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Rukavina not seeking re-election

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A familiar name in Minnesota politics will not seek re-election.  St. Louis County Commissioner Tom Rukavina will retire at the end of his term, according to his assistant.  

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2 people hospitalized in Iron Range house fire Video included

© Friends of the Northland FireWire © Friends of the Northland FireWire
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According to Friends of the Northland FireWire, crews responded to the 500 block of 8th Street South around 12:50 Saturday afternoon.

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New agreement could unlock School Trust lands in BWCAW

Thousands of acres of School Trust lands have been landlocked within the Boundary Waters for decades. 

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Team Shuster coach to judge annual hotdish competition

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Phill Drobnick, coach of Minnesota's very own gold medal winning curling team, known as Team Shuster, will be headed to Washington D.C. next week.

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Police searching for suspect in "drive-by" shooting in Virginia

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Police say the adult male victim is believed to have been walking down 2nd Avenue South when he was shot in the leg.

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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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Bill Hanna, former writer for Mesabi Daily is doing well after one year heart transplant, wants to spread donation awareness Video included

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Donate Life Month is underway, and Fairview Range Medical Center is doing its part to raise awareness of the growing demand for organ donation.

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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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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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Ely awarded more than half a million in grants for infrastructure improvements

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Ely has received a $550,000 grant to help with infrastructure improvements. 

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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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Candidates to continue campaign to be DFL nominee for 8th Dist. Congressional seat Video included

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Several DFL candidates for Minnesota's 8th District Congressional Seat spoke out Sunday saying they would continue campaigns following no endorsement at the 8th District DFL Convention Saturday.

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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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Firefighters battle house fire in Virginia Video included

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The fire broke out around noon in the 1000 block of 6th Avenue North, according to Northland FireWire.

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Grand Rapids to build two new elementary schools Video included

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The Grand Rapids School District is moving forward on a $69 million expansion plan, after voters narrowly approved the district's referendum. The math is elementary: 3249 votes plus one referendum equals $69 million for ISD 318. 

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Democratic side of the 8th District race to gain some clarity this weekend Video included

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It's been a tight race in years past, and this year it once again looks to be another photo finish.  

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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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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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KBJR 6 News app now offering school, business and organization closings push alerts

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We know school closings are important to you, and they're important to us too. That's why we're working to bring your school closings to you through our free news app. 

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Road conditions listed as snow, ice covered throughout region

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According to the Minnesota and Wisconsin 511 websites, roads are listed as snow or ice covered throughout the KBJR 6 viewing area. .

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