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Howie Hanson says he'll run in Duluth mayor's race
US: Airstrikes in Syria first step of a years-long campaign
St. Louis County Board tackles Fredenberg land battle, again
Fifth-graders learn from foresters about life and industry in the woods
Astro Bob blog: Check out the aurora! It's on tonight Sept. 23-24
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As new iPhone arrives, buyers have more pricing options than ever
Biz Buzz for Sept. 22, 2014
Gail MarksJarvis column: Benefits, not just paychecks, have fallen on hard times
Property transactions for Sept. 22, 2014
Bankruptcies for Sept. 22, 2014
College spotlight: UMD's Rivard feeds a competitive hunger
UMD women picked third in WCHA preseason poll
Diamondbacks hand Twins 90th loss of season
Prep report: Cloquet sweeps Esko in volleyball
Reader's view: Franken understands economy needs fairness
Reader's view: Schultz will work for all, not the wealthy only
Reader's view: Peterson did little harm, so let’s just move on
Local view: Reasonable laws can save lives while respecting firearms rights
Faces & names: Dr. Dre is king of hip-hop earnings
Faces & names: Jenners to divorce
Horoscopes for Sept. 23, 2014
Faces & names: Deen buys online rights to her Food Network shows
Faces & names: Gaga sheds quirky image for jazz album with Bennett
ASK A MASTER GARDENER: Make nikko blues produce and hydrangeas bloom
Countertop composting made easy
Horoscopes for Sept. 20, 2014
Eh?: Enger Tower goes red
Eh?: Indulge in science
Sam Cook columns
Beverly Godfrey columns
Big Buck Gallery for 2014
Nice Fish Gallery for 2014
MN DNR Weekly Report for Sept. 22, 2014
Hawk Ridge reports another big day of raptors
Rural Duluth farmer implements sustainable methods
Dean's List for Summer Semester 2014
Helping Out for September 21, 2014
Astro Bob: Scorpius blazes red during visit from Mars
Geekstream: Haunted by a ghost of school days past
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September 20, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Klobuchar report shows propane shortage really cost Minnesotans
It was cold last winter, really cold. Propane was in short supply last winter, really short. And the fuel was expensive, really expensive. The 10 percent of Minnesotans who heat with propane — as well as farmers, businesses and others that use it — felt the crunch to the tune...
news / politics
September 20, 2014 - 7:34pm
September 11, 2014
Minnesota Power to idle four coal-fired electrical generation units
Minnesota Power is idling four of its coal-fired electrical generating units for the next several months because of trouble getting enough coal by railroad. “This is the worst I’ve seen it in my 18 years with the utility,” Al Rudeck, Minnesota Power’s vice president of...
September 11, 2014 - 5:36am
September 8, 2014
WLSSD project will turn methane into energy
Excuse the methanogens at the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District plant in Duluth if they get a little gassy. The microorganisms that help break down raw sewage and turn it into treated wastewater can’t help that the primary byproduct of their life cycle is methane. After...
September 8, 2014 - 7:31am
August 22, 2014
Minnesota DNR: Consider rerouting proposed Sandpiper pipeline
A second Minnesota environmental agency has asked state regulators to consider rerouting a proposed crude oil pipeline to avoid northern lakes, wetlands and streams. The state Department of Natural Resources, in a regulatory filing on Thursday, said the state Public Utilities Commission...
news / politics
August 22, 2014 - 10:01pm
Enbridge pumps up volume of crude oil in pipeline crossing state
More Canadian crude oil soon will be flowing into Minnesota in an expanded pipeline that still is undergoing environmental review. Enbridge Energy is spending $200 million in Minnesota to add pumps and boost the capacity of its 1,000-mile Alberta Clipper pipeline. But the company...
August 22, 2014 - 9:48pm
August 20, 2014
Laundry at night? It could pay off for some Minnesota Power customers
If your schedule allows you to take showers, run the dishwasher and wash and dry clothes at night or on weekends, Minnesota Power might have a deal for you. The Duluth-based utility is, for the first time, offering off-peak electric rates to some of its customers in Duluth and Hermantown. The...
August 20, 2014 - 10:36pm
Minnesota engages citizens on climate change
Minnesota state agencies on Wednesday unveiled a new climate change effort aimed at moving residents off the sidelines and into action. “Minnesota and Climate Change: Our Tomorrow Starts Today,” was released at the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board meeting in Duluth and will...
news / education
August 20, 2014 - 10:11pm
Bygones for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
News Tribune, Aug. 20, 1974 * Passenger rail service between the Twin Ports and the Twin Cities may be instituted before Christmas, David Watts, Amtrak director of state and local planning, said yesterday. * The Two Harbors City Council was informed yesterday of the need for a 25...
August 20, 2014 - 12:06am
August 19, 2014
Power outage affecting parts of West Duluth, Proctor
A power outage in Duluth caused 1,100 customers to be without power Tuesday. The temporary outage affected Minnesota Power customers in West Duluth and Proctor. It started about 11:30 a.m., according to Minnesota Power’s online outage map. Repair crews were on site during the afternoon. Power...
August 19, 2014 - 10:30pm
Bygones for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
News Tribune, Aug. 19, 1974 * Dr. Anderson Hilding of Duluth has donated a 235-acre tract of farmland south of Rochester for development as a residential therapeutic halfway community for victims of emotional problems. The facility will be called “Hildingsgard” in his honor. *...
August 19, 2014 - 12:05am
August 18, 2014
Reader's view: Minnesota can do better on use of solar power
On Aug. 5, state Rep. Frank Hornstein, Minnesota Solar Energy Industry Association President Dustin Denison, Minnesota Community Solar co-founder Peter Teigland, University of Minnesota Solar Suitability team member Devon Piernot, and others gathered in Minneapolis to discuss how...
opinion / readers views
August 18, 2014 - 9:53pm
Duluth-Superior port hums with activity
The speed of industry often is illustrated in a rapid montage of images intended to show in a hurry just how much it takes to make the world go round. The speed of industry eight stories above Interstate 35 is a lot more deliberate than that. Hundreds of feet out on the Canadian...
business / shipping
August 18, 2014 - 8:46am
August 1, 2014
Coal shortage fuels fears of energy crisis
A shortage of coal shipped by rail to power plants in the Upper Midwest this summer is raising concerns that there may be an energy crisis this winter, similar to what happened with propane supplies last winter. While trains have been moving lots of crude oil from North Dakota’s...
August 1, 2014 - 10:57pm
July 25, 2014
Storm knocks out power to Lake Country customers
Another powerful storm caused more than 1,700 Lake Country Power members to lose power Friday morning before many customers had power restored later in the afternoon. Residents near Round Lake, Big Sandy Lake, McGregor, Babbitt and various locations south and east of Aurora and Eveleth...
July 25, 2014 - 10:24pm
July 23, 2014
Crews still working to restore power in Eveleth on Wednesday
Minnesota Power reported Wednesday that areas surrounding St. Mary’s Lake in Eveleth remained without power after Tuesday’s thunderstorm that dropped trees on power lines and felled power poles throughout northern Minnesota. Thirty-three line crews were working all day to restore...
July 23, 2014 - 11:02pm