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BNSF train derails near Bena
The need for Narcan: As opioid overdoses increase, local law enforcement now also carry anti-heroin drug
Suspect in custody following gun incident at Park Rapids Burger King
Thousands remain without power in Duluth area
UPDATED: 2 dead, 4 injured in Thief River Falls crash Saturday
At home in Bemidji: Longtime NHL scout, executive Marshall Johnston retires; has called Bemidji home for 40 years
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji keeps rolling, tops Alexandria in sub-state playoffs
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji splits doubleheader with Alexandria
Bemidji Extreme U12 soccer takes second at Bemidji Blowout
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Leonard "Larry" Mitberg
Gary Robert Vanasse
Robert (Bob) J Voigt
Ken R. Trisco
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
John Eggers: Who wants to be a cop?
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
Patt Rall: Summer events continue in Bemidji
Don’t leave home without Iowa: ‘Leaving Iowa’ debuts Wednesday for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Elk expansion in Northwestern Minnesota on hold
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This November, I’m voting for NOTA (none of the above)
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lueth, Larson thanked for service
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Making music on the Mississippi
July 20, 2016
Norwegian Viking ship sailing to Chicago as Sons of Norway trie to raise funds
DULUTH, Minn. -- The Norwegian viking ship that’s taking its Great Lakes tour of tall ships festivals one stop at a time as it closely monitors...
July 20, 2016 - 6:54pm
June 14, 2016
Five North Shore beaches posted as unsafe
Five beaches in the Two Harbors and Grand Marais areas were identified as unsafe due to elevated E. coli bacteria levels, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The department recommends no water contact for: Knife River Marina Beach, south of Two Harbors at the mouth of...
June 14, 2016 - 4:16pm
June 1, 2016
Elaborate plan develops to save freighter grounded in Lake Superior
From Duluth to Philadelphia and parts farther yet came a plan Tuesday to rescue the freighter Roger Blough from its grounding in the far eastern...
June 1, 2016 - 4:46pm
April 29, 2016
Bayfield, Grand Marais in the running in 'Best Towns' voting
Two Northland communities are in the running in Outside magazine's annual "Best Towns" online competition — a contest won by Duluth two years...
April 29, 2016 - 5:04pm
April 25, 2016
Split Rock Lighthouse gets preservation grant
The state's federal lawmakers announced a $68,000 preservation grant for Split Rock Lighthouse on Monday — money that will help outline long-term...
April 25, 2016 - 5:57pm
St. Paul man found drowned at Bayfield marina
A 48-year-old St. Paul man was found dead in Lake Superior at a Bayfield marina Saturday. The body of David Rappath was recovered from the water on the south side of the Apostle Islands Marina on Bayfield's downtown waterfront. Bayfield Police Chief John Fangman said police responded...
April 25, 2016 - 4:41pm
March 28, 2016
No new confirmed aquatic invasive species in Great Lakes for 10 years
The first saltwater ship of the 2016 season is expected to enter the Twin Ports within the next week or two, likely to pick up some grain. But...
March 28, 2016 - 9:15am
February 8, 2016
Luminescent beach glass draws searchers to Lake Superior
DULUTH - Beach glass, tumbled and tossed by waves for decades, turns bottles thrown away long ago into Lake Superior into a thing of beauty....
February 8, 2016 - 11:23am
November 11, 2015
Crowd turns out for Edmund Fitzgerald memorial at Split Rock Lighthouse
SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE, Minn. -- Dressed in a 1920s lighthouse keeper's uniform, Winston Norby pulled the rope to hit the bell's clapper against...
November 11, 2015 - 9:23am
July 27, 2015
Duluth paddleboarder on verge of completing Lake Superior circumnavigation
Jared Munch is bringing it home. The stand-up paddleboarder from Duluth is on the final leg of his 1,350-mile circumnavigation...
July 27, 2015 - 11:44am
May 21, 2015
UMD student sets out to circumnavigate Lake Superior on paddleboard
On the pebbly shores at the mouth of Lester River, Jared Munch held up a Ziploc baggie full of leftover pizza and declared, "It's my first lunch." Munch...
May 21, 2015 - 12:16pm
July 14, 2014
Kayakers rescued off Lake Superior
DULUTH -- Three kayakers on Lake Superior were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard crew Sunday afternoon, after using a marine radio to report they had been overwhelmed by strong winds. According to the Coast Guard, a boat crew stationed in Grand Marais was dispatched about 4:30...
July 14, 2014 - 8:36pm
June 10, 2014
Pilot’s body recovered from Lake Superior
DULUTH -- The body of a light aircraft pilot was brought to the surface Monday, after 12 hours spent fighting wind and two dives to the 137-foot deep wreckage. “Getting the wreckage was secondary to getting the victim,” said Capt. Tom Crossmon of the St. Louis County...
June 10, 2014 - 8:34am
May 3, 2014
Lake Superior hits highest April level in 16 years
DULUTH -- The level of Lake Superior keeps rising, and it started this month 2 inches above the long-term normal and 14 inches above the level at this time last year. The big lake rose 4 inches in April, a month it usually rises by 3 inches. The lake’s monthly average...
May 3, 2014 - 5:42pm
February 19, 2014
Cold weather makes ice caves an irresistable draw
Dan Kraker MPR News 91.3 FM Apostle Islands National Lakeshore —The frigid winter has transformed the caves along the south shore of Lake...
February 19, 2014 - 11:34pm