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June 22, 2017
U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer and Rick Nolan of Minnesota were joined at a Mountain Iron press conference Monday by Arkansas Rep. Bruce Westerman and Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar. Sportsmen's groups are battling back against Nolan's effort to seek Republican help in Congress to overturn a federal mining moratorium near the BWCAW. Steve Kuchera /
Battle escalates over mining moratorium near BWCAW
June 22, 2017 - 4:50pm
June 19, 2017
Boater missing on Lake Vermilion found safe after overnight search
June 19, 2017 - 9:12am
June 15, 2017
Man accidentally shoots self in buttocks while camping near Ely
June 15, 2017 - 6:44pm
June 14, 2017
Clint Austin / Duluth Marshall's Joey Peters fields a grounder against Aitkin during the Section 7AA finals last week in Superior.
Prep baseball state tournament preview: Duluth Marshall fields winning strategy
June 14, 2017 - 9:17pm
June 9, 2017
Two more hearings set over proposed copper mine near Ely
June 9, 2017 - 4:58pm
June 7, 2017
Charles Kelley (left) and Pamela Scaia were rescued last week after missing their portage and getting lost in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. (Submitted photos) play button
Rescued Boundary Waters canoeists share their story
June 7, 2017 - 8:03pm
June 6, 2017
In this photo from 2010, a worker holds a core sample showing a polymetallic deposit from the Twin Metals exploration area east of the Kawishiwi River in northern Lake County. (2010 file / News Tribune)
Justice Department wants Twin Metals' lawsuit dropped
June 6, 2017 - 3:53pm
June 2, 2017
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Video: Missing BWCAW paddlers found after using flashlight to signal plane
June 2, 2017 - 11:32pm
May 13, 2017
Sam Cook column: The early trip -- lake trout, loons, life
May 13, 2017 - 8:11pm
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Walleye outlook for popular northern Minnesota lakes
May 13, 2017 - 12:36am
May 12, 2017
Sam Cook column: Wilderness trust: Put a rock on it
May 12, 2017 - 5:00am
April 17, 2017
Vandals damaged five trees that were part of a veterans memorial that is being developed in Ely. (Photo courtesy of David Starkman)
Vandalism sparks generosity in Ely after trees are destroyed at vets memorial
April 17, 2017 - 8:55pm
April 14, 2017
Nathan Ratner smiles while presenting the results of his research with Kale Siebert during the Boman Medical Student Research Symposium at the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota Medical School on Friday. Ratner and Siebert presented research on the effect that ending obstetrics services at Ely and Grand Marais hospitals has had. (Clint Austin /
Medical students’ study addresses closing of obstetrics at Ely, Grand Marais hospitals
April 14, 2017 - 8:24pm
A male mallard clambers from open water and onto the ice in the Duluth harbor last month while a hen shakes off water. Steve Kuchera /
Ice-out coming early to northern Minnesota lakes
April 14, 2017 - 8:21pm
April 11, 2017
The Blatnik Bridge between Duluth and Superior is slated for replacement in 2028, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  (Clint Austin /
Big roads, bridges equal big plans for MnDOT
April 11, 2017 - 6:58pm