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Biz Buzz for Dec. 15
After conquering iron ore, BHP and Rio move to dominate in copper
Property transactions for Dec. 15, 2014
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College hockey: Duluth native at home in more than one uniform
Hermantown’s Madison Danelski has an Alpine state title on her mind
Denfeld cruises past Superior
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Dessa to perform at St. Scholastica next month
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Star Wars for the holidays at Teatro Zuccone
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Homemade for the holidays
Horoscopes for Dec. 18, 2014
RECIPE EXCHANGE: Turkey Stuffing Casserole and more
TEST KITCHEN: Pork tacos
BRUCE WALLIS: A cup of hot in the cold
Sam Cook columns
Beverly Godfrey columns
Nice Ice Fish for 2014-2015
MN DNR Weekly Report for Dec. 15, 2014
Big tires, big smiles: Fat-bike riding growing in popularity
Cut in Wisconsin lake trout limit stirs controversy
Faces for Dec. 14, 2014
Helping Out for December 14, 2014
Business students earn scholarships
Superior High School's One Act team
Births for Dec. 14, 2014
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Madonna Ann Danich
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Helen E. Johnson
Scott K. Carlson
Maria Katherine Noyes
Beau Michael Kubiak
Happy Sweet 16th Birthday Jackie
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November 15, 2014
Spirit Mountain opens for skiing, snowboarding
Spirit Mountain ski hill in Duluth opened Saturday with early operations being conducted out of the Grand Avenue Chalet, 8551 Grand Avenue. The ski hill will be open to skiers and snowboarders only on weekends during the early season so staff can focus on making snow. Visit spiritmt.com...
November 15, 2014 - 6:44pm
November 14, 2014
Eh? Good food, good fun, good cause
The seventh annual Chester Bowl Wine, Beer and Pizza Tasting event and silent auction is set for today from 6-9 p.m. in the ballroom of the Fitger’s Complex in Duluth. Tickets are $25, available at Fitger’s Wine Cellars and at the door, and include pizza from Duluth restaurants,...
November 14, 2014 - 10:46pm
November 13, 2014
Multimillion-dollar fundraising plan launched to ensure future of Birkebeiner
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation will buy 75 acres near Telemark Lodge to create a permanent starting area for the annual 50-kilometer cross-country ski race from Cable to Hayward. “This is really the last piece for the event to have a secure future forever,” said Ben...
November 13, 2014 - 9:53pm
Cold, snow give Northland ski season an early start
In the wake of the season’s first winter storm, some Duluth-area cross-country ski trails are open, and snowmaking is well underway at Northland ski resorts — with two set to open runs this weekend. Meanwhile, the Lake Superior snow machine continued to operate Wednesday along...
November 13, 2014 - 8:23am
November 9, 2014
Spirit Mountain executive director to speak at West Duluth luncheon
The new executive director of Spirit Mountain Recreation Area will be the featured speaker at Wednesday’s luncheon meeting of the West Duluth Business Club. The event, held once a month, is open to the public. This week, Brandy Ream will share her vision of the city’s ski hill,...
November 9, 2014 - 6:15pm
October 29, 2014
Bygones for Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
News Tribune, Oct. 29, 1974 * The Duluth City Council last night approved spending $2 million for an Arena-Auditorium annex and a pedestrian walkway to the downtown business district. It is the local share of a $4.4 million project using $2.4 million in federal grants. * The Spirit...
news / politics
October 29, 2014 - 12:09am
October 24, 2014
Snow sought for ski swap
Today’s forecast calls for a high near 60 degrees and areas of snow on Spirit Mountain. “Kids are going to be coming out and doing tricks on skis,” Andre Watt promised on Friday as he stood amid an eye-popping multitude of skis in the ski area’s Bear Paw Chalet. “They’ve...
October 24, 2014 - 11:09pm
September 20, 2014
Boosters see bright future for run-down Lester-Amity Chalet
The musty smell is noticeable instantly. The dirty Plexiglas windows face a grid of bars that effectively block any sort of view. But that’s just the beginning. “The building needs everything,” MaryBeth Nevers said. “It needs new furnaces. The well needs to have a new immersible...
September 20, 2014 - 6:59pm
August 10, 2014
Local view: Chester Bowl ski jumps: Consider alternatives to destruction of Duluth’s historic ski jumps
I applaud Rocci Contardo, an excellent former Duluth ski jumper, for his comments in the Aug. 1 story, “Former ski jumper urges city to keep...
opinion / local view
August 10, 2014 - 8:54pm
Local view: Chester Bowl ski jumps: If jumps have to go, can we save the danger?
I’ve never climbed the old ski jumps that tower above Chester Bowl in the hillside, but I’ve always liked that I could. Not legally, of course, but there’s been little to stop anyone from ascending the 88 meters to the top. I’m told the unending vista of Lake Superior makes...
opinion / local view
August 10, 2014 - 8:51pm
Local view: Chester Bowl ski jumps: Sad to see Nordic sports in disarray
I empathized with the passion of Rocci Contardo in arguing to keep the ski jumps at Chester Bowl (“Former ski jumper urges city to keep Chester Bowl ski jumps,” Aug 1). It is truly a shame to see our Nordic sport fall into disarray and be replaced strictly by alpine skiing. I...
opinion / local view
August 10, 2014 - 8:49pm
Field reports: Minnesota schedules waterfowl season; little change to limits
Minnesota’s waterfowl season will open a half-hour before sunrise on Sept. 27, under a similar season structure to last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Hunters will see similar bag limits and season dates that vary for north, central and southern...
August 10, 2014 - 12:06am
August 7, 2014
Duluth ski trail plan ready for review
A citywide plan for the future development of Duluth’s network of ski trails is now available for public review. The draft master plan has been more than two years in the making. The document is the product of public collaboration with consultant Gary Larson and addresses trail...
August 7, 2014 - 11:20pm
July 31, 2014
Former ski jumper urges city to keep Chester Bowl ski jumps; plans for removal move ahead
As a boy, Rocci Contardo of Duluth would spend all day soaring from the Chester Bowl ski jumps if he could. He’d take a break for dinner, he said, but would return to the jumps until nightfall forced him reluctantly home. Contardo, now 91, urged the city of Duluth at a public meeting...
July 31, 2014 - 9:56pm
July 24, 2014
City plans to remove Chester Bowl ski jumps
The city of Duluth has set a public meeting for next week to discuss plans for the “removal and memorialization” of the historic ski jumps at Chester Bowl. While the jumps will come down, a new downhill ski run will be installed to enhance the healthy alpine program. “We wanted...
July 24, 2014 - 10:43pm