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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.
More than 55,000 Duluth residents will receive letters in the next few days, informing them that voter registration lists and other personal information may have been exposed as a result of an email phishing expedition at city hall. The scam hit the Duluth city clerk's office, where an email account was compromised. "It was just an email account. It wasn't our core files. So this wasn't a cyber hack. This was an email phishing scam apparently by someone from Ghana," said David Montgomery, Duluth's chief administrative officer.
On Friday afternoon, Don Rowe and other past crew members of the USS Duluth returned a silver set to Ben Boo, who as the then-mayor of Duluth bestowed it on...
Developers will be asked to envision a new future for the beleaguered Pastoret Terrace property, once home to the Kozy Bar, well remembered as one of the grittiest bars in downtown Duluth. The Duluth Economic Development Authority soon will send out a request for proposals to about 200 developers, in an effort to stir interest in the building. The authority closed on the tax-forfeited property a couple of weeks ago, after St. Louis County offered it up, in hopes that the site could be put to productive use and thus returned to the local tax rolls.