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Monday's weather for Duluth and the Northland: Stormy today, but clear skies ahead
Bygones for Aug. 29
Shipping traffic for Aug. 29
Duluth's fees could face scrutiny
Analysis: Trump’s shifting talk on immigration shows his struggle to reach beyond his core supporters
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Missinne Greenhouse meets growth with change
Lingering effects of mining downturn reflected in latest unemployment rate
Comprehensive plan, loan program on West Duluth Business Club agenda
Bankruptcies for Aug. 29
Property transactions for Aug. 29
NFL Notebook: Romo to wear back brace during recovery
WNBA: Whalen carries Lynx past visiting Storm
Packers’ Nelson expected to work out kinks on practice field
New York wins Little League World Series
Minneapolis woman, 88, defies stereotypes as she feeds the birds
Millennials learn about nation, themselves on cross-country railway trip
Back-to-school trends that send you back to the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s
What temperature should you set the thermostat to while on vacation?
Add variety to your garden
Jon and Fay Sampson
Dee and Jim Boulger of Duluth
Whelan Anniversary Celebration
Thomas and Pamela Locken
Ryan James Worley
ZONA LUNDSTROM TURJA
JAMES "MOOSE" MALMQUIST
GLADYS LOUISE PETERSON
DELORES Y. PALVERE
Reader's View: Election could use a little more ‘Minnesota Nice'
Monday with Mitch: Is ‘safe space’ concept being abused on college campuses?
Our View: Remind college students they’re valued, welcomed
Cartoonist's view for Aug. 28
Local view: ‘No joy in Mudville, folks’
Minnesota DNR asks hunters not to shoot research bears
Healthy outlook for Minnesota bear hunt
Fawns times three
Sturgeon all summer: Transmitter-equipped St. Louis River sturgeon confirms population remains in river
Tell us about an outdoor friend
Horoscopes for Aug. 29
Realtor volunteers strive for housing stabilization
Faces for Aug. 28, 2016
YourSports for Aug. 28, 2016
Grandma's Brag Book for Aug. 28, 2016
August 26, 2016
Sam Cook column: Confessions of an experienced new kid
Here’s to the new kids in school this fall. Here’s to you if you’re making the leap to middle school or high school — or just a different school. Here’s to you if you’ve been uprooted from somewhere else and you’re going to be plopped into a school — and city — where...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 19, 2016
Sam Cook column: Life in the T-zone with the boys
Yes, I could see the leaning popple tree across the trail up ahead. It appeared the leaner was high enough that, even atop my mountain bike, I’d have plenty of room to slip under it. But I had to keep my speed up. A couple of young bucks had come up behind me a minute or so earlier....
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
August 12, 2016
Sam Cook column: Olympics display a way most of us will never be
Michael Phelps is a freak. Ryan Lochte is a freak. Kristin Armstrong is a freak. Katie Ledecky is a freak. The entire U.S. Olympic gymnastics team is made up of freaks — freaks of nature, amazingly gifted individuals who parade before us each night now, illustrating what is possible...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
August 5, 2016
Sam Cook column: Supper on the sand, someplace in the world
The five of us, toting a cooler and a couple of packs, shuffled our sandals along the boardwalk on Park Point. The two yellow dogs were in tow.
August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
July 29, 2016
SAM COOK COLUMN: Understanding the vessels in our hearts
Here she comes, slowly, slowly. The Great Republic, her innards full of Western coal, moves almost imperceptibly through the Duluth-Superior harbor, making the turn for the Duluth ship canal. "It's not moving, Daddy," says a girl of about 3, watching from the north pier of the canal....
July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
July 25, 2016
Sam Cook column: Stunned by storm, we rediscover our humanity
The word came down from on high — or at least City Hall. And the word was good: If all of us could get our tree cuttings to the curb, city crews would pick them up. Yes! The word had come down Saturday. Or maybe early Sunday. Who knows? By then the days had begun to run together....
July 25, 2016 - 10:00pm
July 23, 2016
Sam Cook: A pack full of tips for taking the kids camping
The memory is so clear in my mind that it might be there forever. Two kids, older sister and younger brother, are trundling off down a trail. Sister carries a yellow bucket. Brother, in rubber boots, is holding his sister’s free hand. They are venturing into the woods, headed for...
July 23, 2016 - 11:00pm
July 22, 2016
Sam Cook column: Taking stock in the wake of a storm
Morning came with holes in the sky. Great, gaping gray holes after the overnight windstorm. Holes that had once been green and leafy, where squirrels...
July 22, 2016 - 8:37am
July 15, 2016
SAM COOK COLUMN: Into the wild: Mountain men learn a lesson
We were mountain men. That's what we were. I was about 14, my brother 12. But somewhere outside of Waukesha, Wis., at a state park I never knew the name of, the two of us were off to the deep wilderness just beyond our family's camper. We had cleared this with Mom, of course. Like...
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Pressroom Podcast: Outdoor inspiration from Sam Cook
The man, the myth, the living legend. (Our words, not his.) Duluth News Tribune outdoors writer and columnist Sam Cook shares his words of wisdom,...
July 13, 2016 - 12:53am
July 8, 2016
SAM COOK COLUMN: Fab Fourth: Lois and the Road Kill Boys
Walking into Bayfront Festival Park on July 4, I wasn't sure what kind of crowd to expect. We had come to listen to a little free music by a local group called the Road Kill Boys. I wasn't expecting a Paul Simon/Bob Dylan sort of throng. And I didn't figure the Road Kill Boys —...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
July 1, 2016
SAM COOK COLUMN: Wilderness, risk, fate - some things beyond our control
The first evening on a recent trip in the canoe country, one member of our party slipped on a rock in camp and twisted her ankle severely. The ankle immediately began swelling, and soon it was obvious she was going to have trouble walking. There were six in our party. We make this...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
June 25, 2016
Sam Cook: Lab experiment: Making room in the heart
There will be a puppy. I’ve told the old yellow dog, but I don’t think she has fully grasped the reality of the situation. “You’re going to have a roommate,” I told her. She rolled on her back so I could scratch her belly. The puppy, another yellow Lab, was born May 24...
June 25, 2016 - 11:00pm
June 24, 2016
SAM COOK COLUMN: June up north: It makes scents
I step out the back door on a June morning, and I'm overwhelmed. I am floored by June. It happens every year. The air is moist and cool. Sunlight slants through the oaks and maples in the backyard, but the ground remains damp from last night's rain. Riding that liquid-charged air...
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
June 19, 2016
Sam Cook: How — and how much — are soft plastics affecting fish?
The lake trout fishing was good on a recent trip in Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park, just north of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area...
June 19, 2016 - 7:28am