The future of the 125-year-old Duluth Business University is uncertain, following a federal decision that stripped its accrediting agency of oversight authority. The U.S. Department of Education in late September...
BAYFIELD — On a hillside not far from Lake Superior, members of the Hauser family are venturing into what one expert calls “pioneer” territory: an attempt to grow grapes that will not only withstand Northwestern Wisconsin weather, but produce enough quality fruit to make wine and a profit. RELATED CONTENT: North Shore Winery opens in Lutsen
A new winery opened last week on the North Shore, the only one in Northeastern Minnesota making wine with grapes. North Shore Winery in Lutsen is owned by Kim Schroeder and Chuck Corliss, of Dellwood, Minn. Corliss — a sommelier and winemaker — and Schroeder, hope to have 15,000 bottles ready to sell this week. “We’ve been involved in different wine projects going on 30 years, and always wanted to have our own place,” Schroeder said.
When kids from the Washburn school district were picked to travel to the White House in April to help first lady Michelle Obama plant a South Lawn vegetable garden, it...
Duluth might still be in the beginning stages of collecting food trucks —and let’s face it, our weather doesn’t give vendors an easy go of it —but the handful making regular rounds already have loyal followers. Two trucks are the Rambler and Chow Haul, traveling the Northland for their third seasons. The pair shows up outside Bent Paddle Brewing every Thursday night during the summer months in what might be one of the most harmonious combinations invented.
A former Harbor City International School employee has been accused of sexually assaulting at least one former student. Duluth police are investigating two reports of suspected criminal sexual conduct involving...
The Minnesota Senate has designated $2.5 million for the University of Minnesota Duluth in its finance bill. UMD faces a $9.4 million recurring budget deficit and a $3.9 million one-time shortfall. The amount is a recognition by the Senate that UMD has budget issues because of the way its revenue stream is structured, said Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth. “It’s just so tuition-driven,” he said. “With enrollment coming down from historic highs, that’s left this budget gap.
Allegations against two Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa tribal leaders were dismissed Tuesday, during a special meeting held by executive members of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Fond du Lac Band Chairwoman Karen Diver and secretary and treasurer Ferdinand Martineau were accused by fellow tribal council member Kevin Dupuis Sr. of violating the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe constitution, which triggered a special meeting on the Bois Forte Reservation in Tower.
DULUTH, Minn. — Nearly 50 staff and 12 faculty members took part in voluntary layoff programs at the University of Minnesota Duluth as part of its budget reduction plan. Chancellor Lendley Black announced to faculty and staff in a letter Thursday that UMD hopes to reduce its budget by $9.4 million, and proposed $2.5 million in cuts and nearly $700,000 in increased revenue. Much of what was revealed in a list of possibilities comes from savings through the staff layoffs, which total more than $1.2 million.