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Northland skiers encouraged by Olympic Gold Video included

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The U.S. brought home it's first gold medal in the sport. 

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Minnesota Power cost cutting includes potential layoffs Video included

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What's good for the customer, could cost some Minnesota Power employees their jobs. Spokeswoman, Amy Rutledge said the company shared the news with employees, earlier this week.

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Duluth K-9's Riggs, Haas receive protective vests

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A couple of Duluth Police K-9's got some much needed upgrades this week.

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Walz breaks with NRA, supports Minnesota assault weapons ban

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, a Democratic candidate for Minnesota governor and longtime gun-rights supporter, has proposed an assault weapons ban in the state.

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One hospitalized following Blatnik Bridge crash

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The State Patrol says a snow removal operation was blocking the right lane around 8:45 a.m. in the southbound lane near the Garfield Avenue exit. 

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Minnesota lawmakers attend sexual harassment training

Minnesota House members are pausing from their legislative duties to attend a day-long training on sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.

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Young boy battling deadly disease gets to star in a horror movie Video included

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A Northland boy is finding his dreams of the silver screen are coming true.  

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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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148th Fighter Wing firefighters among those deployed overseas

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About 30 members of the air guard base stationed in Qatar are firefighters.

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Bloody Red Shrimp found in Lake Superior raises concerns of added invasive species Video included

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says researchers found a single specimen of the bloody red shrimp in the Duluth-Superior harbor last summer and that its origin is unknown but concerning as the tiny invaders can be problematic in the Great Lakes. 

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Duluth taking steps to launch pilot program for historic homes Video included

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Duluth is proud of its history, and that includes its historic houses. But in order to renovate those houses without losing their historic character, it can be quite costly for home owners.

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Johnson's Lakeside Bakery to close Video included

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In Duluth's East End, neighbors say their corner bakery is far more than a coffee shop. 

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UMD runs active shooter training sessions Video included

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The University of Minnesota Duluth is preparing for the worst. The University ran their annual active shooter training Tuesday in partnership with the FBI.  

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148th to start night flying training Tuesday night

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In order to accomplish certain training and critical tactics, the 148th Fighter Wing will begin night flying on Tuesday, February 20th. 

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Invasive bloody red shrimp discovered in Lake Superior

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A new invasive species has turned up in Lake Superior, the bloody red shrimp. 

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Senator Baldwin to visit Superior factory on Tuesday

The Wisconsin democrat plans to announce her new "Buy American" Legislation during a stop at the Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy factory. 

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Snow covered roads to cause a slow commute Tuesday morning

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Highway 2 in Wisconsin is listed as snow covered, as well as Highway 53. Parts of Highway 63 between Hayward and Spooner are listed as having slippery stretches, as well as parts of Highway 70 between Stone Lake and Oxbo. 

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DTA buses running, minor delays to be expected

If you don't want to risk driving in this latest round of winter weather, the DTA buses will be running throughout the day Tuesday. 

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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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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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Trampled by Turtles adds Duluth performance to tour dates

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Trampled by Turtles announced on Monday they will be adding a stop to their old stomping grounds during their upcoming national tour.  

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Duluth Assistant Superintendent named District Administrator for Superior School District

The Duluth School District will need to fill the spot being vacated by their current Assistant Superintendent. 

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CSS hopes to increase skills for students in nursing program with new lab Video included

A new, high-tech laboratory at the College of Saint Scholastica is helping strengthen the college's nursing program. 

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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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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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"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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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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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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Lake Superior Zoo reveals gender of cotton-top tamarin

On Friday, the Lake Superior Zoo did a gender reveal for the newest member of their family - a baby cotton-top tamarin.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trampled by Turtles to go on U.S. tour

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On Tuesday, the group announced they had a new song and album, and would also be going on tour this year.

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Flags ordered at half staff in Minnesota on February 14th

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. and state flags on state and federal buildings to be lowered to half-staff throughout Minnesota on Wednesday, Feb. 14th, to honor a Minnesota veteran. 

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Get Outdoors: Snowflake Nordic Center Video included

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With the winter Olympics under way... it's only fitting that Meteorologist Adam Lorch jumps in to try out one of the events. In this weeks Get Outdoors, Meteorologist Adam Lorch hits the trails... to try Nordic Skiing. 

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Get Outdoors: Giants Ridge

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It's been well over a decade since Meteorologist Adam Lorch has done the same. So in this week's Get Outdoors... he's heading up to Giants Ridge to see if he's still got the skills. With snow on the ground and more mild temperatures... people across the region are *flocking to ski resorts to hit the slopes. 

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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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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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Duluth NAACP reacts to curriculum changes Video included

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"Introducing this history in an institution that does not have the proper tools to have meaningful dialogue about these topics isolates our students and affects their educational success."

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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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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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Sex offender changes address

A 56-year-old sex offender is now living in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

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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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Police investigating Lincoln Park neighborhood robbery

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

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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>>

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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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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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

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

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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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North Shore Community School students put their mushing skills to the test

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The students have been learning about dog sledding in school over the past few weeks. 

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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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Rooftop community garden planned for AICHO building

The American Indian Community Housing Organization, or AICHO, plans on having a solar rooftop garden in May. 

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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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Breathing device developed in the Northland being used in Olympic games

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The device helps convert cold incoming air into warmer, more humid air. 

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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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Get your KBJR 6 headlines via Alexa app

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KBJR 6 news updates are now available on Alexa devices.

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Hermantown's Gander Outdoors now open

Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, will be celebrating its grand opening with a special event on Saturday, February 17. 

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New Duluth diner to pay homage to sailing history

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Construction on the new Corktown Deli and Brews will begin as soon as Minnesota's Department of Health gives its approval.

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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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Get Outdoors: Snowmobiling

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The recent snowfall is no doubt a headache on roads... but some are looking at this fresh snow as a playground. In this week's Get Outdoors... Meteorologist Adam Lorch hops onto a sled, and cruises some Northland trails.

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Get Outdoors: Snowshoeing Amity Creek

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The cold weather that's settling on the Northland... has led to creeks and rivers freezing up. That's also making them perfect for exploring! In this weeks Get Outdoors... Meteorologist Adam Lorch explores one frozen creek, and brings us along.

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UMD students treated to furry friends to help relieve midterm exams Video included

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Some special visitors were busy shaking paws with students at the UMD's Kirby Student Center on Wednesday to help them deal with stress.

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Crews to replace deck of Aerial Lift Bridge

A Duluth icon is getting a little rough around the edges, so crews are working to replace the deck on Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge over the next week.  

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