Cliffs To Temporarily Shut Down Second Mining PlantCliffs Natural Resources says it will temporarily shut down a second plant, Northshore Mining, in northeastern Minnesota.
Man Gets 27 Years In Prison For Strangling Mom's BoyfriendA 26-year-old Babbitt, Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for strangling his mother's boyfriend to death.
Babbitt Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Mom's BoyfriendA Babbitt man pleaded guilty Wednesday to strangling his mother's boyfriend to death. Shawn Russel Doherty, 26, was charged with intentional second-degree murder, and was sentenced to 27 years in prison in a plea deal with the St. Louis County Attorney's office.
Boat Crash Kills Northern Minn. Man, Injures 2 Others A 23-year-old northern Minnesota man died after a boat he was riding in crashed into a rock Friday night on Lake Shagawa. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said the crash wasn’t reported until early Saturday morning, when someone on one of the lake’s islands called in.
Ex-Babbitt Fire Chief Sentenced For Setting Fires A former fire chief from northeastern Minnesota has been sentenced for setting fires in Superior National Forest.
Lawmakers Debating If PolyMet Should Front Mine Clean-Up CostsMinnesota lawmakers are debating whether the PolyMet Mining Corporation should put up hundreds of millions of dollars for future cleanup before the company even mines its first load of ore.
Good Question – Reply All: Sleeping Dogs, Fall Towns & Cold RecordsRiley, the Heine family's English setter, can sleep anywhere, anytime. So, that had Karen from Edina wanting to know: Why do dogs sleep so much? According to Dr. Travis with Uptown Veterinarians, dogs have natural circadian rhythms, like humans. He says some dogs sleep far more than others, and are influenced by their owners' schedules.
PolyMet Critics Say Environmental Review Flawed Opponents of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota charged Thursday new data show that the state's new draft environmental review for the project underestimates how much contaminated water could flow from the mine, raising serious questions about the long-term costs of treating it.
Opposing Sides Converge At Iron Range Copper Mine MeetingAbout 1,500 people turned out Thursday night to weigh in on what Minnesota's first copper mine could mean for their water and air. The DNR has spent the last five years studying what PolyMet's proposal could mean for the environment on the Iron Range. A crowd packed the convention center in Duluth. The building, which is usually home to concerts and hockey games, turned into the place Barb Crow came to join a polarizing debate.
Woman, 54, Found Dead In Northern Minn. DrivewaySheriff’s deputies in northeastern Minnesota are investigating after finding a 54-year-old woman early Tuesday morning lying dead in a driveway. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says officers found Julie Janiel, of Embarrass, shortly after 1:30 a.m. on the 4700 block of Waisanen Road. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Suspect In Custody After Babbitt Suspicious DeathPolice in northeastern Minnesota say a suspect is in custody after a man died Monday after being found unconscious on a road near the suspect's home. The Babbitt Police Department announced Tuesday that 24-year-old Shawn Russel Doherty was in Virginia Jail, booked for 2nd degree intentional homicide.
Man Arrested In Connection To N. Minn. HomicideAuthorities in northern Minnesota have a suspect in custody after a 55-year-old man was murdered on Monday. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s office, the Babbitt Police Department responded to a medical emergency call just after 11 a.m. and found Paul John Bulen lying injured on a road. Bulen was brought to an Ely hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police arrested 24-year-old Shawn Russel Doherty, who is currently being held in the St. Louis County Jail