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Beyond the Headlines: Gov. Dayton's opioid plan Video included

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The Governor's new opioid action plan would invest  $12 million each year in strategies to address opioid abuse. In 2016, nearly 400 people died from opioid overdoses in Minnesota.

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Beyond the Headlines: 33rd annual Superior Days, and legislative priorities for NW WI

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From health care, to road repairs, and economic development. Every city and county has its fair share of issues and priorities. But getting your voice heard isn't always easy, and sometimes it requires going far out of your way in the fight for recognition. That's exactly what happens every year as part of the effort known as 'Superior Days.' 

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Beyond the Headlines: Duluth, Glensheen, and Gov. Dayton's bonding bill

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is pushing his one and a half billion dollar public works proposal, which includes millions of dollars for Northland projects. Dayton's most recent proposal has a big focus on education, with more than $500 million dollars going to upgrades and investments at state colleges and universities.  "One of the smart investments we can make is in education," says Commissioner of MN Mgmt. and Budget Myron Frans, "and training and ... More>>

Beyond the Headlines: Imagine Duluth 2035 update, Cold Front February

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Duluth is changing, and after months of meetings and feedback, city leaders are closer to understanding what that change will bring in the years to come. It's all part of the "Imagine Duluth 2035" Comprehensive Plan, that aims to develop the Zenith City over the next several years in an all-encompassing manner--from housing, to transportation, and beyond.

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Beyond the Headlines: efforts in Twin Ports to end sex/human trafficking

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January is Sex Trafficking Prevention Month, and here in the Northland, dozens of organizations are working every day to put an end to the issue. 

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Beyond the Headlines: Northland Red Cross efforts in 2017

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It's been more than three months since Hurricane Harvey battered south Texas, and for many of those whose homes were destroyed or damaged there is still a great deal of work to be done. It's a workload those with the American Red Cross know all too well. In the days leading up to, and the weeks after the devastation left in Harvey's wake, Red Cross volunteers from across the country--and right here, in the Northland--were responding.    The Northland chapter's Ex... More>>

Beyond the Headlines: Lake Superior Ice Festival

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No doubt, the Twin Ports are a year-round destination for every kind of person, especially the outdoor enthusiast. And it shows in our region's bottom line.

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Beyond the Headlines: Holiday hazards, fires, and how to stay safe

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It's the season of giving, the season of joy, and spending time with family and friends. But it's also the season to be extra careful when it comes to your home. Holiday decorations can cause devastating injuries and house fires.

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Beyond the Headlines: Open enrollment, MNsure, and the future of health care

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The clock is ticking. If you need health insurance, now is the time to enroll if you haven't already. But, as anyone who has had to apply for health coverage during an open enrollment period knows, the process can be both challenging and confusing. 

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Beyond the Headlines: Season of giving

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As we find ourselves in the midst of the holiday season, many of us are still recovering from Thanksgiving leftovers, and Black Friday shopping sprees.  But for others this is the season of giving.

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Beyond the Headlines: the future of Mayor Larson's Street Improvement Plan

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Join us for this Beyond the Headlines, where Mayor Emily Larson explains the history of her efforts to fix Duluth's road issues, and more on where the plan goes from here. 

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Beyond the Headlines: Veterans, the MACV, and resources available

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The latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show, out of a population of 326 million, 20 million veterans are living among us today.

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Beyond the Headlines: Recovering from the winter storm

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It was a wild day across the Northland on the final Friday of October, with the first winter storm of the season packing plenty of wind and snow.

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Beyond the Headlines: Restricting menthol, flavored tobacco sales

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There is a movement underway in Minnesota--including right here, in Duluth--to restrict the sale of menthol, and flavored tobacco. It's an effort on the minds, and agendas of city leaders, and school boards. It's also on the minds of business owners who sell these products, and customers who prefer menthol over non-flavored tobacco.

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Beyond the Headlines: Duluth School Board race

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There are several seats up for grabs in November’s general election, including the Dist. 1 Seat, Dist. 4 Seat, and two At-Large Seats.

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Beyond the Headlines: Duluth City Council candidates weigh in on housing, ESST Video included

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At stake is Duluth's 2nd District Seat, 4th District Seat, and two At-Large Seats. 

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