Daily Briefing

Internal probe criticizes EPA for handling of PolyMet permit

The Environmental Protection Agency's Region 5 office was criticized Wednesday for the handling of its own rules in connection with two per… Read more

US Attorney General to investigate Minneapolis PD

The U.S. Justice Department has opened an  investigation into the City of Minneapolis and its. Police Department in the wake of the convict… Read more


Saltie's arrival opens 2021 shipping season

Federal Biscay, a 656-foot bulk carrier owned by Montréal-based Fednav, earned the 2021 First Ship distinction in the Port of Duluth, compl… Read more

Grandma's Marathon releases details of 2021 race plan

With a little more than two months to go until the 2021 race weekend, Grandma’s Marathon-Duluth, Inc. has announced several planned changes… Read more

Around the Region

AP Construction begins Phase II of Wrenshall School renovations

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a Minneapolis-based and family-owned general contractor, recently broke ground on the second pha… Read more


Miners Event and Convention Center in Virginia now taking reservations

As construction ramps up to meet the September Grand Opening of Miners Event and Convention Center in Virginia, Minnesota, so are bookings … Read more

Ontario extends provincial stay-at-home order, adds restrictions

The Ontario government has extended the province’s stay-at-home order and imposed new travel restrictions. These actions are targeted at st… Read more

Noteworthy Events

Superior-Douglas County Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Chamber Restaurant Week

The Superior-Douglas County Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to once again offer its Chamber Restaurant Week promotion. Read more


Lindsey Lawrence named TKDA’s bridge group leader

Lindsey Lawrence, PE, is the new manager of TKDA’s bridge group in the engineering, architectural and planning consulting firm’s Surface Tr… Read more

Duluth's Dave Boe lead developer on new game

Duluth-based communications professional Dave Boe served as lead developer for the recently released Rome, Inc. This professional wargame, … Read more

Essentia Health welcomes psychiatrist Sarah Jones

Psychiatrist Sarah Jones is excited to welcome new patients at the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic. Read more

Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Stephen Turner

Dr. Stephen Turner, a family medicine physician, is excited to welcome new patients at the Essentia Health-Deer River Clinic. Read more

BusinessNorth Exclusives


The small business owner’s resilience to reimagine

At the Entrepreneur Fund, we have the pleasure of working with hundreds of our region’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Throughout… Read more

News from other media

Citi, Wells, BOA, Sachs urge shareholders to vote against racial-equity audits

Five of the nation’s biggest banks are asking shareholders to reject racial-equity resolutions after they expressed solidarity with the Bla… Read more

LG quitting the smart phone business

G is getting out of the "incredibly competitive" business of making smartphones. Read more

GM announces electric Silverado pickup that can go 400 miles

General Motors announced Tuesday that it will produce an all-electric Chevrolet Silverado truck, with an estimated driving range of more th… Read more

Twin Cities homebuilding rose 50% in March

Homebuilding in the Twin Cities was up 50% last month as buyers took advantage of persistently low mortgage rates. Read more

55 of the largest companies in the US paid no federal taxes

Some of America's largest companies paid no federal taxes last year despite making billions in revenue. Read more

US adds 916,000 jobs in March as the recovery gains steam

The U.S. jobs rebound picked up steam last month, fueled by the accelerating pace of vaccinations and a new injection of federal aid. Read more

Weather alert

Special Weather Statement until THU 8:00 PM CDT

This Z remains in effect until 8:00 pm Thursday for Carlton/South St. Louis Counties, MN

Weather Today

Mostly clear


62° 41°

More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s.

Cloud Coverage:6%
Wind:SW at 12 mph
Chance of Rain:2%
UV Index:6 High
Sunrise:06:07:51 AM
Sunset:08:06:50 PM

This Week's Forecast

Mostly clearThu
2%62° 41°
24%51° 35°
Heavy snowSat
53%42° 31°
Mostly cloudySun
24%43° 37°
Scattered showersMon
55%43° 40°
Scattered thunderstormsTue
50%47° 41°
Scattered showersWed
45%50° 39°