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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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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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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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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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Blue Angels to headline 2019 Duluth Airshow

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This will be the third time they've headlined the event.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Fire damages Superior motel

A Superior motel was damaged during a fire Sunday night. 

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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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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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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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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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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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Duluth band puts twist on Merv Griffin's "Christmas City" song to raise money for Bluebird Foundation Video included

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A Duluth band, Laura Velvet and the Bookhouse Boys, took their own spin on the "Christmas City" song after their 2017 Christmas Concert Tour was a success, and because the band feels a strong connection to the song. 

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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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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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Teen found safe after being reported overdue

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

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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

Fire 'heavily' damages Duluth home overnight Fire 'heavily' damages Duluth home overnight
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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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St. Louis Park man wins stamp contest, Cloquet man is runner-up

Richard Goodkind, an artist from St. Louis Park, has won the Minnesota DNR's trout and salmon stamp contest with a painting of a brook trout. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Aerial Lift Bridge closed to marine traffic Wednesday 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

Smith to push prescription drug cost legislation in Duluth 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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Superior Police Department plans to purchase a new UTV

Superior Police Department plans to purchase a new UTV 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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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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Vice President Mike Pence is set to make two stops while in Duluth on Wednesday.

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Get Outdoors: St. Louis River Walleye Video included

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We are in the dog days of summer which means fish have moved to cooler and deeper waters. But in this week's Get Outdoors Meteorologist Adam Lorch heads out with a local fishing guide to land some walleye right here, in the Twin Ports.

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Lt. Governor candidates visit with small business owners in Duluth Video included

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The race for Minnesota Governor ran through Duluth Monday night.

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Northland Red Cross volunteers help victims of California Wildfires Video included

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As the wildfire battle rages on out west, volunteers with the American Red Cross are doing their part to help including some from the Northland. 

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Senate candidate hopes to help with "America First" agenda Video included

A Dental Technician is in the running for for Al Franken's former Senate seat. 

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Man suffers life-threatening injury in Duluth bar assault

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A man is in the hospital with what police call a life-threatening injury, after being assaulted outside a Duluth bar.

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Gov. Walker orders flags to be flown at half-staff Tuesday

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has ordered all U.S. flags, as well as Wisconsin state flags, to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday. 

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Blues Fest temporarily closes Bayfront Family Center

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Starting Monday, the Bayfront Family Center will be temporarily closed in Duluth. 

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Lane closures on Bong Bridge start Monday

Commuters who take the Bong Bridge may encounter lane closures starting on Monday due to bridge inspection work.  

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Pokemon Go trainers meet and greet in Duluth Video included

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Players of the virtual Pokemon training game met at the Sheraton Hotel in Duluth for a meet and greet. 

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Fond du Lac is considering Enbridge pipeline Video included

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The Fond du Lac Band announced it may allow Enbridge Energy to route the new line through the reservation.

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Woman recovering after being hit by car in downtown Duluth

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A woman is recovering after being hit by a car in downtown Duluth. It happened around 9 p.m. Friday at E. Superior St. and 2nd Ave. in Duluth. 

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Vendor blamed for 911 outage in 3 states

The Latest on Minnesota and telecommunication companies investigating the cause of a 911 service outage (all times local):

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Verdict: Dahlstrom not guilty by reason of mental illness

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Jesse Dahlstrom murdered Sally Pionk, but is not guilty by reason of mental illness, St. Louis County Judge David Johnson ruled Thursday. 

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Fond du Lac Band sues opioid distributors

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The 47-page complaint filed in Carlton County Court names eight opioid distributors alleging they have engaged in an ongoing civil conspiracy to cause addiction for profit quote “in reckless disregard of the consequences to Native American people.”

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Thomas the Tank Engine rolls into Duluth for Northshore train rides Video included

Thomas the Tank Engine rolls into Duluth for Northshore train rides Thomas the Tank Engine rolls into Duluth for Northshore train rides
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If you're looking for a family-friendly event this summer, head over to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum for a "Day Out with Thomas."

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UPDATE: CSB: Faulty valve may have caused Husky explosion Video included

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Officials said the derbis punctured the tank, resulting in the release of over 15,000 barrels of hot asphalt. 

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Closure to impact drivers along I-35 in Duluth

Closure to impact drivers along I-35 in Duluth Closure to impact drivers along I-35 in Duluth
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Beginning Thursday, the 46th Avenue West ramp will be closed along I-35.

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Superior police search for man who walked away from care facility

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Superior police are asking for the public's help in their search for a man who walked from a care facility. 

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Brett Favre posts get well message for Superior man battling cancer Video included

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A Superior man suffering prostate cancer received a get-well message from one of the NFL's biggest stars.  

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UPDATE: 911 restored across Minnesota

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The cause of the outage is still unknown at this time. 

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Vice President Pence to campaign with Pete Stauber in Duluth

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Stauber is the Republican-endorsed candidate for Minnesota's 8th District Congressional seat.

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Autism, sleep apnea now qualify for medical marijuana

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Minnesota residents with autism or obstructive sleep apnea can now qualify for the state's medical marijuana program. 

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Red Flag Warning issued for Park Point Wednesday

The Duluth Fire Department has issued a Red Flag Warning Wednesday, advising people to stay out of the water on Park Point.

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Dayton and Murphy to promote education agenda in Duluth Wednesday

Dayton and Murphy to promote education agenda during Duluth visit Wednesday Dayton and Murphy to promote education agenda during Duluth visit Wednesday
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Gov. Dayton will accompany gubernatorial candidate Erin Murphy as she promotes her "Our Promise Education Agenda" at Lester Park Elementary School. 

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Get Outdoors: Paddleboarding Barkers Island

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Paddleboarding is a sport that has *really caught on across the country in the last several years. One company in Superior... has been introducing people to the sport since 20-12. And in this week's Get Outdoors Meteorologist Adam Lorch hops on a board to see what the craze is all about. 

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Part of Lakewalk to close Monday

Part of Lakewalk to close Monday Part of Lakewalk to close Monday
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The closure will affect the area between the Fitger's Complex and Endion Station. 

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Water safety, sand sculpting to draw big Park Point crowds Thursday

Water safety, sand sculpting to draw big Park Point crowds Thursday Water safety, sand sculpting to draw big Park Point crowds Thursday
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The city of Duluth is hosting the annual Water Safety Expo and Sand Modeling Contest at the Park Point Beach House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Duluth Fire: lightning likely culprit in church fire

Duluth Fire: lightning likely culprit in church fire Duluth Fire: lightning likely culprit in church fire
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Duluth Fire Department officials say lightning is likely to blame for a small church fire in Duluth Thursday morning.

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'Minor' flooding closes I-35 southbound exit

'Minor' flooding closes I-35 southbound exit 'Minor' flooding closes I-35 southbound exit
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The southbound Interstate 35 tunnel exit at Lake Avenue is closed Thursday morning after heavy rain fell overnight.

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Man severely burned in overnight trailer home fire

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One man is being treated for severe burns after an overnight fire destroyed a trailer home on the edge of Duluth and Proctor.

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The Duluth Experience to offer historic walking tours along Superior Street

The Duluth Experience to offer walking tours along Superior Street The Duluth Experience to offer walking tours along Superior Street
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While construction continues on Duluth's Superior Street, people are invited to learn more about the history of downtown's main roadway. 

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Get Outdoors: Jay Cooke State Park

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Jay Cooke State Park is known for being a popular camping destination. In 2017 about 380-thousand guest visited the Park. And in this weeks Get Outdoors, Meteorologist Adam Lorch brings us a look at all that Jay Cooke has to offer.

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Get Outdoors: Kayaking Split Rock

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In the very early 1900's a particularly bad storm sank about a quarter of the ships that were on Lake Superior at the time. One of those ships by Split Rock Lighthouse is still visible. In this week's Get Outdoors Meteorologist Adam Lorch heads up the North Shore to check out the wreck from a kayak. 

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Traffic changes to affect drivers on Duluth's Mesaba Ave.

Traffic changes to affect drivers on Duluth's Mesaba Ave. Traffic changes to affect drivers on Duluth's Mesaba Ave.
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Changes to the current traffic set up will be affecting drivers navigating Duluth's Mesaba Avenue.

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Duluth Airshow, Thunderbirds to draw big weekend crowds

Duluth Airshow, Thunderbirds to draw big weekend crowds Duluth Airshow, Thunderbirds to draw big weekend crowds
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All eyes will be on the skies this weekend, as thousands are expected to check out the Duluth Airshow. 

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Duluth garage damaged during overnight fire

Duluth garage damaged during overnight fire Duluth garage damaged during overnight fire
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A garage in the Duluth Heights neighborhood went up in flames early Thursday morning.

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Sidewalk removal begins on Duluth's Superior St.

Sidewalk removal begins on Duluth's Superior St. Sidewalk removal begins on Duluth's Superior St.
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As the Superior Street reconstruction project continues to move forward, sidewalk removal begins Monday along 4th Avenue West and will continue moving east. 

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Red Flag warning in effect for Park Point

Red Flag warning in effect for Park Point Red Flag warning in effect for Park Point
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The warning is in effect from 7:45 a.m. Friday morning until 10 a.m. Saturday.

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