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Historic Flooding Taking Place at Rainy Lake

KOOCHICHING COUNTY, Minn. -- Although the rivers in Duluth don't seem to be too affected, just two and a half hours north, they're experiencing what they're calling historic flooding, and they expect it…

Wisconsin DNR Warns of Very High Fire Danger Across Most of State

MADISON, Wis. – Douglas, Ashland, and Bayfield Counties are among those with very high fire danger Saturday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, due to dry conditions and low moisture. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking…

Hartley Nature Center Expansion

DULUTH, Minn. -- We got an inside look at the new multimillion dollar building expansion of Duluth’s Hartley Nature Center. This $2.9 million dollar project was outlined in the 2014 Hartley Park Master Plan. It…

EPA Recommends Against Reissuing Permit for PolyMet Mine

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Federal regulators are recommending that the Army Corps of Engineers decline to reissue a key permit for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine. The Environmental Protection Agency says the project could raise levels of mercury and…

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