The words "Bringing the medal home," were decorated onto sheet cakes for Thursday's annual Veterans Remembrance Dinner at the Depot. But the Medal of Honor referenced on those cakes won't...
A busy year of projects on the westernmost Great Lakes saw $60 million poured into 254 construction and dredging contracts, the Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported in a news release early this month. "These projects help the Corps further its mission of providing great engineering services and sustainable solutions to the Great Lakes Region," said Lt. Col. Dennis Sugrue, district engineer, in the news release. Modernization and maintenance work on and around the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., comprised roughly a third of that dollar figure.
Duluth’s newest striking image isn’t a condo complex or a holiday display, but a billboard on Interstate 35 — visible to northbound commuters under the Canadian National ore docks. The...
Beginning Jan. 1, members at each of the Twin Ports' YMCAs will be able to use their memberships at either the Duluth or Superior locations. The reciprocity agreement was announced Monday in Duluth and comes after more than 100 years of operating autonomously for both the Duluth Area and Superior Douglas County YMCAs.
Before he and his wife begin touring national parks in retirement, John Sorensen first got to join with the other new retirees in the 148th Fighter Wing and receive a standing ovation and final salute from their brothers and sisters in the Air National Guard. For a self-described "soft guy," Sunday's gesture from the hundreds of fellow airmen in attendance at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center served as a poignant goodbye to service.
A protest over the construction of an oil pipeline through tribal land in North Dakota radiated into Duluth on Thursday when local activists marched into downtown banks and encouraged customers to close their accounts. Playing tribal music, carrying picket signs and flummoxing bank personnel, the protesters marched down West Superior Street and into U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo, targeting the banks for their financial involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline.
St. Louis County has its work cut out for it in next week's recount of 8th Congressional District ballots. County Auditor Donald Dicklich figures employees will be working into the night multiple days to meet a deadline of noon Thursday. "We've got a situation where we've got 30 percent of the ballots," Dicklich said. The recount in Minnesota's 8th District race begins Monday in most of the 17 counties that make up the district, said the Office of Minnesota Secretary of State in a news release Wednesday.
Not wanting to jinx what he said was "a legitimate chance" at a recount victory in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District race, Stewart Mills stepped away from watching his beloved Packers on Monday night to say that he would return to the business world and keep his options open for future political endeavors if the narrow defeat was upheld.
Addressing the North Dakota pipeline protests that are the largest tribal movement in more than a century, Wendy Savage talked first about the need to protect water and how rare it is, in relation to the rest of the world, that most of our tap water is potable. But the local artist and curator grew more impassioned as she spoke and was soon saying that U.S. Sen. Al Franken's letter in support of the tribes to the Department of Justice last week was hollow for stopping short of any real action.
Authorities on Monday identified the 21-year-old man who died in a single-vehicle crash late Wednesday along Wisconsin Highway 77 near Hayward. Joseph D. Rady of Hayward was the sole occupant...