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Friday's weather for Duluth and the Northland: After today, summer returns
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Wall Street posts biggest rally of the year
Dow pulls back from opening drop of more than 1,000 points, following stocks tumble worldwide
How Sweet It Is Cakes aims for September move; Valentini's settles in
Popcorn reigns at downtown Duluth candy store
Biz Buzz for Aug. 24
Local auto racing standings
Local names & news
Today's featured prep football game
Faces & Names: Vergara joins Thurman’s comedy
Faces & Names: Malala Yousafzai’s film trailer debuts
Movie Review: ‘No Escape’ provides thrills, chills — and an ugly worldview
Singer-songwriter finds success on the road after a tumultuous year
Cliff and Nancy Crosby
Paul and Rosie Amesbury
Happy Birthday Naomi Weberg
Robert and Freda Kosch
Sam Cook column: Pondering the hole in the fence
Familiarity is cherished at the Minnesota State Fair
Horoscopes for Aug. 28
Poetry Corner: Dragonfly
A real-life Maryland horror finds its place in fiction
Sam Cook columns
Beverly Godfrey columns
Richard "Dick" Harold Jackson
John "Jack" Kreidler
James R. Johnson
Peter J. Davich
Andy R. McCubbin
Our view/endorsement: Let Larson, Mattson emerge for mayor
VIDEO: Editorial Board interview with mayoral candidate Chuck Horton
VIDEO: Editorial Board interview with mayoral candidate John Evans
VIDEO: Editorial Board interview with mayoral candidate John Socha
VIDEO: Editorial Board interview with mayoral candidate Robert Schieve
Nice Fish Gallery for 2015
DNR will add fisheries staff and hatchery facility at Mille Lacs
Bicyclist bounces over deer on morning commute
MN DNR Weekly Report for Aug. 24, 2015
Couple completes 1,500-mile canoe trip to Arctic Ocean
Pets of the Week
Repurposing with purpose
NEIGHBORS: Digging up the sunny side of the street
UWS receives federal grant for student services
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August 27, 2015
Minnesota DNR avoids court case — for now — by signing off on protest wild rice harvest
NISSWA, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday avoided a treaty rights court battle — for now — by granting...
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August 25, 2015
Bygones for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
News Tribune, Aug. 26, 1975 * Construction began yesterday on Duluth’s $6 million water filtration plant, located across from the Lakewood Pumping Station on U.S. 61. Site preparation work began July 17 and involved the removal of about 6,000 tons of bedrock. * The Minnesota Department...
August 25, 2015 - 11:30pm
BWCAW land exchange will get Environmental Impact Statement
The U.S. Forest Service will conduct a full-fledged Environmental Impact Statement of the proposed exchange for state land locked inside the federal Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Superior National Forest officials announced Monday that their intent to conduct the review...
August 25, 2015 - 12:35am
August 24, 2015
Reader's view: Scientific evidence shows Earth is warming
I disagreed with the letter Aug. 10 that suggested climate change is still a matter of debate (Reader’s View: “Climate change isn’t settled science”). As a practicing physician, I think people should know that scientific evidence continues to mount that the Earth is warming...
opinion / readers views
August 24, 2015 - 10:56pm
August 23, 2015
Local view: Federal water rule will hurt counties
The definition of “water” is not typically a controversial subject. But with new federal regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — called the “Definition of Water in the U.S.,” or “WOTUS” — water may come to be defined...
opinion / local view
August 23, 2015 - 12:07am
August 22, 2015
Reader's view: New federal rules protect Minnesota’s clean water
Every summer our family fishes in Northeastern Minnesota. We have our favorite spots. As a parent and steward of the environment, I am especially proud of our nation and state for protecting this experience. However, for the last few years, many of Minnesota’s streams have been...
opinion / readers views
August 22, 2015 - 7:52pm
Presentation set for Black Beach campground proposal on North Shore
Work continues on a plan to create a campground at a scenic North Shore beach that reopened to the public earlier this year after years of being off-limits to visitors. The city of Silver Bay has been invited to make a presentation to the state Senate Capital Investment Committee...
August 22, 2015 - 6:58pm
August 20, 2015
Scientists see link between climate change, California drought
WASHINGTON — New research shows the fingerprints of global warming in worsening the California drought and suggests a future of more dryness for the suffering state. A major new study released Thursday adds to the growing scientific consensus that rising temperatures linked to...
August 20, 2015 - 8:11pm
Sustainability showcase scheduled for this evening
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Upper Lakes Foods and the Duluth Superior Eco Rotary Club will showcase their efforts to become more sustainable — economically, socially and environmentally — at an event in Duluth this evening. Sustainable Twin Ports...
August 20, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
Former chemical executive pleads guilty in West Virginia spill
A former chemical company executive charged over a spill that fouled the drinking water of about 300,000 West Virginians pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors on Tuesday, according to federal court documents. Dennis Farrell, a former executive with bankrupt Freedom Industries Inc,...
August 19, 2015 - 9:34am
August 18, 2015
Obama proposes cuts in methane leaks from oil, gas operators
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration proposed rules to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production, the second major climate initiative by President Barack Obama this month. The proposed rules from the Environmental Protection Agency target for the first time oil wells,...
August 18, 2015 - 7:27pm
August 16, 2015
Survey shows Grand Lake fish population recovering after 2014 winterkill
Northern pike and crappies appear to be recovering well in Grand Lake north of Duluth after a winterkill late in the winter of 2013-14. But it's...
outdoors / fishing
August 16, 2015 - 8:12am
Northern Wisconsin senator is lightning rod on environmental issues
THREE LAKES, Wis. — Sen. Tom Tiffany is the state legislator environmentalists love to hate. A Republican from Hazelhurst, Wis., the first-term...
News / politics
August 16, 2015 - 7:21am
August 13, 2015
In Response: Cherry-picking data won’t make climate change go away
A lengthy commentary critical of Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change was published in the News Tribune on Aug. 8 as half of a “Pro/Con” feature (“Should we heed the pope’s warning about climate change? No: It misreads science and will doom billions to poverty”). The...
opinion / columns
August 13, 2015 - 10:03pm
August 12, 2015
Our View: Go beyond mine visits for PolyMet
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced this month he’ll visit two mining sites suggested to him by supporters of the proposed PolyMet mine as well as two mining sites recommended by PolyMet opponents. Give the governor credit for doing his homework and due diligence as a lengthy...
opinion / our view
August 12, 2015 - 10:04pm