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Crime report for Dec. 11
Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years for crimes committed while working for Trump
Conservative Party calls for vote of no confidence to oust Prime Minister Theresa May
No complaints, discipline found in files of officers involved in fatal shooting
Teen severely burned in gas pump fire in Twin Cities suburb
Report: Eagles QB Wentz could be out remainder of season
Several Gophers football players to be suspended for bowl game
WRESTLING: Jacks fall at Detroit Lakes
Bemidji Nordic skiers notch podium finishes
Twins having important conversations about future during winter meetings
Ronald LeRoy Raymond
Kay Jeanne (Turner) Bangerter
Delores "Dolly" Evans
Palmer "Laverne" Brein
Growing Together: Is it a Christmas cactus or Thanksgiving cactus?
Fielding Questions: Saving a split tree, response from a concerned reader and more
Kindness is Contagious: How would you react to such a sweet gift?
Ambrosi: Share these easy and delicious gifts from the kitchen
Schlecht: Making conservation work while chasing a lifelong dream
States differ on favorite Hallmark holiday movies. What do you think were the favorites in ND, SD and Minn.?
Longtime Star Tribune movie critic resigns following plagiarism allegations
Michelle Obama coming to St. Paul as part of ‘Becoming’ book tour
The 5-day Independent Television Festival is moving to Duluth
Around the Arts, Dec. 9
Hawk shot with arrow euthanized at U of M Raptor Center
Tighter regulations set for March 1 on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River
Studying the mallard migration: Cellphone technology helping to gather new information on ducks
Mountain lion found dead near Nimrod in north-central Minnesota
U.S. Customs and Border Protection expands ROAM border crossing app
Growing On 2018 helps farmers market crops in difficult times
Minnesota lawmakers vow action on rising insulin costs
Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill compromise, House vote expected as soon as Wednesday
Tribal energy bill approved by House, awaits president's signature
Congress' $867 billion farm bill is out. Here's what's in it.
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Orlan And Linda Lauderbaugh
Daniel & Bonnie Grundmeier
Ray & Violet Suther
Brian & Debbie Solum
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why the higher price?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shoreline owners must be good stewards of our lakes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A worthy thought for all
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Scrutiny of law enforcement actions is welcomed
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: There are many questions left unanswered
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November 20, 2017
Essentia nurses' union challenges firings over mandatory flu shots
DULUTH, Minn. — The union that represents registered nurses at Essentia Health announced on Monday, Nov. 20, it will file a grievance on behalf of every member fired for failing to comply with the health system's mandatory flu shot policy. But as of late Monday, the day employees...
November 20, 2017 - 9:52pm
November 14, 2017
Judge denies union's motion to block Essentia Health flu-shot mandate
DULUTH, Minn. — With less than a week remaining until Essentia Health's flu shot requirement takes effect, a judge has denied a union's...
November 14, 2017 - 7:28pm
November 7, 2017
Two unions fighting flu shot policy
DULUTH — As Essentia Health was in court with one union over its new mandatory flu shot policy on Tuesday, Nov. 7, another was challenging the Duluth-based health system over the same policy. The Minnesota Nurses Association, which represents 2,000 Essentia nurses, charged in...
November 7, 2017 - 7:22pm
November 4, 2017
Itasca County hospice volunteer resists flu shot: Essentia stands by its mandate
DULUTH — A hospice volunteer in Itasca County may lose her role because she's unwilling to comply with Essentia Health's mandatory flu shot policy. "I'm pretty dedicated to this work, and I don't want to have a flu vaccine," said Noreen Hautala, 58, who lives near Cohasset and...
November 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
October 10, 2017
Former WDAY-TV anchor battles back with a positive spirit and minimal painkillers
DULUTH — Kelsey Roseth has gone mountain biking and hiking, swimming and snowboarding. She has ridden on friends' four-wheelers and horses....
October 10, 2017 - 11:10am
August 18, 2017
Air ambulance presence grows, but does Iron Range need two helicopter bases?
EVELETH, Minn.—More isn't necessarily better when it comes to air ambulance service. "Having a helicopter is good for a rural community," said Tom Judge, executive director of LifeFlight of Maine, the only air ambulance service in Maine. "Are more helicopters better? ... At...
August 18, 2017 - 7:19pm
August 14, 2017
Charity-care change at Duluth hospitals questioned
DULUTH, Minn. — A change in charity care policy at Duluth's two hospitals has alarmed some patients. "I'm still trying to figure this out," said Daryl Richter, 59, of Hermantown. "It really starts stinking more and more and it makes me trust Essentia less and less." Hospital...
August 14, 2017 - 9:13pm
August 12, 2017
The nuns who shaped Duluth: Benedictines observe 125 years since answering call to ‘rough-and-tumble’ village
DULUTH — Sister Judine Mayerle stood in a basement passageway, one hand on a massive white column. "I think this is really cool," the Benedictine...
August 12, 2017 - 11:00pm
July 5, 2017
Grant focuses on expanding rural health care with nurse practitioners
Nurse practitioner students at the College of St. Scholastica will have more opportunities to train in rural communities, thanks to a $1.4 million federal grant. "Our ultimate goal, of course, is to reduce the health disparities of those who are living in rural areas, or underserved...
July 5, 2017 - 6:00am
June 12, 2017
Massage therapy lauded for infants, especially those born prematurely
DULUTH, Minn. -- It was expected that Allie Heidemann would be born on the Fourth of July, but Charlie and Billie Heidemann's second child had...
June 12, 2017 - 10:17pm
April 11, 2017
Minnesota top official says GOP cuts would deeply hurt mental health care
BAXTER—A top Minnesota official visited Baxter Tuesday to discuss the rural mental health crisis—and to decry proposed Republican...
April 11, 2017 - 9:41pm
March 14, 2017
Lack of major health projects in Duluth, compared to Fargo and other communities, not entirely a bad deal
DULUTH, Minn. — Each is a Midwestern city, serving a large region, with a metropolitan area straddling two or more states. In each, health...
March 14, 2017 - 8:13am
December 27, 2016
Silent killer: Experts warn of risks, symptoms of carbon monoxide following Vergas death
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Known by many as a "silent killer," carbon monoxide, a tasteless, colorless, odorless gas, tends to strike, poisoning...
December 27, 2016 - 7:51am
August 11, 2016
Study: One in five mental health patients misplaced in Minnesota hospitals
DULUTH, Minn. -- Nearly one out of five patients in mental health units at Minnesota hospitals could be better served elsewhere. So says a study released Thursday by the Minnesota Hospital Association. The finding is significant at a time when the state’s hospitals are overrun with...
August 11, 2016 - 11:00pm