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Wild rice dinner held before Enbridge Line 3 proposed pipeline hearings take place

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Honor the Earth says Enbridge's proposed Line 3 pipeline is a disaster waiting to happen.

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Storms leave parts of Northland without power

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Storms moving through the Northland caused outages in the Twin Ports and southern parts of the Iron Range. 

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Police chase ends after car vs. house crash, suspect in custody

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Officers say the vehicle kept traveling, going nearly 65 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone. 

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Minnesota summit aims to boost black infants' survival rate

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State health officials say babies born to black women in Minnesota are more than twice as likely to die during infancy as babies born to white women.

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Minnesota man arrested, charged for possessing, selling meth in Itasca County

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Grand Rapids police allegedly found over 81 grams of meth from Batters' vehicle, after they were tipped off Batters was dealing meth from a room at the Sawmill Inn Monday morning. 

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Free Narcan services expanding to Iron Range Video included

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St. Louis County leads the state in overdose deaths per capita but with a $675,000 State Targeted Response grant, a coalition of Saint Louis County groups is fighting that statistic. 

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Hibbing man will serve 10 years behind bars for meth sales

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The Saint Louis County Sheriff's Office says 28-year-old Anthony Kozar was sentenced in court last week to 122 months for aggravated sale of methamphetamine in the first degree.

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Steelworkers looking for answers from D.C Video included

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Lawmakers say delay releasing Section 232 is having a negative impact on Keewatin Taconite on the Iron Range, and has union members demanding immediate action.  

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Former Lake Superior Zoo director Bob Wahlsten dead at age 97

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Wahlsten began working at the zoo in 1950 and took over as director in 1965.  He retired in 1984.

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T-shirts sold to help fund new Virginia K-9 unit

The Virginia Police Department is barking up the money tree in hopes of finding more funding for its new four-legged friend.  

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Traffic now flowing freely on Highway 53 bridge Video included

The bridge officially opened late Saturday night, after rain caused a delay in laying asphalt. 

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Minnesota reaching deadline to get insurance rate approval

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota is running out of time to receive approval from the federal government for its plan to lower health insurance premiums next year. 

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North Star Expo offers inside look at Grand Rapids logging industry

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The largest logging expo in Minnesota kicked off Friday, in Grand Rapids. 

For the first time ever, the 64th annual North Star Expo brought area high school students inside the logging industry. 

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Minnesota firefighters provide assistance for wildfires out west Video included

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As Wildfires blaze out west crews are looking for any help they can get. The DNR said the west is facing the worst wildfire season  in 15 years. So when regional fire management officer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs Tom Remus made his way out to Montana he said it was clear his assistance was needed. 

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Highway 53 bridge dedicated, not open for traffic Video included

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On Friday, local, state and federal elected officials gathered with construction, and MnDot crews to dedicate the Highway 53 Bridge.  

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Comment period opens on PolyMet mine dam safety permits

Minnesota regulators have opened a 30-day public comment period on draft dam safety permits for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.

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UPDATE: Hwy 53 Bridge to open to public this weekend

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A massive construction project years in the making is finally coming to an end. 

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Virginia police ask for public's help in solving home burglary

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Virginia authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects involved in a home burglary on Wednesday.

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Gov. Dayton hosts Water Quality Town Hall in Ely Video included

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Governor Mark Dayton was in Ely Tuesday to host the sixth of ten Water Quality Town Hall Meetings across Minnesota. The meetings allow Minnesotans to have conversations about improving the state's water quality.  The Governor's goal is to make it 25-percent better by the year 2025.

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History Channel's American Pickers coming to the Northland

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It is quite the catch to have the American Pickers from the History Channel in your neck of the woods, and that is exactly what is happening this year in the Northland.

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UPDATE: Two men formally charged after shooting BBs at officer's squad car, home

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 According to the criminal complaint, Timothy Hilgedick, 24, and Dominic Carlson, 18, had arranged a drug transaction at a Grand Rapids business Sunday night when the transaction went bad.

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Home, squad car of Grand Rapids police officer shot at; two in custody Video included

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Authorities say an off-duty officer was at home with his family when he heard "multiple projectiles" hitting his marked squad car, which was in his driveway. In addition, authorities say projectiles hit the family's house, and a vehicle was seen driving away from the scene. 

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Gilbert man, survival show winner, shares tips on how to survive a hurricane

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 A Gilbert man, who won a Discovery Channel survivalist reality show, is teaming up with his fellow cast members to share tips on how to survive a hurricane.

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Iron Range festival fundraises for historic farm preservation

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The Wirtanen Pioneer Farm Fall Festival welcomed guests and featured crafters and artisans displaying and selling a wide variety of goods Saturday afternoon.

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Northland man holds second donation drive for Harvey victims Video included

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The Northland man behind a donation effort that resulted in over 45,000 pounds of donated goods going to Texas is at it again.  

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Mesabi Metallics Sues Cleveland-Cliffs Video included

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Mesabi Metallics is now taking Cleveland-Cliffs to court over alleged interference in the development of the former Essar Steel project in Nashwauk. 

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Level three offender to be released in Virginia

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The 54-year-old  has a history of possessing child pornography, and has sexual contact with multiple female victims who were under the age of ten. 

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