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Minn. Curler Prepares For Third Olympic Games

On another chilly morning in Duluth, as the clouds roll in and the city wakes up, John Shuster is hoping his 8-month-old son Luke is ready for some sleep. “Every day … I toss him in the car seat and head down to the (curling) club,” Shuster said. “And hope he has a long nap.” That’s when the stay-at-home dad walks into his second home. His sanctuary.

02/03/2014

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Duluth Man Suspected In Wis. Cabbie Stabbing

A 21-year-old Duluth, Minn., man is suspected of stabbing a Superior cab driver who had picked him up.

01/31/2014

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Synthetic Drugs In Cross Hairs Of Minn. Lawmakers

Minnesota may be taking a big step to stop the sale of synthetic drugs in the state. A special committee of lawmakers approved a sweeping set of changes Wednesday to end what some describe as an “epidemic.” They are substances sold in head shops around the state as incense and bath salts, but they’re extremely dangerous when ingested. The drugs have exotic names and seductive websites, but they’re easily available on Minnesota Main Streets.

01/29/2014

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Defending Champ Wins Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Defending champion Nathan Schroeder has won the 30th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

01/29/2014

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Minn. Couple’s Concern Frees Bobcat From Trap

A bobcat with a snare trap tightening around its neck got some much-needed medical attention this past week after a northern Minnesota couple saw it on their property and decided to help.

01/23/2014

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Duluth Store Offers Sale On ‘Anything Black’ On MLK Day

A store in Duluth caused an uproar by having a special sale for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A sign at Global Village read “MLK Day sale, 25% off everything black.” The store also posted the sale on Facebook, drawing angry comments from across the country.

01/22/2014

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Opposing Sides Converge At Iron Range Copper Mine Meeting

About 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.

01/16/2014

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18-Year-Old Arrested For Esko School Bomb Threat

An 18 year old is in the Carlton County Jail after being arrested for writing a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of Esko School on Tuesday. According to the Carlton County Sheriff’s office, Eddie Michael Edwards is suspected of leaving a written threat that was found around noon on Tuesday in the K-12 school. The building was evacuated, and everyone moved to a nearby church while bomb detection dogs were dispatched. The FBI was also involved in the situation.

01/16/2014

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Good Question: What Does Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Do?

LT. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon announced on Tuesday she will not seek re-election with Gov. Mark Dayton this fall. The former DFL state senator and Duluth city councilwoman said she considered her work on health care and seniors most rewarding during her term, but that she had “expected to be more involved in some policy initiatives and I found ways to do that.”

01/14/2014

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Duluth Police Advise No Travel Amid Freezing Rain

Police in Duluth are urging residents to stay home because of freezing rain that has created dangerous driving conditions.

01/12/2014

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Minnesota Could Soon Be Dunkin’ Donuts Again

Dunkin’ Donuts is looking to expand in to Minnesota. The last franchise closed in the late 1990s, but now the shop wants to open about 50 restaurants across the state by the end of next summer. A majority of them would be in the Twin Cities, but other cities, including Duluth, will have locations. Derek Struss is one of the people excited about Dunkin’s return to Minnesota.

01/10/2014

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Teen With Severe Frostbite Recovers After Surgery

The mother of a University of Minnesota Duluth student who nearly froze to death last month says her daughter is recovering from surgery on her frostbitten feet. Teri Lommel writes that her daughter, Alyssa, lost only the tips of her toes on one foot, which should help with balance and walking and the other foot was amputated just below the ball of the foot.

01/08/2014

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Minn. GOP, Dems Set Conventions For Same Weekend

Minnesota Republicans and Democrats will be holding overlapping state conventions to back candidates for major offices on the 2014 ballot.

01/07/2014

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Duluth Diocese Releases Names Of Accused Priests

The Diocese of Duluth has released the names of 17 priests whom it says were credibly accused of sexual abuse. A Duluth News Tribune report says 14 have died. All 17 were removed from the church, are under investigation or were dead when the accusations arose.

12/31/2013

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Spirit Mountain, Skating Rink Closed Due To Cold

Extremely cold weather forced the closure of Duluth’s Spirit Mountain ski area on Sunday and prompted wind chill warnings and advisories throughout the state.

12/29/2013

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