Jen Theisen was at the 10-mile mark of a 16-mile July hike at Afton State Park southeast of St. Paul when it happened. "My lower legs felt a little prickly," the 46-year-old Crystal, Minn., woman recalled. "And then I knew it was starting." She knew, also, what would come next: a reddish rash spreading across her lower legs, turning bright red by the following day. An uncomfortable, if not exactly painful, itching would last for a couple of days.
DULUTH -- The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday, May 2, said it has reinstated the mining exploration leases for the proposed Twin Metals underground copper mine southeast of Ely. The move is a reversal of a late Obama administration move that revoked the leases because of the potential harmful impact of copper mining on the nearby Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
DULUTH -- The number of sexually transmitted diseases increased in Minnesota last year, continuing an unwelcome trend and giving health officials a reason to remind people at risk of infection to get tested at least once a year.
DULUTH—The Olympic gold-medal-winning U.S. men's curling team will go from throwing stones to throwing out the first pitch on the Minnesota Twins' opening day. The Twins announced Wednesday, March 21, that the Duluth-based curling team will throw the ceremonial first pitch when Minnesota takes on the Seattle Mariners at Target Field on April 5. The curling team includes skip John Shuster of Superior; John Landsteiner, Tyler George and Joe Polo of Duluth; and Matt Hamilton of McFarland, Wis. They're coached by Phill Drobnick of Eveleth.