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A firefighter suffered a “significant” lower-leg injury while battling a house fire in Duluth on Wednesday morning. The Duluth Fire Department said the fire at 511 Anderson Road was reported at 9:49 a.m. Crews arrived to find “heavy fire” in the upstairs of the 1½-story house.
The group Duluth for Clean Water on Tuesday reiterated its call for a contested case hearing on the permit to mine for the proposed PolyMet copper mine near Hoyt Lakes. The group first made its request one year ago, saying a neutral administrative law judge should hold hearings on the details of the permit to mine now being drafted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Invasive earthworms from Europe that came over with early settlers and have been moving across North America ever since are causing sugar maple trees to decline in Northland forests. That was the conclusion of a research project published in the latest issue of the journal Biological Invasions — the second major project in as many years pointing to earthworms as the culprit in Northland forest problems.
Cliffs Natural Resources, North America's largest producer of taconite iron ore, has put Cleveland back in its name. The Cleveland-based company announced Tuesday that it was renaming itself Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., as part of its 170th anniversary celebration. The company’s New York Stock Exchange symbol — CLF — will remain the same.
Cliffs Natural Resources, North America's largest producer of taconite iron ore, has put Cleveland back in its name. The Cleveland-based company announced Tuesday that it was renaming itself Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., as part of its 170th anniversary celebration. The company's New York Stock Exchange symbol "CLF" will remain the same.
If you can’t get away next week to totally experience totality, astronomers from the University of Minnesota Duluth say you can still enjoy Monday’s eclipse here in the Northland. UMD’s Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium is partnering with Grandma’s Sports Garden in Duluth to hold an eclipse watching party and a chance to view the eclipse safely.
A high-speed chase on Interstate 35 that started early Saturday in Carlton County ended in the yard of a West Duluth hotel a few minutes later. The pursuit — which reached speeds exceeding 100 mph — started at about 1:45 a.m. on I-35 near the Esko exit when a Carlton County sheriff's deputy saw a Ford pickup truck without a passenger-side headlight that also was weaving and making abrupt movements.
The Duluth Branch of the NAACP will host a "Twin Ports Solidarity Vigil'' Tuesday evening in response to the white supremacy rally held in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, at the corner of East First Street and North Second Avenue East in Duluth. The memorial commemorates the victims of a 1920 lynching in Duluth.
Local civic and clergy leaders met at St. Mark AME Church on Sunday afternoon to begin forming a peaceful, positive but strong community reaction to the racism and violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend and which they say exists in Duluth every day. "The reality is that white supremacy is alive and well in this community, and that needs to be addressed," said Rev. Richard Coleman, pastor of St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church.
When winds blow strong out of the east during summer months in the Twin Ports, a warning system kicks into gear — a system that had worked for seven years to prevent swimming emergencies on the beach. Thursday's drowning of a father and daughter on Park Point were the first on the beach since that system started in 2010.