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December 9, 2018
West Duluth businesses aim for community with inaugural winter market
December 9, 2018 - 6:44pm
December 4, 2018
Chris Estep (right) and his daughter Danielle, 13, show off the 1935 Ford fire truck that he says once belonged to the city of Duluth. Although it's up for sale, Estep for now has the vehicle parked in front of his business in Vista, Calif. Photo courtesy Chris Estep
California man puts 1935 Duluth fire truck up for sale
December 4, 2018 - 7:15pm
November 24, 2018
The Spokengear bicycle and coffee shop opened in 2016 on Lake County Road 26 in Two Harbors. (News-Chronicle file)
Two Harbors Council approves loan deferral for Cedar Development
November 24, 2018 - 1:28pm
November 23, 2018
Dylan Erickson looks through o-ring stock at Fastenal in Superior on Tuesday Nov. 20. (Jed Carlson /
Fastenal preps for move to Belknap
November 23, 2018 - 2:36pm
November 22, 2018
For more than 30 years, Bev and Jim Whorton have owned and operated the Chub Lake Christmas Tree Farm in Carlton. The pair retired to northern Missouri about 10 years ago, but return to Carlton every year to sell Christmas trees. (Jamey Malcomb/Pine Journal)
A family tradition: Generations visit Carlton tree farm
November 22, 2018 - 7:30am
November 21, 2018
David Elliott said Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, that he is working to grow the retail market for the carbon fiber hockey sticks sold by Fargo's Haggard Hockey. Helmut Schmidt / Forum News Service
Fargo-based Haggard Hockey shoots for bigger chunk of hockey stick market
November 21, 2018 - 8:00am
November 20, 2018
Kyle Rudd, a bro-rista at Empire Coffee in Superior, pours a cup of coffee in the shop on Tower Avenue on Monday afternoon, Nov.19. (Jed Carlson /
Superior prepares for Small Business Saturday
November 20, 2018 - 5:04pm
November 16, 2018
Maria Lockwood/  The former Spur building at 502 Hammond Ave. will soon be a full-service tobacco, vape and CBD shop. Ignite Vapor and Tobacco, which has two others stores in Spooner and Hayward, plans to open at the location in mid-January.
Smoke, vape business to open in 'Chicken Spur' building
November 16, 2018 - 6:04pm
November 13, 2018
Traffic travels through the intersection at Superior Street and 45th Avenue East in the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth in 2015. Two liquor stores have been proposed in the once-dry neighborhood, including one on this corner. (file / News Tribune)
Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood could get two liquor stores
November 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
November 12, 2018
Pamela and Dennis Matson make a batch of milk chocolate turtles to prepare for the reopening of Canelake's Candies last Saturday. Janna Goerdt for the News Tribune
Virginia’s iconic candy store back in the hands of Canelake family
November 12, 2018 - 7:33pm
October 27, 2018
Keenan Whitney, 12, Luke Whitney and Andrea Bradach were among the people making their way through the Engwalls Corn Maze on Saturday. The Halloween attraction is closing forever today. Steve Kuchera /
Engwall’s Corn Maze closes after nine years
October 27, 2018 - 6:44pm
October 23, 2018
Jason Seidenstucker gives 18-month-old son Aiden a ride through the Engwalls corn maze in October 2015 while wife Holly (partly hidden) pushes daughter Abby (entirely hidden) in a stroller. (file / News Tribune)
Engwalls Corn Maze to permanently close
October 23, 2018 - 1:28pm
October 7, 2018
At her class’s request, Hucklebeary owner Emily Ekstrom (right) takes a picture of Sam Pelland (from left), Megan Reed, Jenn Moses, Annmarie Ulvestad and Katie Beck in Hucklebeary’s workshop and event space. The women were learning how to make decorative paper flowers. Steve Kuchera /
Hucklebeary branches out from its pop-up roots
October 7, 2018 - 9:00pm
October 5, 2018
Red Herring Lounge lays off staff, will remain open
October 5, 2018 - 8:07pm
September 30, 2018
Hotel Pikku co-owner Chelsey Whittington shows off one of the hotel’s suites. The new Lincoln Park hotel has three suites. Steve Kuchera /
Hotel Pikku, a three-suite boutique hotel, has opened in Lincoln Park
September 30, 2018 - 7:00pm