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Great Lakes Aquarium director Jack LaVoy to retire
Congressional talks yield deal to fund government through September
Homegrown Music Festival: Day 2
Snow expected across Arrowhead region
Sheriff: Two teens allegedly involved in Hinckley stabbing turn selves in
st louis county
The Fan 92.1 being sold to new local owner
Improving the business climate in Duluth
The Memo: What to know in business this week for May 1
Area unemployment rate drops in March
'Unusually difficult' first quarter for Ikonics
Lynx see permanent pluses to temporary den
If Vikings must do damage control, they should have aimed higher
Stunning eagle earns Kisner/Brown Monday playoff in New Orleans
College men's hockey: No easy answers for NCAA regional problem at convention
College softball: Bulldogs draw Huskies in NSIC tourney
Homegrown Music Festival: Day 1
The beat goes on: World Beat Drummers kick off Homegrown Music Festival
Readings & Writers for April 30, 2017
Heartland Indie Best-sellers for April 30, 2017
Make for a feminine spring with ruffles
Eli Nicholas Myran
Happy 14th Birthday, Thor!
Robert & Janice McDonald Anniversary Open House
BRYCE ALEXANDER CREWS
KARL FREDERICK RANDA
VIVIAN l. HERTZ
KAREN JEAN EDWARDS-ULANOWSKI
Local view: Supporters of trails can work more for youth
COGGS' view: Benefits of Traverse Trail go well beyond mountain biking
Mayor's view: City investments in parks, trails, youth programs abundant
Our view: Rekindling the cry for civility
Senator's view: Let's start working together to cut prescription drug prices
Field Reports: 10-year-old scores big gobbler on first try
Houston's Fishing Report: Cold water, high rivers slow the bite
Sam Cook column: Legislature showing little inclination to increase outdoors funding
Ask a Conservation Officer: Rules for spears, nets on Minnesota waters
Ask a Trooper: What are the most common vehicle equipment violations?
Through Readers' Eyes
Grandma's Brag Book
April 7, 2017
Frandsen Bank & Trust eyeing Duluth branch
Frandsen Bank & Trust wants to open a branch at 404 W. Superior St. in downtown Duluth, according to an application made with the state Department of Commerce, which must approve the new branch. The bank, based in Rice County, has 37 locations, most of them spread across rural...
April 7, 2017 - 7:45pm
January 18, 2017
JPMorgan agrees to $55 million settle of mortgage discrimination complaint
NEW YORK - JPMorgan Chase & Co has agreed to pay $55 million to settle a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit accusing it of discriminating against...
January 18, 2017 - 12:40pm
January 8, 2017
Wisconsin saw more bank mergers in 2016 than 2015
Wisconsin saw more consolidation of banks in 2016 than in years past. The Wisconsin Bankers Association reports 21 banks announced mergers last year compared to a dozen in 2015. Regulatory compliance, among other issues, are driving some to sell, said Rose Oswald Poels, the association's...
January 8, 2017 - 6:23pm
January 1, 2017
Personal finance: In 2016, stocks were hot, but bonds were not
In 2016, it was a delightful year for almost anyone with money in the U.S. stock market and cruel to people who thought they’d be safe with bonds.
January 1, 2017 - 4:43pm
December 31, 2016
The economy in 2017: What to expect, what to watch in the year ahead
Cautiously optimistic: That’s the consensus for the area’s economy this year from a range of experts. There’s no crystal ball, but without...
December 31, 2016 - 8:00pm
December 25, 2016
Personal finance: Home for the holidays? Talk with your aging parents about money
When you open the door and greet your mother or father during the holidays, it’s probably not a good idea to follow the hug with: “Gee, you’re looking old.” And here’s another idea that might not play well but is worth a try: During some quiet moment with a parent or parents,...
December 25, 2016 - 5:06pm
Stocks could suffer as Trump trade policy takes shape
NEW YORK — The year-end stocks rally on the heels of the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president was built on expectations of reduced regulations, big tax cuts and a large fiscal stimulus. Now signs are emerging from the Trump camp that harsher trade policies that could jeopardize...
December 25, 2016 - 4:43pm
December 18, 2016
Hurdles emerge for stocks after rally on Wall Street
NEW YORK — Benchmark U.S. stock index rallies, in anticipation of fiscal stimulus measures by the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, could also be laying the seeds for equity market troubles from a stronger dollar and rising bond yields. The S&P 500 stock...
December 18, 2016 - 4:36pm
December 11, 2016
Personal finance: Donor-advised funds offer a way to give to charity, reap tax advantages
When Peggy and Stephen Goulding sold their company in Wenona, Ill., this year, they decided they wanted to set aside a large sum to give to charity. For years they had been writing individual checks when attracted to charitable organizations that they thought were helping their community...
December 11, 2016 - 9:00pm
December 8, 2016
Duluth unveils loan program for 'brownfield' redevelopment
Sometimes a bit of green can transform a lot of brown. At least that’s the cash catalyst Duluth Mayor Emily Larson hopes a new loan program will provide as her administration looks to clean up and redevelop former industrial sites, sometimes referred to as brownfield properties....
December 8, 2016 - 7:04pm
December 7, 2016
New CEO for North Shore Bank of Commerce
North Shore Bank of Commerce has appointed a new CEO as Ken Johnson will take over for his father, Larry Johnson. "I look forward to continuing...
December 7, 2016 - 1:05pm
December 4, 2016
Personal finance: Four college financial planning tips for parents of high school sophomores
If your child is a sophomore in high school now and you do some quick thinking before the end of this year, you may be able to save yourself thousands of dollars paying for college in a few years. But I mean quick. The sophomore year is when you set the stage for college financial...
December 4, 2016 - 4:43pm
November 27, 2016
Personal finance: Don’t be tempted by deals with zero percent interest
Attention holiday shoppers: Zero percent interest often isn’t free. It can be a trap that will cost you dearly. So before being enticed by the zero percent interest you may be offered on a store credit card, notice the tiny print in the agreement and realize that the deal you think...
November 27, 2016 - 4:55pm
November 20, 2016
Personal finance: 10 ways to reduce your 2016 federal income tax bill
If you had to bet, would you bet that your taxes will be higher or lower next year? The question is important now, because this is the time when people try to juggle their income and certain spending before year-end so they pay as little as possible in taxes when they file their return...
November 20, 2016 - 4:46pm
November 13, 2016
Personal finance: What will a Trump presidency mean for your wallet?
Look in your wallet. Do you see IOUs signed by Donald Trump, or did you merely imagine that he plopped them there? Most of the Trump promises made during the campaign were big but vague. He promised to help all Americans prosper and to renew the American Dream. But what does that...
November 13, 2016 - 5:00pm