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Kennedy visits Northland on the campaign trail for MN 8th Dist. seat

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Kirsten Kennedy is currently in her second term as the Mayor of North Branch.

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Birkie organizers call snow a huge help

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As Hayward and Cable are preparing to host the American Birkiebeiner, the underlying theme behind this year's race, is making up for lost time. 

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Three UMD best friends enter epic video, vying for once-in-a-lifetime Euro trip contest Video included

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Two hundred student teams from more than 60 countries are competing for a chance to travel across Europe for a week. One of those teams is a group of three University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) students who happen to be best friends.

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UPDATE: Fatal crash near Brighton Beach sends three to hospital

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The dangerous driving conditions are likely to blame for a two-car crash near Brighton Beach Monday.

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Snow emergency declared in Washburn

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Starting 8 p.m. Monday, all vehicles must be removed from city streets, alleys, and parking lots. 

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Missing Mankato woman could be in McGregor

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Mankato woman. 

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4 key players will shape Minnesota's legislative session

All 201 legislators will soon return to the Minnesota Capitol, but three men and one woman will play an outsized role in setting the Legislature's course.

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The Latest: Teens press for gun control outside White House

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Dozens of teenage students are lying down on the pavement in front of the White House to demand presidential action on gun control after 17 students were killed in a school shooting in Florida.

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Two more rounds of snow

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A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for the region through 6pm Tuesday. 

Two rounds of snow are likely over the next 2-days. Today we will see light to moderate snow move in this morning and linger through the afternoon. Expect roads to be sloppy much of the day. A northeast wind will bring extra snow around Lake Superior. Totals will be around 2-4" for the Ports today. Areas in Wisconsin could see 2-6" with the higher totals along the Shoreline. 

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Snowmobile crash in Town of Washburn kills Medford man

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According to the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office, a snowmobiler was stopped on Pajala Road, near Forest Road when it was rear-ended by another snowmobile, driven by John Rathai just before two a.m. Saturday.

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Carlton County Sheriff's Office investigates suspicious house fire Video included

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Carlton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious house fire that happened Saturday night.  

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Democrats Line Up To Challenge Northern Wisconsin US Rep. Sean Duffy

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(Wisconsin Public Radio) -- There are now five announced candidates who say they will compete in the Aug. 14 Democratic Party primary.

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Body of missing pregnant woman found, autopsy scheduled

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The Cass County Sheriff's Office says the body of Kara Blevins, 27, has been found. 

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Michelle Lee announces official candidacy for 8th Congressional District Video included

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Michelle Lee of Moose Lake announced Thursday she's running for the seat being vacated by Representative Rick Nolan at the end of the year and made it official at the Fon du Lac Tribal Community College. 

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Team Shuster earns big win against Canada

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The United States men's curling team put up a solid effort and upset one of the top teams in the 2018 Winter Olympics, taking down Canada in the round robin tournament early Monday morning. 

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Local musicians encouraged to apply for Chester Creek concert series

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Calling all local musicians!  

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Chester Bowl hosts final ski and snowboard race of the season

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Chester Bowl Hosted its Last Ski and Snowboard Race of the Season, celebrating support of Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth

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William A. Irvin to be displaced during Minnesota Slip clean up Video included

It's a staple of the Northland and it's also representative of the booming shipping industry in the Twin Ports, the William A. Irvin, and this fall, the ship might be finding a new home. 

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Firefighters battle overnight house fire in Ely Video included

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Firefighters from several departments responded to an overnight house fire in Ely. 

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Man hospitalized after snowmobile overturns in rural Cook, Minnesota Video included

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A Ham Lake man is in the hospital after being thrown from his snowmobile.

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2nd Annual Family Ball brought in many Northland families

Northland families had a chance to get out and dance their shoes off Saturday afternoon. The 2nd Annual Family Ball was held at Clyde Ironworks.  The Family Ball is an afternoon of complete fun for anyone in your family. The Theme was Ariel- "A Night Under the Sea."

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Damiano Center's Kids Kitchen gets a remodel

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Giving back to those who give, was the theme at the Damiano center on Saturday, where a group of volunteers lent their time and paint. The Damiano Center, Kids Kitchen got a remodel. The combined efforts of The Leadership Duluth Program, The Duluth Woman's Soccer Team, and Staff from Home Depot came together to repaint the kids' kitchen where so many children in need, have found help and support. Kids who use the kitchen also participated and were able to choose the color scheme ... More>>

Brave jumpers plunge into Lake Superior for annual fundraiser Video included

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Hundreds of brave jumpers took the plunge into Lake Superior Saturday to support a special cause. The Polar Plunge is a fundraising event put on by several organizations across the state. 

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What to expect during the upcoming MN legislative session Video included

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The Minnesota State Legislature is set to convene on Tuesday. It will mark the beginning of a 3 month period in which lawmakers will focus on creating new laws, regulations and work on improving infrastructure statewide. 

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"A Night Under the Sea" at the Daddy Daughter Princess Ball

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Friday was a night filled with magic and memories. 

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Proposal for water access park in West Duluth to move forward despite commission's down vote Video included

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A proposal to build a new water access park in West Duluth will move forward despite a "no" vote earlier this week. The Duluth Parks and Recreation Commission voted down the project that would provide universal access for people to enjoy paddle-sports in the St. Louis River. But the city wants to move forward with plans anyway.

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MDI employees celebrate new facility in Hibbing Video included

Minnesota Diversified Industries - or MDI - which makes standard and custom packaging, and also helps those with disabilities find employment, held a ribbon cutting ceremony in Hibbing Friday morning. 

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Duluth Police help complete bucket list for Duluth boy with cancer

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Dexter Ojeda has a rare form of cancer that affects the body's nerve cells, bones, and bone marrow. There is no cure for the disease. 

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Klobuchar, Smith sound off on heavy tariffs recommended by U.S. Commerce Department

In April, the Trump Administration announced an investigation into the impacts of steel and aluminum imports on the U.S. economy, and national security. 

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Bon Iver manager to run for Congress

The manager of indie folk band Bon Iver is planning to run for the Wisconsin congressional seat currently held by Republican Sean Duffy.

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Grand Rapids School seeking referendum to expand for second time Video included

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Like its children, Grand Rapids is growing. Yet, Superintendent Joni Olson said, its schools are not. 

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Minnesota Legislature considering 5 bills related to guns

The deadly school shooting in Florida has revived discussion over gun control and highlighted Minnesota's pending bills on the issue.

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Clues lead South Range woman to Midwest Communications Winterfest Medallion

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The hunt for the  2018 Midwest Communications Winterfest Medallion has come to an end. Stacy Melcher of South Range, Wisconsin found the three inch acrylic disc Friday morning in Central Park in Superior.

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Coaches vs. Cancer event aiming to raise more than $45,000

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The 2018 Northern Lights Coaches vs. Cancer event is nearly three weeks into the month-long series of games. Esko High School started the event five years ago, and last year it raised $45,000.

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Police: Woman wanted husband dead for insurance money

A 27-year-old Rhinelander woman was arrested Thursday after police leaned she wanted to kill her husband for financial gain, according to Rhinelander police.

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Day care owner pleads guilty to hanging toddler

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minneapolis day care owner accused of trying to kill a toddler in her home has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. 

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MN man with 28 DWIs returns to prison

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(KARE Staff) --  Danny Lee Bettcher was sentenced to 54 months after pleading guilty to refusing to submit to a breath or blood test. In return, charges of DWI were dismissed.

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Increased opioid addiction floods Wisconsin's foster care system

As the opioid crisis in Wisconsin continues to grow, so does the need for foster parents. A recently released study shows the impact that crisis has on the state's foster care system. 

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Going for Gold: KBJR 6 Today anchors hit the slopes at Spirit Mountain Video included

Going for Gold: KBJR 6 Today anchors hit the slopes at Spirit Mountain Going for Gold: KBJR 6 Today anchors hit the slopes at Spirit Mountain
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Inspired by the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, Emma Rechenberg and Michael Raimondi try skiing for the first time at Spirit Mountain.

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Birkie Bridge setup begins Tuesday

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The American Birkebeiner Bridge is currently sitting in pieces in Hayward, but next week it will sit high over Main Street for the big event. 

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3 more child deaths from flu reported in Minnesota

State health officials say three more children have died of complications of the flu, bringing the number of Minnesota children who have died of influenza this season to four.

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New study shows rise in tobacco use among Minnesota youth

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Tobacco use among Minnesota's youth has increased for the first time in 17 years, according to a new study.

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Carlton City Council passes resolution supporting copper nickel mining moratorium

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According to the resolution, the goal is to protect citizens, and natural resources along the watershed from "irreparable damage now, or in the future."

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As list of candidates grows, who has the inside track on Nolan's seat Video included

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The list of candidates vying for the hotly contested 8th Congressional District seat in Minnesota is growing by the day. 

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Mental health leaders say communities need to help prevent violence Video included

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Mass shootings like yesterday's can often leave us feeling powerless and afraid of anything similar happening in our communities, but a number of Duluth groups say there's a lot we can do.

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Former Duluth news anchor announces run for 8th District congressional seat

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Lee puts copper nickel mining as one of her top issues in the race. On her website, she writes she's not convinced that type of mining can be done safely without threatening fresh water.

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Flags ordered to fly at half-staff in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Governors Mark Dayton and Scott Walker have ordered flags on state and federal buildings throughout the state to fly at half staff.

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Northeast Minnesota moose population stable but low

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A 2018 moose survey by the DNR indicates the moose population in northeastern Minnesota remains stable, but is relatively low for a seventh year in a row. 

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Coach who shielded students among shooting victims

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A football coach who also worked as a security guard is among the dead in a school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida. 

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Two Hibbing men, including convicted felon, arrested after alleged kidnapping

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Two men are waiting to be formally charged after allegedly holding a man hostage late Wednesday afternoon. 

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Former State Rep. Joe Radinovich to run for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District

Former State Rep. Joe Radinovich to run for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District Former State Rep. Joe Radinovich to run for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District
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Former State Representative and Crosby native, Joe Radinovich, announced his campaign for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District Thursday morning. 

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Man hospitalized after 'report of stabbing' in Duluth

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A man was taken to the hospital after a report of a stabbing in Duluth overnight. 

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Superior joins state in asking Kestrel to pay back millions in loans

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The Superior City Council is siding with the state, in asking Kestrel Aircraft to pay up. 

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Drive-thru ashes offered in Duluth on Ash Wednesday Video included

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As people's lives and schedules get more chaotic, the concept of drive-thru's are also changing to fit their needs.

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Mt. Itasca Ski Center is hopeful about getting youth to its slopes Video included

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Just an hour and a half North of Duluth sits a ski center in the city of Coleraine. It's often missed because it's small in size but its history is huge. "This is one of the oldest ski resorts in Minnesota," said General Manager of the Mt. Itasca, Jeff Fortune. The Itasca Ski & Outing Club was first built in 1906 starting out as a ski jumping club but today it's become a winter venue for all.  Personnel says lately what's been lacking is the youth.  "... More>>

Gov. Dayton introduces new measures to fight opioid crisis Video included

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The Governor's latest opioid action plan would invest $12 million each year in strategies to address opioid abuse, especially in communities where opioid addiction is rampant. 

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Sen. Klobuchar takes to Twitter after Texas Senator says it is "obscure" Video included

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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar has taken to Twitter to defend the sport of curling.

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NBC News: At least 17 dead following Florida school shooting

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NBC News reports Broward county Sheriff Scott Israel estimate there are at least 17 victims following the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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St. Louis County, Twin Ports area law enforcement members to receive awards for heroic acts

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The State patrol honors exemplary efforts of troopers who have excelled in protecting and serving the people of Minnesota, as well as any citizens and members of law enforcement and emergency service agencies who perform commendable acts which help troopers and others. 

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UPDATE: Former Duluth, Superior mayor pleads not guilty to obstructing officer, failing to possess ignition interlock device Video included

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Former Duluth Mayor Herb Bergson is in trouble with the law again following an arrest Tuesday in Superior.

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UPDATE: Missing teen found safe

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Authorities say Bali Frazer, 17, of Grand Rapids, has been found safe after she was reported as missing Tuesday.

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52nd annual Arrowhead Boat, Sports and Travel show begins Wednesday Video included

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The great outdoors is headed indoors! The 52nd annual Arrowhead Boat, Sports and Travel show begins Wednesday at the DECC. 

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Duluth to host Valentine's Day skating party

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You can skate your heart out this Valentines Day! The City of Duluth is putting on a free skating party.  

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Gov. Dayton to announce proposal to fight opioid crisis

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton plans to announce a new proposal to help fight the opioid crisis in Minnesota. 

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Trump budget cuts Great Lakes cleanup funding Video included

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The White House plan, released Monday, outlines the existing funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, worrying some local organizations that depend on that funding to keep the Great Lake clean and healthy.

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Workforce Solution Series helps employers adapt Video included

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Baby Boomers are aging out the workforce, and employers are struggling to find replacements.

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Duluth's Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing celebrates Mardi Gras

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We know how New Orleans does Mardi Gras, but have you ever seen Duluth celebrate it? 

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Virginia, Cook projects to benefit from approval of $28 million bond sale

A new Government Services Center facility will be built in  Virginia with the help of over $28 million in general obligation capital improvement bonds. 

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Breaking Her Silence: Lois Jenson Speaks Out 30 Years After Historic Lawsuit Video included

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In 1988, Lois Jenson filed the first class-action sexual harassment lawsuit in U.S. history. 30 years later, her courage is reflected in today's #MeToo movement. 

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Aquatic Invaders Summit highlighting dangers of invasive species

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The non-profit group 'Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates' is working to spread awareness about the issue.

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Divided board votes 5-2 in favor of unified St. Louis County Video included

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Last on the agenda, but at the forefront of everyone's minds, the north-south division came up twice before the St. Louis County Board opened the issue up for discussion Tuesday. 

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Enbridge protesters pleading "not guilty" to charges

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Another group of Enbridge protesters says they're ready for their day in court.  This, after being arrested in January for chaining themselves to Wells Fargo's downtown Duluth office. 

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Hastings man sells suspected meth to undercover officers

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He is currently being held in the Carlton County Jail. 

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Howling for Wolves calls for end to snaring in MN

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The group Howling for Wolves is renewing its call to end snaring in Minnesota. This, after a wolf was shot and killed in Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood over the weekend, after being found with a snare around its mouth. 

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Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate's parents donate to his rival

The parents of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson have donated the maximum amount to the campaign of their son's Democratic rival, Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

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Tribes use speech to call for tougher CWD regulations

A Menominee Indian tribal member is asking the Wisconsin Legislature for tougher action to stop chronic wasting disease and to join the fight against a Michigan gold mine.

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JCPenny to hire more than 200 stylists in MN

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A nationwide retailer is looking to hire hundreds of salon stylists in Minnesota. 

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BCA: Help needed in finding missing pregnant woman

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Kara Blevins, 27, is currently pregnant, and was last seen walking along Howard Lake Road in Akeley during the evening on February 2nd. 

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Cable Chamber of Commerce Director announces campaign for Wisconsin Senate seat

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James Bolen is seeking Wisconsin's 25th Senate District seat, currently held by Senator Janet Bewley. 

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How your voice can help the DNR possibly make big changes

Among the questions - whether to prohibit gun deer hunters from shooting someone else's deer for them, and whether to allow gun deer hunters to wear fluorescent yellow, in addition to blaze orange or pink.

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Over 520 pounds of marijuana confiscated by Minnesota State Patrol in recent stops

Three separate traffic stops on Minnesota highways in recent weeks have resulted in 524 pounds of marijuana being confiscated by the State Patrol.

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Barnes crash sends three to Duluth hospital

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According to the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office, a pickup truck pulling a goose-neck trailer was traveling north, with another pickup truck traveling behind it on Highway 27.

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52nd Annual Boat Show begins Wednesday in Duluth Video included

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The highly anticipated 52nd annual Arrowhead Boat, Sports, and Travel Show is back in Duluth this week, and not only do you have a chance to check out the latest equipment, but once again, you also have the opportunity to learn about the technology behind it. 

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Chisholm to hold special session Tuesday

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Chisholm city leaders will be holding a special session Tuesday to find their newest City Councilor.  

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Disney theme park prices on the rise

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If you plan to spend some time at the happiest place on Earth for spring break, bring some extra money.

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Ice anglers flirt with water's edge on Lake Superior Video included

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For the last few weeks, it's been a somewhat common sight to see ice houses on Lake Superior, set up near the edge of open water. 

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Still not enough ice for Apostle Islands ice caves Video included

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There still isn't enough ice thickness on Lake Superior to make the Apostle Islands ice caves accessible. 

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Crews battle fire at home in Cloquet Video included

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Fire crews battled flames Monday evening at a home in the Cloquet area.

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Duluth City Council passes flavored tobacco ordinance Video included

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The Duluth City Council Monday passed an ordinance which bans the sale of flavored tobacco products in certain stores.  

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Democratic winner says voters hungry for change

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Democrat who won a suburban state Senate district in a special election says her victory is evidence voters are hungry for change.

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Restaurant in historic Coney Island spot, Martha's Daughter, to open Valentine's Day

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The new owner of the historic Coney Island spot off Superior St. in downtown Duluth is planning a soft opening for Valentine's Day.  

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Wolf found badly injured from snare around face killed in Lakeside neighborhood Video included

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A wolf found wandering around Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood over the weekend, with a snare around its muzzle, has been killed. 

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Judge throws out Fischbach lawsuit

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A judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging whether Republican Michelle Fischbach can serve as both Minnesota's Lieutenant Governor and state senator. 

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St. Louis County Board to discuss north-south split in Tuesday's meeting Video included

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A divided Saint Louis County is on the table at tomorrow's County Board meeting. Some say a north-south division will make things fair, when it comes to distributing tax money, but others are disgusted it's even up for debate.

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Engebretson vying for Duffy's WI 7th Dist. seat

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A UWS Graduate and military veteran announced Monday she is gunning for Sean Duffy's congressional seat. 

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UWS students, neighbors voice concerns over program suspensions

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What has been dubbed "The Halloween Proposal" still has some on the UW Superior Campus searching for an alternative.

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148th Fighter Wing members deploying to Middle East, Africa

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More than 100 Airmen with the 148th Fighter Wing have deployed across the globe in recent months.

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UPDATE: Ramsay man charged following drive by shooting

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Police arrested Cory Leuzzo, 29, around four Sunday afternoon, who is now facing five felony charges.

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Willow River family displaced by fire

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A Willow River family is looking for help after losing their home to a fire last week. 

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Former St. Paul Mayor, gubernatorial candidate Chris Coleman suspends campaign

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A Minnesota gubernatorial candidate has ended his campaign. 

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FBI warns of scam targeting new homeowners

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A scam targeting new homeowners is spreading across the country. 

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Chisholm searching for newest city councilor

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This, after Council President Mary Jo Rahja was unanimously appointed at the end of January to serve as Mayor.

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Cromwell family treated to a rare sight as a moose visits nearby property

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Amber Light says her sister in law, Elizabeth Taylor, was visiting family members but saw the moose across from the family's home as she was leaving.

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Police investigating Lincoln Park neighborhood robbery

Police say it happened near the intersection of 21st Avenue West and Seventh Street. 

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Sandman gets Independence Party endorsement in MN 8th Dist. race

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This comes just days after current 8th Dist. Congressman Rick Nolan (DFL) announced he will be retiring at the end of his term, paving the way for a hotly contested race from now until November.

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Team USA practices for first time in South Korea Video included

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The United States Men's Curling Team hit the ice for their first practice in South Korea Monday. 

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Trump to outline infrastructure plan Monday Video included

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President Trump will lay out his long-touted infrastructure plan Monday, as it heads to the U.S. House Representatives as a big, and pricey, push for projects. 

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North Branch Mayor, Kirsten Kennedy seeking Congressman Nolan's seat

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Another candidate seeking DFL endorsement had come forward to take over Congressman Rick Nolan's seat in the upcoming election. =

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Fat tire biking is back on the slopes at Spirit Mountain

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Fat tire biking is back on the slopes at Spirit Mountain.  Every Sunday, lift access fat tire biking is open to the public.  The hills are set up for shared access on a variety of ski runs, as well as some of the summertime bike trails.  

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Duluth's music scene went back in time with a tribute to Buddy Holly

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The Duluth music scene went back in time on Sunday. The Armory Arts and Music Center Presented Buddy Holly and the Late 50's- Todd Eckart and his band onto the stage at Grandma's Sports Garden. The band played Buddy Holly tributes and other 50's covers.  This event is annual but this year was the largest turnout to date.    "Oh, it's just awesome! It's important to remember all of this music that caused a young man like Bob Zimmerman to become Bob Dylan and g... More>>

Duluth City Council to debate flavored tobacco ordinance

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The Duluth city council will take up the debate on whether flavored tobacco products should be banned in convenience stores throughout the city.  Backed by the American Lung Association and the Duluth School Board, the plan would mean flavored tobacco products could only be sold in businesses open to people 18 or older, like smoke shops. During the first reading of the ordinance in January, convenience store operators spoke out saying the move would be detrimental to their... More>>

St. Louis County Board expected to oppose north-south split

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VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) - The St. Louis County Board is expected to come out against potential legislation for a referendum on whether to split the northeastern Minnesota county into its northern and southern halves. 

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Joseph Nease Gallery held a "Sweep" exhibit

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The Joseph Nease Gallery held a "Sweep" exhibit at its home location on West 1st street in Duluth. 

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Annual Blizzard Tour fundraiser aims to fight against ALS Video included

Black Woods held their Blizzard Tour fundraiser to help fight against Lou Gehrig's disease commonly known as ALS. The fundraiser is a three-day snowmobile ride for the A-L-S association.  

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Police find 135 grams of meth and other items in a Cloquet home Video included

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A Cloquet man is behind bars after authorities conducted a drug bust on Fond du Lac Reservation. The Cloquet Police Department, assisted by the Fond du Lac Police Department found what they believe to be 135 grams of meth, heroin, mushrooms and six firearms at a residence in Cloquet according to authorities. Thirty-three-year-old Johnathon Maio was arraigned in Carlton County court on 1st Degree possession of methamphetamine, 5th Degree possession of heroin, and 5th Degree possess... More>>

UPDATE: Missing Grand Rapids woman's vehicle found in Lake County Video included

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Investigators have located the vehicle driven by a missing Grand Rapids woman. 

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Former gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar sent to Arizona prison Video included

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Prison records show that disgraced former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to a federal prison in Tucson, Arizona.    

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Vintage snowmobile ride brings hundreds of riders to the Iron Range Video included

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A small city just outside of Chisholm called Kinney, has a population of just over 150 people. That means on Saturday, there were almost twice as many snowmobiles in town, as there were people. 

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Fun & Fit health expo teaches importance of healthy lifestyles to youth Video included

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The fourth annual Fun & Fit Health Expo was held in Hibbing on Saturday. 

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Judge delays 3M groundwater pollution trial after new report

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A judge has agreed with 3M Co. to delay a trial over groundwater contamination caused by the company's legal dumping of chemicals in the Twin Cities area. 

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Hartley Nature Center hosting candlelight, wintertime celebration Video included

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The center is hosting it's 12th annual Candlelight Ski, Skate, and Snowshoe celebration Saturday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

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White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly discussed resigning, no formal offer Video included

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(CNN)-- White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly says he will quit if President Trump wants him to, but he has not formally submitted his resignation. 

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Minnesota prosecutors object to giving data to Prince family

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CHASKA, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota prosecutors say they'll object to releasing data connected to Prince's death because a criminal investigation is ongoing.

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Lumberjacks make late comeback, but Denfeld's Cvancara knocks down buzzer-beating three to win Video included

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Duluth Denfeld's junior forward Joe Cvancara hit a game-winning three pointer at the buzzer on Friday night to lift the Hunters boys' basketball team over Cloquet 71-68. 

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Four behind bars in two separate Iron Range drug busts

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Four people are behind bars, and three children are in the custody of social services, following two separate Iron Range drug busts.

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Man flown to hospital after crashing snowmobile on Iron Range

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A man was thrown from his snowmobile after appearing to have lost control while riding in a group of ten on the Laurentian Snowmobile Trail.

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Iron Range Blogger says caucus results could play role in Nolan's retirement Video included

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On Friday, Congressman Rick Nolan announced he would be retiring at the end of his current term. This a surprise as his staff was just campaigning during Tuesday's Minnesota caucus.

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Rep. Nolan's district director Jeff Anderson considering a run, sad but understanding of Nolan's announcement Video included

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After Friday morning's announcement, KBJR 6 heard from Congressman Rick Nolan's district director Jeff Anderson. Anderson tells us staffers are saddened by the news of Rep. Nolan's upcoming retirement, but they understand where the decision is coming from.

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Rep. Rick Nolan to retire at end of current term, won't seek reelection Video included

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Congressman Rick Nolan announced Friday he will retire at the end of his current term.

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Flavored tobacco sales debate heats up just days before City Council could vote on the proposal Video included

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Convenience Store owners are making a final push to preserve a chunk of their business. This as the Duluth City Council prepares to weigh in on an ordinance that could restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products in their stores. 

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Current, former politicians and citizens sound off on running for Nolan's 8th District seat

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The rumor mill is turning on who will - or won't - be running for Congressman Rick Nolan's seat following his retirement. 

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UPDATE: Suspect in Lakewood Township hit and run ID'ed Video included

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The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in their search for those responsible for a hit and run.   

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Wisconsin sexual assault kit tests lead to 20 DNA hits

The state Department of Justice's efforts to analyze thousands of untested sexual assault kits generated 20 DNA hits during the last half of 2017.

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Man treated for burns after morning fire claims Meadowlands home

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The homeowner called 911 after waking up to a fire in the kitchen area.

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Proctor man sentenced after firing gun at girlfriend

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A Proctor man, who fired dozens of shots with an AR-15 at his live-in girlfriend in 2016, will spend more than 16 years in prison. On Friday, Rusty Kallis, 41, was convicted of felony attempted premeditated first degree murder. 

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Duluth native Chris Plys teaches world how to curl in new music video Video included

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Plys joined forces with Cheetos to help bring the sport of curling into the limelight as his teammates compete in South Korea.

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UPDATE: Senate passes massive budget agreement

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The Senate has passed a massive, bipartisan budget agreement and spending bill to reopen the shuttered federal government.

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Vanilla Bean to open Duluth location Friday

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Duluth's Mount Royal Shopping Center is officially welcoming a new neighbor Friday morning.

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800 attend final PolyMet public comment hearing Video included

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Inside the DECC Thursday, the final opportunity for people to sound off in person about what could be Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine. 

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Fire destroys home on Fon du Lac Reservation Video included

Flames broke out at the house around 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Brookston Road.

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Protesters demand jury trial in court, say Enbridge should face prosecution Video included

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Three protesters arrested for trespassing at Enbridge's Duluth office say, they're excited to see their day in court. A protest documented on Facebook live back in December, landed Michele Naar-Obed, Donna Howard and Mark Hakes in court Thursday afternoon.

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Apostle Islands: No safe ice near ice caves

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Despite the recent cold temperatures, officials with the National Park Service say the ice is not thick enough for people to travel to the ice caves. 

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Large turnout expected for second public PolyMet hearing in Duluth Video included

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This will be the second meeting in two days where members of the public will be able to voice their opinions on the project. 

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Anti-censorship group "deeply disturbed" by "To Kill a Mocking Bird" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" decision Video included

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The NCAC promotes freedom of thought, inquiry and expression, and opposes censorship in all its forms. They are urging the school district to reverse their decision. 

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UPDATE: Inmate arrested after walking away from Duluth prison camp

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Authorities say Daniel Torres, 44, is currently in custody of U.S. Marshals.

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Teen receives prison sentence following fatal Memorial Day crash in Solway Township

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A 19-year-old will spend time behind bars after a crash last year left one person dead and three others injured. 

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Eagles fan to pay for stadium chair stolen after Super Bowl

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A spokesman for the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) says the Eagles fan caught on video stealing a seat from U.S. Bank Stadium was tracked down, admitted what he did, and agreed to pay $125 for the seat he stole.

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Northwest Wisconsin native wins big on Wheel of Fortune

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Sheila Burnham, formerly Sheila Rikkola, is originally from Marengo, and she gave a shout out to the area, as well as her 12 other siblings after being introduced on the show. 

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6 Northland curlers going for gold at Winter Olympics Video included

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After years of preparation, dreams are coming true for six Northland curlers, and the wait is almost over. 

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A second 2018 government shutdown looms Thursday Video included

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The House of Representatives and Senate have until midnight to pass a budget deal, or the federal government will go into another shutdown. 

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Minnesota House Speaker Daudt not ruling out run for Governor Video included

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Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt was in attendance at Wednesday night's PolyMet public hearing in Aurora, showing his support for PolyMet. KBJR6 spoke with him, and asked him about the chances he will run for Governor.

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Public sounds off on PolyMet at Aurora hearing Video included

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Wednesday night may have been one of the last chances for the public to sound off on the proposed Polymet copper-nickel mine, during a meeting in Aurora.

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Autism information session held in Duluth

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A majority of people know what autism is because many of us most likely know someone diagnosed with the condition.

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Duluth Schools remove "To Kill a Mocking Bird" and "Huckleberry Finn" from curriculum Video included

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Two novels are leaving the Duluth High School curriculum

After the district says they've faced years of complaints, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," and "To Kill a Mockingbird" will no longer be required reading, but they're not going off the shelves.

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Arrowhead Road about to get safer along popular stretch

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The plan includes overlaying the 19-year-old highway surface between Rice Lake Road, and Haines Road.

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Meet the photographer behind stunning Lynx pictures taken near Tofte Video included

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Thomas Spence is a 25-year resident of the Tofte Minnesota area. He works construction by trade. However, he spends his weekends capturing nature photographs up and down the North Shore. 

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Super Bowl by the numbers: More than one million people attend festivities

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Super Bowl officials say, during the ten days of Super Bowl festivities in the Twin Cities, around 1.4 million people from Minnesota and around the world came to Minneapolis, including areas of Nicollet Mall and the Mall of America. 

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Two men arrested after shooting incident in Gilbert

Officials say they were called to the area just before five after receiving a report of a man shooting a rifle at another man from a second story window. 

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Update on missing Grand Rapids woman: Tawhna Pringle

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An update on a missing woman case out of Grand Rapids. Investigators say they have developed new information that puts Tawhna Pringle, 30, in the Babbitt area on January 11th. 

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Former Bemidji assistant principal gets 25 year federal sentencing for 'sexting' with students

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According to court documents, Brandon Bjerknes posed as a 13-15-year-old male named "Brett Larson," who was attending the long-closed Morgan Park school In Duluth, and used various social media profiles with "decoy photographs" to contact minor females and males in middle and high school.

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Winter Bike Week takes to the trails with ladies bike night

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As part of the week long event, women of all ages were taking to the trails Tuesday night as part of Ladies Mountain Bike Night.

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Gary - New Duluth book fair hooking up Stowe students with new reading material Video included

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The GND Development Alliance is hosting its third annual book fair this week at the Gary New Duluth Rec Center. 

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Superintendent: No danger during Tuesday's voluntary lock down in Maple

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According to the Superintendent, the lock down happened after a student who was not allowed on school grounds was located on the grounds. 

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UPDATE: Injured pit-bull mix attacked by Rottweiler while chained outside its home

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Police say the owners didn't see the initial attack, but heard noises outside and saw the pit-bull, named Jasmine, had severe injuries to her body and throat.

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3 dogs killed in Gary house fire overnight

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An overnight fire in Duluth caused extensive damage to a home and killed three dogs. 

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Local figure skaters inspired by Winter Olympics Video included

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Coaches at the Duluth Figure Skating Club say they can tell their skaters put a little more effort in when the see skaters on the big stage. 

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Copper mining company to resume drilling in state wilderness

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State officials are allowing a copper mining company to resume exploration of a section of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

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Harley recalls nearly 175K bikes because brakes can fail

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 175,000 motorcycles because the brakes might fail.

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Spirit Valley fire damages home, kills 1 dog

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A fire caused serious damage to a home in Duluth's Spirit Valley neighborhood and killed one dog. 

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Johnson, Walz get gubernatorial boost from caucus voting

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Minnesota Democrats and Republicans have chosen their favorites in the wide-open race for governor. 

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Students reminded to stay safe on 'Bike/Walk to School Day'

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It might be cold out there, but many of us will be ditching the car Wednesday. 

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UPDATE: Missing teens turn themselves in

Two teenagers who were reported missing in Duluth have turned themselves in.

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Minnesota caucus kicks-off with wave of support from all parties

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The caucuses mark the first step in the march toward each party's nominating convention in June. Each precinct has its own caucus.

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Girl hit by car while riding bicycle in Duluth

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A little girl is in the hospital after getting hit by a car while riding her bike.

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Duluthian performs at halftime of Super Bowl LII

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Lia Saari is part of the University of St. Thomas dance team that danced on the field during the Super Bowl 52 halftime show. 

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Police: Stabbing in Lincoln Park not random, suspect still at large

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Investigators say both the suspect and victim were guests of the renter at the home along 23rd Avenue West.

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UPDATE: Victim of deadly rollover crash was Two Harbors High School student

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According to Lake Superior School District leaders, 15-year-old Heather Rose Doucette had just become a student at Two Harbors High School.

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Exhibit highlighting importance of treaties featured at Duluth City Hall

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A traveling display in the Northland is demonstrating how Dakota and Ojibwe treaties with the United States government have affected the lifestyles of Indigenous peoples throughout the state. 

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Duluthians voice concerns about the school district Video included

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On Tuesday, Duluthians voiced their concerns with Duluth School District officials about the state of ISD 709. 

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Festival organizers: Northwoods Music Festival not happening in 2018

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Festival organizers announced on their Facebook page the Minong-based festival, which has happened since 2015, is taking the year off. 

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Town of Chicog receives over $41,000 in reimbursement for 2016 storm damage

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Towns in Washburn County received more than nine inches of rain in the mid-July storms in 2016, which caused flooding, road closures, and infrastructure damage.

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No vehicle restrictions for Eelpout Festival

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Anyone who plans on attending the 2018 Eelpout Festival in Walker this year won't have to worry about vehicle restrictions on the lake.

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Minocqua man arrested in 1982 death of wife

A Minocqua man has been arrested in his wife's death nearly 36 years ago.

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Pawlenty quits DC lobbying job as he mulls bid for governor

Republican former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has quit his lobbying job in Washington as he mulls a run to regain the seat he held for two terms.

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