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One hundred years ago Friday, several forest fires in northeastern Minnesota merged into a giant "wall of flames" that remains the state's deadliest-ever natural disaster. The fire leveled entire towns, including Cloquet and parts of Duluth. But nowhere was the devastation felt more than the…

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Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank has hired Rob Sidenberg to fill the newly created position of marketing and special events manager. He will oversee the food bank’s traditional and digital marketing strategy.

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Dr. Cliff Chapin, Chair of the Emergency Department at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet, received Physician of the Year award from Essentia Health Heart and Vascular Center for his outstanding performance and commitment to improving systems of heart attack care, also known as STEMI.

Cindy Theien and Don Nummi were honored at the Wisconsin Bankers Association’s recent Management Conference in Madison. Both are National Bank of Commerce associates. They received the WBA's Lifetime Service Award for extraordinary service to Wisconsin's financial industry.

It's been a busy week of packing boxes and setting up a temporary visitor center, but the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau is officially open at 117 S. First Street (on the corner of Manypenny Avenue and First Street). Stop in and say hello! We will be based in these temporary offices whi…

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The City of Duluth is reminding the public that the Lakewalk Trail is officially closed from the Lighthouse parking lot to Leif Erikson Park until further notice. The City is urging the public to stay clear of the damaged areas for their own safety and also to allow work crews to conduct clean up. 

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Mark Sandberg holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and a good job at the Cable, Wis. office of Norvado, the regional cable TV, phone and Internet services provider. But with tech jobs, you have to keep learning to keep up with the technology and what your employer needs you to know.