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Beyond the Headlines: The race for MN's 8th Dist. seat – Michelle Lee, Joe Radinovich Video included

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The August Primary in Minnesota is just around the corner. That means candidates vying for their preferred party's nomination are hitting the campaign trail hard in the days leading up to August 14th.

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Beyond the Headlines: The race for MN's 8th Dist. seat – Kirsten Kennedy, Soren Sorensen Video included

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In this week's episode of Beyond the Headlines, Dan Wolfe sits down with Kirsten Kennedy, and Soren Sorensen.

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Beyond the Headlines: The race for MN's 8th Dist. seat - Pete Stauber, Harry Welty, Jason Metsa Video included

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The August Primary in Minnesota is just around the corner. That means candidates vying for their preferred party's nomination are hitting the campaign trail hard in the days leading up to August 14th. 

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Beyond the Headlines: Reaction to President Trump's visit, impact

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President Donald Trump has come and gone from the Northland, and days later we're only beginning to understand the impact his visit had - and potentially will have in the region come November. 

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Beyond the Headlines: What to expect with President Trump's visit

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From the White House, to Duluth. Earlier this month, President Trump announced he's coming here for a campaign rally June 20th.

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Beyond the Headlines: Husky Energy, air and water quality, & microplastics

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Since then, we've learned a lot about the refinery - from their emergency response plans, to the potentially deadly chemicals they use on-site. 

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Beyond the Headlines: Memorial Day, Pike Lake Veterans Cemetery

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There's no getting around it. When people hear about Memorial Day - and the three day weekend that comes with it - many of us think about it as an official kick-off to the summer season. 

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Beyond the Headlines: Wildfire season

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We find ourselves in that time of the year that comes with a lot of uncertainty, and the potential for tens of thousands of dollars in damages - wildfire season. 

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Beyond the Headlines: Husky Energy refinery explosion

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On the morning of April 26th, the sky above the Twin Ports was eclipsed by a thick cloud of black, toxic smoke.

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Beyond the Headlines: Superior Mayor Jim Paine

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We're dedicating this episode to our neighbors across the bridge, and the leaders of Superior who are laying the groundwork for the city's future. 

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Beyond the Headlines: Superior St. reconstruction

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Phase one of the 3-year project officially starts on Tuesday (after weather delays) and is expected to last until mid-October.

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Beyond the Headlines: Duluth's housing crisis revisited

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The Zenith City is way behind when it comes to constructing new single family homes.  According to a report from Maxfield Research and Consulting, between 2014 and 2020 Duluth needs to add nearly 4,500 housing units just to keep up with projected population growth.

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Beyond the Headlines: "Don't Buy It" project

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There's an ongoing fight in this country to end sex trafficking, and there are groups on the front lines of the battle every day.  It's an issue that knows virtually no age limit, and is fueled by several things - from pornography, to prostitution disguised as online dating services. And if you think it's a problem only impacting the U.S.'s major cities, as our guests today will tell you, think again.

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Beyond the Headlines: Northern Lights Express update

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This episode of Beyond the Headlines is dedicated to a project that's been on people's minds since 2000, when a preliminary feasibility study was first conducted.  If successful, it would also be the first of its kind since 1986. We're talking, of course, about the Northern Lights Express project - a proposed high speed passenger rail service that would make the 155 mile trek between Minneapolis, and Duluth with a possible stop in Superior.  

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Beyond the Headlines: Responding to school threats after the Parkland shooting

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This episode of Beyond the Headlines is dedicated to an issue that's dominating national news, while also making headlines right here, in the Northland.  We're talking, of course, about school safety in the wake of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting on Valentine's Day that left 17 people dead. The event has spurred calls for everything - from stricter gun control, and arming teachers, to better mental health services for students. 

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Beyond the Headlines: WI legislative session update

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Politics is taking center stage this episode, as lawmakers from across Wisconsin descend on the state capitol to push the priorities of their constituents

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Beyond the Headlines: Gov. Dayton's opioid plan

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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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