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Daily Briefing

NWWIB and WITC working to increase construction labor force

The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board (NWWIB) and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) have partnered to offer… Read more

Cirrus Aircraft earns EASA approval as first Vision Jet arrives in Europe

Cirrus Aircraft has received Vision Jet Type Certificate approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and delivered the … Read more

Construction begins on northern Minnesota’s first indoor shooting range

Construction recently began on the Northland’s first indoor gun shooting range. The $1.9 million Dead-On Shooting Range will open th… Read more

Second 2017 shipment of ALLETE Clean Energy turbine parts arrives

The second of three shipments of ALLETE Clean Energy’s Nordex wind turbine components has arrived in Duluth. Read more

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Around the Region

Artisans Inc. receives WEDC loan to help employees purchase company

Assistance ensures firm will remain in Rusk County Read more

Firms assessed more than $1 million for environmental cleanup

Dale Cich, Diane C. Anderson and J & D Services of Northern Minnesota, Inc., must pay more than $1 million dollars for environme… Read more

Ward joins IEDC's business center

Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) announced Anthony (Tony) Ward, business consultant, has joined its Small Business Dev… Read more

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Noteworthy Events

Monster truck on display Wednesday, Thursday

Hall Brothers Racing will display the Raminator on Wednesday and Thursday at Duluth Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. From 10:30 a.m. t… Read more

Newsmakers

St. Luke’s urologist Dr. Beach to see patients at Miller Creek Medical Clinic

Dr. Rebekah Beach with St. Luke’s Urology Associates will soon start seeing patients at St. Luke’s Miller Creek Medical Clinic in He… Read more

Everett joins AMI Consulting Engineers

AMI Consulting Engineers announced Karl D. Everett was hired as the assistant manager environmental engineering in Superior. Everett… Read more

Duluth South AmericInn earns company’s top honor as property of the year

AmericInn, the largest mid-scale lodging brand in the upper midwest, has honored the AmericInn Duluth South with its top, system-wid… Read more

Kaz awarded Outstanding Ambassador honor

The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce announced Katie Kaz received the Outstanding Ambassador Award. Read more

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BusinessNorth Exclusives

NRRI launches Itasca area business assistance initiative

The University of Minnesota Duluth Natural Resources Research Institute recently launched an initiative aimed at helping Itasca Coun… Read more

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News from other media

Minnesota lawmakers reach budget deal

Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers cut a last-minute deal on $46 billion in state spending and tax cuts with just about an ho… Read more

Barron County organizes tornado relief effort

Barron County officials took the opportunity of Gov. Scott Walker’s visit on Wednesday, May 17, to get the word out on how people ca… Read more

Home builders can't find enough workers

Builders throughout the country are struggling to find workers, and it's causing major problems: Labor costs are rising, homes are t… Read more

Ford names Jim Hackett CEO, replacing Mark Fields, amid management shake-up

Ford confirmed Monday that Jim Hackett will become the automaker's new CEO in a wide-ranging reshuffling of the company's top manage… Read more

Minnesota Legislature: $800 million public works bill falls short in House

The Minnesota House failed to pass an $800 million public works bill on Wednesday that would have provided a smaller-than-usual pot … Read more

Ascena warns investors of sales decline; earnings revised downward

Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) shares crashed as much as 43% on Thursday after the company gave a grave warning to investors yesterday. … Read more

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Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Today

51° 42°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Humidity: 89%
Cloud Coverage: 79%
Wind: NE at 14 mph
Chance of Rain: 20%
UV Index: 5 Moderate
Sunrise: 05:24:49 am
Sunset: 08:45:58 pm

This Week's Forecast

Day Precip Temp
Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun Tue
20% 51° 42°
Partly cloudy Wed
10% 49° 39°
A few clouds Thu
10% 52° 44°
Chance of afternoon showers Fri
60% 55° 47°
Times of sun and clouds Sat
0% 64° 50°
Partly cloudy Sun
20% 61° 49°
More clouds than sun Mon
20% 58° 47°