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Bad year for Cliffs gives way to unsure future
Shipping traffic for Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
Top of the news: 2014
Beverly Godfrey column: Not-so-scary movie classics
Sunday's weather for Duluth and the Northland: Old Man Winter makes a return
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Lutsen Mountains outlines plans to expand ski area, replace gondola
Target ad featuring Minnesota girl with Down syndrome gains widespread attention
Last saltie leaves Twin Ports; shipping season continues to rebound
Whatever happened to plans to restore Greysolon Plaza’s canopy?
Gas prices expected to stay low for the holidays
Eskomos teach Tigers a lesson
Reader's View: Firing Shannon Miller doesn’t make sense
Reader's View: Public deserves answers on hockey coach’s firing
Saturday with Mitch: Real life intrudes on any sport you choose
Pro/Con: Should the Fed stop artificially stimulating the economy?
Twin Ports artists pick 2014’s best entertainment
Faces & Names: Elba addresses Bond speculation
Faces & Names: Pine regrets not getting ‘Ryan’ right
Faces & Names: Lawrence visits children’s hospital
Faces & Names: ‘Screech’ arrested in Wisconsin stabbing
ASK A MASTER GARDENER: Fungus gnats
When to take down Christmas decorations?
Is luxury vinyl flooring a good choice with pets?
Pros and cons of hardwood flooring
ASK A PLUMBER: Window shopping for a glass sink
Sam Cook columns
Beverly Godfrey columns
MN DNR Weekly Report for Dec. 22, 2014
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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Ruth Ann E. Polzin
Leslie G. Boustead
Shirley A. Pulis
Korbin Tyler Luke Houck
Viola (Hill) Hedvall
HO HO HO, Patty O is 8-0. Happy Birthday
Maria Katherine Noyes
Beau Michael Kubiak
December 7, 2014
Superior schools’ 2-mile busing rule creates hardships for some
One-tenth of a mile separates Trac Rasmus from being able to put her grandson, a second-grader at Superior’s Northern Lights Elementary, on a bus and having to get him to school herself. “We live 1.9 miles from the school,” Rasmus said. “We have to cross Belknap to get there,...
December 7, 2014 - 12:00am
December 3, 2014
Public meetings set to discuss Northern Lights rail project
The proposed Northern Lights Express passenger rail project will be the subject of an open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m. today in Superior. The public is invited to the meeting at the Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave., for project updates and to give input about the proposed...
December 3, 2014 - 11:31pm
December 2, 2014
St. Louis County Board approves new sales tax to pay for road repairs
St. Louis County commissioners voted Tuesday to impose a new half-percent sales tax on most purchases within the county, with the money aimed at fixing dilapidated roads and bridges. The board voted 5-1 to impose the new transportation sales tax starting next year, adding 50 cents...
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December 2, 2014 - 11:18pm
Reader's view: Gas-guzzler’s passengers displayed ignorance
On my morning walk recently, I had the most annoying experience. Two young guys in a green gas-guzzling SUV decided it would be fun to make remarks about folks waiting for the bus being lazy welfare recipients. This was a perfect example of what has become of our society. Hey, guys,...
opinion / readers views
December 2, 2014 - 9:06pm
November 30, 2014
Ask a trooper: Shedding light on license plates for vintage vehicles
Q: I have questions about registering a car I’m in the process of restoring (early 1970s vintage) with an original Minnesota license plate from the same year as the car was made. Q1: Does the original license plate have to be one that was issued to that vehicle or can it be another...
November 30, 2014 - 6:59pm
November 26, 2014
Thanksgiving weekend now most dangerous on Minnesota roads
MINNEAPOLIS — Thanksgiving holds a more dubious honor than being the best day to gather ’round for a turkey dinner. As people rush across the state to family feasts, careless drivers, slippery roads and speeding cars make Thanksgiving weekend the most likely holiday period to...
November 26, 2014 - 7:52pm
November 24, 2014
Duluth has the cheapest gas in Minnesota
Higher food prices mean it will cost Granny a little more to make the Thanksgiving feast this year, but markedly lower gas prices will make it cheaper to get to her house. The Duluth area had the lowest gas prices in Minnesota on Monday, at about $2.49 per gallon of unleaded regular,...
November 24, 2014 - 11:18pm
City may prioritize sidewalk snow removal
When winter storms strike, the city of Duluth has a system that allows it to prioritize what roads should be plowed in what order. Jim Filby Williams, Duluth’s director of public administration, equated the approach to triage in an emergency medical situation, where patients in...
November 24, 2014 - 11:10pm
November 23, 2014
Ask a Trooper: Drivers who follow too closely are dangerous
Q: I am an older woman who drives a manual transmission Honda CRV, and I carry dogs in kennels in the back of my car. I find that a number of people tailgate when driving down the road and pull up too close at stop signs/lights. I am not a slow driver (per my adult kids), and it is...
November 23, 2014 - 7:34pm
Director's view: County sales tax, road and bridge work needed now
It’s not often the county engineer has the opportunity to write something people might find interesting, but much has been said in recent days about St. Louis County’s proposal to address our transportation needs with funding from a “transportation sales tax.” Among our citizens...
November 23, 2014 - 12:05am
November 21, 2014
Northern Minnesota truck weight limits go into effect Monday
Winter truck load increases will begin Monday on unrestricted highways in the north and north-central frost zones, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced in a news release. Vehicles will be allowed to operate up to 10 percent over the standard legal maximum loads on...
November 21, 2014 - 10:57pm
Duluth port chief hopes for boost from state plan
When Vanta Coda came to Duluth little more than a year ago to direct its seaway port authority, he brought with him a strong marketing background from more than 20 years in transportation and logistics. Coda got a big assist in selling the port Friday, when the Minnesota Department...
November 21, 2014 - 10:40pm
November 20, 2014
Maurices parking ramp project to affect First Street traffic
One lane on one block of West First Street will be closed beginning Tuesday to make way for a demolition project, the city of Duluth announced. The left driving lane between Fourth and Fifth avenues west will be closed while the structure at 408 W. First St. — a garage that had...
November 20, 2014 - 11:03pm
Trail plans unveiled to link Proctor, Hermantown to Munger
Kathleen Hannan sat through years of trail planning meetings as part of a community advisory board in her hometown of Proctor. That’s what made Thursday’s open house to discuss a trail spur linking Proctor and Hermantown to the Munger Trail feel like such a victory. “It seemed...
November 20, 2014 - 10:33pm
Eh? Free Thanksgiving rides, shuttles to DECC
The Duluth Transit Authority is partnering with the College of St. Scholastica and National Bank of Commerce to offer passengers free bus rides on Thanksgiving. It’s the 25th consecutive year that the free service will be provided throughout the day on Thanksgiving. The schedules...
November 20, 2014 - 10:30pm