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Pence Arrives in Northland

DULUTH, Minn.-Vice President Mike Pence made his way to Duluth today to drum up support for Republican Congressional Candidate Pete Stauber, while also meeting with local business leaders. Just after 11 a.m. Pence’s Airforce 2 landed at the Duluth International Airport. He was welcomed by quite a few onlookers of all ages at the airport as they waited for their…

Politicians Visit Local School to Talk About Opportunity Gaps

DULUTH, Minn.-Lester Park Elementary School welcomed some political leaders today as Minnesota’s campaign season heats up. DFL endorsed candidate for Governor Erin Murphy, along with Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, stopped by the school to visit with students attending the district’s summer Key Zone Program, which is an educational program that serves kids outside of school. Those who lead that program…

New Ballot Machine Tested Out

DULUTH, Minn.-In Duluth today, the county auditors got ready for the big election in November along with the upcoming primary. Staff from that office tested out one of their new machines today using mail ballots. The new machine should help speed along the process for counting ballots because they won’t have to worry about paper jams any more. “This machine…

Accused Murderer Back in Duluth Court Tomorrow

Jesse Dahlstrom Has Been Accused of Stabbing Woman to Death in West Duluth Super One Back in 2014

DULUTH, Minn.-A man accused of stabbing a woman to death in the West Duluth Super One back in December of 2014, will be back in a St. Louis County courtroom tomorrow. Jesse Dahlstrom, 39, is facing a second-degree murder charge after allegedly stabbing to death 75-year-old Sally Pionk of Proctor. Dahlstrom had previously been evaluated for mental health reasons to…

Cleveland-Cliffs’ Nashwauk Land Acquisition Upheld in Court Ruling

The Acreage Acquired is Approximately 553 Acres

DULUTH, Minn. – Cleveland Cliffs announced Monday that the United State Bankruptcy Court reaffirmed the 2017 Cliffs acquisition of the land in Nashwauk. The ruling resolved the land dispute between Cliffs and Glacier Park Iron Ore Properties LLC ruling in favor of Cliffs. Cliffs now expects to be able to utilize the acquired real estate interests to implement a financially…

Former Gov. Pawlenty Visits Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.-Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty came to Duluth today to visit the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, while campaigning for governor. The former Republican presidential candidate met with WLSSD staff and toured the facility to discuss their project to increase efficiency and sustainability. “ want to make sure we have available, affordable energy and that sort of includes an…

Mayor Larson Tweets About Nolan Incident

This is the Only Commet Larson Will Make at This Time

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Mayor Emily Larson shared a tweet Thursday night saying: City officials confirm the post was in response to the recent sexual harassment accusations three women made against Nolan’s former legislative director, Jim Swiderski. The women accused Swiderski of harassing and groping them in the workplace. Swiderski was allowed to leave his office in 2015 rather than…

Beer and Wine Will now be Sold During UMD Hockey Games

The Change Will Happen During the 2018-19 Season

DULUTH, Minn. – Beer and wine will now be sold at the AMSOIL Arena during all UMD men’s and women’s hockey games. The change will come in the 2018-19 hockey season. UMD officials say the change comes as a growing number of fans have requested the ability to purchase alcoholic drinks in the arena during game times. Currently alcoholic drinks…

Driver in Fatal Motorcycle Crash Identified

Sullivan was Wearing his Helmet

DULUTH, Minn. – The driver of the Wednesday morning fatal motorcycle crash has been identified. The Duluth Police Department identified the driver as 30-year-old John Paul Sullivan. Sullivan hit a deer while driving his motorcycle on Grand Avenue. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Sullivan was wearing his helmet at the time of the crash. Categories: News, News –…

Duluth Chief Administrative Officer Montgomery Announces Retirement

Montgomery Will Retire October 1

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Chief Administrative Officer Dave Montgomery announced his retirement this morning at a hastily called joint news conference in the Duluth City Hall alongside Duluth Mayor Emily Larson. Montgomery has been with the city for nine and a half years and stated his last day will be October 1. Looking back at his time serving two Duluth…

One Dead in Motorcycle Crash

The Driver was Wearing a Helmet

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department responded to a motorcycle accident on Grand Avenue Wednesday morning just before 8:00 a.m. Authorities say the driver stuck a deer killing the driver of the motorcycle. The driver was wearing a helmet. The identity of the driver is being withheld until family has been notified. Categories: News, News – Latest News

Duluth Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspects

If you Have any Information Call 911

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying two suspects involved in an armed robbery that took place Monday just after 10:30 p.m. Authorities responded to a call of an armed robbery at the Short Stop at 906 Central Entrance Drive. One of the…

Former Cloquet Middle School Vandalised, Five Charged

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption CLOQUET, Minn. – The Cloquet Police Department investigated a report of a burglary and vandalism at the old Cloquet Middle School. Authorities say the suspects caused about $38,000 worth of damage in the building. The damage includes broken windows, spray…

ATV Driver Identified in Fatal Sawyer County Crash

Authorities are Investigating the Accident

SAWYER COUNTY, Wis. – An Onalaska man is deceased after an ATV crash Saturday morning in Sawyer County. The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call reporting an ATV crash on Maple Terrace Drive in the Town of Edgewater. When authorities arrived on scene they confirmed the male driver was deceased and believe the crash happened a few hours…

Soo Line Trail Damaged From Heavy Rains

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption CASS COUNTY, Minn. – Trail repairs will soon be underway for many parts of the Soo Line Trail south of Remer. The Cass County Sheriff’s office say that parts of the trail are still under water or are washed out…

Cook Homicide Suspect Caught in Michigan

Suspect Will Now be Extradited Back to St. Louis County on Homicide Charges

DULUTH, Minn. –A Cook, Minn. homicide suspect has been caught in Cass County, Mich. Daniel Gregory Lynn, 40, of South Bend, Ind. is a suspect in the alleged homicide of Christina Marie Woods, 28, also of South Bend. Woods was reported missing in early June and investigators believe she had traveled to Minnesota. Her remains were found on July 2…

Complaint: Ashland man Charged After Allegedly Trying to set Ex-Girlfriend on Fire

The Victim was Taken by Helicopter to a Duluth Hospital for her Burns

DULUTH, Minn. –Eugene Stumbaugh, 53, of Ashland, has been charged with multiple counts including attempted homicide after allegedly trying to start his former girlfriend on fire last weekend. He’s facing these charges: One count: Attempted first degree intentional homicide; domestic abuse; domestic abuse assessments; domestic abuse repeater (during 72 hour no contact period). This carries a sentence of up to…

Fire Crews Battle Structure Fire in Piedmont Heights

There Were no Reported Injuries

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Fire Department responded to a structure fire just after 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Fire crews arrived at 2415 Ensign Street to find a heavy fire around a cross cupola on the roof of Christ Lutheran Church. Crews say the fire was quickly contained, but initial damage estimates are $50,000 for the structure and $25,000 for…

Vehicle Hits Front Porch of Home in West Duluth

Police Investigating Possible DWI

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police Officers responded to a report of a single vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in the 4200 block of Grand Avenue. When officers arrived they found that an adult driver had left the roadway hitting the front porch of a house. The driver of the vehicle is under investigation for DWI. There are no injuries reported with…

City: Slip Bridge Mechanical Failure is not Major

DULUTH, Minn. – City officials confirm that the newly renovated MN Slip Bridge malfunctioned on Monday, but that the malfunction was nothing more than a mechanical mishap. Officials say the bridge was unable to lift for a few hours on Monday for boat traffic, but the bridge was still accessible for pedestrians. Dave Campbell, the Aerial Lift Bridge supervisor who…

Chippewa Capital Partners Satisfies Terms for Mineral Lease Reinstatement

Chippewa Capital Partners Needed to Secure $850 Million

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Mark Dayton announced Wednesday that Chippewa Capital Partners has satisfied all of the terms necessary to reinstate its state mineral leases, for a proposed Nashwauk mining project. “The project’s emergence from bankruptcy in December 2017 was an important step toward Chippewa Capital Partners’ goal of finishing the plant’s construction and beginning production,” Dayton said in…

Red Flag Warnings in Effect at Park Point Beaches

The Warning is in Effect until Thursday Morning

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Fire Department has issued a warning for dangerous swimming conditions for Park Point beaches effective immediately. The red flag warnings will continue until 10:00 a.m. Thursday. The warning is due to wind and wave conditions that can support rip currents which can be life-threatening. Authorities say to stay out of the water regardless of your…

Woman Dies After ATV Overturns in Beltrami County

The Driver was not Wearing a Helmet

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. – Beltrami County Deputies responded to reports of an overturned ATV on Monday just before 8:30 a.m. The accident took place near the intersection of Nature Road Northwest and Mayflower Road Northwest in Eckles Township. Upon arriving at the scene officers determined the adult female driver of the ATV was deceased. The driver was identified as Rosalee…

Authorities Searching for Missing Coon Rapids Girl

COON RAPIDS, Minn. – The Coon Rapids Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old girl. Authorities say Maige Elizabeth Yang has been missing since June 22 and was last seen in Blaine. She is described as an Asian female with brown eyes and red hair with black roots. She is 5’1” tall and weighs…

Interviews Begin Thursday for Duluth City Council At-Large Vacancy

Second Round Interviews Will Take Place Monday

DULUTH, Minn. – The filing period to apply for the City Councilor At-Large vacancy ended on Monday and has left 20 candidates in the running for the upcoming open seat. Elissa Hansen will be stepping down from the position on August 17. Hansen has accepted a position as CEO and president of the Northspan Group Inc. The list of applicants…

Fire at Zenith Terrace Leaves one With Severe Burns

The Cause of the Fire is Under Investigation

DULUTH, Minn. – A fire broke out Monday night in the Zenith Terrace near US Highway 2 and Boundary Avenue. Duluth fire crews responded to the fire located at 1 Greenbriar Drive shortly after 11:00 p.m. Monday night. When rigs arrived they found the mobile home completely engulfed in fire. Officials say the home is a total loss. Two adult…

Ashland man in Custody for Alleged Arson and Attempted Homicide

The Suspects Identity is Being Withheld Pending Formal Charges

ASHLAND, Wis. – An Ashland man has been arrested and is pending charges for alleged arson, attempted homicide, first degree reckless endangerment, bail jumping, and two counts of criminal damage to property. According to the Ashland Police Department officers were dispatched Saturday morning for an unrelated incident when an officer drove past 218 Beaser Avenue and noticed a flame in…

$25,000 Reward Offered in Hibbing Homicide Investigation

A Year Later, No Arrests in Murder of Brian Nelson

HIBBING, Minn – A killer stabbed a Hibbing business owner to death in his home in July of 2017. Nearly a year later no arrests have been made in the case. A $25,000 reward is now being offered for anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the death of 60-year-old Brian Nelson….

Swamped Kayakers Rescued on Cloquet River

INDEPENDENCE, Minn. – Two female kayakers were rescued by the St. Louis County Volunteer Sheriff’s Rescue Squad on Sunday after their kayaks became swamped on Cloquet River. The women were stranded in a swampy area between the Independence rest area and the Highway 8 bridge. Rescue crews launched a small boat to locate and retrieve the women who were brought…

Grizzly’s on Miller Hill Closing Tomorrow

Management Say They Don't Know What Will go in That Spot

DULUTH, Minn.-The Grizzly’s near the Miller Hill Mall is closing officially tomorrow. Management at the store told Fox 21 that the Grizzly’s building, along with the Fred’s Motors behind it, will be torn down. Employees said they didn’t know what would be replacing it, but back in March the Duluth Planning Commission approved the tear down of the businesses to…

Bernie Sanders Coming Back to Duluth

Sanders Will Hold Campaign Rally for Attorney General Candidate Keith Ellison Next Friday

DULUTH, Minn.-Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is coming back to Duluth. He will be in the Northland next Friday for a rally for Minnesota attorney general candidate Keith Ellison, who is a Democrat. Doors open for the event at Denfeld High School at 3:45 p.m. with the rally expected to begin at 5 p.m. Sanders was last…

Hibbing Jubilee Begins

Event Goes Through Saturday

HIBBING, Minn.-The Hibbing Jubilee has kicked off on the Iron Range. Multiple spots across the community will be hosting a variety of events including sidewalk sales and a fireworks show Friday, and a parade and street dance Saturday. One of the kickoff events today was a scavenger hunt at the library which serves as a fun way to get kids…

Authorities Searching for Suspect After Body Found Near Cook

A Warrant has Been Issued for his Arrest

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect in connection to an alleged homicide that took place near Cook. Daniel Gregory Lynn, 40, of South Bend, Indiana is a suspect in the alleged homicide of Christina Marie Woods, 28, also of South Bend Indiana. Woods was reported missing in early June and investigators believe…

Butcher Shops Stay Busy During Fourth Weekend

IRON RIVER, Wis.-With many people off tomorrow, Northlander’s will certainly attempt to fire up those grills no matter what the weather conditions. Ownership from Jim’s Meat Market in Iron River said this is one of the busiest times of the year for them due to all of their out of town customers. “We get a lot of people from cabins…

DNR Offers Boating Safety Tips

DULUTH, Minn.-With all the warm weather recently, many Northlander’s boats have hit the water. Local safety officials from the DNR want to remind the public that they want people to have fun, but to do it in a safe way. They say with the recent rainfall, our lakes can be especially dangerous. “When you get on a lake you are…

Food Truck Fridays Begin

DULUTH, Minn.-Food Truck Fridays have begun again in downtown Duluth. Numerous food vendors were parked outside of the main Duluth library earlier today to celebrate the growing business in the Northland. A member of the Rambler food truck team told us today the event isn’t about competition against other businesses, but rather having a unity with their peers. “It’s really…

Primary Voting Begins in Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn.-Early absentee voting for this primary elections has begun in Minnesota. The primary, which will be held August 14th, will have numerous races with a number of challengers for the state’s top spots. A rally was held at Duluth City Hall earlier today for DFL candidates. One DFL supporter we spoke to said this election cycle will have a…

Thousands Without Power After Severe Morning Storms

Line Crews Work to Restore 97 Outage Points

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Following Friday morning’s storms Lake Country Power is still reporting over 6,700 customers without power through northern Minnesota. Line crews are working to restore service to 97 total outage points. According to Lake Country Power’s outage map the affected customers are primarily north of Virginia near Side Lake, Lake Vermillion, Ely, and throughout the Grand Rapids service…

Fatal Motorycle Crash in Bemidji

The Accident is Under Investigation

BEMIDJI, Minn. – According to the Bemidji Police Department, just after 5:30 p.m. on Thursday authorities responded to a motorcycle crash in the 1200 block of 5th Street northwest. Officers that responded to the scene say a motorcycle appeared to have left the road and flipped. The driver was pronounced dead on the scene. The name of the victim is…

River Rovers Program Held

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Children ages three to seven in Superior got to learn today all about nature during the free River Rovers program at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve. Staff at the site say events like this helps children over the long term with their development. “Playing outside with adults when kids are really young, helps physical development, it helps…

Woman Accused of Drowning Baby Arrested in Minnesota

The Woman was Arrested in Pope County

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota woman accused of drowning her newborn shortly after giving birth has been arrested in western Minnesota. Authorities say the 36-year-old West Fargo woman was picked up in Pope County, Minnesota late Tuesday on an arrest warrant issued by Cass County. Authorities say the woman gave birth at a friend’s townhouse in Fargo May…

Prince’s Band to Perform in Northland

BAYFIELD, Wis.-The spirit behind Prince is making its way to the Northland next month. Prince’s band the New Power Generation will perform at the Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield July 7th for a very special show. Since Prince’s death back in 2016, the group grieved of their loss, but now they are hitting the road again to let Prince’s music…

Food Share Event Held on North Shore

TWO HARBORS, Minn.-On a normal month 9,000 pounds of food are distributed from the Two Harbors Area Food Shelf. Today, however, 10,000  pounds were handed out to those in needs during the community’s second annual Food Share. Almost 40 volunteers arrived at the food shelf this morning to help give out the food to 150 families in the community. The…

Minnesota Lottery Goes Mobile

Jackpocket is now Live in Minnesota

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – An app that allows Minnesotans to purchase lottery tickets on their mobile devices has launched today. The app is called Jackpocket and Co-founder and CEO Peter Sullivan hopes to launch the app in more states in the next few months. “Jackpocket is…

Fourth Fest Comes to Bayfront Festival Park Next Week

Admission is Free to the Public

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth’s annual Fourth Fest at Bayfront Park is just around the corner. Gates open at Bayfront Festival Park at 4:00 p.m., musical performances start at 4:30 p.m., and the fireworks show will start at 10:10 p.m. This year’s musical guests include Under the Bus, Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinner, Feeding Leroy, and…

Standoff in New Hope Began With Domestic Dispute

Residents Were Evacuated From the Neighborhood

NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) – A standoff that started with a domestic dispute stretched into daylight in New Hope where a man was barricaded in a house with two children. Officers were dispatched to a home about 8 p.m. Monday where a woman said her boyfriend was threatening her and her two children. When police arrived, they found the woman…