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Butterfly exhibit opens at Lake Superior Zoo Video included

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A new opportunity to get up close with wildlife at the Lake Superior Zoo.

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UMD political professor says Trump's tweets are unusual Video included

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Political Science Professor, Cindy Rugeley says, tweeting out a major policy statement is unusual even for trumps standards. 

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Proctor man remains in serious condition three days after crash

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According to St. Mary's Hospital, Scott Murphy, 60, of Proctor. remains in serious condition. 

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Duluth Little League Juniors headed to regional tournament

Duluth's Lake Park Little League Juniors Team has qualified for the Central Regional Tournament in Indiana next month after winning the Minnesota State Championship. 

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Can of Worms crash ends in arrest

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, a 26-year-old Monticello, Minnesota man ran a stop sign and was pulled over on West Piedmont Avenue just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday.

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Ford recalling 117,000 vehicles for safety defect

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Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 117,000 vehicles because the bolts in the seat, seat belt or seat belt buckle may fracture.

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Legislature's dispute with Dayton heads for Supreme Court

The legal battle between Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature is on a fast track to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

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Crash victims remain hospitalized two days later

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According to St. Mary's Hospital, Scott Murphy, 60, of Proctor, remains in serious condition.

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UWS hosts space camp for high school girls Video included

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Staff hope the camp will get the girls excited about a future in flight.

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Police investigating punctured tires at Home Depot

Police say seven tires were punctured, which caused about $2,800 in damage.

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Changes coming to Arrowhead Road

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Starting Monday, construction on West Arrowhead Road between Highway 53 and Haines Road will begin.

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Two Hermantown crash victims remain hospitalized

Both men were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries when Puchalla's vehicle crossed the center line and hit Murphy's car head-on.

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Get Outdoors: Fish Lake Nebagamon Video included

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The Northland is home to thousands of great fishing lakes. In this weeks Get Outdoors, Meteorologist Adam Lorch heads to Lake Nebagamon with a fishing guide to catch some fish and talk about what it means to join a lake association. 

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Coast Guard warns against boating while intoxicated Video included

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In light of recent boating accidents, the U.S. Coast Guard has a few reminders to keep boaters safe on the water.

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Crews demolish former Pawnbroker building in East Hillside

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Crews spent the day demolishing this building, home to the former Pawnbroker.

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Former GOP party chair Downey enters 2018 race for governor

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Minnesota's former Republican party chairman is running for governor.

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Settlement reached in wrongful death lawsuit

The family of Dale Gerard filed a wrongful death lawsuit last year against Wesley Residence Assisted Living.

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Sky Harbor Airport receives funding to improve safety, efficiency

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On Monday, the FAA awarded $4.6 million in grants to help improve flight safety and efficiency. 

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Replica of the Vietnam veterans memorial wall stops in Superior

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Over the weekend, people were invited to visit a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Barker's Island. 

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Northern Exposure Hockey Tournament boosts small community

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Summer hockey took over Duluth this weekend as the 12 annual Northern Exposure Hockey Tournament brought thousands of families to the city, helping the community thrive.  

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Ninth annual Women-Made art gift fair brings in many people Video included

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Saturday marked the 9th year of the Woman-made art-gift fair.  

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Aquatic experts respond to presumed muskie attack Video included

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"They do fight hard, so I think like all apex predators in a lake or river, they are pretty strong and aggressive fish."

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Former assisted living employee pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct of resident

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Former assisted living employee, allegedly caught sexually assaulting a resident, has pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree where the victim is mentally impaired or helpless.

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2016 Blowdown Anniversary: A year later couple remembers neighborly help Video included

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As we look back on last year's storms we also remember the good Samaritans who helped people get through them.  A year ago, all Mary and Marvin LePage wanted was a little help clearing their yard. 

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Public's help needed in finding missing Duluth man

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According to authorities, 63-year-old Kenneth Gordon was last seen around nine p.m. on the 2500 block of Rice Lake Road.

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UPDATE: Southbound lanes of Bong Bridge are now open

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The Duluth Police Department says all southbound lanes of the Bong Bridge have been shut down at the request of the Minnesota State Patrol due to a person having a mental health crisis.

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Girl hospitalized after being bit by a fish on Island Lake Video included

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The attack happened Wednesday while the 10-year-old was in the water near the Minnesota Power boat launch, according to her mother, Lora Kesselhon. 

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Crash injures Duluth woman, alcohol allegedly involved

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Ginny Burdue, 33 was driving south on the bridge when she crossed the median barrier and hit a light pole shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday.

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Red flag warning issued for Park Point beaches

The warning is effective immediately, and will continue until 10 a.m. on Saturday. 

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Recovering from the blowdown a year later Video included

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In Northwestern Wisconsin, the Chequamegon-Nicolet national forest is still picking up the pieces from that 2016 storm. About 42,000 acres in the Washburn District were damaged. Assistant ranger for recreations and lands Teresa Maday has been picking up some of the pieces since July 21, 2016.

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MPCA looking to decontaminate several sites in Duluth's Harbor Video included

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Most of the sites are in need of clean-up due to high levels of heavy metals and other contaminates that were left behind years ago. 

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Speed limits to increase on various highways in Northeastern Minnesota

The speed limit will increase from 55 to 60 mph within the next two or three weeks on some highways in Aitkin, Carlton, Pine and St. Louis counties. 

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UPDATE: Man charged after allegedly stealing car, money from dealership

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A Duluth man was arraigned Thursday morning on charges he allegedly stole a car from a Hermantown car dealership to escape a burglary.

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UPDATE: Man cited for scaling Duluth courthouse said he was bored

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A man who scaled the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth on Wednesday told police he did it because he was bored.

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Hermantown man convicted of shooting protestors in Minneapolis receives sentence

Nathan Gustavsson, 23, will serve ten years of probation, a stay of imposition, and eight months in the county workhouse.

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Students get first hand look at emergency situations

The Scrubs Camp program put together a "crash scene" for middle school students who are looking at health science careers.

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Professional racers trade dirt bikes for tricycles Video included

Four members of the professional AMA Motocross team traded in their dirt bikes for tricycles Wednesday afternoon.

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New course designed for Minnesota Mile race, registration underway

On Thursday, September 7 beginning at 6 p.m., participants will run a one-mile loop and enjoy views of Lake Superior, the St. Louis River Bay and Minnesota's fall foliage.

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Gordy's Hi-Hat has new space for four-legged customers Video included

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Gordy's Hi-Hat in Cloquet has built an outdoor space where their canine customers can unwind.

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Students say goodbye to Duluth Business University Video included

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Dozens of students and faculty members at Duluth Business University are saying goodbye to the school after 126 years in Duluth. 

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Lawsuit will head to trial: Former coaches vs. U of M

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A trial will go forward in a lawsuit despite a judge encouraging those involved to settle out of court. 

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Police: Driver in head-on crash was under influence of a controlled substance

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A head-on crash late Wednesday afternoon in Duluth prompted police to shut down a section of London Road at North 42nd Avenue East.

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Duluth's Lincoln Park to receive $750k for restoration efforts

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The money for Lincoln Park is coming from the US Department of the Interior and the National Park Service.

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Judge rejects Dayton veto of Legislature funding

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A Ramsey County judge has ruled in favor of the Minnesota House and Senate in a lawsuit against Governor Mark Dayton.

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Haze from British Columbia wildfires settles over Minnesota Video included

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A rough wildfire season in British Columbia has led to the evacuation of 40,000 residents, and left dozens of homes destroyed. 

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Deadline passes to file for Duluth City Council and School Board candidacy

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Tuesday was the last day for people in Duluth to file their candidacy for city council and school board seats.

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Minnesota BCA collects DNA in hopes of identifying missing persons Video included

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A renewed effort came Tuesday in Duluth, to help find people who went missing a long time ago.

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Former Duluth youth pastor charged for alleged criminal sexual conduct

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In Duluth, a man has been charged after two victims came forward accusing their then youth pastor of sexual assault.  In June, Ellis Simmons was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. In 2002, when the first victim was thirteen, she told police she was sexually assaulted twice. Then in 2005, the second victim came forward and said Simmons sexually assaulted her while he was babysitting her.  Police say Simmons has already s... More>>

Special session to be held on Park Point bathrooms Video included

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Upon examining the plans, city councilor Gary Anderson proposed to table the bill at the city council meeting on Monday

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Arrest warrant still out for drug bust suspect

Byron Robinson was arrested after police s discovered 11 grams of fentanyl, scales and the narcotic pre-packaged for alleged sale.

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Crash on Blatnik bridge causes backup on I-35

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Traffic was backed up to the southbound ramp to the Blatnik on I-35 for a time but was cleared by shortly after noon. 

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Fire damages Barnum home

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According to the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, authorities were called to the 3800 block of North Street just after 3 a.m. Tuesday. 

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Superior receives $1.3 million grant to restore Wisconsin Point Video included

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Linda Cadotte, Parks, Recreation, and Forestry director for Superior says a $1.375 million state grant from the Coastal Management Program, will fund environmental work at Wisconsin Point after years of planning and design. 

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UMD student competes on NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" Video included

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Drew and Dalton Knapp ran the challenging obstacle course in Denver more than a month ago, but Monday night, friends and Warrior fans could watch as one brother reached the finish line.

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Duluth firefighters now required to have EMT licenses Video included

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The change comes down to a formality. Previously, EMT education or experience would suffice, but now firefighters must be formally EMT-licensed.

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Windy conditions mean increased risk of rip currents Video included

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To Minnesota Sea Grant extension educator Jesse Schomberg, August 17th 2003 was a turning point for Duluth. "It was kind of a big eye-opener for a lot of folks in this area that we actually do have rip currents on Park Point and in Lake Superior," he said.

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"Meet on the Street" event welcomed in many Video included

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With the help of many organizations, the "Meet on the Street" event welcomed people once again to Lincoln Park.   

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Three remaining one-way downtown Duluth avenues will turn to two-ways on Monday Video included

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A number of streets in downtown Duluth have been converted from one-ways to two-ways over the years. Three more main avenues will make that change starting Monday, July 17, and the timing is critical.

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Community members celebrate Lake Superior Day Video included

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It was all to honor Lake Superior.

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Local artist mural featured in Lincoln Park Video included

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A new mural in Lincoln Park created by Duluth Art Institute's artist-in-residence, Paul LaJeunesse was featured on Sunday. 

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Sunday liquor sales start in Duluth Video included

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Liquor stores across the city are now open for business, seven days a week and customers are taking notice.

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The "Love Water Not Oil" Tour comes to Duluth's Bayfront Festival Park

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This year the tour is expanding to fight the proposed expansion of Line 3 and the proposed Line 61 pipeline projects. 

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