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On Saturday night, people will gather in Duluth and dance to make a difference in the lives of people residing half a world away in the city of Kobane, Syria. The party's organizer, Michele Naar-Obed, said the event also will double as a send-off for a delegation of six Duluthians who are destined to visit their sister city of Rania, Iraq, come January. During that same trip, the delegates plan to present a check to representatives of Kobane, a war-torn Kurdish city about 400 miles to the west, with the funds to be used for the construction of a public library there.
The results of Tuesday's presidential election provide mounting evidence of a continued shift in the Northland's political alliances. This most recent vote shows that an area once considered a stronghold for Democrats is increasingly up for grabs. President-Elect Donald Trump won Minnesota's 8th Congressional District by about a 54-to-38 percent margin, with the Arrowhead standing out on the map as the last bastion of blue in the presidential race.
The DFL party again swept Duluth’s state legislative races Tuesday, sending Erik Simonson to the Senate, returning Jennifer Schultz to her House District 7A seat, and lifting Liz Olson into...
The oil refinery in Superior soon could be poised for a major overhaul. On Monday, Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. submitted a permit application to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, seeking permission to move ahead with a $30 million project designed to improve the efficiency of the plant. While refinery manager Kollin Schade said that most of Calumet's recent investments at the facility have focused on complying with new environmental regulations, the proposed project has a different thrust.
Heeding concerns that a proposed franchise fee could jeopardize the future of Verso Corp.'s paper mill in West Duluth and the 260 jobs it provides, city councilors unanimously voted Monday night to roll back the fee the company could have seen tacked onto its mammoth electric bill.
Sen. Al Franken isn't taking anything for granted heading into the home stretch of the election, even though Richard Nixon was the last Republican presidential candidate to carry Minnesota in 1972. During a campaign stop at UMD's Kirby Student Center Sunday afternoon, Franken stressed the importance of getting out the vote for Hillary Clinton, his party's presidential candidate. "I am the poster child for close elections. I won my first election by 312 votes." he said.
A fire destroyed a hay barn and two outbuildings in Alborn Saturday afternoon. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fire in the 6900 block of...
After announcing plans to crack down on people who illegally park in the front yards of homes earlier this fall, Duluth city officials announced Thursday they will place those enforcement efforts on hold. Keith Hamre, Duluth's director of planning and construction services, told city councilors that after talking to concerned landlords and tenants city administration has decided to stand down until June.
Voters throughout the Northland are warming to the idea of casting their votes before Election Day, especially in more sparsely populated areas. Take Cook County at the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead region, for instance. There, nearly a whopping 82 percent of registered voters have already received ballots for the upcoming election, according to data released by the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office Thursday.
Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken aims to bring more horsepower and greater diversity to the ranks of local law enforcement in 2017. In 2016, his first year as chief, Tusken is facing a formidable staffing challenge that promises to push overtime costs beyond the Police Department's budget. While the city had hired 10 new officers at the start of the year, those new recruits needed to complete a 10-week police academy, followed by four to six more months of field training before they were cleared for unaccompanied service.