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A ceremony was held Wednesday to celebrate Duluth’s new intermodal service. Officials said a partnership between CN and Duluth Cargo Connect has opened the door to this new way of transporting containers. It connects the region to containerized imports and exports via its rail network that s…

Grand Rapids Economic Development Authority commissioners have approved a preliminary agreement with a developer interested in constructing a hotel near the city’s riverfront. The authority previously had a developer interested in constructing a hotel on the 1.5-acre site located north of th…

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The Great Lakes Commission and regional officials on Monday endorsed an expensive but necessary plan to upgrade the Soo Locks, the system by which cargo vessels travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the city of Minneapolis may not require employers located outside the municipality to provide employees with paid leave. The court also ruled that, for now, the city could impose that mandate on employers located within the city.

Minnesota Public Radio continues its 50th Anniversary celebration in Greater Minnesota with a MPR Connects! event in Duluth this Fall. It will feature the hosts and producers of MPR’s popular kids’ science podcast Brains On!. More than 300,000 listeners each month listen to this award-winnin…

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The booming local arts and culture scene will soon welcome Joseph Nease, a Kansas City, Mo., gallery owner, to its midst. His Joseph Nease Gallery (version 2.0) is a contemporary art gallery set to open Oct. 21 in the former Arthur’s Formal Wear building in downtown Duluth at 23 W. First St.

“I think of myself as a public servant who has always looked for ways to give back to my community,” said Karen Diver. Whether as executive director of Duluth’s YWCA, Chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, special assistant to the President for Native American Affairs,…

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HIBBING, MN - Fairview Range Medical Center (FRMC) was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administ…

Board members, dignitaries, donors and friends gathered recently for a groundbreaking celebration for a 2,100 square foot addition to the Evelyn Goldberg Briggs Library in Iron River.The expansion is the result of a communities, in which it became evident the library is serving more people w…

The West Duluth Business and Civic Club on Wednesday recognized West Duluth entrepreneurs with a Certificate of Appreciation. Companies that were recognized include Zenith Bookstore, The Rambler, Duluth Antique Marketplace, Shipshape Canvas, Trophy Café and Bailey Builds. Pictured are, front…

A Rochester, Minn., police lieutenant has reached a $1 million settlement with the city to close out a discrimination complaint she filed alleging unfair treatment as a high ranking female officer on the force.Eli Umpierre served for 25 years before Chief Roger Peterson put her on paid admin…

A Wisconsin appeals court has upheld the state’s right-to-work law.On Tuesday, the state’s 3rd District Court of Appeals overturned a ruling by a Dane County judge last year that found the law was unconstitutional.Wisconsin's right-to-work law, signed by Gov. Scott Walker in 2015, bans manda…

Steve Oberstar has joined Lake Superior College as a full-time unlimited faculty member. He will teach commercial and residential wiring.

Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital announced the addition of full-time athletic trainer, Ashley Palmer, ATC, at Grand Rapids High School. The Floodwood native attended Bemidji State University, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She received her Masters of Athle…

LHB's Aaron Kelly, AIA, LEED AP, has been chosen to participate in the 2017-2018 Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Duluth Program. Designed to identify, orient, develop and network existing and emerging leaders, Leadership Duluth encourages participants to take an active role in e…

Dr. Nicholas Milanovich, a radiologist, has joined the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic. He earned a medical degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian in Pittsburgh. He …

Join WITC from your desk or at a campus with the new webinar series. The first episode in the series will be held online, Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. and will cover performance management – evaluating success. 

Groups honored for generosity, inclusiveness, civic engagementDULUTH—Nonprofit organizations that work to prevent household fires, teach young people leadership skills and provide opportunities to children were honored today with the Touchstone Award by the Duluth Superior Area Community Fou…

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