A home was a complete loss 6 miles south of Orr after an overnight fire Thursday.
There will be a two-hour late start at Cloquet High School and middle school Thursday morning. Cloquet Public Schools called parents and guardians early in the day, reporting a gas leak in the buildings that was being investigated by local authorities. The district delayed the start of the school day by two hours at the high school and middle school.
The Medal of Honor given posthumously to Duluth native Maj. Henry Courtney for his heroism in World War II is coming home. The board of directors for the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, which has been entrusted with the medal since 1980, voted unanimously on Tuesday to loan the medal to the St. Louis County Historical Society.
A state data practices opinion on Tuesday said campaign correspondence found in Pete Stauber’s county email account ought to be publicly reviewable data. “Correspondence between elected officials and organizations is not meant to be classified as private,” the Minnesota Department of Administration said in a three-page memo leading up to its opinion.
NEAR WRENSHALL — One day after the proposed Enbridge Line 3 pipeline gained state approval at a hearing room in St. Paul, protesters gathered outside on a hazy Friday morning in southern Carlton County. They stood on railroad tracks along the state line — the fenced and completed end of Enbridge Line 3 in Wisconsin over their shoulders and a pipeline easement into Minnesota overgrown with vegetation in front of them.
A generator fire aboard the Paul R. Tregurtha stopped the ship in Whitefish Bay early Monday. The vessel master of the 1,013-foot lake freighter reported the fire extinguished at 5:30 a.m., said the United States Coast Guard, which said in a news release that it received the first call of the incident at 4:20 a.m.
Two familiar names joined the race Thursday to represent the DFL in the upcoming midterm election to replace retiring 8th Congressional District Rep. Rick Nolan. Retired television news anchor Michelle Lee told the News Tribune she is “99.9 percent” sure she’ll run, while former state representative Joe Radinovich announced his campaign in a news release.
On the day he was introduced as the new leader of the Lake Superior Zoo, Erik Simonson recalled the moment he first pictured himself in the CEO role.
Beset by rain and melting snow, Northwestern Wisconsin’s iconic American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race is in jeopardy, race officials acknowledged Tuesday. At best, participants in the 44th Birkie will compete in a one-way, timed race from Cable to Sawyer County Highway OO — the halfway point of the traditional race course that ends in Hayward. Calling it “a very slim chance,” race officials said some snow remained on the northern half of the trail.