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Northland students board giant Great Lakes research vessel Video included

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Northland students got the chance to board the largest university-owned research vessel on the Great Lakes.

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Trial expected to start in September: Former coaches vs. U of M

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A judge is encouraging those involved in a lawsuit filed by three former UMD coaches, against the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, to settle this case out of court.

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Minnesota State Patrol urges patience this travel season Video included

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According to the Minnesota State Patrol says this is the first busy weekend of the summer travel season and unfortunately the start to the state's deadliest driving season. 

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Northland students tour floating lab

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Northland students got the chance to board the largest university-owned research vessel on the Great Lakes Friday. The Blue Heron is the University of Minnesota's floating laboratory, designed to travel and study the Great Lakes. 

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Former Superior City Councilor pleads not guilty to domestic charges

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Graham Garfield pleaded not guilty Friday to one felony and three misdemeanor charges related to a domestic case that took place while he was still a Superior city councilor. 

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Minnesota Legislators make progress during legislative session

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Minnesota legislators passed a number of laws early this morning that will affect Minnesotans in their everyday lives, including laws involving WiFi, alcohol sales, and Real ID.

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Lift Bridge summer schedule to begin

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The bridge will be lifting on the hour and the half hour from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week until the Tuesday after Labor Day.

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An inside look at Lake Assault Boats Video included

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With fewer than 10 years of experience under their belt, a Superior company is starting to find success on a global scale. According to Vice President of Operations, Chad Dumars, Lake Assault Boats started with the goal of building one-of-a-kind boats, from start to finish, all in this shop.

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Early spring brings ticks sooner than expected Video included

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An early spring has brought some sunshine, a lot of rain, greenery and ticks to the Northland. That means now is the time to keep an eye out for the eight-legged parasites and to be aware of tickborne illnesses.

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NRRI successfully refines ilmenite Video included

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Research underway is demonstrating how to get very valuable mineral deposits in the Northland. 

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EMS workers honored with cookout

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The men and women gathered in the Emergency Department's Ambulance garage for a cookout at St. Luke's hospital.

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Multiple Memorial Day events planned throughout the Northland

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The following events are among those to be held on Memorial Day, or throughout the Memorial Day weekend:

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Construction season in full swing, motorists asked to be cautious over Memorial Day weekend

MnDOT says work on most road projects will be suspended during the weekend, however work zones are still in place, and drivers should slow down, pay attention, and not follow other vehicles too closely.

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Deadliest time on Minnesota roads is just around the corner

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In 2016, 120 of the 392 fatalities on Minnesota roads happened during that time frame, which made up 31 percent of all traffic deaths last year.

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Bob Dylan's birthday celebrated in Duluth Video included

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People gathered at Bob Dylan's childhood home in Duluth Wednesday evening to celebrate the folk singer's 76th birthday.

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Public gets to see plan to clean up Duluth harbor Video included

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A project to clean up a section of the Duluth harbor got its first public viewing Wednesday night.

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Duluth awarded for being bicycle-friendly Video included

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Duluth is gaining national attention for its pursuit to connect its neighborhoods with bike trails.

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Lincoln Park Boys and Girls Club gets a makeover Video included

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The team painted the main game room, as well as the connecting hallways, as part of the Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week.

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Pike Lake Elementary introduces the "Friendship Bench" Video included

On Wednesday morning, the Proctor School District dedicated a Friendship Bench on the school playground, which was made by an area Girl Scout Troop. 

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Duluth fears project delays if bonding bill fails to pass again Video included

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As Minnesota lawmakers miss yet another state budget deadline, hope for the future of a $21 million Duluth project turns to frustration.

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"Monster Truck" on display at Duluth Dodge

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Starting Wednesday, motorheads will be able to get up close and personal with the Monster Truck "Raminator" at Duluth Dodge. 

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Scammer tried posing as Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken

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A scam artist tried to trick a Duluth resident by posing as Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken. 

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New advanced imaging technology screener at Duluth Airport

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The scanner is optional, and those who wish to opt out will receive an alternate screening, including a thorough patdown.

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Racial disparities decreasing in Minnesota

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DEED says over the past year, through April, the unemployment rate for black Minnesotans has averaged 8.1 percent compared to 12 percent at this time last year. 

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Residents to see and hear Increased aircraft activity in Northern Minnesota

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Residents may hear increased noise and see an increased number of jets over Duluth and other northern regions. 

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Crews respond to small fire at Duluth's Electric Fetus

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According to officials, an electrical fire caused smoke to fill the building. 

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Two lanes on Highway 61 to temporarily close for sewer pipeline repairs

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The pipeline is located in the median of Highway 61 near Sorila Road. 

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Suspect connected to heroin bust in Duluth pleads guilty

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One of three suspects, facing charges in a drug bust of 51 grams of heroin, has pleaded guilty. Jillian Graves admitted to 5th degree possession of a controlled substance.

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Twin Ports reacts to proposed elimination of community block grants Video included

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As lawmakers in St. Paul continued to debate the state budget, congress took its first peak at President Trump's federal budget.  One of the more controversial aspects of this proposed budget is an elimination of community block development grants. 

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Kidnapped teen released from hospital

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The Carlton County Sheriff's office says the victim - who is a 17-year-old boy - was tied to a char, hit over the head with a pistol, and had the word "snitch"  carved into his chest with a sharp object. 

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Woman pleads guilty to burglary

48-year-old Cindy Jo Libby was arrested on charges related to an arson in January, however arson charges have been dropped.

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Man charged with strangulation, battery

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Morris remains in jail on $10,000 cash bail.

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Get Outdoors: Kayaking the St. Louis River Video included

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With the temperatures warming up and the sun making a few appearances, folks are hitting the water for boating of all kinds. In this week's Get Outdoors, Meteorologist Adam Lorch heads to the St. Louis River to check out the kayaking scene.

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Man sentenced for sex solicitation of 14-year-old girl

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55-year-old Theodore Davey will be placed on five years of supervised probation, and will be monitored with a GPS.

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Affordable Housing Coalition presents 2017 priorities to solve Duluth's housing needs Video included

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An assessment of Duluth's rising housing needs has prompted the Affordable Housing Coalition (AHC) to work toward creating fair and affordable housing. On Monday, the coalition announced its 2017 priorities. 

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Elm running for Garfield's vacant District 6 Superior City Council seat Video included

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After losing the Superior City Council 6th District seat by one vote last month, Tylor Elm is once again running for the vacant seat left by Graham Garfield's recent resignation. 

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Mayor Larson: Steam Plant still not included in House Bill

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Duluth is asking for $21 million dollars to help with Steam Plant upgrades.

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Propeller Club celebrates National Maritime Day Video included

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 Included in those honored are veterans of the armed forces and the merchant marine.  

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Man sentenced for child sex solicitation

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55-year-old Theodore Davey will be placed on five years of supervised probation, and will be monitored with a GPS.

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UPDATE: New details in Lake of the Woods cabin fire

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According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, 85-year-old Dale O'Brien of Superior is recovering from burns and smoke inhalation from a fire that started when he tried to start his gas fireplace, which caused the explosion.

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Jan Swanson announces bid for Duluth City Council At-Large seat Video included

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A Republican candidate has entered the race for one of the Duluth City Council's At-Large seats.

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Superior's first black officer brings to light department's outreach efforts Video included

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Police in the Twin Ports are working to make sure their departments represent the people they serve. Thursday night the Superior Police department swore in their first black officer, but one Twin Ports group said the police's efforts to connect to the community go much farther than that.

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Red Cross volunteers head to assist southern flood victims Video included

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As parts of the Northland recover from heavy winds and floods, much of the rest of the country is still recovering as well.  That's why a volunteer from the local red cross has packed his bags to head down to Arkansas. 

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DPUC proposes more than 25 percent water rate increase over six years Video included

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The Duluth Public Utilities Commission (DPUC) has proposed a resolution calling for water rate hikes of more than 25 percent over the next six years.  

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Non-credible threat prompts increased police presence at Denfeld High School

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Police responded Friday morning to Duluth Denfeld high school after the district was sent an email containing several threatening comments. 

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UPDATE: Suspect in custody after a heavy police presence in Superior Video included

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Superior police say a suspect is in custody after a heavy police presence was seen Thursday on the 1200 block of Harrison Street, which included the Emergency Response Team.

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$10K cash bond bail set for suspect arrested on warrant in Superior

Cash bond bail was set at $10,000 Friday for a man arrested Thursday on a warrant in Superior. 

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Suspects charged in connection with drug bust of crack cocaine/heroin

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Two 21-year-old men from Chicago have been charged in connection with a drug bust in Duluth. Manquan Nailon is being charged with selling drugs, possessing a controlled substance and criminal damage to property. 

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Duluth teen injured, Wrenshall man charged with kidnapping

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According to the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, officers were called to a home on County Road 18 on a report of a juvenile being held hostage.

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Superior Police Officers Sworn-in Video included

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A new beginning Thursday for some law enforcement officers. Four Superior Police officers were sworn-in.

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'Dead-On Shooting Range' construction begins in Cloquet Video included

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The Northland's first indoor shooting range will be opening this fall.  On Thursday, construction began for the $1.9 million 'Dead-On Shooting Range.' "It went from an idea to 'this is what we want to do,'" said Chad and Lauren Walsh, the owners of the gun range.  

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Woman gets a little over six years for carrying loaded handgun and 179 grams of meth

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A Cloquet woman was sentenced to a little more than a year in prison for drug crimes following a traffic stop in Duluth in March.  

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Dayton signs Real ID bill, averting travel woes for 2018

Minnesota residents don't need to worry about trouble boarding flights next year: Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill complying with Real ID into law.

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With days to go, Minnesota budget talks hit a stalemate

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders are in a standoff as they try to agree on a new budget. 

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CVS pharmacy robbery suspect found dead

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Police were sent to the 600 block of North First Avenue East just after one on Tuesday afternoon on a report of a body found.

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Ex-fiance of former Superior City Councilor Graham Garfield applying for his seat Video included

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The ex-fiance of former Superior City Councilor Graham Garfield, who resigned on May 4, says she plans on running for his now open seat on the Council. 

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Minnesota lawmakers sign off on upgraded IDs

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Fear not, Minnesotans worried about boarding flights next year: A fix from the Legislature is on the way.

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Lake Superior Zoo CEO announces resignation

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Leet said he regrets that he must make the decision, but says the needs of his family must come first. 

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Attorney to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to hear lawsuit on Minnesota Sex Offender Treatment Program

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Gustafson plans to go to a higher court for a final ruling on the constitutionality of the program.

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Street sweeping to begin in Duluth

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Crews will be posting "no parking" signs along 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Streets on Friday, May 19th. 

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Superior City Council to start taking applications for open position Video included

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The Superior City Council worked to move forward Tuesday night, after councilor Graham Garfield's resignation.

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School Board approves a rubber mulch replacement plan that could save $300 thousand Video included

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The Duluth School District has been working on their pitch to the School Board to replace rubber mulch on district playgrounds with wood chips. 

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"Pat the Cat": co-hosts remember KDAL radio personality Video included

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 On Tuesday, two of Cadigan's co-hosts reflect on the radio personality's six decade career, as "Pat the Cat". 

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Hoyt Lakes man pleads guilty to two charges in chase, crash incident

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A Hoyt Lakes man, who led authorities on a high speed chase, and eventually crashed into a house, has pleaded guilty. 

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Study: Minnesota medical marijuana patients report benefits

Health officials say most Minnesota patients who used medical marijuana during the first year of the state's tightly regulated program reported benefits.

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