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George departs Shuster's curling team
Lynx vet Brunson credits vegan diet for her longevity
Humor tops bill on annual Gopher Road Trip
'The sheer joy': Adapted bowling is growing in the area
Saints RB Ingram suspended for PED violation
May 3, 2018
Support builds for Stauber: Some on Iron Range favor Republican nominee in 8th District
DULUTH — It was almost seen as novelty in 2016 when an Iron Range mayor endorsed a Republican for the 8th Congressional District seat that...
May 3, 2018 - 7:50pm
Northern Minnesota man to stand trial in baby's death following house fire
DULUTH, Minn.—A Hibbing man who left his infant nephew home alone can face trial on manslaughter charges in the boy's fire death, a judge...
May 3, 2018 - 6:40pm
April 29, 2018
District 8 independent candidate champions the ‘disenfranchised'
BRAINERD, Minn.—Long-term stewardship—especially in terms of environmental issues—shapes much of Ray "Skip" Sandman's platform,...
April 29, 2018 - 6:17am
MPCA challenges judge's ruling on sulfate limit
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday, March 28, said it has filed a response defending its proposed wild rice...
March 29, 2018 - 11:04am
March 27, 2018
PolyMet mine will cost $1 billion: Profit margin down 20 percent from 2012 projections
DULUTH—The proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes will cost nearly $1 billion to build if it's permitted, but will earn a $173 million annual profit for 20 years for the company after taxes and other expenses. That was the report Tuesday, March 27, as the company...
March 27, 2018 - 6:20pm
March 8, 2018
New wild rice protection begins move through Legislature
ST. PAUL — A long-standing method of protecting wild rice from toxic water, which has not been enforced, may be on its way out for a new...
March 8, 2018 - 3:37pm
March 1, 2018
Poll shows growing opposition to mine near Boundary Waters
DULUTH — A new statewide opinion poll appears to show growing opposition to copper mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. In the poll, paid for by opponents to copper mining, 70 percent of 800 Minnesota voters said they opposed allowing a copper mine near the...
March 1, 2018 - 8:09pm
Metsa joins 4 others in search of 8th District DFL endorsement
DULUTH—It wasn't the only factor, but "a nudge" from the congressman Jason Metsa will vie to replace helped him decide to run for the 8th...
March 1, 2018 - 5:09pm
February 28, 2018
CEO of Chilean parent company of Twin Metals discusses project with local stakeholders
MINNEAPOLIS — In a conference room on the second floor of the Hilton Minneapolis on Tuesday, Feb. 27, Iván Arriagada, the CEO of Chilean mining giant Antofagasta, sat down with some of the most powerful figures northeastern Minnesota and the Iron Range.
February 28, 2018 - 7:44pm
February 22, 2018
Minn. hospital mistakes rise in Department of Health annual report
DULUTH—A sexual assault on a patient in Hibbing is among 341 "adverse health events" that occurred at Minnesota hospitals and surgical centers between October 2016 and October 2017, according to an annual report released Thursday, Feb. 22. The events ranged from falls resulting...
February 22, 2018 - 6:00am
February 18, 2018
Taking the classroom to the lake
CHERRY, Minn. — Ten-year-old Joey Smith, a fifth-grader at Cherry School, clutched the northern pike in two gloved hands. The wide-eyed...
February 18, 2018 - 11:25am
February 15, 2018
Lee, Radinovich enter DFL endorsement race in 8th District
DULUTH—Two familiar names joined the race Thursday, Feb. 15, to represent the DFL in the upcoming midterm election to replace retiring 8th Congressional District Rep. Rick Nolan. Retired television news anchor Michelle Lee told the News Tribune she is "99.9 percent" sure she'll...
February 15, 2018 - 5:54pm
February 6, 2018
Lawsuits, contested case hearings could decide final outcome for Polymet permit
DULUTH—After 13 years, millions of dollars and a winding path through regulatory scrutiny, Minnesota's first-ever copper mine might be on the verge of its last-ever public hearings. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Pollution Control Agency will hold open-house...
February 6, 2018 - 7:59pm
February 3, 2018
Cliffs CEO issues warning about Nashwauk ore
EVELETH, Minn. — Lourenco Goncalves played up his company's contributions to the Iron Range during Cleveland-Cliffs' annual "state of the...
February 3, 2018 - 8:56am
February 1, 2018
US Steel sales, profits up in 2017
DULUTH—U.S. Steel is reporting fourth quarter 2017 earnings of $159 million, or 90 cents per share, a big improvement over a $105 million loss in the last quarter of 2016. The Pittsburgh-based company, which reported its quarterly and annual results after the stock market closed...
February 1, 2018 - 4:41pm