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OULU – David Lindelof stopped his Buick along Highway B in Bayfield County and watched a bluebird perched on top of a wooden nesting house, just as a ray of sunshine poked through the clouds.
When Troy Skorich of Hermantown and Tim MacDougall of Duluth won last weekend’s 2018 Berg Construction Walleye Cup on the St. Louis River, they pulled up to the dock with no fish to weigh.
Anyone who operates a boat in Minnesota waters that has an enclosed “accommodation” cabin must now bide by a new state law requiring at least one carbon monoxide detector on board. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill into law May 8 and it became effective immediately.
Sean Haasnoot was at his job at the Hansen-Mueller grain elevator on Superior's waterfront Wednesday morning when he noticed three Canada geese that didn't look right. Instead of the usual black and white feathers, these geese were nearly all black and covered in an oily substance. "It looked like oil, but I'm not sure what it was,'' Haasnoot told the News Tribune. Haasnoot and co-worker Adam Lein managed to capture one of the geese in a blanket, but he's not sure what happened to the other two.
Twin Metals Minnesota on Thursday released new details for its underground copper-nickel mine planned near Ely, including a new location for its proposed processing plant. The company announced new details on its plan, which has yet to be presented for any kind of regulatory approval.
The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a flash flood warning this morning for northern Pine, southeast Aitkin, southwestern Carlton and southwestern Douglas counties. Radar estimates between 3 and 5.5 inches of rain has already fallen in that area today. The Weather Service said they have received reports of water over County Road 41 near Willow River and one person reported four inches of rain between Bruno and Askov.
The 23rd Annual Kolar Toyota ALS Fishing Tournament will be held June 2 on Island Lake Reservoir north of Duluth.
John Hanna started messing with 12-volt electronics when he was in high school, installing stereo equipment in his car.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are planning to build a new summer home for endangered piping plovers that's easy for the birds to find but out of reach of Lake Superior storms.