ST. PAUL - Minnesota's central social service agency will conduct random screenings of child protection decisions made by county officials who receive allegations of abuse.
TOWER - The Bloody Mary is one of the most popular drinks in the country, and according to a national contest a bar in Tower has the best one in Minnesota.
ELY - The tourist driven town of Ely is being overrun by orange fencing and hard hats.
MINNEAPOLIS - A new poll shows support for a proposed copper and nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota has declined.
KEEWATIN - Plans for a multi-million dollar mining expansion in Keewatin are over and out.
PITTSBURGH - United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today announced three key strategic actions that support its transformation: the decision by U. S. Steel to not proceed with an expansion at its iron ore pellet operations in Keewatin, Minn.; the decision by U. S. Steel to forgo further development and construction of the carbon alloy facilities at Gary Works in Gary, Ind.; and the unanimous decision by the board of directors of its Canadian subsidiary, U. S. Steel Canada Inc., to apply for relief for U. S. Steel Canada, Inc. from its creditors pursuant to Canada's Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA).
HIBBING - Every month, hundreds of families rely on food shelves to keep from going hungry.
Hibbing's Food Shelf serves about 1,000 people a month, but is on the verge of closing after a major lack in cash donations.
DULUTH - As the temperatures drop deer vehicle crashes go up.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken along with Representative Rick Nolan Tuesday announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded the Chisholm-Hibbing Airport $5,050,521 for infrastructure improvements.