: Iran will pay if it restarts nuclear program

    Trump warns: Iran will pay if it restarts nuclear program

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:39:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron pose for a photo in front of Mount Vernon, the home of President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Va., Monday, Ap...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron pose for a photo in front of Mount Vernon, the home of President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Va., Monday, Ap...
    A sit-down between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference highlight the business portion of the French leader's second day in Washington.
    A sit-down between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference highlight the business portion of the French leader's second day in Washington.
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