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Daily Briefing

Tall Ships return this summer

Tall ships will once again be sailing to Lake Superior next August, and tickets for the newly named Festival of Sail Duluth 2019 went on sa… Read more

2018 Storefront Window and Lighting Display Contest winners announced

Winners of the Greater Downtown Council’s 13th Annual Holiday Window and Lighting Display contest in Duluth have been announced.  Awards we… Read more

Marsh & McLennan Agency acquires Otis-Magie Insurance Agency

MMA expands ares presence 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

Carefree Living acquires three area locations

Minnesota-based Carefree Living, a division of Spectrum Health Companies, announced the acquisition of the Buhl, Hoyt Lakes and McGregor No… Read more

Pop-up gallery and shop opens in Washburn

Bemused Design & Photography has opened a pop-up shop open during select days in December. It will feature Illustrator Jamey Penney-Rit… Read more

IRRR Board approves rebates to taconite plants, infrastructure grants to communities

  EVELETH – Northeastern Minnesota's six iron ore pellet producers are receiving $8.4 million in rebates from the Minnesota Department of I… Read more

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Noteworthy Events

Winter events planned near Lutsen

On Saturday, Jan. 5, visitors can ride or watch a premier winter cycling event at the third annual Norpine Fat Bike Classic in Lutsen.  Rid… Read more

Newsmakers

Kriens receives design certification

Lindsey Kriens of Architectural Resources, Inc. (ARI) has received her registration as Certified Interior Designer by the National Council … Read more

Yuran is UMD’s new vice chancellor for human resources

Yuran is UMD’s new vice chancellor for human resources

Mark Yuran has been named vice chancellor for human resources by the University of Minnesota Duluth. This is an upgraded role that replaces… Read more

LHB’s Tom Cook retires

The leader of LHB’s Industrial and Survey Groups, Tom Cook, will retire Jan. 2  after 33 years as a civil engineer and construction manager… Read more

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BusinessNorth Exclusives

WLSSD at 40: An environmental guardian

Long before Duluth was a city, ancestors of the Fond du Lac Band lived at “Nah-Gah-Chi-Wa-Nong,” the place where the water stops. Until res… Read more

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News from other media

Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

Facing thousands of lawsuits alleging that its talc caused cancer, J&J insists on the safety and purity of its iconic product. But inte… Read more

Apple is spending $1 billion on a new campus in Austin

Apple is putting more detail on its plan to create 20,000 jobs in the United States over the next five years.  The company said Thursday it… Read more

Wisconsin expects strong hiring amid robust U.S. growth, Manpower poll finds

Amid the strongest national job-creation climate in 12 years, Wisconsin employers expect "strong” hiring prospects in the coming quarter, w… Read more

Google to shut down Google+ early due to bug that leaked data of 52.5 million users

Google will accelerate the termination of its Google+ social network next year after detecting a security bug that leaked the data of milli… Read more

Police use cameras and fake Amazon boxes with GPS to catch thieves

Police in Jersey City have been placing fake Amazon packages outside people’s homes to catch thieves, reports the Associated Press. Using G… Read more

Ex-Target pharmacist wins $570,000 after alleging retailer broke Medicaid refill rules

Target has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal and Massachusetts state law by submitting cl… Read more

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Weather alert

Small Craft Advisory until 4PM CST FRI

bulletin remains in effect until 4:00 pm Friday for Two Harbors to Duluth MN,

Weather Today

Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.

Today

41° 25°

Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.

Humidity:83%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:WSW at 7 mph
Chance of Snow:0%
UV Index:0 Low
Sunrise:07:46:08 AM
Sunset:04:20:08 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.Fri
10%41° 25°
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the low 30s.Sat
10%37° 30°
Sunshine. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the low 20s.Sun
10%35° 20°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the low 20s.Mon
0%28° 21°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the mid 20s.Tue
10%35° 26°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the low 30s.Wed
20%36° 30°
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s.Thu
10%32° 21°