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County committees reject sale of Hog Island
Drinking water safe in Superior after Husky fire
Bears suspected in vehicle break-ins
Concerns linger in fallout of Husky fire
School board adds holiday, buses
Minnesota state park campsites booking fast
Yelich's late homer carries Brewers over Twins, 5-4
Cavs rout Celtics in Game 3
Lightning strike quick in Game 5, take 3-2 series lead over Caps
Minnesota may land a PGA Tour tourney
Debt imperils our republic
Instability worth supporting
The birth of three uncles
American Legion commemorates sacrifice
Evil shouldn't triumph
Minn. brothers share rare distinction of earning every Boy Scout badge
Happy Golden Birthday Allen
Julie Rinnet's 100th Birthday
Happy Birthday Dave
SHS performs 'The Sound of Music'
Performance rescheduled after refinery fire
Library closes for construction
Concert features Superior Voices
Wascott novelist releases 'The Sisters'
Walt & Grace Smestad
Richard & Linda Taber
Clarence & Alice Mattson Sr
John Ahlberg Myers
Edward Neal Erickson
John "Jack" Joseph Eastman Jr.
Paul R. Smith
Reverend Doctor Joan Goebel
Allan M. "Skip" Jones
December 3, 2013
Northland's jobless rate is lowest since 2007
Unemployment rates in Duluth and throughout much of Northeastern Minnesota have reached their lowest levels since before the recession. Duluth's...
December 3, 2013 - 12:00am
December 2, 2013
Forecast: A foot of snow, an arctic blast
Get those shovels and snowblowers ready: A winter storm taking aim at the Northland may drop in excess of a foot of snow by the time it moves...
December 2, 2013 - 12:00am
December 1, 2013
Winter storm takes aim at Northland; snowfall may exceed a foot
Get those shovels and snowblowers ready: A winter storm taking aim at the Northland may drop in excess of a foot of snow by the time it moves out on Wednesday. And you'll want to get the wet snow removed quickly, because it'll be followed by a blast of arctic air that may leave...
December 1, 2013 - 8:43pm
November 10, 2013
Why they dive: Superior skydivers say they're ready to get back in the air
There's only one thing better than jumping from a plane -- adrenaline coursing through your body -- and falling, then floating freely through...
November 10, 2013 - 12:00am
September 3, 2013
Duluth-Superior port to receive $10 million for dock transit work
The port of Duluth will receive $10 million in federal aid to rebuild and expand a general cargo dock, according to a press release issued today by U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Rep. Rick Nolan. The improvements will target Docks C and D and will also fund improvements...
September 3, 2013 - 3:07pm
August 27, 2013
Boaters asked to steer clear of training exercise
More than 300 people take part in a two-day port exercise centered on Bird Island in the St. Louis Bay. Operation Peeking Duck kicks off Wednesday morning with a simulated oil spill and ends Thursday after agencies deal with a feigned security risk. Goals of the exercise include...
August 27, 2013 - 3:57pm
August 25, 2013
Heat index hits 103 in Duluth, 104 in Superior
The second blistering heat wave of the month has enveloped the Northland, pushing the National Weather Service in Duluth to issue a heat advisory from the Twin Ports south through Monday evening. Duluth hit 94 degrees at 4 p.m. today and, combined with a high dew point, the heat...
August 25, 2013 - 2:21pm
Heat advisory issued for the Northland for today, Monday
Another wave of oppressive, humid heat is set to sweep over the Northland today and Monday. The National Weather Service in Duluth on Saturday issued a heat advisory for the Twin Ports, Northwestern Wisconsin, Cloquet, Aitkin and Hinckley from late this morning through Monday night. Temperatures...
August 25, 2013 - 12:20am
August 23, 2013
Parts of the Northland now officially in drought
It's not a surprise, but it is now official: Duluth, Superior and Cloquet are in a drought. But while lawns and fields are growing brown and brittle in the Twin Ports -- with more heat on the way -- areas to the north have seen summer rainfall much greater than normal. "We've had...
August 23, 2013 - 12:00am
July 26, 2013
Tall ships make a grand entry (with photo gallery, video)
There's something about those tall ships. They make every kid yell "cool" and adults click away with cameras, their mouths agape. But Dorothy...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
July 17, 2013
Lake Superior Days to include 'Blessing of the Fleet' Sunday
This year's Lake Superior Days will mark the first blessing of the fleet for boats in the Superior harbor at Barker's Island. It's a ceremony that organizers say they hope will become an annual event in the Twin Ports. Father Leon Flaherty says the "Blessing of the Fleet" on Sunday...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
June 25, 2013
Beach forecasts, alerts for rip currents back for summer in Duluth
The Twin Ports saw its first rip-current warning Saturday -- a reminder that with summer weather finally here, beachgoers on Lake Superior need...
June 25, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
'Dredging crisis' affects Great Lakes
When the 1,000-foot freighter Edgar B. Speer departed Two Harbors earlier this week for a steel mill in Gary, Ind., it left with a load of 60,000 tons of taconite. That might sound like a lot of iron ore, but it's 10,000 tons less than a full load.
May 1, 2013 - 9:15am
Winter storm warnings, advisories issued for the Northland
The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings and advisories for much of the Northland from tonight through Thursday night as the region may see heavy snow to start the month of May. Snowfall in excess of 6 inches is possible for Northwestern Wisconsin, where winter...
May 1, 2013 - 5:06am
April 27, 2013
What a difference a week can make in Twin Ports weather
Temperatures soared into the 60s on Friday in much of the Northland for the first time in seemingly eons, a welcome change in an uncommonly cool...
April 27, 2013 - 12:00am