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Life of Duluth boy saved following cousin's kidney donation Video included

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Jackson just turned seven last month, but doctors were unsure if he'd ever make it to that age.

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Black Friday deals aren't just reserved for Friday Video included

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This is a look at Duluth's Target shortly before they opened for Black Friday deals at 6 p.m. Thursday. 

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Runners gather for annual Gobble Gallop Video included

More than 2,300 runners came out for Duluth's 12th annual Gobble Gallop 5-K run and walk, taking people on an out-and-back course along Superior Street. 

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Sammy's Pizza closes Hermantown location Video included

Restaurant officials say the building Sammy's operates out of has been purchased, and Sammy's has lost their lease.

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Thanksgiving on wheels: A look at the delivery teams that bring the DECC feast to you Video included

The DECC Thanksgiving feast provides deliveries from Superior to Cloquet to Two Harbors every year. It's been a part of their services since the second or third DECC feast.

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Duluthians raise money to pay for Great Catsby memorial statue Video included

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According to the GoFundMe page, the Great Catsby touched the lives of many members of the community, from residents at Ecumen Lakeshore to students on their way to East High School.

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Duluth hosts 28th annual DECC Thanksgiving Feast

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For the 28th year, the DECC opened its doors to thousands in the Duluth area looking for a Thanksgiving meal, and some company to enjoy it with.  This year, organizers say 700 volunteers worked throughout the week to put together and serve the free meal. 

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Police investigating death of Duluth man

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According to police, they were called to the 800 block of East Fifth Street just after 10:30 a.m. on Thursday after a man called in saying his neighbor may have died. 

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Wisconsin, Minnesota among states pushing to collect online sales tax

Wisconsin and Minnesota have joined a group of states pushing to collect sales taxes from online purchases, even if the online retailer has no physical presence in that state.

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SnoCross preparations underway

International Series of Champions - or ISOC - says Snocross is the most exciting, fan friendly form of snowmobile racing. 

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Traffic advisory issued ahead of Duluth's Gobble Gallup Race

If you plan on hitting the road on Thanksgiving morning, you'll want to be aware of a few road closures.

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Volunteers prepare for DECC Thanksgiving feast Video included

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Every year volunteers help prepare free meals for thousands in the Duluth area who either can't make a meal for Thanksgiving or have no one to eat it with. 

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Duluth stores hoping for big sales on small business Saturday Video included

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Duluth businesses are asking shoppers to keep them in mind as holiday shopping weekend kicks off.

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Essentia fires 50 employees who refused to get flu shots Video included

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The health care provider set a Monday deadline for employees to get flu shots or receive an exemption for medical or religious reasons.

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Oliver Bridge re-opens after two years of construction

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Commuters are now able to use the Oliver Bridge during the day. 

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Get Outdoors: Kicksled Video included

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Downhill sledding is a common past-time in the winter months, for kids of all ages. But Hartley Nature Center, has revived an old form of sledding here in the Northland. In this weeks Get Outdoors, Meteorologist Adam Lorch shows us the old Scandinavian tradition of kick sledding. 

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Earned Sick and Safe Time recommendations continue to stir controversy Video included

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The Earned Sick and Safe Leave Task Force began meeting in November 2016 and now after almost a year of research, surveys, and public input, the ESST Task Force presented their recommendations to the Duluth City Council on what they feel could be the best policies to create a citywide ordinance, and then the public got react. 

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Vietnam War discussion at Duluth Public Library Video included

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Monday night in Duluth, a discussion about the Vietnam War.

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Morgan Park School demolition underway

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The old Morgan Park School has stood at its current location for over 100 years. 

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Essentia to enforce mandatory flu shot policy Video included

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Monday marks the deadline for Essentia Health employees to get their flu shots, file an exemption or face termination. According to media relations specialist Maureen Talarico, Essentia is enforcing this policy starting Monday. 

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Woman hospitalized for alleged hit and run

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Investigators say just before 8:25 Friday night, a 49-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle near 14th Avenue East and London Road. 

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'How Sweet It Is' cakes to rise again at Duluth Grill Video included

'How Sweet It Is' cakes to rise again at Duluth Grill 'How Sweet It Is' cakes to rise again at Duluth Grill

After closing her popular Duluth bakery "How Sweet It Is," Eileen Brown has announced her recipes will live on in the Duluth Grill kitchen. 

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Crash caused closure of Bong Bridge during overnight hours

Superior Police responded to the call of a crash just after 1:45 a.m. Monday.

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Nearly 100 dogs adopted during Subaru Love-a-Pet event

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Animal Allies partnered with Miller Hill Subaru for this event and is the local humane society here in Duluth.

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New hostel to open in downtown Duluth Video included

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With plans to convert the old Garon Brothers store into a three-story hostel, owner Bob Monahan has a vision.

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Newlyweds share magical moment at Christmas City of the North parade

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The Christmas City of the North parade is full of memorable moments.

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2nd Annual Lego competition at Superior Middle School

2nd Annual Lego competition at Superior Middle School 2nd Annual Lego competition at Superior Middle School

Saturday, children at Superior Middle School had the chance to make their dream robot designs a reality. 

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Skydiving Santa celebrates Bentleyville's 2017 opening Video included

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Bentleyville in Bayfront Festival Park is officially open.

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Lutsen, Spirit Mountain to open on Saturday

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Lutsen Mountain and Spirit Mountain are opening for the season in limited capacity on Saturday.

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Going behind the scenes of the Christmas City of the North Parade Video included

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The Christmas City of the North Parade starts in just over an hour. It has taken months, days, and hours of preparation to make it all happen.

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Community Christmas tree is now lit Video included

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City and Minnesota Power officials along with the Carlson family, who donated the tree, helped flipped the switch. 

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New parking options available for Bentleyville

Officials say parking will be available on Garfield Avenue, where guests can park and ride a free shuttle right to Bentleyville. 

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Traffic advisory issued ahead of Friday's Christmas parade

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The parade will start at 6:25 p.m., and will travel from 9th Avenue East to 4th Avenue West. 

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Superior shooting suspect considered armed and dangerous, arrest warrant issued

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He is said to be driving a maroon colored Dodge Caravan with a Minnesota license plate of 952MTV.

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Duluth Police Department proposes 2018 budget Video included

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The budget includes plans to make up for a targeted three-hundred-twenty-five-thousand dollar budget cut. 

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$3,000 donation received by Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

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The Gobble Gallop Thanksgiving Day Race raises money that, in turn, can provide more than 6,000 meals for people in need in the Northland. 

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Great American Smokeout encourages smokers to quit

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The American Lung Association is encouraging smokers to "kick butt" on behalf of the Great American Smokeout on Thursday. 

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New workforce housing under construction near Miller Hill Video included

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Construction has started on a new workforce housing development project near Miller Hill. 

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Hermantown felon arrested following suspicious person call in Superior

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Superior Police were called to the 1700 block of North 19th Street shortly before nine for a suspicious person. 

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Man injured following Billings Park neighborhood shooting Video included

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A Superior man is recovering from injuries after a near point blank range shooting, in the Billings Park neighborhood Wednesday night. 

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Gateway Apartments re-dedicated Video included

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The gateway apartments are located across the street from the Incline Station. 

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Duluth restaurant manager gets jail time for sexually assaulting patron

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According to the criminal complaint, Esteban Mata, the manager at Mexico Lindo, sexually assaulted a female patron in the restaurant's employee bathroom in June of 2016.

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UMD Marching Band prepares for Christmas City Parade Video included

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Practice continues for groups set to perform in Friday's Christmas City of the North Parade.

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Duluth's West Theater to be restored Video included

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A former theater in Duluth's Spirit Valley neighborhood will soon be seeing new life. 

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Turkey Bowling drew in large crowd to Heritage Sports Center Video included

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During the event, those who attended could toss a turkey down the icy bowling lane, make holiday-themed cards for service members overseas, and enjoy sampling some pumpkin pie. 

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Stella Maris Academy says merger went smoother than expected, confident about enrollment Video included

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The Duluth area Catholic School system, recently merged under Stella Maris Academy is finishing its first trimester as a unified school. Leaders behind the merger cite declining enrollment in Duluth Catholic schools and a desire for collaboration between the parish schools as reasons for the major change.  

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Duluth man on probation found with meth, heroin, guns, and ammunition

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A Duluth man with a history of gun and drug charges is in trouble with the law yet again. 

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UPDATE: Three arrested following protest on Enbridge property

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12-15 protesters were on Enbridge property located at 58th Street around 8 a.m. 

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Duluth officials cancel scheduled beach cleanup

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Due to predicted forecast conditions for this Sunday, officials with Duluth's Parks and Recreation have canceled the beach cleanup scheduled for November 19th.

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St. Louis County Board discusses legislative priorities, bonding projects

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At their Tuesday meeting, the Saint Louis County Board laid out the issues they'll take down to Saint Paul. Before the upcoming legislative session, the board discussed their preliminary goals

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St. Louis County Board unanimously approves lawsuit against big pharma Video included

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In a unanimous vote Tuesday the Saint Louis County Board voted to hold drug manufacturers and distributors accountable for their role in the opioid crisis with the goal of recovering some of the costs that have come with fighting this deadly epidemic. 

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Northlanders compete in Olympic Trials Curling in Omaha Video included

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 Several of Duluth's own were on the sheet Tuesday morning playing for a chance to represent the United States in South Korea in February.

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Stockings being hung with care at Glensheen Mansion Video included

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The mansion has been temporarily shut down, and is getting covered in Christmas decorations.

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Get Outdoors: Orienteering Video included

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These days, most people can figure out exactly where they need to go by just pulling their phone out of their pocket. But what if that phone died, or if you're in the woods and your G-P-S dies? In this weeks Get Outdoors, meteorologist Adam Lorch shows us a fun way to learn how to use an old fashioned map and compass. 

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MnDOT gives update on Can-of-Worms Interchange plans Video included

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The future of the infamous Can-of-Worms Interchange in Duluth is getting an update from MnDOT.

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Experts warn against heading out on thin ice Video included

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The DNR recommends at least four inches of ice for safe ice fishing.

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Hilltoppers' marching band fine tune Christmas City of the North Parade preparations Video included

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The Christmas City of the North Parade is just around the corner and participants are getting ready. There are only four days left for the twelve performing high school bands to practice and perfect their musical numbers.

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Mayor Emily Larson takes to social media responding to Chamber comments on earned sick and safe time Video included

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Duluth Mayor Emily Larson says she won't take the bait or respond to threats when it comes to the future of her street improvement proposal. This comes as city business leaders are sounding off over Earned Sick and Safe Time recommendations, which will be taken up by the city council next Monday.

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Downtown Duluth storefronts preparing for window display contest Video included

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The Christmas City of the North Parade is just around the corner, and shops in downtown Duluth are busy decorating for the big event.

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Duluth Police: Help needed in finding robbery suspect

Officials say the incident happened late Monday morning in the Cub Foods parking lot. 

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Fire officials: Midwest Energy fire not dust related

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Crews had responded to the blaze in the belt system used to move coal early Saturday morning. 

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Level III Sex Offender release in Duluth

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Authorities say Timothy Scott Alan Davich has a history of sexual contact with boys he knew between the ages of 6 and 16.

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Husky Energy closes deal on Superior oil refinery

The refinery was purchased by the Canadian based company for $435 million.

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Community picks up the pieces after October storm rips through Duluth Video included

Community picks up the pieces after October storm rips through Duluth Community picks up the pieces after October storm rips through Duluth

This clean-up follows the major snow and wind storm which wreaked havoc on Duluth's shoreline on October 27th.

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Annual Festival of Trees draws holiday shoppers to Duluth Video included

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Community members had the chance to check-out the Annual Festival of Trees over the weekend.  

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Snocross racers train for Duluth season opener Video included

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Hundreds of professional and amateur snocross racers will be out on the snow track at Planet X in Aurora as they prep for the start of the sled racing season. 

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