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Man killed after contacting live wire following crash near Ely
Five arrested in Park Rapids drug buy
Pipeline protest setting tense, but quiet
Federal Dam man missing after capsized canoe found on Leech Lake
Area Halloween, fall festival events scheduled
SOCCER: BHS takes No. 1 Mankato West to the brink, but falls on PKs in state quarterfinals (PHOTO GALLERY)
VOLLEYBALL: Resilient Lumberjacks earn 3-1 win over Alexandria in Section 8-3A
PHOTOS: BHS hosts pep fest for soccer and tennis athletes
BOYS SOCCER: BHS meets Mankato West in Class A state quarterfinals
FOOTBALL: Spuds blow out Jacks 48-0 in section playoffs
Jerome "Jerry" Stubbe
Rawlen Everett Guinn, Sr.
Keith Wayne Littler
Esther M. Decker
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
Off The Record: Negan Was The Shot In The Arm ‘The Walking Dead’ Needed
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakdok, others fan the flames of Islamaphobia
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Joe Vene fights for our veterans
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do you know what’s really scary?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
November 20, 2013
Drug tests start for Minnesota felons on state aid
St. Louis County social service officials have started enforcing Minnesota’s new drug-testing program for residents receiving state “welfare” benefits who previously have been convicted of a felony drug crime. The county is following a little-known law passed by the Minnesota...
November 20, 2013 - 11:52am
November 7, 2013
Park service to get input on Isle Royale wolves
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The National Park Service plans to hold public meetings in Minnesota and Michigan on Isle Royale National Park's wolf population, which is teetering on the verge of extinction. A debate is underway among researchers, Park Service officials and the public...
November 7, 2013 - 9:00am
November 5, 2013
Minnesota tribe appeals order to pay Duluth
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota tribe is appealing a federal judge's order to pay more than $10 million in casino revenue to the city of Duluth. The Duluth News Tribune reports the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa filed a notice of appeal on Monday. The $10 million...
November 5, 2013 - 8:59am
November 1, 2013
Littlewolf sentenced for Duluth murder
Forum News Service The man convicted of a 2012 murder in Duluth was sentenced today to serve 40 years in prison. Joshua Lee Littlewolf, 43, will need to serve at least two-thirds of the sentence. Littlewolf was convicted in September of second-degree murder for the April 2012...
November 1, 2013 - 11:44am
October 31, 2013
Duluth businesses could get free rent for holidays
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Leaders in Duluth are offering free rent to businesses that promise to open by Nov. 30 and stay open through the holiday shopping season. Greater Downtown Council President Kristi Stokes tells the Duluth News Tribune that the goal is to fill some vacant...
October 31, 2013 - 1:16pm
October 30, 2013
Minn. hunter goes biking for birds
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — On an overcast October morning, Hansi Johnson of Thomson walks down an old logging trail flanked by young aspen. He carries...
October 30, 2013 - 2:26pm
October 29, 2013
Synthetic drug defendants want new trial
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Attorneys for three people convicted in a synthetic drug case in northeastern Minnesota have filed for a new trial. Motions filed in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis say judicial rulings during the defendants' trial unfairly limited defense evidence,...
October 29, 2013 - 9:13am
October 24, 2013
Carlton County fires employee accused of stealing $1 million
CARLTON, Minn. -- A Carlton County transfer station employee accused of stealing upwards of $1 million has been terminated, the county announced Wednesday. Joanne Marie Wappes, 63, of Cloquet, was fired Oct. 3 and did not file a grievance challenging the termination, according...
October 24, 2013 - 10:24am
October 21, 2013
Change of course: Beargrease sled dog race back on
DULUTH -- The 2014 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is back on. A group of mushers and sled dog racing enthusiasts came to the Beargrease's board of directors meeting Monday and announced that they would like to take the race over and hold it in January. Board members...
October 21, 2013 - 9:13pm
Work begins on pipeline to Lake Superior
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Work begins this week on a pipeline that will bring water from Lake Superior to the Lutsen Mountains ski area. The...
October 21, 2013 - 10:04am
Measurable snow falls in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Snow showers are in the forecast for much of the week near the Twin Ports and northern Minnesota. Measurable snow fell Sunday to the north. The community of Askov in Pine County got the most with 5 inches. A little more than two inches of snow is on...
October 21, 2013 - 9:45am
October 18, 2013
Beargrease sled dog race taking a year off
By Mike Creger Forum News Service DULUTH -- Pat Olson called the decision “sad” but necessary. The race director announced...
October 18, 2013 - 10:54am
Duluth caregiver fired for maltreatment of vulnerable adult
DULUTH -- A caregiver at a Duluth disability service facility has been terminated for the maltreatment of a vulnerable adult. According to a Minnesota Department of Human Services report, a staff person at Duluth Regional Care Center took about $350 from the adult after...
October 18, 2013 - 10:45am
October 11, 2013
Northern Minnesota responsible for influx of MNsure calls
By John Lundy Forum News Service DULUTH -- One out of five calls from the public for help with Minnesota’s new online health insurance marketplace is coming from the 218 area code, the program’s director announced Wednesday. The sprawling but relatively...
October 11, 2013 - 8:29am
October 10, 2013
Man with 44 arrests in 18 Minnesota counties sentenced to prison
By Tom Olsen Forum News Service DULUTH -- In the annals of crime, Richard Donald Hegquist won’t rank up there with Chicago’s Al Capone or Boston’s Whitey Bulger. But with a string of 44 arrests in 18 Minnesota counties since 1996, the 37-year-old Ham Lake...
October 10, 2013 - 8:39am