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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

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

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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

Tax benefit drives UnitedHealth's earnings higher

UnitedHealth Group (UNH) posted 2017 net earnings of $10.72 per share. The amount included a one-time $1.22 per share non-cash benef… Read more

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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

Wiita joins St. Luke's Community Care team

St. Luke’s Community Care team hired Nurse Practitioner Mark Wiita. He provides care to St. Luke’s patients in skilled nursing facil… Read more

Hailey Sault hires new assistant strategist

Hailey Sault, a Duluth-based integrated marketing firm specializing in healthcare and nonprofit marketing, announced Meghan Hurley j… Read more

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

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BusinessNorth Exclusives

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The most recent unemployment numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Office of Economic Advisors, are some o… Read more

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News from other media

Cliffs Responds to Allegations of Trespassing

Cleveland-Cliffs is addressing allegations of trespassing, when they placed their own 'No Trespassing' signs in Nashwauk at the form… Read more

Manhunt after makeshift bomb explodes at small-town Florida mall

A police manhunt fanned out across central Florida on Monday after a makeshift bomb, possibly two, blew up outside the J.C. Penney i… Read more

North Shore businesses employing new strategies to find workers

At the Bluefin Bay family of resorts in Tofte, Minn., workers racked up a record 18,000 hours of overtime last year. Read more

Cleveland-Cliffs: Worth $11 A Share

Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) faces two apparent headwinds that could threaten its meteoric rally in the last month. After rising nearly 25… Read more

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

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