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DULUTH - Winter struck back with record May snowfalls over the past two days - coating the Northland in snow, and causing weather alerts lasting until 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9. All told, 10.6 inches of snow accumulated at Duluth International Airport, a record for May that also included a single-day record of 8.3 on Wednesday alone. It was the snowiest May day on record since 5.5 inches fell in 1902.
DULUTH -- Gov. Tim Walz sent a written reprimand to the Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation late this week — saying the fast-tracked hiring of politician Joe Radinovich “failed to meet my expectations.” “My office never directed you to request a shortened posting period or otherwise vary from ordinary hiring procedures,” Walz said in the letter to IRRR Commissioner Mark Phillips. Walz’s office shared the letter following a Forum News Service data request.
DULUTH — The U.S. Coast Guard shared its icebreaking playbook on Thursday, March 14, in advance of the March 25 start to the Great Lakes shipping season. It figures to get an assist from Mother Nature with thawing temperatures.
DULUTH -- “Hate helps no one, love solves everything.” Those were never intended to be the final public words of Tom Rukavina. When he wrote the letter that ended with that flourish , the Iron Range decisionmaker seemed resolute and even upbeat. He was in the Twin Cities “receiving excellent care,” he wrote in the opening paragraph, while in treatment for leukemia.
DULUTH - A handler and his canine partner were identified on Monday, Jan.
HERMANTOWN, Minn. — In 28 years as a geologist working in and out of industry, Dean Peterson has done his share of field mapping. He loves the work — camping under the stars, sweaty hikes to document rock outcroppings and other phenomena throughout Northern Minnesota. His work has contributed to our understanding of the state’s terrain and slots in alongside the likes of the late University of Minnesota professor Frank Grout — “one of the best geologists in the history of mankind,” Peterson said.
DULUTH — The fight to disclose Pete Stauber’s emails is now in court. The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party filed a lawsuit against St. Louis County on Tuesday, Oct. 23, asking a judge to grant access to correspondence between Stauber and the National Republican Congressional Committee found in his county email account. Stauber, a county commissioner, is the Republican candidate in the high-profile 8th Congressional District race against Democrat Joe Radinovich and Independence Party candidate Ray “Skip” Sandman.
SUPERIOR, Wis. — Protesters identifying themselves as water protectors shut down construction for roughly two hours on a section of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement outside Superior on Monday, Aug. 21. The event was broadcast and shared on social media, showing vehicles carrying a few dozen protesters as they arrived at around noon to what an Enbridge spokeswoman described as a 12.5-mile segment of the new line that runs along Douglas County Road W.