Defending champion Nathan Schroeder has won the 30th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Police in Duluth are urging residents to stay home because of freezing rain that has created dangerous driving conditions.
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.
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.
Minnesota Republicans and Democrats will be holding overlapping state conventions to back candidates for major offices on the 2014 ballot.
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.
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.
A 52-year-old Duluth resident was taken into custody Thursday after stealing a pick-up truck, firearms and leading authorities on a chase that ended near the Duluth Airport, authorities said. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary in progress at about 4:44 p.m. Thursday at a residence on Lismore Road.
Doctors have upgraded the condition of a University of Minnesota Duluth student found unconscious in subzero cold earlier this month from critical to serious, hospital officials said Tuesday.
Prospects look bright for Minnesota’s iron mining industry in 2014 and 2015 after a dip in production this year. State officials expect 2013 will end with production of about 38.9 million tons of taconite.