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Daily Briefing

Twin Metals proposes alternative tailings system

Twin Metals Minnesota has announced plans to use the dry stack method to store leftover rock from its proposed underground copper-nickel mi… Read more

Cliffs reports record sales, strong net

Reports record-high second-quarter sales volume of 6.2 million long tons Records 6-year-high average pellet price realization of $113 per l… Read more

Superior refurbishes Barker's Island beach, trails

Renovations at the inner beach at Barker’s Island in Superior are barely completed, but already the project appeared to be a success both e… Read more

Superior developing small business grant program

The City of Superior is developing a small business grant program to assist local businesses with a variety of costs related to starting, r… Read more


Around the Region

Net rises for US Bank

Net income attributable to U.S. Bancorp was $1,821 million for the second quarter of 2019,  4.1 percent higher than the second quarter of 2… Read more

Mesabi Trust dividend declines by 1 cent

The Trustees of Mesabi Trust (MSB) declared a distribution of 21 cents per unit payable  Aug. 20 to unitholders of record at the close of b… Read more

Soo Locks tonnage record broken

A new Soo Lock tonnage record has been broken as water levels continue to rise. Read more


Noteworthy Events

Robotics competition scheduled this weekend

This weekend, July 19th and 20th, the Duluth East Daredevils Robotics Team will be hosting the 6th annual Gitchi Gummi Get Together, also k… Read more


APEX names Plemel operations specialist

The Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) has hired Bailey Plemel as operations specialist. Plemel brings a strong background in c… Read more

Essentia announces recent hires

Dr. Kristine Matson, an addiction medicine physician, has joined the Behavioral Health Department at the Essentia Health-Ashland Clinic in … Read more

Pittsburgh rescue unit selects Lake Assault for patrol and emergency response craft

The vessel will be among Lake Assault Boats’ most powerful rescue boat in its history. Read more

Robb hired to lead Safe Haven

The Board of Directors of Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center has selected Brittany Robb as the organization’s new executive director. Read more


BusinessNorth Exclusives

Range communities increase efforts to boost tourism

Iron Range communities have long struggled to distinguish themselves as vacation destinations, lying in the shadow of the outdoor activity … Read more


News from other media

AAR renews lease, will expand workforce

Soon, Duluth will have 40 new jobs added to its economy. This comes after the aviation services provider, AAR extended its maintenance hang… Read more

Fires rock Madison substations on hottest day of year

The transformer explosion and fire Friday morning at Madison Gas and Electric's main power center on the near East Side shut down the area … Read more

Pot use among pregnant women on the rise. Do they know the risks?

A growing number of women in Northern California are using marijuana before and during pregnancy, a group of researchers at Kaiser Permanen… Read more

Facebook is backpedaling from its ambitious vision for Libra

David Marcus, the head of Facebook's new Calibra payments division, appeared before two hostile congressional committees this week with a s… Read more

Leaked memo raises new questions about PolyMet water permit

Minnesota pollution regulators approved a water permit for the state’s first copper-nickel mine over serious reservations raised by their f… Read more

United Auto Workers union opens tense labor talks with Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler

Billions of dollars in investments and the viability of the U.S. auto industry are on the line this year as the Big Three Detroit automaker… Read more


Weather Today

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Cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 50s.

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Wind:W at 8 mph
Chance of Rain:10%
UV Index:5 Moderate
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Sunset:08:54:52 PM

This Week's Forecast

Cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 50s.Sat
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Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 50s.Sun
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Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 50s.Mon
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Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.Tue
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More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.Wed
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More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.Thu
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Scattered thunderstorms possible. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.Fri
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