The country’s largest interstate passenger rail provider was in Duluth last week, exploring service possibilities for the proposed line between the Twin Ports and Twin Cities. An Amtrak official from the company’s Chicago Union Station office met with the mayors of Duluth and Superior to talk about the $550-million Northern Lights Express Higher Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Project — a years-old vision that remains unfunded while at the same time having cleared significant hurdles in recent years.
DULUTH — Calling from his new office in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 9, Rep. Pete Stauber continued to strike a chord for cooperation roughly one week into his term serving the 8th Congressional District. The Hermantown Republican attended a bipartisan retreat last weekend in Williamsport, Pa., sponsored by the Congressional Research Service, which supplies members of Congress with impartial policy and legal information.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Barring action in Washington, D.C., before the end of the year, Congressman-elect Pete Stauber plans to take up legislation early in 2019 that would stem a series of legal challenges to copper-nickel mining in northern Minnesota, he said Monday, Dec. 10, in a news release. Stauber, R-Hermantown, encouraged the current Congress to pass legislation ratifying a land exchange between PolyMet Mining Co. and the U.S. Forest Service. If not, Stauber said he would take up the mantle from predecessor Rick Nolan and try to press the land swap into law.
DULUTH, Minn. - The first winter storm of 2017-18 came in a fury Friday, Oct. 27 — causing mayhem for municipalities and travelers across the Northland and dousing a warm fall in a coat of snow and slush.
An outpouring of support on social media speaks to the type of musician and educator Tina Thielen-Gaffey was — vivacious and talented and capable of teasing out performances from students they didn’t know they had in them. But the death of the former University of Minnesota Duluth associate music professor and choral director last weekend, described by family in her obituary as an “accidental overdose,” was a tragic end for a person who touched countless lives, said her husband.
A Superior city councilor was arrested late Thursday and remains in Douglas County Jail facing multiple criminal charges. Graham Franklin Garfield, 26, was taken into custody by the Superior Police Department at 11:54 p.m., according to information posted on the Douglas County Detention Center Inmate Roster. Garfield is facing charges of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct offenses and an additional pending charge of operating under the influence of an intoxicant.
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. -- A longtime teacher from southern Minnesota -- brother to U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn. -- died and his son was seriously injured Sunday night after they...
DULUTH — In Stewart Mills’ campaign ad for the 8th District Congressional seat, the Republican candidate sports orange hunting gear and touts his family’s hunting camp doctrine: “Instead of complaining,...
DULUTH — As a lone protester outside Duluth’s Hobby Lobby on Tuesday, Arielle Schnur heard her share of detractors who sized her up as they strode in from the vast parking lot. “I was called a baby killer,” Schnur said. One Florida man waiting for his wife to come out of the store said Schnur was an example of what was wrong with the country. By Wednesday, as the protest stretched into the second of its scheduled three days, Schnur found strength in growing numbers. “There’s been far less yelling now that I have a strong group around me,” Schnur
DULUTH — It was nearing sunset when they appeared. Three vessels. Three frothing wakes. One carrying a body reclaimed from Saturday’s plane crash. That was the sum total of a 12-hour day on Lake Superior, Monday, where 14 rescuers from a host of agencies spent the day first trying to raise the wreckage, then settling for the most precious result. “Getting the wreckage was secondary to getting the victim,” said Capt. Tom Crossmon of the St. Louis County Rescue Squad. Crossmon led the rescuers through a day he described as Murphy’s Law unbound.