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Shell Lake receives state grant to support medical center renovation

The city of Shell Lake is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help fund the remodeling of the Indianhead Medical Center (IMC) hospital and … Read more

ALLETE Clean Energy’s newest wind facility goes online

ALLETE Clean Energy announced its Glen Ullin Energy Center 40 miles west of Bismarck is now online and producing wind power for Xcel Energy… Read more

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Birkeland to lead Minnesota Forest Industries and Timber Producers Association

Mike Birkeland was hired Dec. 6 as the new executive vice president of Minnesota Forest Industries (MFI) and the Minnesota Timber Producers… Read more

National Bank of Commerce announces completion of Republic Bank merger

National Bank of Commerce (NBC) announced the completion of their merger with Republic Bank. Read more

Around the Region

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Gale Force expands in Bayfield

The Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau on Dec. 6 hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Gale Force Coffee & Lounge. The community is c… Read more

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ShelDon celebrates 30th anniversary

ShelDon, which has offered commercial print and copy services since 1990, celebrated its 30th Anniversary Thursday at the store, 124 E. Sup… Read more

MPUC okays interim Minnesota Power rate increase

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) on Thursday approved interim rates Read more

Noteworthy Events

Shell Lake receives state grant to support medical center renovation

The city of Shell Lake is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help fund the remodeling of the Indianhead Medical Center (IMC) hospital and … Read more

Newsmakers

New members join Iron Mining Association board

The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) announced the results of its annual board elections this month at its 27th annual meeting an… Read more

Benolken joins American Bank as business banker

American Bank of the North announced Shannon Benolken was hired as business banker for their west region (Grand Rapids and Nashwauk). Read more

Three nurse practitioners join Essential Health

Nurse Practitioner Julia Anding has joined the Neurology Department at Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic. Anding earned a master’s degree in nu… Read more

Hanft Fride adds Mutchler to team

Hanft Fride has hired Heather as an associate attorney. Mutchler joined the team in June 2019 as a law clerk and became an associate attorn… Read more

BusinessNorth Exclusives

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Iron ore production slips in 2019

Northeastern Minnesota’s iron ore industry will have a solid year in 2019. But not quite as good as 2018. Read more

News from other media

Wood as strong as steel to be used for Wisconsin apartments

Milwaukee's first building created with an unusual construction method, using high-grade timber instead of steel for its frame, will be com… Read more

Microdistilleries prepare for worst as tax relief set to expire

A few weeks before the champagne corks pop to usher in 2020, one branch of the liquor business is viewing the New Year with trepidation: cr… Read more

The Great Electric Car 'Zero Emissions' Boondoggle

Governments have been promoting electric cars as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and averting the global warming crisis. They … Read more

Duluth City Council approves $235k Spirit Mountain bailout

Spirit Mountain bailout. That's what some would call the approval of funding Monday night in the amount of $235,000 for the ski area. Read more

Insiders signal confidence in Cliffs-AK merger

On December 3rd, iron producer Cleveland Cliffs (CLF) announced it was purchasing/merging with steel maker AK Steel (AKS) in a $1.1 billion… Read more

Lawmakers Seeking Emergency Declaration For Great Lakes Shoreline

A group of Michigan lawmakers is asking Governor Gretchen Whitmer to issue a state of emergency declaration due to severe erosion along the… Read more

Weather alert

Small Craft Advisory from 4PM CST THU until 10AM CST FRI

This bulletin remains in effect until 10:00 am Friday for Two Harbors to Duluth MN,

Weather alert

Winter Weather Advisory from 5:09PM CST THU until 6AM CST FRI

This bulletin remains in effect until 6:00 am Friday for Carlton/South St. Louis Counties, MN

Weather Today

Snow likely early. Lows overnight in the low teens.

Today

22° 10°

Snow likely early. Lows overnight in the low teens.

Humidity:84%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:NE at 6 mph
Chance of Snow:0%
UV Index:0 Low
Sunrise:07:44:23 AM
Sunset:04:19:49 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Snow likely early. Lows overnight in the low teens.Thu
50%22° 10°
Afternoon snow. Highs in the upper teens and lows in the low teens.Fri
70%19° 13°
Considerable cloudiness. Highs in the mid teens and lows -11 to -7F.Sat
20%16° -9°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid single digits and lows in the low single digits.Sun
10% 
Partly cloudy. Highs in the low teens and lows in the low single digits.Mon
10%12° 
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid single digits and lows -10 to -6F.Tue
10% -8°
Morning snow showers. Highs in the low teens and lows in the low single digits.Wed
30%12°