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Daily Briefing

Duluth creates new brownfield redevelopment loan fund

The city of Duluth has received a $650,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant that will fund loans to remediate brownfield … Read more

Magnetation announces sale of its assets to ERP Iron Ore

Magnetation LLC said Thursday ERP Iron Ore, LLC  has agreed to buy its remaining assets, subject to bankruptcy court approval. Read more

North Shore Bank appoints Ken Johnson president, CEO

North Shore Bank of Commerce on Wednesday announced the appointment of Ken Johnson as its new President and CEO effective Jan. 1. Read more

Regional air travel faces continued challenge

Air passengers in both Hibbing and Duluth have new amenities thanks to recently constructed terminals, but the airports themselves w… Read more

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Around the Region

Celebration held for new, improved Center for American Indian Resources

The Fond du Lac Human Services Division (FDLHSD) hosted guided tours as well as a dedication ceremony Friday during a community gran… Read more

Mesabi Trust reports $3.2 million quarterly net

Revenues and net income increased during the third quarter but not for the year-to-date for Mesabi Trust, which owns the ore process… Read more

PolyMet reports Q3 fiscal 2017 results

PolyMet Mining Corp. reported a 1 cent loss per share in its financial report for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, which ended… Read more

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Noteworthy Events

Goldfarb to address St. Scholastica's fall commencement

About 220 students, out of 590 total candidates for graduation, are expected to take part in the College of St. Scholastica’s fall c… Read more

Newsmakers

Johnson joins Morgan Stanley’s Duluth office

Ryan M. Johnson has joined Morgan Wealth Management office in Duluth at 11 E. Superior St., Suite 580, as a financial adviser. Read more

Grand Itasca hires new director of clinic nursing

Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital announced Joni Morse, RN, has joined the organization as a new director of clinic nursing. Read more

Anderson joins Johnson, Killen & Seiler

Nicholas W. Anderson has joined the law firm of Johnson, Killen & Seiler in Duluth. Read more

LHB announces new shareholders

LHB, Inc. is pleased to announced the election of six new shareholders – Stacee Demmer, Ray Somrock, Todd Mell, Jason Wedel, Jean Fa… Read more

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BusinessNorth Exclusives

Enhanced bank scrutiny has unintended consequences

The landscape for banks has been changing for decades, with consolidation always being the trend. In 1987, there were 17,325 banks n… Read more

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News from other media

DFL avoids copper-nickel mining fight — for now

The DFL will likely avoid a nasty internecine fight after environmentalists agreed to put off a debate over copper-nickel mining — for now. Read more

Warm weather hurts Duluth Trading Co.'s sales

The corporate parent of apparel retailer Duluth Trading Co. saw sales increase by 21% in the third quarter, but fall short of manage… Read more

US Steel wants to accelerate investments, bring back jobs, CEO says

U.S. Steel would like to accelerate its investments and hire back laid-off employees now that Donald Trump will be occupying the Ova… Read more

Small business tells Minneapolis it needs one-stop development guide

The small-business lobby has persuaded Minneapolis to pay more attention to what is driving the revitalization of commercial areas a… Read more

Supreme Court sets tough insider trading rule

The Supreme Court sought to crack down on insider trading Tuesday, ruling unanimously that tips passed between relatives and friends… Read more

Inflation is coming back

Even before the financial crisis, pundits expressed their concern that devil-may-care bank lending, and loose monetary policy would … Read more

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Weather alert

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 9:00 pm Sunday for Carlton/South St. Louis, MN

Weather alert

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 9:00 pm Sunday for Southern Lake/North Shore, MN

Weather Today

Mostly cloudy

Today

11° 

Mostly cloudy

Humidity: 61%
Cloud Coverage: 70%
Wind: NW at 0 mph
Chance of Snow: 0%
UV Index: 0 Low
Sunrise: 07:42:33 am
Sunset: 04:19:55 pm

This Week's Forecast

Day Precip Temp
Mostly cloudy Sat
10% 11° 
Periods of snow Sun
70% 26° 13°
A few afternoon snow showers Mon
50% 20° -2°
Times of sun and clouds Tue
20%  -3°
Mix of sun and clouds Wed
0%  -5°
Abundant sunshine Thu
10%  -2°
A few afternoon snow showers Fri
60% 13°