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The Mesabi Daily News and its sister papers, the Hibbing Daily Tribune and the Grand Rapids Herald-Review, plan to begin charging for their online products this week. As of Wednesday, the online version of the Mesabi Daily News will be available free to people who subscribe to the print edition of the newspaper, which sells for $4 per week, delivered.
Duluth's Cabin Life magazine was sold last week to a Wisconsin publishing company that puts out Model Railroader and Trains. But the title geared toward cabin enthusiasts won't be headed down the tracks to the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, home of new owner Kalmbach Publishing Co. "Our employees in Duluth will stay in Duluth," Chuck Croft, Kalmbach's senior vice president, said of the 11-person staff.
As Duluth-based Minnesota Power increases its investments in North Dakota wind power, it has tapped Dave Schmitz to oversee its renewable energy efforts in the state. Schmitz, a 61-year-old North Dakota native, is a registered professional engineer with a degree in mechanical engineering from North Dakota State University. Most recently, he was employed as a regional power program manager at HDR Engineering.
The sea of vehicles crowding the approach to Mesabi Nugget bespeaks the project's scale. Somewhere between 600 and 700 contractors are on the job most days, working to launch the Iron Range's newest taconite processor. At the peak of activity, about a month ago, upwards of 800 tradespeople were working to construct the $270 million plant that will transform taconite into pig iron. On-site, north of Aurora, seven massive cranes swivel and swoop, delivering steel components to scurrying workers.
Ed Thamm of Duluth thought the car he bought through the "cash for clunkers" program last month would provide reliable service for years to come. But on Sept. 1 -- three weeks after buying a new Kia Rio -- Thamm found his vehicle undriveable. That day, the temporary permit for his new ride expired, and Thamm had not received his regular plates.
The next chapter of Duluth's renaissance could involve what may seem like an unlikely structure: the old LaFarge cement terminal. Developer Alessandro Giuliani has obtained an option to purchase the waterfront facility and is exploring whether the site could accommodate the same types of retail, commercial, residential and hospitality development now seen in Canal Park. But in order to see his dream through to reality, Giuliani will need to convince the city of Duluth to revisit the current zoning of the property as "industrial waterfront." He also hopes to enlist the Duluth Economic Develop
The next chapter of Duluth's renaissance could involve what may seem like an unlikely structure: the old LaFarge cement terminal. Developer Alessandro Giuliani has obtained an option to purchase the waterfront facility and is exploring whether the site could accommodate the same types of retail, commercial, residential and hospitality development now seen in Canal Park.
The man who died Tuesday in the home of Duluth strip club owner Jim Gradishar was identified by the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office as Ronald Raymond Price, 45. Authorities said the county Medical Examiners Office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Steve Steblay, supervising deputy for St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, said Gradishar called 911 seeking medical assistance for a houseguest at 8:11 a.m. Gradishar, owner of the NorShor Experience on Superior Street, lives at 5215 First Ave.
A family of five lost their Brookston home to fire Tuesday morning. The blaze at 8919 U.S. Highway 2, claimed the Donald and Carol Wuollet residence. The Wuollets were not home when the fire began. Kyle Wuollet, the couple's 18-year-old son, discovered the fire shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday, when he entered the home and found it filled with smoke.
Duluth architectural firm is betting on the future of its business with American Indian tribes. Already, tribal customers account for about one-third of DSGW Architects' business, according to Randy Wagner, an architect and partner in the firm. But he sees potential for more work catering to American Indian clients. Toward that end, DSGW launched the First American Design Studio this year, creating a special division within the company focused on meeting the needs of American Indian clients. Wagner said DSGW has been taking on American Indian projects for more than 20 years.