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The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week dropped a ban on the importation of birds from Ontario that would have prevented U.S. hunters from bringing back any birds they shot...
A Hibbing priest has been named by a fourth accuser of sexual assault and now faces seven felony counts in state district court. Fr. Brian Michael Lederer, who was charged in May of inappropriately touching three girls, has now been charged with touching another girl. He's also facing new charges of having child pornography on his personal computer, according to an amended criminal complaint filed by the St. Louis County Attorney's office. Lederer has been free on $250,000 bond since May 15. He is scheduled to return to court for a hearing on Oct.
Eric Johnson, a lifelong International Falls resident, businessman, community activist and volunteer, has filed as a candidate in the special election to fill the House District 3A seat left vacant by the death of Dave Dill. Johnson, 36, is running as a DFLer this time after running as a Republican for the same seat in 2014. "I'm not really a party guy. I think this shows I'm really willing to work with any group," Johnson told the News Tribune.
A father and son from Indiana and a relative from Illinois have been charged with gross over-limit fishing violations on a June trip to the Ely area. An investigation by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Anthony Bermel, found the three men had 64 bass — 46 over their limit — as well as 71 sunfish, 11 over their limit. Bermel was conducting a routine patrol of Twin Lake south of Ely when he noticed the three men in a boat "either bailing water out or putting water into their live well." He asked them how fishing was. "They were the only boat on the
CARLTON — Enbridge Energy's plans to build a new 1,000-mile oil pipeline from western Canada to Superior drew both praise and criticism Wednesday at an early round of public meetings...
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and Department of Commerce will hold two meetings today in Carlton on the proposed Enbridge Energy Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project. Public questions and comments will be taken from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. and again from 6 to 9 p.m. at the County Transportation Department, 1630 County Road 61 in Carlton. The 1,031-mile Pipeline No. 3 would replace the company's 1968-vintage Line No. 3 and would bring more Canadian crude into the U.S.
The Northland appears headed toward a balmier-than-normal winter thanks to an El Nino warming of the Pacific Ocean that scientists say may be the most significant on record. Forecasters for the National Climate Prediction Center this week updated their advisory that gives a 90 percent chance that El Nino will continue into winter and an 85 percent chance it will last until spring. Several scientists say this warming of the Pacific is shaping up to be among the strongest ever, topping even 1997-98's record El Nino.
The U.S. Forest Service will conduct a full-fledged Environmental Impact Statement of the proposed exchange for state land locked inside the federal Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Superior National Forest officials announced Monday that their intent to conduct the review will be published in the Aug. 28 Federal Register. The review is a move up from the original Environmental Assessment that had been planned. Forest Supervisor Brenda Halter opted for the full EIS process after this spring's scoping process that included several well-attended public hearings.
BRIMSON — Don Graden and his family are faced with a dilemma over their little piece of north-woods heaven on the shore of Upper Stone Lake. The Gradens have been...
Another 23 elk are roaming through the woods of Wisconsin after pen gates were opened for another transplanted herd of the big animals, the Department of Natural Resources reported Monday. The state's second elk herd, including 19 adults that came from Kentucky and four calves born in Wisconsin, are expected to move throughout the Black River State Forest in the central part of the state. More infusions of Kentucky elk are planned in coming years.