DULUTH — Some campaigns in the 8th Congressional District began touting quarterly fundraising figures Friday, July 13, as both Democrat Joe Radinovich and Republican Pete Stauber released approximate numbers well into six figures. Stauber's campaign said it will be reporting more than $300,000 later this weekend, bringing Stauber's total to nearly $830,000 raised since the campaign launched a year ago this month in his hometown of Hermantown, Minn.
DULUTH—A two-year study released Friday dovetails with President Trump's call to fund a critical upgrade in the Great Lakes navigation system. The study into Soo Locks expansion by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers makes a compelling case for lawmakers to approve roughly $1 billion for the construction of a new lock, said Lt. Col. Dennis Sugrue, commander of the Army Corps' Detroit District, which maintains and operates the locks connecting Lake Superior with the rest of the Great Lakes.
NEAR WRENSHALL, Minn. — One day after the proposed Enbridge Line 3 pipeline gained state approval at a hearing room in St. Paul, protesters gathered outside on a hazy Friday morning, June 29, in southern Carlton County. They stood on railroad tracks along the state line — the fenced and completed end of Enbridge Line 3 in Wisconsin over their shoulders and a pipeline easement into Minnesota overgrown with vegetation in front of them.
SUPERIOR, Wis. — After 56 years of marriage, Jeanne Atkinson has seen enough of her husband to know there's nothing he can't do. "He figures out everything," she said, admiring Lawrence "Sonny" Atkinson as he hauled a plywood board out of the kitchen. In the days since their beloved earth sheltered home outside south Superior flooded last weekend, Sonny had chopped the drywall to waist level throughout the home and exposed the lumber, some of it black with mold.
DULUTH—Wednesday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Duluth, President Donald Trump will conduct one of his patented campaign rallies. He has used the events throughout his presidency to excite fans and supporters and fuel his own tank with positivity. The spark that added Amsoil Arena to the back of the Trump campaign T-shirt came during a March phone call he made to Pete Stauber.
DULUTH—Wednesday, June 20, in Duluth, President Donald Trump will conduct one of his patented campaign rallies. He has used the events throughout his presidency to excite fans and supporters and fuel his own tank with positivity. The spark that added Amsoil Arena to the back of the Trump campaign T-shirt came during a March phone call he made to Pete Stauber.
DULUTH—Sometime after announcing his retirement from Congress last February, Rep. Rick Nolan called a handful of Democratic-Farmer-Labor hopefuls in the 8th Congressional District to encourage them as would-be replacements. By the end of candidate filing on Tuesday, those calls materialized into a wide-open DFL primary race. One of the Nolan calls went to his former campaign manager, Joe Radinovich, who filed for his chance at Nolan's now open seat on deadline day to file to run for state or federal office.
DULUTH—A pair of candidates filed in the 8th Congressional District in recent days — one believing she can beat Republican Pete Stauber and the other seemingly intent to put a stick in the spoke of the Stauber campaign machine. "The government is there to serve the middle class — not the wealthy or corporations," said Michelle Lee, who filed Friday, June 1, to join Jason Metsa in the 8th District Democratic-Farmer-Labor primary. "We need to keep the seat in the DFL. I believe I can win the primary, and I know that I can win over Pete Stauber."
DULUTH—As long as there have been ships there has been a curiosity for shipping news. "The No. 1 question we receive is, 'When is the next boat?'" said Denise Wolvin, director of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Canal Park. To help the museum answer that question, a Duluth-based software engineering firm stepped up to create a new version of a longtime favorite tool for shipping enthusiasts: the shipping tracker.
DULUTH—The candidate filing period opened this week and the first two candidates officially in the door in the 8th Congressional District race were Republican Pete Stauber and DFLer Jason Metsa.