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National Tourism Rally in Duluth

It's National Tourism Week and of course the tourism industry stands out in Duluth. Some say, it's thanks in part to one man, whose efforts were celebrated at the Visit…

Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, saying it was necessary to restore "public trust and confidence" in the nation's top law enforcement agency following several tumultuous months. "The FBI is one of our…

Oregon on Track to be First State with No Gender on License

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon is on track to become the first state to allow residents to skip a gender identity on their driver's licenses and identification cards. Transgender residents say the change would make them feel safer. The Oregonian/OregonLive…

Prosecutor to Appeal Hernandez Conviction Ruling

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Prosecutors say they will appeal a ruling erasing former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's conviction in a 2013 murder because he died before his appeal was heard. Judge Susan Garsh ruled Tuesday that Hernandez's conviction must…

Fitbit Names Duluth No. 1 Fittest City in America

DULUTH, Minn. - Fitbit has named Duluth, Minnesota as the fittest city in America. After looking at aggregated user data such as daily steps, active minutes, resting heart rate, and sleep duration,…

Trump Tabs Minnesota Justice for Federal Appeals Court

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) -  President Donald Trump has nominated Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice David Stras to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Stras formerly clerked for conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice…

Marijuana Found Stashed in Shipment of Ford Fusions

  NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - A shipment of Ford Fusions traveling by rail from Mexico to Minnesota has been found to have marijuana hidden inside the vehicles. The Arizona Daily Star reported Thursday that 15 Ford Fusions have been in…

4-Year-Old Dies From Methadone Overdose in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) - The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed a 4-year-old boy has died from a methadone overdose. Tyranne Beckless is the seventh child in Milwaukee County under the age of 5 to die of an opioid…

Madison Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking

MADISON, Wis. - A jury reached a guilty verdict after less than three hours, following a four-day trial of a Madison man, who was involved in prostitution and sex trafficking. Attorney General Brad…

Prayer Day Held in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. - The 66th National Day of Prayer was held today outside the courthouse in Superior. The event today was newly elected mayor Jim Paine’s first prayer event. The event…

Man Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in Crookston

CROOKSTON, Minn. - The Crookston Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating an individual who may have information related to a death investigation. Eddie Markeith Frazier is described as age 49, 6' 4" tall, 320 pounds, with black…

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