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Daily Briefing

Cirrus Aircraft reports strongest deliveries in a decade

New customer aircraft deliveries for the Cirrus Aircraft’s best-selling SR Series showed steady growth and reached 380 aircraft in 2018, an… Read more

Birkie events begin Thursday

The 45th Slumberland American Birkebeiner cross country ski race will be in full swing beginning Thursday. More than 13,500 skiers and an e… Read more

Veteran Superior broadcaster Lew Martin dies at 102

Lew Martin, 102, one of the Twin Ports’ pioneer broadcasters, died Sunday at age 102. Read more

RSM: Middle market particularly susceptible to cybercrime

The age of big data translates to even bigger risk for businesses of all sizes, but middle market companies are particularly vulnerable, ac… Read more

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Around the Region

Xcel raises dividend

The Board of Directors of Xcel Energy Inc.on Wednesday raised the quarterly dividend on  common stock from 38 cents per share to 40.5 cents… Read more

Chamber: Governor’s proposed spending increases will hit pocketbooks

Minnesota Chamber President Doug Loon issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tim Walz’s budget: Read more

Elder care reform bill being considered today

A bill with strong protections against abuse, neglect, assault, and other maltreatment in Minnesota assisted living facilities and nursing … Read more

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Noteworthy Events

Zenith Digital Marketing Conference

Marketing agency Aimclear and the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce will host the eighth Zenith Digital Marketing Conference on April 25.  Read more

Newsmakers

Koci replaces Flanagan as Cliffs' CFO

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced that Keith A. Koci has been appointed executive vice president, chief financial officer effecti… Read more

St. Luke's announces two new hires

St. Luke’s Gastroenterology Associates has hired Physician Assistant Chelsea Ruda. Shereceived her Master of Science in Physician Assistant… Read more

Kraus-Anderson Duluth promotes management staff

The Duluth office of Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA) has promoted Peter Auvinen and Paul Noll to project managers. Read more

Essentia Health announces staff additions

Licensed Psychologist Matthew Webb has joined the Essentia Health-Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center in Duluth. He has lived and worked… Read more

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BusinessNorth Exclusives

PolyMet permitting caps years of hard work

The PolyMet nonferrous mine project near Hoyt Lakes was pretty much on life support in 2012. And its prognosis was bleak after the federal … Read more

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News from other media

UnitedHealth gets HMO license in Minnesota

UnitedHealthcare, the insurance arm of UnitedHealth Group. Inc. has received a license to operate as a health-maintenance organization in M… Read more

Dairy farmers are in crisis — and it could change Wisconsin forever

There was a time when the soft glow of barn lights dotted Wisconsin’s rural landscape like stars in a constellation, connecting families wh… Read more

Snowplow Drivers, Mechanics In High Demand This Winter

Snowplow drivers and snow-removal workers have been in high demand this winter across Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Read more

Shopko layoffs affect more than 100 at HQ, about 1,000 Wisconsin retail workers

Downsizing by bankrupt Shopko Stores Operating Co. LLC will eliminate more than 100 jobs at the company’s headquarters in Ashwaubenon.  Read more

Data breach hits Dunn Bros., Sebastian Joe’s, Pittsburgh Blue, others

A suspected data breach may have exposed customer payment data at scores of restaurants in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Arizona. Read more

Gov. Tony Evers Says Business Incentives Should Be Discussed

Gov. Tony Evers says offering businesses incentives to create or maintain jobs in Wisconsin is something that should be re-examined. Read more

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Weather Today

Considerable cloudiness. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low teens.

Today

30° 13°

Considerable cloudiness. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low teens.

Humidity:69%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:W at 7 mph
Chance of Snow:0%
UV Index:1 Low
Sunrise:07:02:44 AM
Sunset:05:42:12 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Considerable cloudiness. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low teens.Thu
20%30° 13°
More clouds than sun. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the mid 20s.Fri
20%30° 24°
Snow showers. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the mid 20s.Sat
50%31° 24°
Windy with morning snow showers. Highs in the upper 20s and lows -11 to -7F.Sun
50%27° -9°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper single digits and lows -12 to -8F.Mon
10% -10°
More clouds than sun. Highs in the low teens and lows -5 to -1F.Tue
20%10° -3°
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid teens and lows -4 to 0F.Wed
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