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Annual Cut-A-Thon raises money for Duluth non-profit Video included

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Everyone who got their hair cut from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday helped donate to a special cause. 

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'Clean and Green' season kicks off with beach clean up Video included

With warmer spring temperatures finally making its way into the Northland, the City of Duluth is encouraging the community to get outdoors and make a difference.   

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Duluth officials to update public on Lakewalk April storm damage Video included

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The City will provide an update on the April 14-15 storm, cleanup efforts.

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Lincoln Park Middle hosts Special Olympics competition Video included

Athletes from across Minnesota had the chance to put their skills to the test Saturday. Lincoln Park Middle School hosted the 30th Minnesota Special Olympics Tri-Fecta Area III Games. 

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Gala raises thousands for Douglas County Humane Society

The Superior community is coming together to support its furry friends Saturday. The Humane Society of Douglas County hosts its annual "Paws for Love" gala at UW-Superior's Yellowjacket Union. 

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Twin Ports celebrates Earth Day with Art Gallery Hop

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The community has the chance to tour local galleries, visit with studio artists and watch demonstrations.

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Twin donates kidney to give sister a second chance Video included

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April is donate life month, meant to honor organ donors and raise awareness of the hundreds of thousands across the country, waiting for the gift of life. 

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UPDATE: Police: Semi blew tire on London Road

Crews were called to London Road shortly before 1 p.m. on Friday near 40th Avenue East.

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Grandma's Marathon to eliminate event waste

Grandma's Marathon is taking steps to eliminate all waste and host an eco-friendly event. 

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Mental, physical health of firefighters assessed by CSS students in partnership Video included

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Graduate students are putting Duluth Firefighters through the ringer. 

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Prayer service helps launch shipping season Video included

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The ceremony featured a musical tribute to mariners, and a ceremony of blessing for all in the maritime industry.

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Going out-of-business sales start Friday at Younkers and Herberger's stores

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Going out-of-business sales start Friday at Younkers and Herberger's stores after their parent company filed for bankruptcy. 

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Hundreds gather for Early Childhood Summit Video included

Hundreds gather for Early Childhood Summit Hundreds gather for Early Childhood Summit
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From teachers to principals, members of the Northland education community  were meeting to discuss new ways to improve how our children learn.

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Downtown events to cause traffic, road blocks and detours this weekend

Expect delays in Downtown Duluth this weekend as the Continental Ski Bike Swap and Fitger's 5K will be in full swing. 

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DFL candidate Leah Phifer drops out of 8th Congressional District race Video included

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8th Congressional District candidate Leah Phifer has decided to not move her candidacy forward into the DFL primary election.

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Fire damages Cloquet barn Video included

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The barn appears to be a total loss. No word yet on a cause.

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Port Wing boardwalk repairs waiting for spring thaw Video included

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After the first winter snowstorm of the season back in 2017, we introduced you to the Port Wing Boardwalk just months old and in ruins after October's waves eroded the beach and tore it apart.

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Workshop helps Fond du Lac area students learn about law enforcement careers

An event at Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College is giving those with a future in law enforcement a better idea of of their options.

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New monkeys arrive at Lake Superior Zoo

The group, also known as a troop, is made up of one adult male and one adult female, named Videll and Kiwi respectively, as well as their baby named Zingo, who is less than one year old. 

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Flags ordered at half staff to honor Barbara Bush

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 The flags will fly at half-staff until sunset on the day of burial.

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Revitalizing Carnegie Library could help Superior grow Video included

One of Superior's oldest buildings is set to get a major face lift in the coming months, and with it could come a revitalized space to help small businesses and entrepreneurs grow.  

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Low unemployment rate creates recruitment issues for employers

The unemployment rate for Duluth is hovering just under four percent, which workforce experts say can actually be a problem.

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St. Luke's holds annual fundraiser

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The hospital is selling several different style quilts and blankets, as well as pillows, all at a reduced cost. 

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Passenger of drunk wrong-way driver speaks out following deadly I-35 crash Video included

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Emotions are still running high for Abigail Ptasnik, who was in the passenger seat of a wrong-way Toyota 4Runner two weeks ago on I-35 in Duluth.

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Junior League of Duluth gives over $13K to non-profits

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The Junior League of Duluth says its purpose is educational and charitable, and Tuesday night the League celebrated giving over $13,000 in donations to several area non-profit organizations. 

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Superior City Council investigating fire hall contractor bid Video included

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The contractor with the lowest bid for heating, ventilation and air conditioning or HVAC and Plumbing has been called into question and is now being reviewed by the Superior City Council.

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Superior City Council to discuss bidding dispute for new fire hall

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The council pushed back their decision on hiring the lowest bidder, KBK Systems of Ashland, Wisconsin after questions were raised. 

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Get Outdoors: Fishing the Brule Video included

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While many of the Minnesota lakes are still locked up in ice... some rivers have begun to open up. In this week's Get Outdoors... Meteorologist Adam Lorch searches out some open water to check out the trout bite. 

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Input sought on new World War I memorial Video included

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Input is being sought on the design of the new memorial, which will be built in Memorial Park.

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25th Annual Empty Bowl event is Tuesday Video included

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The 25th Annual Empty Bowl event is Tuesday, but Monday night at The Depot, there was a chance for people to get a head start on fundraising. 

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Duluth Lakewalk frozen over, city officials asking people to stay clear Video included

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Lake Superior's thrashing waters created a layer of ice on anything the waves hit, causing dangerous conditions along Duluth's Lakewalk.

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Stay of adjudication in electronic solicitation of minor case

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A man charged with electronic solicitation of a minor was given a stay of adjudication on Monday in St. Louis County court.  

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SLIDESHOW: Record snowfall buries Northland in April storm

© According to Tiffany Mallory, 13 inches of snow fell in Barnes, WI. © According to Tiffany Mallory, 13 inches of snow fell in Barnes, WI.
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What do April snowstorms bring in May? That thought may have crossed many minds as Northlanders woke up on Sunday and Monday during a spring snowstorm.

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Suspect pleads guilty to murder of Duluth college student

Noah Baker, 20, pleaded guilty to second degree murder on Friday. 

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Local attorneys set to showcase talents at LawLawPalooza fundraiser Video included

Local attorneys set to showcase talents at LawLawPalooza fundraiser Local attorneys set to showcase talents at LawLawPalooza fundraiser
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LawLawPalooza is back in Duluth and local attorneys and judges will be showcasing their hidden talents at the event on Friday night.

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City, workers to target Lakeside neighborhood water main breaks

After a handful of water main breaks in Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood, city leaders are holding a meeting Monday to share their plans to solve the problem.

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Public input needed on Duluth World War One memorial

The remembrance will honor those who lost their lives during the war, and it will be built in Memorial Park. 

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Severe winter weather doesn't stop circus goers Video included

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Lions, clowns, and snow, three things all present during the annual Duluth Circus.  

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Late season ice off could lead to some good fishing Video included

What are your concerns for fishing opener? What are your concerns for fishing opener?
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Fishing opener is right around the corner, but the lingering cold has caused the ice on the lakes to stick around. Although anglers could be concerned about the ice cover the D-N-R says there is a silver lining.

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SLIDESHOW: Wind, waves pummel Northland during spring snowstorm Video included

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What season are we in again? 

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Weather causes delays, cancellations at Duluth International Airport

Flights headed across the Upper Midwest are being delayed due to the April snow storm. 

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Hundreds of crashes reported across Minnesota, flight delays and cancellations continue

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Between midnight Friday and 10 a.m. Sunday, the Minnesota State Patrol responded to 405 crashes on state highways.

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City officials recommend staying away from Lakewalk Trail in Canal Park

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The city says fierce winds have covered the trail (boardwalk and paved sections), benches and large boulders with thick layers of ice in addition to gravel and other debris that may have been pushed inland.

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DFL Convention ends in no endorsement for 8th congressional district Video included

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The DFL will not be endorsing a candidate for the 8th Congressional race ahead of the primaries. After more than 12 hours and 10 votes the DFL was deadlocked. The delegates needed to come up with a 60 percent majority to determine an endorsement and even when they narrowed the field to 

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WARNING: Officials says use caution in Canal Park Video included

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The City of Duluth and the Duluth Police Department are advising people to use caution if you are in the Canal Park or Park Point area to observe the lake conditions caused by today's weather.  

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Blizzard conditions shut down three of four runways at MSP, some flights diverted to Duluth Video included

Some MSP flights were diverted to Duluth Saturday Some MSP flights were diverted to Duluth Saturday
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Dozens of flights had already been canceled or delayed due to the unseasonable spring storm in Minneapolis.

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Students mourn "death" of UW-Superior

The program was intended as a protest of sorts. UW-Superior administration announced plans last year to suspend 25 academic programs due to low enrollment, and poor graduation rates.

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Duluth student wins LSC Trig Star competition

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 Lake Superior College hosted area high school students in a Trig Star competition on Friday.  

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Minnesota State Patrol warns of dangerous driving conditions this weekend

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The message is simple:  Be careful on the roads if you have to travel this weekend. 

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ASK A TROOPER: Troopers wearing safety vests at crash scene

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Question: What is your policy on troopers wearing the high visible safety vests while at a crash scene?

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First saltie of the season arrives in Twin Ports Video included

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The first saltie of the new shipping season has arrived. 

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Brick breaking kicks off Superior St. reconstruction Video included

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As Duluth said goodbye to its downtown bricks, Superior St. businesses remember what the community was like before the 1985 project.

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Duluth City Council approves Airbnb tax agreement resolution

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The Duluth City Council passed a resolution Monday night authorizing the city to enter into a tax collection agreement with Airbnb, the world's leading community-driven hospitality company, according to the city of Duluth.

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Heart transplant recipient helps raise flag to honor organ donors Video included

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Dozens gathered outside Essentia Health St. Mary's today to celebrate and thank those who've given others a second chance at life. 

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SLIDESHOW: Animal lovers celebrate National Pet Day

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Northland pet owners are sharing the cuteness of their four-legged friends, and we want to share it with you! 

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Fans celebrate with Bulldogs at Amsoil Arena Video included

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It was another exciting night to be a Bulldogs fan. 

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