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Shannon Miller returns to coach CWHL's Calgary Inferno Video included

Former Minnesota-Duluth coach Shannon Miller is returning to coaching with the Canadian Women's Hockey League's Calgary Inferno.

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Hundreds turn out for Duluth annual Rhubarb Festival Video included

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The 14th annual CHUM Rhubarb Festival draws in hundreds of lovers of the bitter-sweet treat.  

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Post Cereal hosts pop-up events for Major League Soccer Video included

Major League Soccer fans are getting into the game in a big way during interactive sampling events happening all around the U.S. this summer.

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Vital CHS dock repair underway with help of $1.7M state grant Video included

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A crumbling 80 year-old dock in Superior is now being replaced with the help of a state grant.  The Cenex Harvest States (CHS) dock is located in the Superior terminal. 

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Blood donations help 3-year-old living with heart condition Video included

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By the time he was just 13 days old, Berit Chenevert, had already undergone two open heart surgeries.

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Popular Canal Park restaurant re-branded, open for business

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Crabby Bill's is no longer crabby - or even Bill's. 

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Ask a Trooper: Reporting family members who are unsafe drivers

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Question: Would you please let me know the process for reporting a family member that is an unsafe driver, when I don't have a particular incident to report? 

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Lincoln Park to celebrate Solstice with street party Friday

Lincoln Park to celebrate Solstice with street party Friday Lincoln Park to celebrate Solstice with street party Friday
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From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., the community can check out art, music, food and much more. 

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Glensheen unveils lakefront beach bar

You can now enjoy beer by the lake every day of the week at Duluth's Glensheen Mansion.

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Man sentenced after pleading guilty to setting Vista Fleet adrift

The man who set adrift two tourist boats in the Duluth harbor last September has learned his fate. 

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Duluthians ring in summer solstice at sunrise on Park Point

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Duluth Artist Eric Dubnicka celebrated the summer solstice with others on Park Point with a sunrise sculpture about eight feet tall.  

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Northland educators get 21st century training Video included

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The College of Saint Scholastica held its 8th annual 21st Century Teaching and Learning Conference. 

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Stauber reacts to Trump Rally, roundtable Video included

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After President Trump's rally, we were able to speak exclusively with Pete Stauber - the man most responsible for President Trump's visit.

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Eagles Nest Lake Area reconstruction project ribbon-cutting event set for Thursday

Eagles Nest Lake Area reconstruction project ribbon-cutting event set for Thursday Eagles Nest Lake Area reconstruction project ribbon-cutting event set for Thursday
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A ribbon-cutting event will be held Thursday, celebrating the Highway 169 Eagles Nest Lake Area reconstruction project.

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KBJR 6 to team up with Memorial Blood Centers for blood drive Thursday

KBJR 6 to team up with Memorial Blood Centers for blood drive Thursday KBJR 6 to team up with Memorial Blood Centers for blood drive Thursday
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KBJR 6 is once again teaming up with Memorial Blood Centers to host a blood drive at our station next Thursday, June 28th.

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Programming changes in store for KBJR during Presidential visit

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Due to KBJR 6's special coverage of President Trump's visit to Duluth, there will be programming changes Wednesday evening.

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Power restored at DECC, AMSOIL, downtown Duluth

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A power outage in Duluth Wednesday afternoon has many in the dark. 

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Great Lakes Aquarium to close early due to President's visit

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Doors will close at 2 p.m. Wednesday to the Great Lakes Aquarium. 

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Long lines form hours ahead of Trump's visit Video included

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Hundreds of people are already in line outside the DECC, and AMSOIL Arena hours ahead of President Trump's rally.

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Pop-up businesses selling President Trump merchandise Video included

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President Donald Trump supporters can get their hands on Trump merchandise ahead of Wednesday's Duluth rally.

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Traffic diverted following rollover crash on Central Entrance

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The commute home could take a little longer if your route takes you on Central Entrance. 

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Construction of two-way traffic lane begins on West Michigan Street

Construction of two-way traffic lane begins on West Michigan Street Construction of two-way traffic lane begins on West Michigan Street
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Starting Wednesday, three blocks of West Michigan Street will soon be converted from a one-way into a two-way traffic lane.

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HAPPENING TODAY: President Trump to host rally in Duluth

HAPPENING TODAY: President Trump to host rally in Duluth HAPPENING TODAY: President Trump to host rally in Duluth
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President Trump will be hosting a roundtable discussion and rally in Duluth Wednesday. 

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TUESDAY UPDATE: Bayfield, Douglas Counties declare state of emergencies, multiple roads still closed

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In Douglas and Bayfield Counties, a state of emergency has been declared, and residents and businesses are being asked to call 211 to report flood damage. 

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Coast Guard sets up security zones around Duluth-Superior harbor ahead of Presidential visit

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The U.S Coast Guard in Duluth will be enforcing security zones around the Duluth-Superior harbor Wednesday, June 20th, in preparation for President Trump's visit. 

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Letters of Intent now accepted by Duluth city officials for vacation dwelling unit permits

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Starting Tuesday, Letters of Intent, also known as LOI, for vacation dwelling unit permits will be accepted by Duluth city officials. 

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The Latest: Minnesota opens key hearing on Enbridge pipeline

The five-member commission plans to decide next week whether the project is needed. 

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Governor Walker declares State of Emergency

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Governor Scott Walker has declared a State of Emergency for multiple northern Wisconsin counties.

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Governor Walker surveys Wisconsin flood damage Video included

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be in Superior Monday night. 

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Groundbreaking set for new workforce housing units

Groundbreaking set for new workforce housing units Groundbreaking set for new workforce housing units
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The event will feature plans for a new 80 unit apartment complex located on Matterhorn Circle, near the Miller Hill Mall. 

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Gypsy moth removal treatment resumes Tuesday

Gypsy moth removal treatment resumes Tuesday Gypsy moth removal treatment resumes Tuesday
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The tree-attacking insect has been found in parts of  Cloquet, Duluth, Two Harbors, and White Iron Lake.

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Get Outdoors: Duluth Mountain Biking Video included

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Duluth has several world class mountain biking trails within the city. In this weeks Get Outdoors... Meteorologist Adam Lorch checks out a section of trails in town. 

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Street sweeping to affect parking in Duluth

Street sweeping to affect parking in Duluth Street sweeping to affect parking in Duluth
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Street sweeping throughout the city of Duluth Tuesday will affect parking in certain neighborhoods.

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Husky Refinery officials to hold public forum Tuesday

Husky Refinery officials to hold public forum Tuesday Husky Refinery officials to hold public forum Tuesday
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More than a month after the massive fire at Superior's Husky Energy Refinery, residents will have an opportunity to have their questions answered.

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American Spirit free, continues journey on Lake Superior Video included

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The American Spirit bulk carrier is on its way to Indiana Monday after it ran aground in the Duluth-Superior Harbor Sunday. 

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President Trump to host roundtable at Duluth Port Authority

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President Trump will be hosting a roundtable with multiple people while in Duluth this week.

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Road construction continues along Mesaba Ave., closing right turn lane

Road construction in Duluth continues Monday at the intersection of Central Entrance and Mesaba Avenue. Road construction in Duluth continues Monday at the intersection of Central Entrance and Mesaba Avenue.
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Eastbound Central Entrance at Mesaba Ave. will be reduced to a single lane of traffic, while the right turn lane to Mesaba as well as the right traffic lane will be closed.

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UPDATE: American Spirit vessel freed from harbor Video included

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The American Spirit vessel, which ran aground in the Duluth-Superior Harbor, floated free from the bottom at approximately 10 o'clock Sunday night.

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UPDATE: No injuries in Gary New Duluth mobile home fire

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Duluth Fire officials say a structure fire in the Gary New Duluth neighborhood has been put out Monday morning.

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Drivers to see changes on Mesaba Ave. starting Monday

Drivers to see changes on Mesaba Ave. starting Monday Drivers to see changes on Mesaba Ave. starting Monday
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According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, there will be temporary changes to the traffic control as crews continue to fix the road. 

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Flooding remains a concern across the Northland

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A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday morning for Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Sawyer, and Washburn counties.

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Duluth Fire Dept. quickly puts out mobile home fire

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The Duluth Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 7 Cypress Drive Saturday night.

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FULL HIGHLIGHTS: 42nd Annual Grandma's Marathon Video included

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Highlights from every Saturday race at Grandma's Marathon, as well as reaction from Kara Goucher and the top finishers.

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Mkungo, Ngige take gold in Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Video included

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Panuel Mkungo and Monicah Ngige took first in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth on Saturday. Mkungo won the men's competition with a personal record time of 1:02:50, while Ngige won the women's competition in a time of 1:09:55. 

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Scaroni crowned Grandma's wheelchair champion for eighth time Video included

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Susannah Scaroni takes home the Grandma's Marathon women's wheelchair title for the eighth time overall and first time since 2014 in the 42nd annual Grandma's Marathon on Saturday.

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Pike defends wheelchair title, wins back-to-back Grandma's Marathons

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Aaron Pike captured his second straight Grandma's Marathon wheelchair title with a time of 1:26:48 in on Saturday morning.

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Barno wins 4th straight Grandma's Marathon

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Elisha Barno continues to make history in Duluth. The Kenyan native captured his fourth straight Grandma's Marathon on Saturday. This is the first time anyone has ever won four titles or four straight races, in the men's full marathon.

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Superior pet grooming business celebrates new location Video included

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Rascal's Professional Pet Grooming celebrated the grand opening of their new location on Belknap Street.   

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Grandmas Marathon runner adds to bucket list Video included

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The 42nd annual Grandmas Marathon went off without a hitch this morning.

With over 8,000 runners from all 50 states and 47 countries, everyone has a story to tell.  

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"Protect water, stop Polymet" protesters take to I-35 bridge

The protest, called "protect water, stop Polymet" opposed the proposed PolyMet copper nickel mine. 

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It's carb time: Michelina's spaghetti dinner for runners

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The Michelina's all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner is going on at the DECC today. 

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UPDATE: 1,100 without power following Friday storms

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Minnesota Power, Lake Country Power, and Xcel Energy are all reporting customers without power Friday afternoon. 

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Army Corps of Engineers: Duluth south breakwater outer light up for grabs

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Are you looking for a free lighthouse?  If so, you're in luck! 

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Lightning strikes wooden bridge on Rice's Point Video included

An old abandoned bridge underneath the Blatnik Bridge was struck by lightning during Friday's storms.  

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Whipper Snapper races canceled due to weather

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Due to the weather, Grandma's Marathon has canceled the Whipper Snapper races scheduled for Friday afternoon.  Grandma's officials say as of 1:30, all other events are still on.  Check back for updates as we receive more information.  More>>

Cereal recalled following reported illnesses

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Kellogg is recalling one of its cereals due to the potential presence of Salmonella.

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Former teacher gets jail time and probation for sexual conduct with student

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A Burnsville, Minn., teacher with connections to Duluth will spend the next 15 years on probation for sexual conduct with a student. 

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MN GOP: President Trump ticket requests exceeding expectations

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Doors to the event being held at the DECC on Wednesday open at 3:30, with the event expected to get underway at 6:30.

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Rip current risk level high along Park Point

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The National Weather Service says swimmers should avoid swimming along the Park Point and Wisconsin Point beaches Thursday. 

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Community invited to help plant 500 trees in Duluth

Community invited to help plant 500 trees in Duluth Community invited to help plant 500 trees in Duluth
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May is Arbor Month in Minnesota, and Duluth residents are invited to take part in an Arbor Day Tree planting.

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Road work to close part of Duluth's Central Ave.

Road work to close part of Duluth's Central Ave. Road work to close part of Duluth's Central Ave.
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Some road work starting Thursday in Duluth's Spirit Valley neighborhood will close part of Central Avenue.

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U.S. Senate candidate, Richard Painter, visits Duluth Video included

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A U.S. Senate hopeful visited Duluth Wednesday night.  Democratic candidate Richard Painter met with voters at Hoops Brewing in Canal Park, calling his visit "A Pint with Painter." Painter is running for the seat currently held by Senator Tina Smith.   

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Rat infestation prompts summer closure of Congdon Elementary building, grounds Video included

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The District said staff and a local pest control firm are working to clear the footing and foundation drainage system underneath the gym addition of a population of rats.

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Marathon, construction projects to plague weekend traffic on I-35

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Officials are expecting a jam-packed I-35 this weekend.

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Looking back at Presidential visits to Duluth Video included

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Donald Trump isn't the first sitting President to make a stop in the Northland's largest city.  

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St. Luke's CEO to retire July 2019

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John Strange joined St. Luke's in 1992 as Chief Financial Office and Vice President of Finance. 

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Duluth Superior Film Festival returns to the Twin Ports

Duluth Superior Film Festival returns to the Twin Ports Duluth Superior Film Festival returns to the Twin Ports
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If you have a passion for watching movies by local filmmakers, you're in luck.

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Attorney General Lori Swanson releases first TV commercial of 2018 election

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Attorney General Lori Swanson and Congressman Rick Nolan Tuesday released their first television commercial of the 2018 election. 

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Last day for students at Duluth Business University

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Tuesday was the last day for students at Duluth Business University.  

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Duluth firefighters union votes to censure Chief, Deputy Chief

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Some conflict between the heads of the Duluth Fire Department and the department's union. 

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Search underway for missing boater on Hay Lake

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A search is underway for a missing boater on a lake north of Brainerd.

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Different organizations weigh options ahead of President Trump's visit Video included

Different organizations weigh options ahead of President Trump's visit Different organizations weigh options ahead of President Trump's visit
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Michael Elderbrook says he, and others he works with see people who are being affected by the Trump Administration's policies in housing, and urban development.
 

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New Proctor sports and event center to bear St. Luke's name Video included

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Proctor School District's new sports and event center will bear the St. Luke's name. District and hospital officials made the 10 year, $300,000 announcement Monday. 

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Lake Superior College hosts wilderness survival, healthcare camps

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Lake Superior College is hosting two camps this week introducing campers to a range of different careers. 

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President Trump to rally in Duluth Video included

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President Donald Trump will be in Duluth next week. 

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Get Outdoors: Fly Fishing Musky Video included

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Muskies are known as the fish of 10-thousand casts... thanks to their elusive nature.But those who've done battle with a musky will tell you... hooking into one is worth the wait.  In this week's Get Outdoors, Meteorologist Adam Lorch ups the ante... by trying to fly fish for one of these toothy beasts.

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Asbestos removal begins Tuesday in downtown Duluth

Asbestos removal begins Tuesday in downtown Duluth Asbestos removal begins Tuesday in downtown Duluth
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Specialized contractors are coming in to safely remove the substance, which was discovered in the 100-year-old pipe system during the ongoing reconstruction project in downtown Duluth.

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NEW DETAILS: Trump, Kim Jong Un sign joint document on working towards denuclearization

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SINGAPORE (AP) - A joint declaration signed by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the U.S. has committed to providing "security guarantees" to the North.

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Duluth City Councilors approve plan to fill Elissa Hansen's seat

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Duluth City Councilors Monday night approved a process to replace Councilor Elissa Hansen, who recently announced she's stepping down. The council voted to open applications for the position Tuesday. They'll be accepted through July 9. Candidates will be interviewed July 16. Then a final candidate will be selected at a special meeting that night. More>>

Haitian doctor set to run Grandma's Half Marathon, raise money for diabetic patients Video included

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A doctor from Haiti is going beyond typical bedside manner and will run the Grandma's Half Marathon to raise money for his patients.

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UPDATE: for now, land use plan will not include two Duluth golf courses Video included

Revised land development plan will not include the two of Duluth's golf courses Revised land development plan will not include the two of Duluth's golf courses
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According to the plan, two of Duluth's public golf courses Enger and Lester Park were being considered for future mixed use, and urban residential neighborhood zones. 

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Driver ordered to pay $385 fine in 2017 fatal Duluth crash

Alex Day was sentenced to pay a $385 fine in connection with the crash the killed a 68-year-old Charles Frank Zupancich of Aurora. 

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Duluth Airport adds fourth daily Duluth to Chicago United flight

United to fly bigger planes between Duluth, Chicago United to fly bigger planes between Duluth, Chicago
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The daily schedule now includes an early morning flight, two mid-day flights and one in the evening.

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Crews begin work on various street projects around Duluth

A handful of street improvement projects are now underway in Duluth. 

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Roundabout construction begins Monday

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Detours will be posted directing motorists to use Lavaque Road and Morris Thomas Road.

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Duluth Public Library holds annual book sale

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The Friends of the Duluth Public Library's 2018 Annual Used Book Sale will be held Monday through Thursday.

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Community biking event helps people get outdoors

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Organizers say, that they just want people to get outdoors.

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