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Astro Bob blog: Venus returns, joins exceptionally young moon tonight
Bentleyville is on track for record attendance
Heaviest snow now expected in Northwestern Wisconsin
Monday's weather for Duluth and the Northland: Messy winter mix
Iron Range woman dies in auto crash
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Whatever happened to plans to restore Greysolon Plaza’s canopy?
Gas prices expected to stay low for the holidays
Biz Buzz for Dec. 22
Bankruptcies for Dec. 22
Duluth property transactions for Dec. 22
Packers clinch playoff spot with win
Wolves come up short against Pacers
Minnesota melts down in Miami: Vikings lose to Dolphins
NFL: Dolphins beat Vikings on blocked punt, safety in final minute
Reader's View: Councilor Fosle’s words were indeed racist
Reader's View: Cooler heads needed in discussion about police
Reader's View: School Board members not on a witch hunt
An Iron Ranger's View: Who counsels the counselors?
Our View: The best gift is getting there safely
Faces & Names: Elton John marries longtime partner
Faces & Names: Brokaw says his cancer in remission
Faces & Names: Schwimmer cast as OJ’s attorney
Faces & Names: Ferguson signs off ‘Late Late Show’
Faces & Names: Colbert leaves with star-studded finale
ASK A MASTER GARDENER: Garden rotation
Horoscopes for Dec. 21, 2014
GROWING TOGETHER: You know you’re a gardener if …
ASK A MASTER GARDENER: Garden rotation
COZY UP: Nooks provide comfortable little places to retreat
Sam Cook columns
Beverly Godfrey columns
South American tour tests Grand Marais cyclist
Do it: Follow the tracks
Ask a conservation officer: Photo of license won’t meet law
Field reports: Deer Hunters Association names new director
Neighbors: Trampled By Turtles bring a taste of home to Florida vacation
Helping Out for December 21, 2014
Double the honor: Proctor twins chosen to be St. Lucia
Santa Letters - Page 4
BIrths for Dec. 21, 2014
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ELIZABETH "LIZ" PROUD BROWN
Theresa L. "Teri" Maki
JAYNE L. (AIMONETTI) OWENS
JOHN COLT JR.
HO HO HO, Patty O is 8-0. Happy Birthday
Beau Michael Kubiak
Maria Katherine Noyes
Happy Sweet 16th Birthday Jackie
December 19, 2014
Grants available for Lake Superior projects
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting grant applications for projects dealing with habitat, water quality, public access, community development and outreach and coastal hazards along Lake Superior and its tributaries. The DNR has $400,000 available through its...
December 19, 2014 - 10:34pm
North Shore’s Poplar River gets grant
Efforts to get the North Shore’s Poplar River off the state’s list of impaired waters should get a boost from a $829,000 grant to reduce sediment that’s clogging the river. The state’s Board of Water and Soil Resources this week approved the money for the Cook County Soil...
December 19, 2014 - 10:25pm
Voyageurs National Park grows by 61 acres
Minnesota’s only national park got a little bigger this week with the purchase of a 61-acre chunk of privately owned land. Voyageurs National Park announced the closing of the deal for the land along Kempton Channel on Rainy Lake that includes hundreds of feet of sand beach. The...
December 19, 2014 - 10:22pm
Court order puts Great Lakes wolves back on endangered species list
Wolves across the Great Lakes region are back under full protection of the federal Endangered Species Act as a result of a ruling by a federal judge Friday in Washington. Judge Beryl A. Howell sided with animal rights groups in a 111-page decision stating the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
December 19, 2014 - 5:25pm
December 18, 2014
Commission decision sparks protest at governor’s office over pipeline
ST. PAUL — Environmental activists are calling on Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to come to their aid once again, asking the governor to reach out to Washington and advocate for stricter adherence to federal oil pipeline regulations. Protesters with environmental group MN350 marched...
December 18, 2014 - 9:47pm
December 17, 2014
Walker to review use of fishing, hunting fees for iron mine review
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker said this week that he will review whether the state should continue using hunting and fishing fees to pay for costs to oversee a proposed iron mine in Northwestern Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday that the state has spent nearly...
December 17, 2014 - 11:28pm
December 16, 2014
Duluth in running for $5 million energy conservation prize
In a few weeks, the city of Duluth will embark on a conservation campaign to save and possibly win millions of dollars. The city has put together a 38-page game plan to cut local energy use, and organizers of the Georgetown University Energy Prize were sufficiently impressed to name...
December 16, 2014 - 10:53pm
Silicon Energy wants expansion loan
Silicon Energy is branching off its production of solar panels at its Mountain Iron facility and wants a little help doing so. The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board on Thursday is set to vote on a $1.95 million loan to the Marysville, Wash.-based company that opened its...
news / iron range
December 16, 2014 - 10:45pm
Engwall named to deer hunters post
The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association on Tuesday named Craig Engwall as its new executive director. Engwall has more than 20 years’ experience in law, natural resources and conservation and served as northeast regional director of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in...
December 16, 2014 - 10:39pm
December 15, 2014
Groups want broader review for Sandpiper oil pipeline
Two Minnesota environmental groups have filed suit in state district court asking for a broader environmental review for the proposed Enbridge Energy Sandpiper oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and Friends of the Headwaters...
news / politics
December 15, 2014 - 7:40pm
December 14, 2014
Bird population in Minnesota's national forests crashed in 2014
The number of birds counted each summer in Minnesota’s Chippewa and Superior national forests nearly doubled from 1994-2009 but crashed by 30 percent this year after back-to-back cold, late springs. And the legacy of this year’s poor nesting season could last into next year,...
December 14, 2014 - 1:55pm
December 11, 2014
Community gets chance to hear about Enbridge pipeline plans
Enbridge Energy representatives met with community members in McGregor and Carlton on Thursday to explain plans for its proposed reconstruction of a pipeline from Canada to Superior. The 1,031-mile Pipeline No. 3 would replace the company’s 1968-vintage Line No. 3 and would bring...
December 11, 2014 - 10:19pm
Bygones for Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
News Tribune, Dec. 12, 1974 * Duluth Mayor Ben Boo yesterday reaffirmed his intent to resign at the end of the year to become director of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District. Boo said he plans to submit a formal letter of resignation on his last day in office. * An ordinance...
news / politics
December 11, 2014 - 9:57pm
Our view: More barrels, yes, but at what cost?
This week the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa said in Duluth it wanted to pluck more of those so-called “mystery barrels” from the bottom of Lake Superior so their contents could be examined. The mission has merit. The more barrels that can be brought to the surface...
opinion / our view
December 11, 2014 - 12:04am
December 10, 2014
Energy leaders hope polar vortex stays north
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is one polar vortex away from a winter energy crisis. With a warm-up predicted for coming days, bitter cold may be a memory, but experts say propane and wood for heating and coal for generating electricity could be in short supply if this winter begins to look...
December 10, 2014 - 11:13pm