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Superior man in custody following alleged kidnapping

Charles Day Jr.
A Superior man allegedly abducted from his home Tuesday morning was located in Duluth and is in custody for a felony warrant out of Washburn County, according to a news ...

Wisconsin adopts statewide quarantine for emerald ash borer

The entire state of Wisconsin will be placed under quarantine for emerald ash borer effective March 30, according to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

North 21st Street viaduct to close for repairs

Repairs will close the viaduct on North 21st Street Thursday and Friday morning.

Republicans reach deals on Walker agenda as Legislature nears finish line

Top Republican state lawmakers struck last-minute agreements on key pieces of Gov. Scott Walker's election-year agenda on Tuesday as the state Senate convened for what legislators said would be the ...

Lake Superior opens for business: Tug-barge sets off to start shipping season

Assisted by a Heritage Marine tug, the Erie Trader/Clyde S. VanEnkevort heads under the Aerial Lift Bridge on its way to Two Harbors to load iron ore Tuesday. The ship was the first of the season to leave Duluth. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com1 / 4
The tug Helen H. creates a channel of open water as it breaks and moves ice in Superior Bay in advance of the departure of the Erie Trader/Clyde S. VanEnkevort on Tuesday morning. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com2 / 4
The Erie Trader/Clyde S. VanEnkevort, an articulated barge-tug, glides through the Duluth ship canal around noon Tuesday, on its way to load iron ore in Two Harbors. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com3 / 4
The tug Helen H. tug breaks ice around the Erie Trader/Clyde S. VanEnkevort while it's still docked at the Clure Public Marine Terminal on Tuesday morning before leaving Duluth. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com4 / 4
The local harbor could begin seeing its first inbound lakers arriving a day or two later, depending on ice conditions.

Duluth actor to guest on 'Law & Order: SVU'

Valeri Mudek will appear on today's episode of "Law & Order: SVU." Photo by Jason Riker.
Christa Lawler Forum News Service It's Valeri Mudek's turn for what she refers to as a "rite of passage" for actors in New York City: The former Duluthian has a ...

Wis. town shaken after death of student, unrelated threat made to school

River Falls police responded Monday, March 19, to Meyer Middle School, where an 11-year-old girl was found dead. File photo
The River Falls school community was shaken Monday by two separate events, one involving a student’s death at Meyer Middle School and another resulting in a student’s arrest. Superintendent Jamie ...

Washburn County warns of law enforcement impersonators

Motorists have reported being pulled over by someone impersonating a law enforcement officer in Washburn County, according to Sheriff Terry Dryden.

Minneapolis officer who fatally shot Justine Damond charged with 3rd-degree murder, manslaughter

Justine Damond, left, and Mohamed Noor
MINNEAPOLIS -- Nothing that Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor encountered or did justified his decision to fatally shoot Justine Ruszczyk Damond in July, according to charges filed Tuesday accusing him ...

The last male northern white rhino has died, spelling probable extinction for the species

Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, feeds himself inside an enclosure at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Nanyuki, Kenya, on April 18, 2015. Sudan has died. (Sun Ruibo/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)
JOHANNESBURG - Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros, died in Kenya, officials announced Tuesday, spelling almost certain extinction for one of Africa's iconic species. Sudan's death leaves only two ...


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