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A recent study of Devil's Kettle Falls on the North Shore, completed out of "scientific curiosity," shed light on the waterfall's phenomenon, a state hydrologist said. In Judge C.R. Magney State Park, the Brule River splits into two at Devil's Kettle, with one branch flowing over a typical waterfall and the other branch disappearing into a hole at the bottom. Using stream gauges, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources determined that the water rejoins the river farther downstream, the agency announced on Tuesday.
CABLE — In a landscape of brown grass void of its typical February snow cover, four men wearing American Birkebeiner race bibs were running on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 63 on Saturday morning between the race's start in Cable and its end in Hayward. Nearing the Birkebeiner's starting line in Cable on Saturday, a few more runners wearing race bibs were on the snowless streets, passed by numerous shuttle buses bringing people to the starting line with their cross-country skis.
HIBBING, Minn. — Iron Range officials expressed their concerns to U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan on Friday about the lack of federal funding for multi-million dollar projects to replace aging wastewater treatment facilities, as well as millions of dollars needed to update treatment facilities to meet changing discharge limits on mercury.
HIBBING — Iron Range officials expressed their concerns to U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan on Friday about the lack of federal funding for multi-million dollar projects to replace aging wastewater treatment facilities, as well as millions of dollars needed to update treatment facilities to meet changing discharge limits on mercury.
Two Hibbing police officers were found to be justified in their use of deadly force in a January officer-involved shooting, authorities announced on Thursday. Hibbing police Capt. Kurt Metzig and Officer Cody Loewen shot and wounded Che Nathaniel Jones, 24, of Rochester, Minn., on Jan. 13. The officers were responding to a 911 call of a person with a gun at 2907½ Third. Ave. E. and encountered Jones carrying a gun outside of the residence, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in January.
The Proctor City Council voted Tuesday to remove Proctor Police Chief Walter Wobig from his position. During its Tuesday meeting, the city council approved the non-renewal of Wobig's contract in a 3-2 split vote, with Councilors Jake Benson and Jim Schwarzbauer opposing the motion. Mayor Phil Larson told the News Tribune on Wednesday that the decision was "just to not renew his contract" and the council wasn't terminating Wobig. "There were several circumstances that led to the decision," Larson told the News Tribune. Wobig couldn't be reached for comment on Wednesday.
The drumming fitness instructor on two recent episodes of the NBC drama "This Is Us" may have looked familiar to local viewers. Eric Michael Johnson, an actor who grew up in Poplar, Wis., made his national TV debut leading a drumming class on the Jan. 24 "This Is Us" episode, followed by a second appearance as the instructor on the Feb. 7 episode. The process to book the role as the instructor began last November, said Johnson, who moved to Los Angeles in 2015 to pursue a career in acting.
Three Twin Ports academic leaders renewed their commitment to collaboration among their campuses on Friday. The Cross Registration Agreement allows full-time undergraduate students to take two classes at the University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Wisconsin-Superior and the College of St. Scholastica if they're enrolled as a full-time student at one of the schools. Leaders lauded the agreement on Friday, saying that it allows students to graduate faster or complete prerequisites for graduate school if their home institution doesn't offer them.
The day following a homicide in Duluth's East Hillside neighborhood, residents at community listening session Wednesday said they felt unsettled but not unsafe in their neighborhood. East Hillside resident Christopher Pascone said he still feels safe, but he was surprised by the large police presence that continued into the night on Tuesday. His family moved to Duluth from a larger city because it's a quieter place to live, he said.
Valentine's Day marks an annual celebration of love — but for some women, relationships are the source of deadly violence. A group of women standing at Superior Street and Lake Avenue in Duluth on Tuesday afternoon represented the number of women, children and bystanders killed in domestic violence in Minnesota last year.