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Nun's viral first pitch has a Duluth connection Nun's viral first pitch has a Duluth connection

Nun's viral first pitch has a Duluth connection

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A viral video making the rounds on social media features a special connection to Duluth.

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National Potato Day

Do you love all things potatoes? Well Sunday is National Potato Day!

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Your Green Life: UMD Free Store recycles student housing items Video included

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Reduce, Reduce, Recycle. That's what a new store on campus at UMD is hoping to accomplish as it takes student's old, still useful items, and put them back in the hands of new incoming students rather than in landfills. 

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Duluth neighborhoods celebrate 9th annual Hillfest

Duluth's Hillside neighborhooods celebrated the ninth annual Hillfest neighborhood street festival.

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Minnesota authorities working extra DWI shifts through Labor Day weekend Video included

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Now through Labor Day weekend, authorities are working overtime to curb the number of intoxicates drivers on Minnesota roadways.

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Air Quality Alert expires for Northern Minnesota Video included

A weekend-long Air Quality Alert expired at Noon Sunday as winds help to disperse lingering smoke in most areas. 

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Police recover puppy stolen from car in Chaska

Police have recovered an 11-week-old puppy stolen from a car in Chaska.

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Motorcyclist killed in crash with deer in northern Minnesota Video included

A motorcyclist was killed when he struck a deer head-on in northern Minnesota.

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Researchers continue to test for toxic algae in Lake Superior Video included

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Good news came from Meyers beach Saturday, as officials with the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore say levels of the most common toxins were not detected in the samples taken from an algae bloom in that area.

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Wisconsin confirms first human West Nile case of the year Video included

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says the case was confirmed in a Dane County resident.

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Minnesota company gives 'fur-ternity leave' to pet parents Video included

A digital marketing company in Minneapolis has adopted a new policy that it calls "fur-ternity" leave, allowing employees with new pets to work from home.

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Minnesota Democrats endorse Ellison amid abuse allegation Video included

Minnesota Democrats are standing behind Rep. Keith Ellison and his bid for state attorney general, despite an allegation of domestic abuse from an ex-girlfriend.

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The happiest construction worker on Superior Street Video included

He may very well be the happiest construction worker around and he's got some moves to boot.

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Superior Street reconstruction project update

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Eight weeks left to go in phase one of the Superior Street reconstruction project.  

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LS&M Railroad gets nod for historical designation

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The future of the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad in Duluth may include honoring its historic legacy.

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Oliver Bridge to close during the day at end of month

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The Oliver Bridge, which connects Gary New Duluth to Oliver, Wisconsin, will see some daily closures in the coming weeks.

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Duluth Hillfest 2018 will see new attractions

Duluth's Hillside neighborhoods host 8th annual "Hillfest" Duluth's Hillside neighborhoods host 8th annual "Hillfest"
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Celebrating Duluth's East Hillside will be the name of the game this weekend. 

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Air quality alert issued in the Northland Video included

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The air quality advisory issued through Sunday is expected to reach levels considered unhealthy for sensitive people. 

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Golfers hit the links to "save Lester" Video included

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After this year, the future of Lester Park golf course is pretty much up in the air. The city has been in talks with a developer, to possibly sell the land. But one group called "Friends of Duluth Public Golf"  is trying to stop that.

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Superior to consider lowering marijuana possession penalty Video included

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City Councillor Craig Sutherland is drafting the ordinance and says possession would still be illegal. 

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I.C.E arrest, deport a man from Cloquet Video included

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42-year-old Pedro Aranda was arrested for immigration violations at a Carlton County golf course on August 9th. 

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Jury finds Duluth man guilty of Attempted Murder in 2017 home invasion

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A Duluth man is guilty in connection with a July 2017 home invasion and shooting in Lincoln Park, a St. Louis County jury ruled Thursday.

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Beer offer kept Minnesota man from jumping off bridge

Police say two Minnesota beer deliverymen prevented a suicidal man from jumping off an interstate bridge in St. Paul by offering the man a Coors Light.

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Northern Minnesota under air quality alert due to smoke

Residents in the northern half of Minnesota are being warned about poor air quality due to smoke from Canadian wildfires.

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Face of Minnesota's medical marijuana fight passes away

Face of Minnesota's medical marijuana fight passes away Face of Minnesota's medical marijuana fight passes away
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According to the Facebook group "Fighting for Amelia," she passed away Thursday after a hard-fought battle with Scn2a.

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Business owner hosts back to school drive

Some kids in Duluth are getting a helping hand before they head back to school. 

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation updates community on the Mission Creek project

MnDOT to update community on Mission Creek project MnDOT to update community on Mission Creek project
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A restoration project in Duluth which has already been delayed a year could be delayed even longer.

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Report: WI Great Lakes ports have $1.4 billion economic impact

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The study, which was done by an economic consulting firm, shows in 2017, ports across Wisconsin had a total economic impact of $1.4 billion while creating more than 7,400 jobs.

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Fight against Enbridge pipeline continues with protest Thursday

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Protesters gathered at St. Mary and Joseph's Church in Sawyer Thursday and marched to the Sawyer Community Center, where the Reservation Business Committee held an informational meeting about the replacement project.

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Gov. Dayton meets with interim head of Mesabi Metallics

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Governor Mark Dayton says he's encouraged following a conversation with the new head of Mesabi Metallics. 

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Police: Duluth man had sex chat with undercover agent posing as teen

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 Abrum Olson is charged with engaging in electronic communications relating or describing sexual conduct with a child, a felony.

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Memorial bench destroyed on Brighton Beach, owner looking for answers Video included

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The note or apology was left, and all the remains a week later, is a few skid marks, and an empty concrete slab. 

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Mesaba Ave. project to partially close busy intersection, ramp

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MnDOT spokespeople say the Mesaba Avenue reconstruction/bridge project will force part of the intersection at Mesaba Ave./Central Entrance/6th Avenue/Rice Lake Road to close this weekend.

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MnDOT to update community on Mission Creek project

MnDOT to update community on Mission Creek project MnDOT to update community on Mission Creek project
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to update the community Thursday night on the restoration efforts at Duluth's Mission Creek area. 

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Twin Ports restaurants to go head-to-head at 'Grill Wars' Thursday

Twin Ports restaurants to go head-to-head at 'Grill Wars' Thursday Twin Ports restaurants to go head-to-head at 'Grill Wars' Thursday
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A handful of Duluth restaurants will go head-to-head in Bayfront Park Thursday, competing for the "Best Burger" title.

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Fire breaks out at Chisholm apartment building

Fire breaks out at Chisholm apartment building Fire breaks out at Chisholm apartment building
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Crews battled flames at a Chisholm apartment building Wednesday night.

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Minnesota's next Lt. Governor will be of Native American decent

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Minnesota's next Lieutenant Governor could be from Duluth. Donna Bergstrom is Jeff Johnson's running mate on the Republican ticket for Governor.  

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Superior Fire Chief honored for response to Husky refinery explosion

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Superior's fire chief is being honored for his department's response to the Husky Energy explosion back in April. 

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High numbers in Tuesdays CD8 Primary Election could indicate busy polls in November Video included

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The race for the 8th Congressional District was just one of many areas that saw higher than average ballots cast, setting the stage for a wild three months until the general election.

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Minnesota experiences largest primary voter turnout in 24 years

Tuesday's primaries were record-setting in Minnesota with the biggest voter turnout in more than 20 years.

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Human error blamed for statewide 911 outage in Minnesota

Officials in Minnesota say human error was to blame for a statewide 911 outage earlier this month.

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Carter Hotel to be demolished

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A long-shuttered hotel in Downtown Duluth will soon be no more.

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Two found guilty in North Woods homicide

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A jury in Iron County has convicted two men in a Lac du Flambeau tribal member's death last year. 

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Lutsen Township cabin, bunkhouse destroyed by fire

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The Cook County Sheriff's Office says crews were called to an area near County Road 34 in Lutsen Township shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

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Duluth named top city for paycheck stretching and economic growth prospects

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Duluth is making a name for itself on the national stage. 

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Multiple Minnesota, Wisconsin candidates receive endorsements from Trump, Pence

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President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence took to their Twitter accounts to endorse multiple candidates running for major seats in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Wednesday morning. 

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Rip current warning issued for Park Point

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The Duluth Fire Department is warning swimmers to stay out of the water at Park Point on Wednesday. 

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Turnout in Wisconsin primary highest since 2002

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Turnout in Wisconsin's primary that saw hotly contested races among both Democrats and Republicans is the highest since 2002.

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Congdon Park rat infestation drops, school resumes normal operations

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Officials say the rat population that once infested areas under and around Congdon Park Elementary School in Duluth has "dropped substantially," allowing normal operations to resume. 

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Chisholm votes on mayor, open council spots

Chisholm votes on mayor, open council spots Chisholm votes on mayor, open council spots
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The City of Chisholm has weighed in on who should advance to the November ballot in a handful of primary races.

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$1M referendum fails in Ashland County

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Voters have turned down a referendum which would have increased property taxes for the next five years. 

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UPDATE: Power restored to hundreds in Duluth

UPDATE: Power restored to hundreds in Duluth UPDATE: Power restored to hundreds in Duluth
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Power has been restored to hundreds in Duluth after an outage affected the Enger Park area. 

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Minnesota primary turnout estimated highest in 24 years

Minnesota primary turnout estimated highest in 24 years Minnesota primary turnout estimated highest in 24 years
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Minnesota's long list of big races in Tuesday's primary sparked the biggest turnout in more than 20 years.

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Fire damages Superior home, displaces couple

Two people are without a place to live after their Superior home went up in flames Tuesday. Two people are without a place to live after their Superior home went up in flames Tuesday.
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Two people are without a place to live after their Superior home went up in flames Tuesday. 

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Lislegard advances in Minnesota House 6B race

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The candidates were running for the seat previously held by Jason Metsa, who decided to run for the 8th Congressional District Race. 

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Karin Housley wins GOP special election primary for Senate

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Karin Housley clinched the GOP primary win in a special US Senate race. 

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Leah Vukmir wins Wisconsin GOP Senate primary

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A state senator and close ally to Gov. Scott Walker has defeated a former Marine who cast himself as a political outsider in Wisconsin's Republican primary for U.S. Senate. 

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Ellison wins Democratic primary for Minnesota Attorney General

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U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison has won Minnesota's Democratic primary for attorney general. Ellison defeated four other candidates to win Tuesday's primary days after a former girlfriend accused him of domestic abuse. 

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Tina Smith wins Minnesota's special Democratic primary

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Sen. Tina Smith has won Minnesota's Democratic primary to finish the final two years of former Sen. Al Franken's term.

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Jim Newberger wins US Senate GOP primary

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Newberger was challenged by  Rocky De La Fuente, Rae Hart Anderson, and Merrill Anderson.

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Amy Klobuchar wins Democratic primary for Minnesota's Senate race

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Duluth, MN -- In a crowded field, Amy Klobuchar has won the Democratic primary for Minnesota's Senate race.

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Walker wins Wisconsin Republican primary

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has dispensed with a nominal GOP challenger as he awaits the winner of a crowded Democratic primary. 

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Several St. Louis County precincts reporting ballot shortage

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The Mesabi Daily News reports the city of Eveleth polling station ran out of ballots around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. They had 400 ballots on hand to start.

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Burial service for Korean War soldier nothing short of a 'miracle' Video included

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It has been 68 years since Army Sgt. First Class Rufus Ketchum touched American soil. His family says it's nothing short of a miracle that he's now back home.

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Voters head to polls for primaries Video included

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Primary day is officially here. And across the Twin Ports, the ballots that will decide who goes head-to-head in November are being cast.

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Duluth School District asking for renewal of levy, two other increases on November ballot Video included

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The Duluth School District will be asking voters on the ballot for a renewal of an operating levy, along with two other increases that would raise taxes in the name of smaller class sizes.  

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Two hospitalized in I-35 collision

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Two women are recovering from non-life threatening injuries after a collision on I-35 Tuesday afternoon.

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Downtown Duluth robbery suspect arrested

According to police, officers were called to the 200 block of West Superior Street shortly after 9 p.m. for a person being robbed by a group of people.  

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2 found guilty in Wisconsin pipeline protest case

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A jury has found two people guilty of disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer following a protest at Enbridge Energy's Line 3 construction site in Wisconsin last summer. 

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Mayflies swarm West Duluth gas station Video included

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The video of the short-lived insects was taken at the Kwik Trip on Grand Avenue.

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What you need to know before voting in the August Primary

What you need to know before voting in the August Primary What you need to know before voting in the August Primary
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Voters in Minnesota and Wisconsin will make their voices heard Tuesday in a highly anticipated August Primary Election.

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Minnesota Lt. Gov. candidate campaigns in Duluth Video included

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The running mate of Minnesota's G-O-P endorsed candidate for Governor, Jeff Johnson, did some pre-primary campaigning in Duluth Monday.  

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Duluth City Council: Tourism tax money to pay increased cost of moving Irvin

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The Duluth City Council Monday voted to reappropriate tourism tax money to pay the increased cost of moving the William A. Irvin out of the Minnesota Slip. 

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MN 8th District DFL, GOP Chairs discuss competitive race ahead of primary Video included

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Tuesday's primary elections are expected to bring in a big wave of voters. By far, the race on the ballot receiving the most national attention is the race for the 8th Congressional District seat.  

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Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. gives resignation of mine management responsibilities at HibTac

Cleveland-Cliffs reports increases across the board for second-quarter Cleveland-Cliffs reports increases across the board for second-quarter
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Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.  is giving up its mine management responsibilities at Hibbing Taconite (HibTac), effective August 12th of 2019. 

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Walz speaks with veterans in Duluth ahead of primary

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz was in Duluth Monday promoting his vision of state care and services for veterans.

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Hot Weather Woes in Duluth Video included

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It's been quite the heat wave over the past few days in the Northland. And while this upcoming dip in temperatures should bring some relief, another heat wave is right around the corner.  

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Long awaited Snively monument finished Monday

The grandson of George W. Martin, who made a fortune in Duluth's timber industry, saw a long awaited re-dedication to the monument his grandfather built 91 years ago.

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Ashland County taxpayers to vote on $1 million referendum Tuesday Video included

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Voters in Ashland County will vote Tuesday on an effort to combat the region's opioid crisis. It comes in the form of a $1 million tax referendum that has some property owners on the fence.

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Conservation Corps and ALLETE join in effort to remove invasive species in local park

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Several Duluthians came together Monday in the fight against invasive species.

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Swanson, Nolan "confident" going into primary election Video included

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Candidate for Minnesota Governor Lori Swanson and running-mate Rick Nolan, visited with voters in Duluth and on the Iron Range Monday.

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Duluth Seaway Port Authority makes history after appointing first female Executive Director

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In its more than 60 year history, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority has never had a woman serve as the Executive Director - until now.  

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Highway 2 bridge replacement project on schedule

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The bridge was washed out during the severe storms over Father's Day weekend earlier this year.  

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Vice President's Duluth visit cost city police $26,400 Video included

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The visit included a campaign stop on Park Park for Republican 8th Congressional District candidate Pete Stauber and an official White House appearance in West Duluth.  

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Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Teen accuses world-famous hospital of 'medical kidnapping' Video included

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In a jaw-dropping moment caught on video, an 18-year-old high school senior rushes to escape from the hospital that saved her life and then, she says, held her captive.

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Escape from the Mayo Clinic: How CNN reported the story

This story is based on law enforcement documents from three police agencies in Minnesota;

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U.S., Wisconsin flags ordered at half-staff on Tuesday for burial of Korean War soldier

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has ordered all U.S. and Wisconsin state flags to fly at half-staff on Tuesday, August 14th, to honor Army Sgt. 1st Class R. Lloyd Ketchum of Superior.  

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Walker reacts to Trump's call for Harley boycott

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is reacting to President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson by saying he wants the company to prosper in the state.

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Fire damages Superior motel

A Superior motel was damaged during a fire Sunday night. 

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Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft Video included

Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft
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It was not a fairy tale, but a rescue on a Minnesota lake did involve a rainbow unicorn.

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Korean War soldier remains escorted to family in Superior Video included

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 The family of Sgt. Ketchum waited 68 years to be able to properly bury their loved one who died at the age of 38 during a battle in North Korea in late 1950. 

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Cloquet Police Dept. warns public of uptick in vehicle prowls

The Cloquet Police department says they have seen several vehicles prowls throughout the area, specifically in parts of Scanlon.  

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Your Green Life: Girl Scouts achieve Bronze Award through gardening Video included

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In this week's Your Green Life, how Girl Scouts Troop 4251 of Two Harbors used their love of gardening and conservation to help an area organization

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Larson Commons residents continue to live with fear following July fire Video included

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A fire in July has residents of Larson Commons in Cloquet still on edge. The apartment building for seniors has been damaged left and right, causing difficult living conditions for those under the roof. 

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Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend Video included

An ex-girlfriend of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison has accused the Minnesota Democrat of emotional and physical abuse. Ellison says it never happened.

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Motorcyclists ride to spread awareness to bullying Video included

A group of motorcyclist in Proctor made some noise on Saturday as they rode through Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

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Governor candidate Pawlenty campaigns in Duluth Video included

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Republican Candidate for 2018 governor Tim Pawlenty, took his campaign tour to the Northland on Saturday ahead of the Tuesday Primaries. 

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Man hospitalized after stabbing in Duluth Video included

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Police say it appears the victim and suspect know each other.   

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Eagles Nest Township runs first emergency practice evacuation in recent memory Video included

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It was three years ago when Larry McCray became chief of the Eagle Nest Township Fire Department, and it was then when he got the idea to give back, by practicing saving lives.

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Kenwood Lutheran Church celebrates 75th anniversary Video included

The Kenwood Lutheran Church of Duluth celebrated its 75th anniversary with a carnival and ice cream social benefit!

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Lake Superior chainsaw sculpture championship continues

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The 2018 Lake Superior Chainsaw Sculpture Championships is still underway.

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72 sickened in waterborne illness outbreak at campground

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Minnesota health officials say they've identified at least 72 people who have gotten sick in a waterborne illness outbreak at a Zumbrota campground.

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Wildfire smoke prompts air quality alert across Minnesota Video included

State pollution officials are advising Minnesotans to limit outdoor physical activity over the weekend due to smoke from fires in western Canada.

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Longtime volunteer Washburn firefighter dies at age 28 Video included

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A special member of the Washburn community in Wisconsin has passed.

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Researchers testing water after potential toxic algae found in Lake Superior Video included

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An excessive amount of green was spotted on the shore of Lake Superior in Cornucopia, Wisconsin on Thursday, so researchers dove right in.

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Gov. Walker announces Federal Disaster Declaration for June flooding in NW Wisconsin

Five Wisconsin Counties Receive Grant Money for Flood Damage. Five Wisconsin Counties Receive Grant Money for Flood Damage.
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The counties named in the declaration include Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas and Iron.

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Bayfront Blues Festival celebrates 30 year anniversary

A special anniversary this weekend at the Bayfront Blue Festival. The festival is celebrating it's 30 year anniversary. 

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Judge: Tom Clarke can't represent Mesabi Metallics

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Clarke and Nubia Global Investments were in court in Minneapolis Friday arguing over control of Mesabi Metallics.

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Candidate for Attorney General, Mike Rothman visits Duluth

Candidate for Attorney General, Mike Rothman visits Duluth Candidate for Attorney General, Mike Rothman visits Duluth
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His top priorities if elected include fighting the opioid crisis and protecting senior citizens from fraud and abuse. 

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Homeless sex offender now living in Eveleth, community meeting scheduled

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Police say Royce Drift, 34, is homeless, moved to the area on August sixth.

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Duluth mom-to-be's gender reveal is up in the air Video included

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Gender revels can come with plenty of suspense. For a Duluth mom-to-be, the gender of her baby is still anyone's guess.

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State approves grants, loans for water infrastructure improvements in northern Minnesota

Nearly $20 million has been approved for water infrastructure improvements in three northern Minnesota communities. 

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Motorcyclist leads deputies on chase reaching speeds of +160 mph

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Authorities say a 52-year-old man on motorcycle reached speeds of more than 160 miles per hour during a chase through Gogebic County.  

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Perseid meteor showers to light up the sky this weekend

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Stargazers are in for a treat this weekend, as the peak of the perseid meteor shower is set to light up the night sky. 

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Competitors rev up chainsaws for sculpture championship Video included

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Using a chainsaw is easy - using a chainsaw to make art, however, is not. 

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UPDATE: White House responds to KBJR 6 fact check on mining job growth remarks Video included

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After a tour of Industrial Weldors and Machinists in West Duluth, Pence touted the growing mining industry and newly added jobs in our region.

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Teen found safe after being reported overdue

A 17-year-old jet skier is safe after being reported overdue. 

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UPDATE: Missing vulnerable adult found safe

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Joseph Swinford, 73, was found safe late Friday afternoon. 

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Twin Cities man golfs all 582 Minnesota courses

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Dick Montroy is an avid golfer and just completed golfing all of the public and private courses in Minnesota.

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Facebook blocks blueprints for 3D-printed guns

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Facebook is blocking its users from sharing blueprints to create 3D-printed guns.

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Bayfront Blues Fest celebrates 30th year in Duluth

Bayfront Blues Fest celebrates 30th year in Duluth Bayfront Blues Fest celebrates 30th year in Duluth
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Thousands of people will be feelin' the blues in Bayfront this weekend.

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UPDATE: Overnight fire displaces Duluth duplex tenants

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A Duluth duplex was "heavily" damaged during what officials determined was an accidental electrical fire early Friday morning. 

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Douglas County may stop veteran van service Video included

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Right now veterans in Douglas County have two primary ways to get to the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. They can go to the Disabled American Veterans which will shuttle them down, or a county van will come to their home and pick them up.  But that last option might not be available for much longer. 

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UPDATE: Stabbing suspect held on cash bond

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A man is in custody after a stabbing in the Town of Hayward Thursday afternoon.  

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Two men arrested after bar fight involving Superior City Councilors Video included

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Police arrested two union managers Wednesday morning after a report of a fight at a bar with two Superior City Councilors. According to police documents, the fight between the groups happened at Jimmy's Saloon, in Billings Park.

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134th Annual St. Louis County Fair Takes Over Chisholm Video included

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It's celebration time in Chisholm as the 134th annual St. Louis County Fair is going on from now until Sunday. 

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Tuesday's primary will make MN House 6B race clearer

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Next Tuesday's primaries in Minnesota will help set the stage for November in the race for the state's House 6B seat.

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UPDATE: Second suspect in Ashland County murder case arrested Video included

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The body of the 39-year-old was found outside a trailer in Sanborn Township in late September. 

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Arik Forsman sworn in as new At Large City Councilor Video included

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Duluth's newest City Councilor has been sworn in.

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Five things to know ahead of the Wisconsin Primary

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Wisconsin's Partisan Primary is next week, and the Elections Commission says everyone should be aware of the following items. 

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NASA: Best meteor shower of the year happening this weekend

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Look up this weekend and you'll likely be treated with multiple "shooting stars" zooming across the night sky. 

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Cost to move the Irvin now at $850,000 Video included

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The bill is $250,000 more than initially expected. 

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"Rain deer" caught playing on camera Video included

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These deer brought a new meaning to the term "party animals" on Wednesday.  

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Osaka faces additional civil disciplinary action in tax fraud case Video included

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Using sales suppression devices or software, the Minnesota Department of Revenue says the restaurant removed thousands of line items from sales receipts between 2015 and 2016.

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Marcus Theatres will not show 'Slender Man' movie at some southern Wisconsin locations

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Marcus Theatres locations in Madison and Sun Prairie do not plan to show the upcoming "Slender Man" movie, according to movie listings on its website.

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Discounts, freebies offered for Minnesota State Fair

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Deals will be available for anyone looking to save money when headed to the Minnesota State Fair this year. 

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Opponents of Enbridge Line 3 pipeline project file appeal

Opponents of Enbridge Energy's planned Line 3 replacement are asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to declare that the environmental review for the controversial project fails to meet the legal requirements and needs...

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'Oscars' to undergo big changes

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a new category for "Achievement in Popular Film."

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Duluth Police and Fire to face off in 'Guns and Hoses' softball game

Duluth's finest will be going head to head for a good cause Thursday night. Duluth's finest will be going head to head for a good cause Thursday night.
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Duluth's finest will be going head to head for a good cause Thursday night.

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Animal cruelty charges land Ironwood woman behind bars

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An Ironwood woman is behind bars after authorities discovered three dozen animals in her home.

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New book "Thomson Township's Night of Terror" chronicles the 1918 fire Video included

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A new book is chronicling the 1918 fire of Carlton County. It's called "Thomson Township's Night of Terror".

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Man in coma after cigarette dispute has long road to recovery Video included

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We're learning more about the incident that left a man in a coma after a dispute over a cigarette outside a west Duluth bar.

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Community members host pasta feed

Vice President Pence's visit and fundraiser spurred a community event that organizers say was a little more affordable for Duluthians. 

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Lake Superior College Foundation celebrates 17th annual golf outing

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The Lake Superior College Foundation celebrated its 17th annual golf outing on Wednesday. 

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District Flats celebrates grand opening

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A new housing development in Duluth is celebrating its grand opening on Wednesday.  

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Douglas County receives new voting machines

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Douglas County voters will have an easier time casting their ballot this election season thanks to new and improved voting machines.  While the paper ballots will be the same, the old machines will be replaced with new machines that have updated technology, more accuracy, and more security.  They also updated the handicapped accessible ballot marking device to make it easier for those with disabilities to receive additional assistance when casting their ballot.   Dougl... More>>

V.P's motorcade met with signs of opposition Video included

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Several people lined the motorcade path holding signs in opposition to President's Trumps administration and his policies. 

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Sen. Smith to propose bill that would lower prescription drug costs Video included

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Spending on prescription drugs reached $328 billion in 2016, a 30% increase from 2010. 

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Two new invasive species discovered in Great Lakes

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Two types of zooplankton, which aren't native to the Great Lakes, have been discovered in their ecosystems.

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Dayton requests federal help for storm damage

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Governor Mark Dayton has sent a letter to President Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 29 Minnesota counties, and three tribal nations, in the wake of this summer's destructive weather.

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Cloquet man found guilty for selling, possessing meth

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A Cloquet man has been found guilty of selling meth within the city.  

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Duluth fire chief, deputy chief censured for "anti-union" behavior

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1,800 firefighter union members voted unanimously Wednesday morning to censure Chief Dennis Edward and Deputy Chief Shawn Krizaj during the International Association of Firefighters Convention in Seattle, Washington.

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MPCA issues air quality alert for north-central Minnesota

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says smoke is moving into northwestern Minnesota from wildfires  in western Canada. 

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Police: WI roofer killed co-worker with circular saw

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Authorities in western Wisconsin say a roofer killed his co-worker with a circular saw.

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Complaint: Dispute, fight over cigarette left man with multiple skull fractures

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Prosecutors Wednesday charged Chazz Smith with first degree assault in connection with an incident Sunday at Mr. D's Bar and Grill in West Duluth.

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Heavy security on Park Point due to Vice Presidential visit to Stauber fundraiser

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Vice President Mike Pence and 8th Congressional District candidate Pete Stauber attended a private fundraiser at a home on Park Point Wednesday afternoon.

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Programming note for Pence visit

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KBJR 6 will be cutting into programming throughout the day to cover the visit from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.  

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Mike Pence delivers remarks at Industrial Weldors and Machinists Video included

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Despite landing later than expected at Duluth International Airport, Vice President Mike Pence spoke earlier than expected at Industrial Weldors and Machinists early Wednesday afternoon. 

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Aerial Lift Bridge closed to marine traffic Wednesday

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According to the City of Duluth, the U.S. Coast Guard has asked that the Aerial Lift Bridge be secured from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Smith to push prescription drug cost legislation in Duluth

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While in Duluth, U.S. Senator Tina Smith also plans to meet with people to learn more about how health care costs are affecting them. 

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Remains of Korean War soldier to be returned to Superior family Video included

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A Superior family will soon be able to lay a loved one to rest.  

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Three suffer burn injuries after boat explosion and fire

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A boat explosion and fire on Big Turtle Lake in rural Itasca County sent three people to the hospital for first and second degree burns, according to authorities. 

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Heavy rainfall causes Ashland to dump sewage into Lake Superior Video included

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Since 2013, the city of Ashland has poured more than 70 million gallons of diluted raw sewage into Lake Superior due to overflows at the wastewater treatment facility.

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Levy could go up in Cook County officials say

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After raising the levy to just over 17% last year, county officials are expecting an additional raise of between 4% and 6% percent this year.

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Husky explosion impacting local road projects Video included

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Months after the explosion at the Husky Refinery, Cook County officials are dealing with some unintended consequences in the aftermath.  

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Superior Police Department plans to purchase a new UTV

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You may soon see a new vehicle at Superior Police Department headquarters.

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Barksdale man sentenced to prison for meth distribution

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John Hauk, 40, learned his fate Tuesday after pleading guilty on May third. 

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Lost camper found safe in BWCA

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Authorities say a Maple Valley, Washington man has been found safe after being reported missing by his group in the BWCA.

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Three rescued by Coast Guard on Isle Royale

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Three people are recovering from dehydration after being rescued from Isle Royale.  

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Driver injured, facing charges following Sawyer County high speed police chase

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A high speed chase and crash in Sawyer County over the weekend has sent one man to the hospital. It happened just before 3 a.m. Sunday. 

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Sawyer County crash leaves three juveniles injured

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A single vehicle crash took place in Sawyer County around 3:40 P.M. on Monday.

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Vice President Mike Pence makes two stops in Duluth Video included

Vice President Mike Pence is set to make two stops while in Duluth on Wednesday. Vice President Mike Pence is set to make two stops while in Duluth on Wednesday.
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Bemidji photographer snaps photo of mama duck with 76 ducklings

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Bemidji wildlife photographer Brent Cizek snapped a series of photos of the incredible squad earlier this summer, as they made their rounds across Lake Bemidji.

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DNR announces 1st plan to manage Minnesota deer population

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has outlined the state's first deer management plan.

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  • Report: MeToo activist Argento settled sex assault complaint

    Report: MeToo activist Argento settled sex assault complaint

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    The New York Times reports that Italian actress Asia Argento _ one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement _ recently settled a lawsuit filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she...
    The New York Times reports that Italian actress Asia Argento _ one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement _ recently settled a lawsuit filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him.
  • 'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office

    'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office

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    (Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP). This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Constance Wu in a scene from the film "Crazy Rich Asians."(Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP). This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Constance Wu in a scene from the film "Crazy Rich Asians."
    Glitz has won out over guns at the North American box office this weekend as the gilded romance "Crazy Rich Asians" took No. 1 over Mark Wahlberg's action-packed "Mile 22".
    Glitz has won out over guns at the North American box office this weekend as the gilded romance "Crazy Rich Asians" took No. 1 over Mark Wahlberg's action-packed "Mile 22".
  • Backstreet Boys fans treated for injuries after storm

    Backstreet Boys fans treated for injuries after storm

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    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE - In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys, perform "Don't go Breaking My Heart" at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Aren...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE - In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys, perform "Don't go Breaking My Heart" at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Aren...
    A southern Oklahoma casino says 14 fans suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys.
    A southern Oklahoma casino says 14 fans suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys.
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  • Afghan forces free 149 hostages taken by Taliban in ambush

    Afghan forces free 149 hostages taken by Taliban in ambush

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    Afghan officials: Taliban take more than 100 people, including women and children, hostage in ambush in north.
    Afghan officials: Taliban take more than 100 people, including women and children, hostage in ambush in north.
  • Pope on sex abuse: "We showed no care for the little ones"

    Pope on sex abuse: "We showed no care for the little ones"

    Monday, August 20 2018 6:42 AM EDT2018-08-20 10:42:59 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Pope Francis delivers a blessing during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Pope Francis delivers a blessing during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
    Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of...
    Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church.
  • Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for hajj's pinnacle

    Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for hajj's pinnacle

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:27:56 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Dar Yasin). Muslim pilgrims walk towards Namirah mosque on Arafat Mountain, during the annual hajj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. More than 2 million Muslims have begun the annual hajj pilgrim...(AP Photo/Dar Yasin). Muslim pilgrims walk towards Namirah mosque on Arafat Mountain, during the annual hajj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. More than 2 million Muslims have begun the annual hajj pilgrim...
    Muslim pilgrims have gathered in the valley of Mount Arafat for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the hajj.
    Muslim pilgrims have gathered in the valley of Mount Arafat for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the hajj.
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