Skip to main content
Duluth News Tribune
The man who organized the Charlottesville rally is in hiding - and too toxic for the alt-right
Fall victim ID'd; elevator passed inspection recently
Women's voices often missing from the health care debate
6 tips to keep you motivated for exercise
Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high
st louis county
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
Macy's to restructure merchandising unit, cut 100 jobs
The Memo: What to know in business this week for August 21
Business Snapshot: Infinity Massage & Wellness
Stocks for Aug. 21, 2017
Twins homer often, take nightcap for split with White Sox
Auto racing: Nelson claims another title at Proctor
College football: Construction prompts UMD to cancel scrimmage
White Sox hold off Twins in opener of doubleheader
Cole Aldrich talks Wolves' renovated roster, trade rumors and his role
Salad mixes pesto with classic ingredients
Emily Ford combines history, science and design in her role as Glensheen Mansion’s head gardener
Readings & Writers: 'Far From the Tree' and 'A Bag for a Pony'
Heartland Indie Best-sellers for Aug. 20, 2017
Plumber: Time to rethink the standard bar sink
Frank and Gert Tarnowski
Walter & Elizabeth Stafford
Susan E. Illikainen
Mildred E. Mathison
Diamond V. Rio
Lisa Marie Rillingale
David "Scoop" Hughes
Keillor: Never been here before
Reader's View: Carbon dioxide actually beneficial to Earth
Candidate's view: Tough times make clear the impacts of our leaders' decisions
Reader's view: Van Nett will listen to the 4th District
Local view: So much can be learned with a gun in your hand
More Nice Fish for 2017
MN DNR Weekly Report for Aug. 21, 2017
Ask a Conservation Officer: How can you tell where the border is while fishing?
Houston's fishing report: Go deep for lake trout
Field Reports: Continental duck numbers remain above average
Pets of the Week for Aug. 22, 2017
RecSports for Aug. 20
August 17, 2017
Reader's View: Reject anti-mining delay tactics
The group calling itself Duluth for Clean Water seems to be nothing more than another veiled attempt by groups like the Friends of the Boundary Waters to derail the PolyMet project in Hoyt Lakes. Duluth for Clean Water seems part of an extensive cadre of organizations created to fight...
August 17, 2017 - 12:53am
August 9, 2017
Local View: Yes, contested-case hearing is needed on PolyMet
As noted in a July 27 editorial in the News Tribune (Our View: "Reject again this PolyMet roadblock"), Duluth for Clean Water is encouraging...
August 9, 2017 - 8:44pm
August 3, 2017
Sportsman's View: Bill threatens northern Minnesota's outdoor recreation economy
Recently, U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, who represents the St. Cloud, Minn., area, has been working with Congressman Rick Nolan, who represents Northeastern...
August 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
July 31, 2017
Reader's View: Mining study already done; resume exploration
In 2006, Superior National Forest Supervisor Jim Sanders, under the threat of a lawsuit from the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA), issued a moratorium on mining exploration for copper nickel in Northeastern Minnesota, under the auspices the U.S. Forest Service needed...
July 31, 2017 - 9:32am
July 29, 2017
A paddler's view: Time on our waters reminds us why they need to be protected
My first Boundary Waters canoe trip, nearly three decades ago, was as a chaperone for a group of eight high-schoolers organized through the Church...
July 29, 2017 - 6:38pm
Reader's view: Recycle metals instead of mining them
Amid all the controversy and conflict about copper, nickel, and other non-ferrous metals mining in Minnesota, a viable option does exist. It's called recycling. Recently I assisted at an information table sponsored by WaterLegacy. I learned about the potentials of recycling electronics...
July 29, 2017 - 6:20pm
July 22, 2017
Reader's view: Prove it's safe before mining metals
There is only one fatal flaw (well, maybe there are several) in all the arguments for the introduction of copper-nickel mining to the state of Minnesota: This kind of mining has never been done in Minnesota. Mining iron ore does not have the toxic residue this kind of mining has....
July 22, 2017 - 4:04pm
July 20, 2017
Reader's View: Column unfairly compared PolyMet land values
The July 18 commentary in the News Tribune, “PolyMet land exchange: Right or wrong? Wrong: even the appraisal cheats the public,” needs some fact-checking of its comparison of the PolyMet land exchange price of $550 per acre with that of Kennecott’s recent purchase for $3,885...
July 20, 2017 - 9:48am
July 19, 2017
Local View: PolyMet land swap actually a public benefit
An attorney for the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, a chief opponent of the PolyMet copper-nickel project, called a land exchange...
July 19, 2017 - 12:12am
July 18, 2017
Reader's View: New mining actually could protect BWCAW
I have to say that it is encouraging to see Congressman Rick Nolan — along with Congressman Tom Emmer of Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District, Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona, and Congressman Bruce Westerman of Arkansas — getting involved in mining issues in Northeastern...
July 18, 2017 - 12:12am
PolyMet land exchange: Right or wrong? Wrong: Even the appraisal cheats the public
As a lifelong resident of Northeastern Minnesota and a successful small business owner for more than 30 years, I find a lot to dislike in Congressman...
July 18, 2017 - 12:04am
Reader's View: On mining, Nolan doing right by constituents
Our local and state officials on both sides of the aisle should take a page from Congressman Rick Nolan's playbook. Rather than playing to the extremists in his party, and maybe even his own party's leadership, Nolan has been taking stands on issues that support his constituents....
July 18, 2017 - 12:04am
July 15, 2017
Reader's view: Modern science means mining safe
There are regions all over the world where, essentially, minerals pump up from the ground and are toxic to surrounding plants, resulting in an obvious lack of plant growth. Geologists call such areas "kill zones." To laymen, "kill zone" sounds harsh, but they occur everywhere in the...
July 15, 2017 - 2:56pm
July 14, 2017
Reader's View: City folk off the mark on mining
After watching the endless protesting to prevent copper-nickel mining in Northeastern Minnesota, I feel compelled to share some observations.
July 14, 2017 - 12:00am
July 12, 2017
In Response: Insist PolyMet financial assurance strong enough
In its 95-year existence as a leading conservation organization, the Izaak Walton League of America has been on the forefront of protecting our...
July 12, 2017 - 10:00pm