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Emmanuel Evergreens Begins Christmas Tree Sales

DULUTH, Minn. — Emmanuel Evergreens tree lot along Grand Avenue in West Duluth has been in business for five years. They decided to get their trees out a little earlier this year. The lot has hundreds of balsam firs, fraser firs and white pines, Christmas wreaths and more. With the lot open seven days a week, owners say this gives…

Vehicle Microchip Shortage Continues in Northland

The trade-in value has gone up for many cars helping absorb some of the rising costs of new vehicles. 

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — Car dealerships are still feeling the effects of the pandemic as a shortage of microchips continues. A semi-conductor is a computer chip in the vehicle that helps run its run all the electronics a car has, such as the radio. The shortage throughout 2020 has caused a ripple effect meaning fewer vehicles have been built throughout the…

Pinehurst Pool Opens With New Safety Guidelines

The pool will be open Monday through Friday 12-7 p.m. and 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sundays. 

CLOQUET, Minn. — The Pinehurst Pool in Cloquet officially opened for the 2021 season Monday afternoon. The sand bottom pond in Cloquet is one of the few left in Minnesota. “We are good for any age group to be able to come in from toddlers to young teenagers,” Cloquet Community Education Director, Erin Bates says. After closing all of last…

Maple Schools Among Area Districts Facing Substitute Teacher Shortage

The district recently increased substitute teacher pay from $100 a day to $150.

MAPLE, Wisc. – The Maple School District is under pressure to add more substitute teachers. “If there were about half of our total population of subs before who said no, I’m not willing to do it even though I love kids. I don’t know what amount of money it’s going to take. I would be thrilled if we get all…

Hospitals Dealing with National IV Solution Shortage

Officials with Essentia Health say the shortage isn't affecting patient care.

DULUTH, Minn.- There’s a national shortage of IV solution;¬†aftermath of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, which happens to be home to 80 drug manufactures, who supplied it the solution to the U.S. Officials with Essentia Health in Duluth say there’s no need to worry the shortage isn’t affecting patient care. IV bags are given to patients that are dehydrated. The…