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Report: Officer-involved shooting of Odanah teen justified, autopsy also shows fentanyl in Pero's system Video included

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In a document dated January 19 and obtained by KBJR 6, Nieskes said following a review of the DCI's investigation, there is no criminal liability for Pero's death.

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Accidental cooking fire engulfs kitchen in Lincoln Park home

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The Duluth Fire Department responded to a call of a structure fire in the Lincoln Park neighborhood just before 2 p.m. Sunday. 

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66-year-old Solon Springs woman is dead following a car crash

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A Solon Springs woman is dead following a car crash Saturday morning. At around 11:42 am Saturday, 66-year-old Leita Antonson was driving southbound on USH 53 and made a left turn onto North Boundary Rd, crossing in front of a northbound pickup truck towing an enclosed trailer.  Antonson's vehicle was struck broadside in the passenger side door and all units ended up in the ditch on the east side of the highway. The driver of the northbound pickup, Brandon Braun, 36, Iowa, wa...

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Family and Bad River Tribal members protest justification in Jason Pero's death Video included

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Following Friday's news that no charges would be filed against Ashland County Deputy Brock Merdjenovich for shooting and killing 14-year-old Jason Pero in November, a protest took place in Ashland Saturday. 

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Superior police and fire departments investigate vehicle fire Video included

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The Superior fire and police departments are investigating the cause of a vehicle fire that happened early Saturday morning. 

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Apostle Island ice caves will not be monitored during federal government shutdown Video included

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During the federal government shutdown, National Park Service Rangers will not be able to check conditions at the Apostle Island ice caves.

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Lake Superior Zoo celebrates "Georgie" the sloth's 21st birthday Video included

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Lake Superior Zoo hosted a 21st birthday bash for one of their own.  

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Multiple cute puppies showed up for the John Beargrease Cutest Puppy Contest

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You might have noticed a lot of very cute puppies at Fitgers Saturday afternoon that was all a part of the John Beargrease Cutest Puppy contest. The contest is like a kick-off to the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.  Participants grabbed their furry friend and signed up to showcase their cute puppy.  The puppy had to be at least 4-9 months. The winner won a bag full of doggy-goodies. More>>

2nd Annual Women's March calls for unity, rights and inclusion Video included

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On Saturday you might have noticed, or at least heard hundreds of people marching down E 1st street in Duluth.  It was part of the Feminist Action Collective Women's March. 

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Minnesota's failed bid for Amazon stays under wraps

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota was informed Thursday it missed the cut as the Seattle-based tech giant announced a list of 20 finalists. 

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Woman allegedly sets several fires on the campus of St. Catherine's University

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A woman whom prosecutors said was angry about supposed U.S. military actions abroad was charged Friday with setting several fires at a Minnesota university. 

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Gov. Scott Walker announces new initiatives to fight opioid abuse

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker has issued two executive orders to fight opioid abuse. 

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US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other Video included

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A bitterly-divided Congress is hurtling toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. More>>

Tugboat, heavy machinery aid in preps for new slip wall construction in Canal Park Video included

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Using chainsaws, workers cut out large chunks of ice in order to move the William A. Irvin several feet.  A tug boat and heavy machinery were also called in order to allow workers to get equipment into place to begin constructing a new slip wall.

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"Make It OK" campaign spreads to Duluth, combats stigma around mental illness Video included

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A group of Duluth area employers and organizations are working to curb the stigma of mental illness in the workplace. It's part of what they're calling the "Make it Ok" campaign, and their mission is to make the Duluth community a safe place. 

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Ironwood to host world's steepest 400-meter race in May

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For the first time since 1994, Copper Peak, the iconic ski flying hill in Ironwood, Michigan, will once again play host to another international competition on May 12th this year, that's according to a Red Bull Facebook event page.

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Lights back on at Duluth's NorShor Theatre Video included

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A big moment Friday for the NorShor Theatre in Duluth.

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Duluth supports Vikings by lighting Enger Tower purple

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Duluth is giving a hats off to the Vikings, and supporting them by lighting Enger Tower purple through Sunday. 

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Senate Democrats derail Republican bill preventing federal shutdown

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Senate Democrats appear to have derailed a Republican bill aimed at preventing a federal shutdown set to begin as soon as the calendar flips to Saturday.   

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Minnesota Gubernatorial candidates forum held at UMD Video included

Minnesota Gubernatorial candidates had the chance to answer questions during a forum Friday night. 

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15 new officer sworn into Duluth Police Department Video included

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Family and friends packed the DECC Friday afternoon as the new recruits were officially sworn in.

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Superior high school senior creates area's first Inclusive Care Unit Video included

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A Superior High School Senior has created and opened the area's first inclusive care unit at the United Presbyterian Church. It is Kate Lisak's mission project in order to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award.

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A year after the women's march, Northlanders focus on women's campaigns Video included

After the President's inauguration, more than 100 Northland women joined thousands in Washington for the first women's march. Now Ashley Northey and the Feminist Action Collective are asking Duluth to march again.

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Hibbing Powerball winners claim $250,000 prize

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The group of 22 workers from Hibbing hopped on a bus Friday to collect their winnings in Roseville, Minnesota. 

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Minnesota, Pennsylvania Governors place wager on Vikings, Eagles game

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What's at stake?  If the Vikings win, Governor Wolf will send Governor Dayton five pounds of the Philadelphia classic "Tastycake Butterscotch Krimpets". If the Eagles win, which none of us want...

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Duluth proposes $1.8M in city hall renovations

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 A plan to give Duluth City Hall's interior a facelift could come with a $1.8 million dollar price tag. 

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Annual Wisconsin homeless count to get underway Video included

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An effort to help the Wisconsin homeless population is set to get underway for the annual homeless point-in-time count. 

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MN gubernatorial candidates to hold forum in Duluth

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Duluthians have a chance to ask questions and get answers Friday, before weighing in on who should lead our state come November. 

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Government shutdown looms as deadline approaches

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A government shutdown still remains a very real possibility, despite some movement on Capitol Hill. 

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Wells Fargo glitch drains customer accounts

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Wells Fargo is apologizing again, this time for a glitch that drained some customer accounts by double-paying their bills online. 

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Wade Bowl figure skating rink closed after someone drove onto the ice

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According to the City of Superior's Facebook page, the Wade Bowl figure skating rink was vandalized recently after someone drove onto the ice. 

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DFL candidates featured on 'TIME' cover

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Three Minnesota DFLers are featured on the brand new cover of Time Magazine. 

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Superior mom upset over school MLK lesson on segregation Video included

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Buchanan says her son loves school and has had no complaints so far, but on Martin Luther King Jr day, he came home confused and sad. 

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Beargrease race ten days away, preparations coming down to the wire Video included

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It's been eleven months of planning and preps for the 2018 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Now it's less than two weeks away from race day. 

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Sen. Tina Smith comments on steel dumping, PolyMet Video included

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As President Trump reviews a months-long study into the impacts of foreign steel dumping, Minnesota lawmakers are calling for action. Senator Smith says she appreciates the Trump Administration's efforts to look into this issue and hopes he'll use the U.S. Commerce Department recommendations to advocate for stronger protections for the U.S. Steel industry. 

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Bigger planes added for United Duluth-Chicago flights

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The Duluth International Airport says the new mainline service brings a larger two-cabin offering to customers including inflight United WiFi and personal device entertainment.

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POLL: Duluth convenience stores sound off on proposed flavored tobacco ban Video included

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A big blow could be coming to some Duluth area businesses.  On Thursday night's City Council consent agenda - a proposal from the American Lung Association, backed by the Duluth School Board to ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products in the city's convenience stores and move them to 18-or-older businesses like smoke shops. 

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Hibbing house fire injures 1, damages garage

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Investigators say the garage was destroyed, and the unattached house had moderate damage. 

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Two arrested following alleged possession of meth, heroin on LCO reservation

According to the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office, a 26-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were arrested on charges of possessing, and intending to deliver the drugs, on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation. 

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Woman sentenced for stabbing in Duluth

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A woman in Duluth has been sentenced to three years supervised probation after a stabbing in Duluth's Central Hillside. Donna Amparan, 53, of Duluth, has been convicted of third degree assault charges, a felony, in St. Louis County court. 

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UPDATE: Man dies after car rolls on him in East Hillside

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The Duluth Fire Department worked Thursday morning to free a man trapped under a vehicle in Duluth's East Hillside neighborhood  

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Parents who allegedly tortured 13 children due in court Thursday Video included

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The parents of 13 malnourished children, some who police say were chained to their beds, will be in court Thursday. 

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Apple pledges 20k new jobs in U.S.

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Apple has promised to make multi-billion dollar contributions to the U.S. economy. 

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Cancer is now the leading cause of death among firefighters Video included

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Every month the fire departments on the Iron Range take turns hosting Regional Fire Training but Wednesday night's  training was the first of its kind. "Tonight's class is on Cancer awareness," said Capt. Dustin Erickson of the Virginia Fire Dept. 

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Unique food shelf helps those in need Video included

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The front porch of 1506 North 19th Street in Superior, has been transformed into a place where those in need can find food, clothing, toiletries, books, and even fresh produce in the summer months. 

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KKK literature distributed around the Iron Range on MLK day Video included

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While Virginia celebrated Martin Luther King day Monday, somebody was distributing dozens of Ku Klux Klan fliers along Highway 169 in Virginia, as well as in Britt and Embarrass. 

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C.J. Ham's parents proud of playoff win, hoping for more Video included

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Football fans across the country know C.J. Ham as the Vikings fullback, but here in the Northland, we know a different C.J.  Our C.J. Ham is the former star running back of the Denfeld Hunters and it's hard to find anyone in the Duluth community that's not proud of where he is now.

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Woman, 1-year-old ejected in Solway Township crash

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The crash happened just after 9 a.m. along Highway 2 near the Munger Shaw Road intersection, in Solway Township. 

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LCP customers may experience outages following emergency transmission line repairs

Lake Country Power officials say, due to emergency repairs needed at the Cedar Valley substation, customers may experience outages on Wednesday night. 

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More than 116,000 residents enrolled in Minnesota's health insurance

Minnesota's health insurance exchange says it enrolled more than 116,000 residents in plans this year, making it their best year yet, according to spokespeople.

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Walker unveils $20M technology job training initiative

Wisconsin will spend $20 million on a job training program with colleges and universities designed to prepare people for electronics manufacturing jobs.

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Wisconsin budget forecast improves by $138 million

Wisconsin's state budget is now projected to end with $138 million more than previously thought when it cleared the Legislature last year.

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CBS Sports Network, MY9 to carry UMD hockey games

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There are a couple of programming notes UMD men's hockey fans should know about during the upcoming series against North Dakota.

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'American Ninja Warrior' is coming to Minnesota

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The summer series will host a qualifying round at U.S. Bank Stadium in May.

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Meteor causes earthquake in Michigan; appears in Wisconsin

A huge fireball in the sky caused an earthquake in Michigan. 

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Trial date for man involved in Greywind murder pushed back

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Hoehn initially pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping in the death of 22-year old Savanna Greywind.

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FBI warns parents of increase in "Virtual Kidnapping"

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is sounding the alarm on a rise in "virtual kidnappings", where scammers falsely claim to be holding victims' children or relatives for ransom. 

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Superior students travel to Washington, D.C., for March For Life

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Students in our region headed to Washington, D.C., to participate in the March For Life.   

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Family displaced, two dogs dead following Grand Lake Township fire Video included

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Around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, multiple fire departments responded to the fire at a home off Bergstrom Junction Road.

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Gov. Dayton's proposed bonding bill excludes Duluth Steam Plant funding

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The proposal is Dayton's recommendations as to what he see's as a priority during his last year in office which includes several projects across the Northland, but his early draft of the bill leaves out a major Duluth project. 

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Gov. Dayton announces bonding bill proposal, several Northland projects included Video included

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A big announcement from the Minnesota State Capitol Tuesday. Governor Dayton is pushing his $1.5 billion Public Works proposal. 

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Icebox Days 2018 kicks off Wednesday

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Northern Minnesota is an icebox for a few months every year, so why not embrace it? That's the mission behind Icebox Days 2018 in International Falls.  The 5 day event started in 1980 as a way for locals and tourists alike to celebrate winter. 

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Body found in Cass Lake, investigation underway

The body was found just after eight a.m. last Friday in the City of Cass Lake. 

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Twin Ports sees best year for iron ore in 10 years Video included

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You may have noticed fewer and fewer ships out in the lake over the past few days, especially compared to the beginning of this month. That's because the days of ice-coated lakers waiting to head into port are over, for now as the Soo Locks close, and with them, so does the 2017 shipping season. 

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The Latest: Assembly OKs mandatory sex harassment training

The Latest on Tuesday's Wisconsin Assembly floor session (all times local):

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Semi hits school, 2 kids injured

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Two children were taken to the hospital after a semi barreled into a school in the small community of Lyle, Minn. Tuesday.

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Passerby runs into burning Mpls. home, saves dog

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The family's pooch is OK, thanks to a kind-hearted stranger.

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Minneapolis improves connectivity to prepare for Super Bowl

A wireless coverage mapping company says Minneapolis has the signal strength, data speed and reliability to handle the onslaught of service demands that come with hosting a Super Bowl.

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St. Louis County: Don't push snow into streets

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Workers say it is illegal, and have seen many cases this winter of property owners or private contractors plowing driveways and leaving snow piles in the street. 

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Special 'Prince' concert to be held at Target Center

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Prince will be coming to the big screen at Target Center.

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Impersonating on social media would be crime under bill

Impersonating someone on social media would be made a crime under a bill up for a vote in the Wisconsin Assembly.

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Sean Payton admits he taunted fans with 'SKOL' clap

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(KARE) -- Karma's a ... well, you know. 

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Dayton announces 2018 public works proposal Video included

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The proposal would make key investments in colleges and universities across the state, and repair and improve many state buildings and infrastructure statewide. 

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Virginia police warn of sex offender changing address

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The Virginia Police Department is informing the community of a sex offender changing his address. 

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Bad River Band continues to deny Enbridge's effort to renew crude oil pipeline lease

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One year ago this month, KBJR 6 broke the news that the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians denied the renewal of Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline lease through their reservation. 

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Iron Range leaders calling on Trump to take action against foreign steel dumping Video included

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Mining communities have been closely following the "Section 232" investigation, an unprecedented measure that would prevent some foreign-made steel from coming into the US. The probe could lead to broad tariffs or import quotas.

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Dozens braved the cold, wind in MLK Jr. Day march in Duluth Video included

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For some, Martin Luther King Junior Day is typically synonymous with a day off school and work. But others are working hard to make sure it's a day that honors MLK's legacy and unites people to follow in his footsteps. 

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Minnesota Miracle keeps hope alive for fans and businesses Video included

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If you're a Vikings fan you probably spent Sunday evening screaming or jumping around or maybe a little bit of both. Raised a Vikings fan, Jordan Sundberg said the excitement is especially sweet after the long wait.

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Soo Locks to close for the season Monday night

The Soo Locks are officially closing for the winter season Monday night, bringing an end to a strong 2017 shipping season on the Great Lakes.

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Semi causes backup on Highway 53 bridge

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Traffic was brought to a near standstill on the Iron Range Monday morning, after a semi apparently jackknifed on the new Highway 53 bridge.  It happened during the morning commute. 

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Birkie fever infecting residents

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On Saturday, February 24th the town of Hayward's population will swell to about six times its normal size. That can only mean one thing: the American Birkebeiner is on its way.  People from several countries, as well as 47 of the 50 states, will compete in the 55-kilometer race.  

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Potential measles exposure at Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Passengers traveling at O'Hare Airport on January 10 may have been exposed to the measles, according to officials.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 2017 Pacifica minivans for engine stalling problem

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 160,000 minivans mainly in North America to fix a software problem that can make engines stall.

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Map of Super Bowl LIVE activities released

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The free 10-day fan festival, which is open to the public, will be open daily starting on Friday, January 26th at 4 p.m., and will be open through game day on Sunday, February 4th.

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Vikings fan, band members create Nordic War Rock Ballad following inspiring season

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Arnold, who is a member of the band Swing Theory, typically performs jazz and Frank Sinatra type music, however, he was inspired to create a song following the 2017 Minnesota Vikings season.

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SLIDESHOW: Vikings fans celebrate incredible playoff win

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WHAT. A. GAME. 

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Minnesota State Fairgrounds to see $11.1 million in upgrades

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On Sunday, the State Fair's board of managers approved $7.2-million in capital work, and another $3.8-million in maintenance projects. 

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Fire reported at Hayward's Arclin Surfaces

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Fire departments were called to Arclin Surfaces in Hayward early Monday for a report of a fire. 

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Suspect in custody following stabbing at senior living facility in Crosby

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Authorities have a suspect in custody in the weekend stabbing death of a worker at a senior living facility in Crosby. 

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Multiple events lined up in Twin Ports for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Twin Ports has several events on tap Monday to help honor Doctor Martin Luther King. A community breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Duluth, located on West Third Street. 

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Grand Rapids event aimed to help break dementia stigma

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The "Dementia Friends" information session starts runs from five to six at the Itasca County YMCA Campus in Grand Rapids.

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Body found in Denver ID'd as missing MN man

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The Denver Medical Examiner's Office on Sunday identified the man as 29-year-old Adam Gilbertson. His body was found in the North Platte River on Saturday by volunteers who were searching for him.

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Hundreds gather in Chippewa Falls to mourn Costa Rica crash victim Video included

On Sunday, a funeral service and reception was held for Thorp native, Amanda Geissler. She died on New Year's Eve, after her charter plane crashed in Costa Rica. 

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Stunner: Keenum-Diggs TD on last play; Vikes win 29-24

Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game's final play, as Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans and send the Vikings...

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WATCH: Vikings, Saints fans in full force before the NFC Divisional

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The Minnesota Vikings have waited a long two weeks to get a taste of the playoff action. 

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Minnesota Rep. Paul Thissen visits Duluth to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Minnesota Rep. Paul Thissen is visiting Duluth to attend events celebrating Martin Luther King Junior Day. 

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Duluth Police seek help identifying suspect

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According to the Duluth Police's Facebook Page, Saturday night just before 7:30 an officer stopped a black Chevy Tahoe on Glen Place Drive because the plates on the vehicle were stolen. 

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4th annual Gichi Manidoo Giizis Pow Wow in Carlton showcases program

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The 4th annual Gichi Manidoo Giizis Pow Wow was held Saturday. Participants went to Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton.  Their goal was to  "Bring together federal, state, and tribal organizations that take care of the land and community."

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Rep. Dana Wachs discusses "Week One" plan for Wisconsin Gubernatorial Campaign Video included

Wisconsin State Representative Dana Wachs of Eau Clair stopped in our studio to discuss his latest campaign move in the race for Wisconsin. 

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Martin Luther King Jr. events continue in the Northland Video included

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Martin Luther King Junior Day is on Monday, but the Twin Ports has been celebrating King's legacy since Thursday.  The Youth Nation took place from noon to four at Denfeld High School Saturday. 

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St. Luke's Icebreaker Invitational continues through Sunday Video included

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Duluth is once again host to one of the nation's largest youth girls hockey tournaments.

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Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend kicks off in Minnesota Video included

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Throughout the weekend, Minnesota residents can fish or dark-house spear without an angling or spearing license if they take a child younger than 16 fishing or spearing.

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Sleigh and Cutter Rally is a trip back in time Video included

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Ashland stepped back in time 2 centuries, all the way back to the 1800's on Saturday, showcasing decades old transportation methods with the annual Northwoods Harness Club's Sleigh and Cutter Rally.  

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Hawaii sends out "false alarm" ballistic missile threat Video included

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HONOLULU (AP) -- The Latest on a missile threat mistakenly sent by Hawaii officials  (all times local):  

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UPDATE: Three arrested following lock down at downtown Wells Fargo Video included

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Protesters managed to lock down the Downtown Duluth Wells Fargo Friday morning. 

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St. Louis County workers still shocked to win Powerball, $250K Video included

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Every week for the past 15 years, a group of coworkers from the St. Louis County Courthouse campus have tried their luck in the Powerball lottery. This week, their patience finally paid off. 

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Slick conditions continue as deep freeze follows storm Video included

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As if we needed a reminder it's winter has returned and it's taking it's tool on our roads. Through the Friday morning commute, Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Neil Dickenson said troopers responded to at least 11 crashes in the Duluth area alone including a pileup on I-35 near Lincoln park. 

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More budget cuts announced by UMD Video included

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University officials say it's part of a several years-long effort to get out of the red. The most recent announcement is a $600,000 cut to their operating and maintenance budget. 

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Proposed Duluth ordinance addresses racial targeting by tobacco industry Video included

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The American Lung Association detailed the ordinance and the organization's efforts Friday during a news conference.

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Fischbach faces lawsuit over Senate, Lt. Gov. roles

Minnesota's new Republican lieutenant governor is being sued for trying to keep her seat in the state Senate.

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Multiple vehicle crashes tie up traffic on I-35 near Can of Worms interchange. Video included

According to sergeant Neil Dickenson, during the morning commute the patrol responded to at least 11 crashes in the Duluth area alone including this pileup on I-35 near Lincoln Park.

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The Hill bar and restaurant damaged by fire Video included

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Officials were initially called after fire and burglar alarms were activated around that same time.  

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Former Vikings players to attend Pier B Super Bowl party

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Keith Millard, Henry Thomas, Tommy Kramer, and Robert Tate will be at Pier B Resort Hotel starting at 3 p.m. on February 4th. 

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Workers at Hibbing St. Louis County Courthouse win lottery

According to the Hibbing Daily Tribune, the winners work in various departments - from property management, court administration, county attorney's office, county commissioner's office, Health and Human Services, probation/parole, the Sheriff's Office, and the Hibbing Police Department.

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Super Bowl crowd expected to displace 2,000 homeless kids

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Thousands of fans are heading to Minneapolis for Super Bowl 52, but their visit may leave a lot of kids out in the cold. 

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"Fire and Fury" tops best-seller list

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The controversial new book about President Trump and the White House is a smash hit on the best seller list. 

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DSSO, Bent Paddle brew up one-time German style beer Video included

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For the first time Bent Paddle will be adding a traditional German style beer to their tap inspired by the Duluth - Superior Symphony Orchestra's conductor. 

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First child flu death of season reported in Minnesota Video included

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The Minnesota Department of Health has reported the first child death due to the flu this season. 

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Administrative law judge rules against MPCA's proposed sulfate standard Video included

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An administrative law judge has ruled she disapproves with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's proposal to change the sulfate standard for wild rice waters. 

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Winter storm leaves restaurants empty, but plenty to do for delivery companies

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Outside Burrito Union on Thursday, snow was falling in droves. Inside, a nearly empty dining room at lunch time means so are the sales. 

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Felon faces a dozen charges including burglary, drug possession

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Cloquet Police arrested Kent Olson last Friday morning following a domestic dispute call the night before.

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University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy faculty fight addiction through education

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At the University of Minnesota School of Pharmacy, tackling opioid addiction in the community starts in the classroom, a big change from Assistant Professor Laura Palombi's education as she entered the field.

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Red Cross urging people to donate blood as winter takes toll on donations

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On Friday in Virginia, the Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the Mesabi Family YMCA. That's from noon to 6 PM.

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More winning lottery tickets sold in Northern Minnesota

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A gas station chain in the Northland gave a few hundred thousand reasons to be happy on Thursday Thursday night's Powerball drawing had a couple of big winners that were sold at two separate Short Stop Convenience stores.  Two $250,000 tickets were sold at Voyageur Short Stop, in Ely and the Hibbing Short Stop Two.  The winning Powerball numbers from Thursday night were 7, 24, 33, 49, 50 and a Powerball of 4.  In Minnesota, lottery players have one ye... More>>

Interactive map designed to show Minnesota's aging population

In order to show the rate of people turning 65 or older in Minnesota, Face Aging MN has created an interactive map to show what demographics will look like in your area. 

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Post offices in MN to close for Martin Luther King Day

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On Monday, January 15th, The U.S. Postal Service will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King Junior Day.  MLK's official birthday is January 15th, and on Monday there will be no mail delivery or retail service throughout Minnesota.

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UPDATE: Missing Duluth teen found safe

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Missing Duluth teen found safe.

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Programming Note: Duluth East, Grand Rapids hockey game canceled

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The game was scheduled to air on My9, however alternative programming will air instead. 

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Ice Caves could open by end of the month

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The Northland has experienced frigid temperatures in recent weeks, but officials are warning the Apostle Islands Ice Caves are still inaccessible.   Ice Rescue Team members have been testing the ice and say conditions on the lake remain poor. 

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Slippery roads cause rollover crash in Barnum

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A Minneapolis man is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after crashing in Barnum Thursday morning. 

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MSP Airport experiencing delays

The Minneapolis-St. Paul airport is experiencing delays of around 15 minutes for both departures and arrivals. 

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Harassment training, reporting under scrutiny in Minnesota

Minnesota lawmakers are moving to tighten the Legislature's sexual harassment training and policies.

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Road conditions listed as ice covered, crashes reported

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MnDOT and WisDOT say roads are extremely slippery throughout the Northland. 

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Warm temperatures causing unstable ice on Great Lakes

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If you plan on heading out on the ice anytime soon, you'll need to be careful. 

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Cuts at Duluth PD lead to fewer sting operations Video included

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There's more than 150 liquor stores in Duluth that require compliance checks from the Duluth Police Department.

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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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Download the KBJR 6 Weather App

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KBJR has unveiled a new weather app for Apple and Android devices.

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  • Operation Hat Trick

    Operation Hat Trick

    You can buy hats to support veterans here or at UMD stores, located on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus and at Amsoil.

    Hats cost $20, with an additional $2 for shipping.

    Contact Mackenzie Joyce or Angela Green to pick up a hat.

    You can buy hats to support veterans here or at UMD stores, located on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus and at Amsoil.

    Hats cost $20, with an additional $2 for shipping.

    Contact Mackenzie Joyce or Angela Green to pick up a hat.

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