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Council changes purchase agreement for movie theater
'Living Well' workshop begins Oct. 3
'A blessing and a curse.' Saved from the rubble, Minn. plane crash victim won $27.7M judgement before judge reversed it.
After skydiving mishap, Army staff sergeant from Minn. takes on traumatic brain injury
Luverne DFL event is Oct. 3
TIMBERWOLVES: Athletic Jefferson catches Thibodeau's eye
Prep volleyball: Luverne takes three straight from Fulda
Gophers RBs Smith, Brooks expected to return vs. Maryland
MEN'S HOCKEY: Minnesota State Mankato picked to win WCHA, Bemidji State second
Gopher mascot runs over 7th grade Eagan football players at Vikings halftime
BROST: Add bean dips to your football fare
PARENTING PERSPECTIVES: Our reporter is embedded deep in the War on Bedtime. Here's the latest from the front lines.
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
Flashy fall foliage: Spice up landscaping with brilliant colors
Conserving estate money no excuse for risking elder's health
Rita E. Kolander
Ruby Ethel Thurmer
Betty J. Hamann
Bill "Jockpot" Top
Delores "Dee" Hansen
Disheveled Theologian: Horror show!
Column: That would have been one great summer season
Looking Back: 1992 -- Wellstone was speaker at King Turkey Day
KTD speaker: Start noticing people
Disheveled Theologian: Evening reminiscences
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Baby Shower: Carson Werner
Bruns 50th anniversary
Jensen 85th birthday
Hohensee 50th anniversary
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Special School Board Meeting
Regular School Board Meeting Minutes August 2017
Notice of public hearing
September 12, 2017
Dayton's water-quality event draws Ely crowd
ELY, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was on the edge of the some of the state's most pristine waters on Tuesday, Sept. 12, for one of...
September 12, 2017 - 10:22pm
August 27, 2017
When mine dams fail: Two recent examples
Two catastrophic mine dam failures, one in Canada and one in Brazil, made worldwide headlines in recent years for the downstream damage they caused. Polymet officials say their tailings basin and dams will be so different from those that failed that any comparison is unfair and meaningless....
August 27, 2017 - 6:00am
The dam debate: PolyMet tailings basin dams are key point in upcoming permits
HOYT LAKES — Of the bad things that could happen once PolyMet starts running Minnesota's first-ever copper mine, critics say, among the...
August 27, 2017 - 6:00am
August 21, 2017
UPDATE: Minnesota changes wild rice rules from sulfate to sulfide
August 21, 2017 - 6:33pm
July 23, 2017
Minnesota mining's place in American history
SOUDAN, Minn. — Imagine walking three-quarters of a mile through a mine tunnel in complete darkness to find iron ore, park interpreter...
July 23, 2017 - 6:00am
July 18, 2017
Minnesota copper mine opponents bend Forest Service's ear
ST. PAUL—Mia Morrison brought her 14-year-old enthusiasm to to a public meeting dominated by people much older. "My generation does not...
July 18, 2017 - 10:51pm
June 24, 2017
Iron ore shipments up in Twin Ports
DULUTH — Iron ore was cruising out of the Twin Ports last month as this shipping season continued its best start since 2013. "The first three months looked strong — that's obviously reflective of all six (taconite) production facilities being online this year," said Adele...
June 24, 2017 - 10:00pm
June 22, 2017
Battle escalates over mining moratorium near Boundary Waters
DULUTH, Minn. — Conservation, hunting and angling groups are battling back against U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan's effort to undo a moratorium on...
June 22, 2017 - 5:04pm
April 26, 2017
Chippewa wins bid to rescue Essar steel mill project in Nashwauk
NASHWAUK, Minn. — Tom Clarke's Chippewa Capital Partners LLC was picked Wednesday, April 26, as the best option to salvage the bankrupt Essar Steel Minnesota project in Nashwauk. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon has set a May 22 confirmation hearing to approve the deal,...
April 26, 2017 - 8:33pm
April 5, 2017
President Trump declares end to 'war on coal,' but utilities aren't listening
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations,...
April 5, 2017 - 2:59pm
March 19, 2017
Mesabi Metallics gets court permission to sign labor deals
NASHWAUK, Minn. — A federal bankruptcy judge has given Mesabi Metallics authority to renew labor agreements with construction workers...
March 19, 2017 - 12:02am
March 16, 2017
Agencies get earful on mining ban
DULUTH — The federal agencies responsible for a proposed mining ban near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness got an earful Thursday...
March 16, 2017 - 9:26pm
March 8, 2017
Report: Trump's daughter, son-in-law renting from Twin Metals owner
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law are renting a house from the Chilean family that owns the Twin Metals copper...
March 8, 2017 - 5:43pm
February 19, 2017
Restarting out of bankruptcy, company revives former MN mining operation
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — Tom Clarke has developed a pattern in recent years: finding shuttered, bankrupt companies, buying them for pennies...
February 19, 2017 - 3:04pm
January 30, 2017
Second lawsuit filed against PolyMet land exchange
DULUTH — Minnesota-based WaterLegacy on Monday, Jan. 30, filed suit in U.S. District Court against the U.S. Forest Service seeking to overturn the agency’s approval of a 6,650-acre land swap for the PolyMet copper mine site.
January 30, 2017 - 9:10pm