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Boy Falls 20 Feet From Spirit Mountain Chairlift

A little boy is recovering after falling more than 20 feet off the chairlift at Spirit Mountain. Cameron Jones was at the Duluth ski hill with other homeschool students on Friday when he fell.

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Vehicle Crashes Into Side Of Library In Downtown Duluth

Authorities are investigating after a vehicle crashed into the side of a library in downtown Duluth. According to police, the vehicle rolled through an intersection Tuesday afternoon and crashed into the Duluth Public Library. Two 20-year-old women inside the vehicle weren’t injured in the crash, but police say they were taken to a hospital for treatment of apparent drug overdoses.

02/25/2015

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Gun Used To Shoot New Hope Officers Was Once In Police Custody

WCCO investigates how a gun once in police custody was used to hurt two officers. The shooting happened last month at New Hope City Hall, and the man responsible wasn’t even allowed to own guns.

02/24/2015

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State Senators: Open Up On Miller’s Ouster

Democratic state senators are pressing for more answers on why the coach of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team is being let go.

02/23/2015

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Spirit Mountain To Host Extreme Snowmobile Endurance Race

Spirit Mountain in Duluth will host a new snowmobile endurance racing event next month, Red Bull Snow Boundaries. It’s open to pro and amateur racers alike with more than $100,000 in cash and prizes.

02/11/2015

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New DNA Evidence Helps Investigators Crack Cold Case

It’s a murder mystery that’s been unsolved for more than 30 years. Hundreds of interviews and hundreds of leads couldn’t crack the case. But new technological advances allowed investigators to identify a suspected killer.

WCCO-TV–02/07/2015

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Duluth Zoo’s Kodiak Bear Phoebe Is Euthanized

Officials at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth say they have euthanized their 28-year-old Kodiak brown bear, Phoebe.

01/21/2015

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Police Identify Duluth Homicide Victim, Suspect

The Duluth Police Department has identified a 33-year-old man found dead with an apparent head injury. Matthew Walker of Duluth was discovered Saturday morning outside of a multi-unit rental property. Police say the victim was assaulted, but have declined to comment further.

01/20/2015

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Bjorn Broman Is State’s Leading Scorer – By A Long Shot

He’s the state’s leading scorer and it’s not even close. Bjorn Broman is averaging 50 — 50 points a game — this season. “I just want to get wins,” Broman said. “And whatever my role is on the team, I’ll do.”

01/16/2015

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UMD Police: Man Tried To Lure Young Girl To SUV

University of Minnesota Duluth police say a man tried to lure a girl to his SUV Thursday afternoon. The incident happened at about 3 p.m. at the intersection of Ordean Court and University Drive in Duluth.

01/16/2015

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Duluth Firefighter Charged With Sexually Assaulting Infant

A 32-year-old Duluth firefighter is facing four criminal charges after police say they found child pornography on his electronic devices. Caleb Stuart Lofald of Hermantown is charged with felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct, felony possession of pictorial representation of minors, felony interference with privacy against a minor under 18 and misdemeanor interference with privacy.

01/16/2015

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Frigid Cold Closes Minnesota Ski Area

It’s not unusual for people who love to ski to brave frigid temperatures and hit the slopes. That is, if the slopes are open.

01/04/2015

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Spirit Mountain Closed Sunday Due To Extreme Temps

Spirit Mountain announced they will be closed Sunday due to the extreme temperatures expected. According to Spirit Mountain officials, the Duluth ski destination will be closed on Jan. 4 due to “incoming extremely low temperatures and intense chill factors.”

01/03/2015

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Seed Libraries Struggle With State Laws Limiting Exchanges

Gardeners at hundreds of spots around the country are sharing seeds as part of an increasing interest in locally grown food, but some agriculture officials say the well-meaning effort violates state laws.

12/28/2014

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Man Dies In Duluth Apartment Tower Fire

A fire in a Duluth apartment tower has left one man dead. Firefighters were called to the fire on the 13th floor of the Tri-Towers apartment complex about 4:45 p.m. Saturday.

12/21/2014

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Man Charged In Fatal Attack On Shopper

A man charged Tuesday with fatally stabbing a 75-year-old woman he didn’t know in a Duluth grocery store told investigators he went to the store to “either shop or kill somebody,” a criminal complaint alleges.

12/16/2014

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Prettner Solon To Consider Run For Duluth Mayor

Lieutenant Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is giving thought to a run for Duluth mayor as she leaves her post in Minnesota politics.

12/15/2014

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5 Public Hearings Set On Sandpiper Pipeline Plan

Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission has scheduled five hearings over five straight days next month to hear from people with strong opinions about a proposed oil pipeline.

12/15/2014

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Wander Minnesota: December Festivities (Part 4)

We’re coming down the home stretch, but there’s still plenty to do.

12/15/2014

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High-Speed Passenger Rail Planned From Twin Cities To Duluth

Some 20,000 to 30,000 vehicles a day make the drive up Interstate 35, between the Twin Cities and Duluth. They are largely students, business people and tourists heading up to the North Shore.

12/09/2014

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Police: 3 Dead Of Drug ODs In Duluth Area

Police in the Duluth area say three people recently have died of drug overdoses.

12/01/2014

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Duluth Authorities Pull Man From Submerged Car

A man has been hospitalized after being rescued from a submerged car in St. Louis Bay in Duluth Saturday morning.

11/29/2014

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Police Seek Public’s Help In Finding Person Who Threw A Rock Onto I-35W

The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating the person who they believe tossed a large rock off an overpass in Duluth Sunday night. According to police, 22-year-old Matthew Fijalkiewicz, of Superior, Wis., was driving southbound on Interstate 35W near milepost 253 around 11:20 p.m.when a rock came through his windshield and struck him in the chest.

11/20/2014

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Duluth Man Gets 40 Years In Daughter’s Suffocation

A Duluth man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for suffocating his 1-year-old daughter out of frustration with her crying. Thirty-year-old Christopher Peterson received the maximum sentence Wednesday in St. Louis County court after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in October.

11/13/2014

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Duluth Methadone Clinic Cited For 22 Violations

Minnesota officials have found 22 licensing violations at a Duluth methadone clinic already operating a revoked license. State documents released Tuesday show the Lake Superior Treatment Center was cited for violations discovered during a review earlier this year.

11/12/2014

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