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.
A two-story home at 1915 Ogden Ave. in Superior was a total loss following a fire Wednesday evening. Crews arrived to find everyone out of the home, with fire and smoke showing from second-story windows in the rear of the house, a Superior Fire Department news release said.
A 33-year-old Duluth man was charged with a felony related to child pornography in State District Court on Monday after local authorities received a cyber tip explaining his activity from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
A 55-year-old Buffalo man was injured Monday on Voyageur Trail when he lost control going around a curve and struck a tree, said the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. David Cady was airlifted to a hospital in the Twin Cities after first being transported by ambulance to Rainy Lake Medical Center in International Falls with non-life-threatening injuries, said the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office in a news release of the crash.