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To survive in evolving market, changes proposed for Duluth paper mill

To remain profitable in an evolving paper market, owners of the Verso Paper Mill in Duluth are proposing to modify their product mix. Read more

As demand grows, United increases Duluth capacity

United Airlines will operate mainline aircraft at Duluth, the Duluth Airport Authority announced Thursday. beginning March 9, the ai… Read more

ALLETE Clean Energy buys wind turbines from GE

ALLETE Clean Energy on Wednesday announced a 40-megawatt purchase of wind turbines from GE Renewable Energy. They qualify for 80 per… Read more

Governor wants $1.5 billion in bonding

Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday issued a $1.5 billion public works spending proposal that he heralded for its job creation potential. Read more

Around the Region

MPCA posts PolyMet draft water quality permit and Section 401 certification

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has posted the draft water quality permit and draft Section 401 Certification and supporting … Read more

US Bancorp reports record 2017 net

U.S. Bancorp reported net income of $1.682 billion for the fourth quarter of 2017, or 97 cents per diluted common share. That compar… Read more

Great Lakes iron ore trade up nearly 11 percent in 2017

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 60.3 million tons in 2017, an increase of 10.9 percent over 2016 and the highest to… Read more

Noteworthy Events

Broadband, business growth are topics of Tech Council event

The progress and challenges of building a stronger infrastructure for broadband in northern Wisconsin will be outlined Feb. 27 at a … Read more

Newsmakers

NBC promotes Hansen at Duluth office

Cammy Hansen was promoted to vice president – community banking director at National Bank of Commerce.  Read more

Moline announces staff promotions

Moline Machinery, an original equipment manufacturer of the world's largest donut production systems and industrial dough sheeting s… Read more

Young & Associates promotes Soderberg

Young & Associates Insurance of Duluth promoted Amy Soderberg to personal aAccount manager. She joined the agency in 2016 and re… Read more

Elliott named AET's COO

American Engineering Testing (AET) has promoted Robert (Bob) Elliott to chief operating officer of the engineering consulting firm. … Read more

BusinessNorth Exclusives

Young leaders step forward to change the face of government, business, community

The spring elections of 2016 and 2017 in the city of Superior have ushered in a new era in elected leadership. Five of 10 city counc… Read more

News from other media

Minnesota gained 8,900 jobs in December, led by construction

Minnesota employers added 8,900 jobs in December, a stark contrast to losing 4,000 jobs in November, while the statewide unemploymen… Read more

Senator Smith Pushes For Action On Illegal Steel Imports

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDAL) - The Secretary of Commerce, on January 11th, has submitted the results of the Department's investigation in… Read more

Wisconsin December unemployment rate dips to 3.0%, matching lowest rate on record

Seven years after the last recession, as labor markets tighten across the nation, Wisconsin’s estimated unemployment rate dipped to … Read more

Why you need to budget weekly (not monthly)

Sometimes it can feel like you've got a lot of balls in the air, money-wise. In the midst of all this juggling, how long can you kee… Read more

Whole Foods left with empty shelves under new stocking system, employees say

Employees tell Business Insider the system is supposed to save money, but customers are getting angry over the empty shelves and aisles. Read more

Dow briefly tops 26,000 mark

The Dow eased slightly after hitting the 26,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday, as earnings season got off to a strong start fol… Read more

Weather alert

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement remains in effect until 12:00 am Monday for Carlton/South St. Louis, MN

Weather Today

Windy with late night snow showers

Today

31° 27°

Windy with late night snow showers

Humidity: 91%
Cloud Coverage: 99%
Wind: ENE at 22 mph
Chance of Snow: 0%
UV Index: 0 Low
Sunrise: 07:44:15 am
Sunset: 04:55:30 pm

This Week's Forecast

Day Precip Temp
Windy with late night snow showers Sun
30% 31° 27°
Windy, chance of snow showers in the morning Mon
40% 28° 14°
Partly cloudy Tue
10% 23° 13°
Mostly cloudy Wed
20% 25° 14°
Times of sun and clouds Thu
10% 31° 28°
Partly cloudy Fri
20% 40° 29°
Cloudy Sat
10% 31° 13°