Thousands of runners were on hand Saturday for the annual Grandma’s Marathon race, one of the most popular in Minnesota ever year.
A 26-year-old Kenyan runner has set a record at Grandma’s Marathon, beating the previous mark by 31 seconds. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says Dominic Ondoro finished in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 6 seconds. He beat second-place finisher Christopher Kipyego by 2 minutes, 51 seconds.
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.
Canadian National is investigating what caused a train loaded with iron ore pellets to derail in Two Harbors. CN spokesman Patrick Waldron says 76 of 107 train cars piled up in a rail yard Thursday afternoon.
The unrelenting storm has spread about 2 feet of snow in northeastern Minnesota continued for a third day Wednesday. The heavy snow and ice has contributed to hundreds of traffic accidents around Minnesota and was cited by authorities in at least five fatal crashes since Monday.
The Department of Natural Resources says conditions are just right for a brilliant fall colors season this year.
Last-minute Labor Day plans can be stressful, but it’s not impossible to plan a fun weekend away on short notice.
It was a wet start at the 37th annual Grandma’s Marathon in Two Harbors Saturday. The full marathon took 57,000 runners down the 26.2-mile course from Two Harbors to Duluth. Kenya’s Sarah Kiptoo broke the 10-year-old womens’ course record in her Grandma’s marathon debut by finishing in 2 hours and 26 minutes – her personal best.
Add about 2 more miles to the Gitchi-Gami State Trail for bicyclists, runners and walkers along U.S. 61 between Two Harbors and Grand Marais. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Gitchi-Gami Trail Association officially opened the 2.3-mile segment in the Silver Bay area.
Organizers of Grandma’s Marathon have extended registration for this year’s race by an extra week. The extension gives runners through Friday, June 7, to join the field for Grandma’s 37th running.
Another wintry blast has buried northeastern Minnesota under more than a foot and a-half of new snow, disrupted travel and closed schools.
Even though the calendar says spring, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for northern Minnesota.
A University of Minnesota startup is finding new commercial uses for birch bark.
This weekend’s snowstorm made for some good waves on Lake Superior.
Beat the winter blahs with these fun and family friendly road trip destinations within a few hours of the Twin Cities.