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Somali immigrants open downtown Willmar center to increase understanding
Are these 80,000 pound trucks tailgating each other? Soon it may be perfectly normal — and safe
How 'bout them healthy apples?
Duluth city councilor posts campaign column to school district social media
Country star Kenny Chesney aims to fix U.S. Bank Stadium's acoustics
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Kestrel lays off workers in Superior
Study says proposal to remodel Telemark Lodge would succeed
Stocks for Oct. 23, 2017
Business Snapshot: Lake Superior Art Glass
The Memo: What to know in business this week for Oct. 23
Vikings' new Eagan headquarters at 70 percent completion
Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins reminds all that he can be a 'closer'
Vikings show improvement on ground after last year's struggles
Source: Wild winger Zach Parise expected to have back surgery
Here's something we haven't seen from Wild winger Chris Stewart: goals, not fights
Amy Tan on new memoir: 'I want to know why I got damaged and why I'm glad'
Review: Minnesota Ballet starts season with stellar show
In water or on walls: Josh Rude’s handmade paddles are functional art
Readings & Writers for Oct. 22, 2017
Heartland Indie Best-sellers for Oct. 22, 2017
Vernon and Faye Jondreau
Doug & Ginny Olson
Marie Delores (Marion) Slowinski Bowers
Brenda Ann Wallace
Patricia Marie Nelson
Alice Semrud Powell
Candidate's View: Children in Duluth deserve lofty expectations, goals
Local View: Our most sacred values are under assault
Reader's View: Loeffler-Kemp has the experience
Reader's View: Filipovich supports bikes, pedestrians
Reader's View: Loeffler-Kemp has the knowledge, energy
Duluth-area game wardens find hunters in cemetery - ghost hunters, that is
MN DNR Weekly Report for Oct. 23, 2017
Houston's fishing report: Smallmouth, walleyes hitting in Chequamegon Bay area
Grouse, woodcock harvest down at national hunt near Grand Rapids
Field Reports: Check your Minnesota deer-hunt knowledge
Snapshot for Oct. 22, 2017
RecSports for Oct. 22
Through Reader's Eyes
September 16, 2017
Reader's view: Stores aren't set up for reusable bags
I have always been a proponent of supporting the environment. Thus, several years ago when reusable bags were introduced, I tried to do my part by purchasing reusable bags and nixing the plastic bags provided by my supermarket. The first problem I noticed was the inconvenience of...
September 16, 2017 - 4:49pm
September 2, 2017
Our view: Charging for grocery bags a burden on lower-income Duluthians
We've all witnessed the embarrassing, sometimes heart-wrenching bind. In line at the grocery store. All items scanned. But then the total exceeds...
September 2, 2017 - 3:34pm
Bag it Duluth's view: Time to mend that part of the world within our reach
In June, under pressure from the Minnesota Grocers Association and the Plastic Bag Alliance, Minnesota lawmakers enacted preemption legislation,...
September 2, 2017 - 3:32pm
June 12, 2017
Despite state ban on plastic bag bans, Goodwill-Easter Seals drops plastic bags
ST. PAUL — While many patrons associate Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota with its 50 second-hand stores throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin, others know those shops fund its core mission — job training for low-income workers in everything from construction and medical...
June 12, 2017 - 6:00am
May 14, 2017
Local View: Protect local democracy, local control
As small business owners in Duluth, we are engaged in what is going on in our community. We know that the best way to make this city a better...
May 14, 2017 - 9:00pm
March 26, 2017
Local view: Charging for shopping bags can change consumer habits
If there was one clear point of agreement in the Feb. 5 commentaries in the News Tribune from the Bag It Duluth campaign and from the plastics...
March 26, 2017 - 9:10pm
March 10, 2017
Local View: Learn from Grand Rapids; require reusable bags
I applaud Denette Lynch's Feb. 22 "Local View" column, "Bag ban in Duluth unnecessary government intrusion." Unfortunately, her suggestions won't...
March 10, 2017 - 12:51am
March 7, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers look to dump city plastic bag bans
ST. PAUL—The Republican-controlled Minnesota Legislature appears ready to ban bag bans. A House committee last week voted 10-7 to stop...
March 7, 2017 - 3:50pm
February 15, 2017
Reader's View: Bag ban would only create more waste
There have been pro and con articles, editorials and letters published in the News Tribune on the proposed banning of plastic bags in Duluth. A rally was even planned. I am a senior citizen and wish to add my perspective to the issue.
February 15, 2017 - 12:17am
Local View: Plastic bags are scourge on our Earth
I am closely watching the single-use plastic bag ban being discussed in Duluth. I am hopeful it becomes law. Earth Circle, an environmental...
February 15, 2017 - 12:08am
February 5, 2017
League of Women Voter's view: Duluthians can bag their plastic-bag habit
The League of Women Voters Duluth's Natural Resources Committee felt it necessary to respond to the News Tribune's "Our View" editorial of Jan. 11, headlined, "Get ready to battle over bags."
February 5, 2017 - 5:20am
Bag It, Duluth's view: Get unstuck: Think, act differently for love of place
The News Tribune's Jan. 11 editorial, "Get ready to battle over bags," highlighted some of the issues around the Bag It Duluth Campaign for a city ordinance to promote reusable carry-out shopping bags and environmentally preferable to-go containers. Rather than a "battle," it may...
February 5, 2017 - 5:16am
Plastic industry's view: Banning bags will hurt environment, Duluth's economy
Duluth is one of the most beautiful communities in Minnesota in large part because its citizens are responsible stewards of the environment. And while a recently proposed ordinance to ban plastic retail bags may sound like a win for the environment, data, science and facts around...
February 5, 2017 - 5:14am
January 14, 2017
Reader's View: Fix overflows before plastic bag problem
I believe the members of the alliance Bag It, Duluth: For the Love of Place would serve the community better if energies were concentrated on urging city leaders to eliminate sewage treatment plant overflows and runoff into the city's drinking water supply instead of on banning plastic...
January 14, 2017 - 1:10am
January 11, 2017
Our View: Get ready to battle over bags
Shouldered against the pebbled, sandy shores of the greatest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior, Duluth finds itself on the frontline of protecting...
January 11, 2017 - 12:43am