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Fire That Damaged Historic House Ruled Arson

The fire that damaged a historic house on one of Duluth’s busiest streets has been ruled arson. Damage to the red sandstone Traphagen House is estimated at over $150,000. It was built in the 1890s and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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DNR Nixes Expanded Hunting In Natural Areas

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has decided against opening more of Minnesota’s scientific and natural areas to hunting and trapping. The agency announced Tuesday that it won’t loosen hunting restrictions in 10 of the 159 areas, which are known as SNAs. The areas are protected because they contain rare native plants and undisturbed shorelines.

17 hours ago

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Historic Duluth Landmark Damaged In Fire

Authorities are investigating after a historic Duluth landmark was damaged by a fire. Crews were called to the Oliver G. Traphagen House early Monday to find two stories of the mansion on fire.

08/19/2014

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Boy On Bicycle Struck And Killed On Duluth Street

Duluth police say a 6-year-old boy was killed when he was struck by a van while crossing a street on his bicycle. A police news release says it happened around 3:45 p.m. Saturday.

08/17/2014

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Synthetic Drug Seller Gets 17½ Years

The owner of a now-closed Minnesota head shop has been sentenced to 17½ years in prison for selling synthetic drugs. Federal prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to make an example out of Jim Carlson, who was convicted on 51 counts related to selling synthetic drugs from his Duluth shop, Last Place on Earth.

08/14/2014

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Best Cheap Long Weekend Trips In Or Near Minnesota

You don’t have to travel far to take a vacation. Take the weekend off and head out to one of these nearby getaways.

08/09/2014

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Website Is Newest Tool Against Synthetic Drugs

Minnesota’s latest tool in the fight against synthetic drugs is a website aimed at giving children and parents more information about the dangers posed by the drugs. The site launched Wednesday, knowthedangers.com, includes photos of synthetic drugs, packaging and paraphernalia that can be used to help identify them.

08/06/2014

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Pie Capitol Of MN Devotes Day To The Dessert

WCCO was talking pie Saturday and there’s one town that does pie better than anyone else. Braham, Minn. has been designated the pie capitol of Minnesota. WCCO’s Kim Johnson followed her sweet tooth about an hour north of the Twin Cities to find out why.

08/02/2014

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Duluth To Take Down 90-Year-Old Ski Jump

A Duluth ski jump is set to come down after 90 years in the air. City officials said in a meeting Thursday they’ll demolish two ski jumps in Chester Bowl Park in August.

08/01/2014

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Police: Drug Suspect Threw Cash On Wis. Bridge

An alleged drug suspect brought Minnesota-bound traffic on the Blatnik Bridge to a brief standstill after police say he threw cash out of his car window in Superior.

07/31/2014

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Appeals Could Upholds Head Shop Injunctions

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the injunctions that shut down a Duluth head shop that openly sold synthetic drugs. In an opinion Monday, a three-judge appeals panel said a lower court’s permanent injunctions against the Last Place on Earth were justified.

07/28/2014

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Next Minnesota Stop For Dunkin’ Donuts — Duluth

First Rochester, now Duluth. The city at the point of Lake Superior is earmarked to be the next location for Dunkin’ Donuts in Minnesota. The first new Minnesota store opened at the Kahler Grand Hotel at 15 First Ave. SW in Rochester last month.

07/28/2014

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Newest Brewery In Duluth Is Serving Up Craft Ciders

Downtown Duluth has a new brewery for visitors to enjoy and it doesn’t just serve up beer. Endion Station Bar and Grill opened this weekend in Canal Park. While it’s the fifth brewery owned by Fitger’s Brewery, it’s the city’s first cider house.

07/27/2014

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Fire That Damaged Duluth Park Appears Intentional

Duluth fire officials say a fire that caused about $75,000 in damage to a park building and portable toilet appears to have been intentionally set. The fire was reported early Sunday, just after midnight. A caller reported that a portable toilet in Lincoln Park was on fire.

07/20/2014

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2 More E. Coli Cases Confirmed In Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health says two more cases of E. coli infection have been confirmed in the state. The department said Thursday it has been able to interview 14 of the 15 cases. Through the interviews, investigators confirmed that 12 of the ill people ate at an Applebee’s restaurant in Minnesota between June 23 and June 29.

07/17/2014

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