Daily Briefing

Area manufacturers dissect survey findings

The manufacturing industry in Minnesota faces some unique challenges that business  executives are combating via creative and flexible stra… Read more

For now, idled US Steel blast furnaces won't impact Minntac, Keetac

U.S. Steel officials say the company’s pellet operations on the Iron Range will not be affected at this time by the idling of two blast fur… Read more

Carter appointed LHB's chief executive officer

Richard A. Carter will become LHB’s chief executive officer on July 15. Carter previously held the position of integrative design team lead… Read more

Kraus-Anderson’s Duluth office celebrates 20 years

 Kraus-Anderson is celebrating the 20thyear of its Duluth office. Read more

Around the Region

St. Luke’s hosts ribbon cutting for remodeled inpatient pharmacy

St. Luke’s Inpatient Pharmacy celebrated its $1.5 million remodeling Thursdayl with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The project expanded the Inp… Read more

EPA union raises concern about timing of staff comments regarding PolyMet

The union representing Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 employees in Minnesota, the American Federation of Government Employees (AF… Read more

Duluth Seaway Port Authority rates favorably in Green Marine environmental report

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority and its terminal operations on Rice’s Point earned high marks in the Green Marine environmental performanc… Read more

Noteworthy Events

Duluth Chamber hosts 50th annual golf tourney July 22

The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 50th annual golf tourney July 22. The event will include: Read more


St. Luke's announces staff additions

Dr. Paul Perry has joined St. Luke’s Internal Medicine Associates as a hospitalist.  Dr. Perry received his medical degree from the Kansas … Read more

Essentia Health announces regional senior vice president

Tammy “Tamm” Kritzer is joining Essentia Health as senior vice president for the East Market’s regional hospitals, clinics and long-term ca… Read more

LHB announces new hires and professional recognitions

LHB, Inc. announced several professional recognitions and new employees. Read more

Dr. Jon Pryor to join Essentia Health leadership team

Dr. Jon Pryor is joining Essentia Health in the role of East Market president, overseeing Essentia’s facilities in northeastern Minnesota a… Read more

BusinessNorth Exclusives

Retail decline hurts real estate

There’s good and bad news about Duluth’s commercial real estate market, depending on your perspective.  Read more

News from other media

For Minnesota cities and counties, the 2019 increase in state aid was long awaited

Last winter, as the 2019 legislative session approached, advocates for Minnesota cities and counties, especially those in rural areas, hope… Read more

1st-time homebuyers are getting squeezed out by investors

It's gotten a lot harder for first-time homebuyers to nab that dream house. The pool of smaller, affordable starter houses is low. And incr… Read more

What is Amy Klobuchar’s stance on copper-nickel mining?

When Amy Klobuchar launched her presidential campaign on a snowy February day in Minneapolis, she began by telling her family story. The da… Read more

Environmental group sues Trump administration over mining rules near Boundary Waters

An environmental group sued the Trump administration Thursday, seeking the release of documents related to a decision last year to end a st… Read more

Unemployment steady in Minn. with a tight job market

Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held at 3.3 percent in May, below the national rate of 3.6 percent, state officials said … Read more

Pollinator-friendly solar energy becomes the norm in Minnesota

The environmental benefits of Connexus Energy's solar-plus-storage project are obvious enough, but this time of year, you'll notice somethi… Read more

Weather Today

Isolated thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.


72° 57°

Isolated thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.

Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:W at 12 mph
Chance of Rain:30%
UV Index:0 Low
Sunrise:05:14:50 AM
Sunset:09:06:33 PM

This Week's Forecast

Isolated thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.Mon
30%72° 57°
Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 50s.Tue
40%75° 58°
Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 50s.Wed
10%80° 59°
Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 50s.Thu
40%78° 59°
Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 50s.Fri
30%74° 57°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 50s.Sat
20%74° 58°
A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 60s.Sun
40%71° 60°