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Duluth Beats Minneapolis In ‘Best Town’ Showdown

When it comes to the best places to live in America, voters say Duluth takes the cake over Minneapolis — according to Outside’s online poll.

06/04/2014

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DFL Party’s Face Voter Turnout Challenge

Minnesota Democrats face a major challenge as they seek to keep Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken in office — getting their supporters to show up at the polls. Republicans face the challenges of uniting the party after a fractured state convention and a potentially divisive primary campaign ahead.

06/01/2014

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DFL Endorses Us Sen. Al Franken For Re-Election

U.S. Sen Al Franken has won the endorsement of Minnesota Democrats for a second term. Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party convention delegates in Duluth backed him by acclamation and welcomed him to the stage at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

05/31/2014

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DFL Endorses Dayton For Re-Election As Governor

Minnesota Democrats have endorsed Gov. Mark Dayton for re-election to a second term. Delegates to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s state convention in Duluth gave Dayton a strong voice vote of confidence on Saturday, He was unopposed.

05/31/2014

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DFL Endorses Lori Swanson For Attorney General

Minnesota Democrats have endorsed Lori Swanson for a third term as attorney general. Swanson won an easy voice vote Saturday. The attorney general then told DFL convention delegates her office takes on some powerful interests. But she says the important thing is not who they’re fighting against.

05/31/2014

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Minnesota DFL Party Convention Convenes In Duluth

Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party convened Saturday with delegates poised to endorse Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken for second terms. Around 1,300 delegates gathered at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to hear speakers praise the state’s Democratic elected officials for using their control of state government to champion their values. They cited new laws to raise the state’s minimum wage, invest in public schools and infrastructure projects, and legalize gay marriage.

05/31/2014

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Minnesota Woman Sentenced In Landlord Killing

A Duluth woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for her role in the fatal stabbing of her former landlord.

05/29/2014

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Grandma’s Marathon Registration Closes May 31

Registration for the 38th running of Grandma’s Marathon closes May 31. As of Thursday, the annual Two Harbors-to-Duluth race had more than 7,400 runners in the field.

05/23/2014

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Man Gets 30 Years In Duluth Landlord Killing

A northeastern Minnesota man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally stabbing a Duluth landlord. Forty-two-year-old Raymond Weeks pleaded guilty in March to intentional second-degree murder.

05/22/2014

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Harsh Winter Kills Thousands Of Fish On Grand Lake

Last winter’s heavy snowfall is partly to blame for a fish kill that took out tens of thousands of walleye, bass, northern pike and other species on Grand Lake near Duluth. Dan Wilfond, Department of Natural Resources fisheries specialist for the Duluth area, said even bullhead were among the species affected — an indicator that the fish kill was fairly severe. He estimates roughly 35,000 fish died.

05/16/2014

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Person Of Interest Arrested In Connection To Virginia Homicide

A person of interest in connection to the killing of a Virginia, Minn., man was arrested Sunday evening by BCA agents and police in northern Minnesota.

05/05/2014

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UMD Plans Center To Train New Generation Of Miners

The University of Minnesota-Duluth is creating a new program to turn out more graduates who can work in the mining field. UMD geology professor Jim Miller says the goal of the Mineral Resources Center is to graduate people with a full understanding of the mining cycle, even if they specialize in certain areas.

04/23/2014

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Police Investigate Body Discovery In Duluth

Duluth police are investigating the discovery of a body. Police say a passer-by Tuesday noticed the body near an intersection along a fence and brush line.

04/15/2014

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WCCO-AM Among AP Award Winners

WCCO Radio of Minneapolis, Minnesota Public Radio and WDIO-TV of Duluth are among top winners in the 2013 Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters Awards Contest. WCCO won for coverage of the legalization of gay marriage in Minnesota, affordable health care and the search for a 2-year-old western Wisconsin boy found dead in a locked trunk. WCCO also was cited for memories of the Metrodome, sports play-by-play, best newscast and website.

03/28/2014

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Two Harbors Man Pleads Guilty To Stabbing, Killing Duluth Landlord

A 42-year-old Two Harbors man pleaded guilty to stabbing and killing a Duluth man inside his Central Hillside apartment, according to the St. Louis County Courthouse.

03/27/2014

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Lake Superior Zoo Seeks Funding After 2012 Flooding

Officials with the Lake Superior Zoo will seeking funding from the State Legislature after major flooding in 2012 caused significant damage to the area. Representatives from the zoo met with Duluth Mayor Don Ness and administrators late last week.

03/26/2014

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Twin Cities Rank High For Well-Being

Twin Cities residents have innumerable reasons to feel good about where they live, but it’s nice to lay them out in numbers anyway. According to a list of rankings from Gallup and Healthways, the metro area ranks just outside of the top 10 among the country’s top cities for overall well-being.

03/25/2014

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Owner Of Closed Wendy’s Pays Employees For Months Of Work

The owner of a Wendy’s restaurant in Duluth, Minn. is paying 30 employees for months of work, even though the restaurant is closed. The restaurant closed after it caught fire in January, but the owner is still cutting checks.

03/08/2014

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Playwright’s ‘Hamlet’ Hits The Road In Minnesota

Minnesota playwright Jeffrey Hatcher is taking his one-man show about his childhood experience staging Hamlet on the road this month. “Jeffrey Hatcher’s Hamlet” will travel to seven Minnesota communities. Hatcher was 11 when he adapted, directed and performed in Shakespeare’s drama “Hamlet” for a fifth-grade English class in Steubenville, Ohio.

03/08/2014

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2 Arrested After UMD Lockdown

Two people were arrested Thursday after witnesses saw someone with a gun on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. The school was put in lockdown when a UMD employee called 911 after seeing a man drop a weapon. The university says a 15-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were arrested, and a pellet gun was recovered.

03/06/2014

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Duluth Woman Admits Role In Landlord Killing

Prosecutors say a Duluth woman has admitted her role in the 2012 stabbing death of her former landlord. The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office says 32-year-old Joella Lee Tucker pleaded guilty Wednesday to an amended charge of aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

03/05/2014

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Permanent ‘Crashed Ice’ Course Opens Near Duluth

When Red Bull Crashed Ice was held in St. Paul last weekend, 120,000 people showed up to watch. It’s evidence that the new sport is increasing in popularity. Three Minnesotans – two of them pros on the world tour – have made not only a Crashed Ice course, but they’ve made history. The first permanent Crashed Ice course in North America opened Saturday at Mont du Lac, nestled along the Minnesota/Wisconsin border just south of Duluth.

03/01/2014

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Consul Brings Relief To Pakistani Family In Minn.

A diplomat who visited the family of a Pakistani student who’s been hospitalized for three months said Thursday they were relieved by details of a deal that resolves his visa and insurance issues to ensure he can stay in the U.S. and get the long-term care he needs.

02/20/2014

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Brother: Pakistani Can Stay In US For Medical Care

The brother of a Pakistani exchange student in a coma since a November car crash says diplomats have arranged to let him stay in the U.S. for continued medical care.

02/19/2014

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2 Arrested In St. Cloud Burglary, Assault

Two people have been arrested after a man was robbed and assaulted in his home in St. Cloud on Saturday, according to authorities.

02/16/2014

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