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Daily Briefing

Dayton: Too late for special session

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has again said it is too late to reconvene the legislature for a special bonding session. Read more

Former GTAC president fined in Spain

The former president of a mining company that once planned to build a $1.5 billion iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin is being fine… Read more

Decision on Magnetation sale delayed again

There was no decision made Friday about the possible sale of bankrupt Magnetation. As it did Tuesday, the Itasca County Board adjour… Read more

Challenging retail environment continues for Maurices

Traffic across the retail clothing industry remained challenging, resulting in a tough fourth quarter for Duluth-based Maurices. Read more

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Around the Region

LSC receives $1.12 million federal grant to coordinate regional educational opportunity centers

A five-year $1.12 million grant from the U.S. Deptartment of Education will provide community members in St. Louis, Douglas and Carl… Read more

Reclaimed Rustic Woodworks receives Rising Star Award

NWWIB Rising Star Award Read more

UWS transportation students claim top spot

Students from the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Transportation and Logistics Management program won the Intermodal Association … Read more

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Noteworthy Events

New labor rules – what employers need to know

Attorney Tom Torgerson of the Hanft Fride Law Firm will give a free presentation from 5:30-6:30 p. m. Tuesday for business owners, n… Read more

Newsmakers

NWWIB elects board officers

The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (NWWIB) announced LeRoy Forslund of Superior will serve another term as cha… Read more

Hanson promoted to agency administrator for McCaffrey

Sarah Hanson has been promoted to agency administrator for McCaffrey Agency Group, Inc.  Read more

McGough Construction hires Brian Durand

McGough Construction announced Brian Durand has joined the company as senior project and operations manager. He will be responsible … Read more

IHN CEO, Chief Medical Officer named “Influential Leaders”

Jeffrey Tucker, left, and Dr. David McKee. Read more

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BusinessNorth Exclusives

New generation of developer steps up to plate

Three years ago, Brian Forcier announced the construction of Duluth’s largest commercial office building. As president of AtWater Gr… Read more

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News from other media

Exposed: The secret powerhouse processing millions in global fraud

The frauds rake in millions from the sick and elderly -- leaving them with nothing. This is a story about the little-known company t… Read more

Electric vehicle charging area coming to Canal Park

Duluth's Canal Park will soon have an electric vehicle charging area. Read more

Sunoco, behind protested Dakota pipeline, tops U.S. crude spill charts

Sunoco Logistics (SXL.N), the future operator of the oil pipeline delayed this month after Native American protests in North Dakota,… Read more

Businesses face costly franchisee fee increase

The Duluth City Council Thursday night approved an increase in Minnesota Power's franchise fee from 1% to 3%.  Read more

Steel sector remains weak

Although the automobile and construction sectors persistently support demand, the steel industry is reeling from the economic slowdo… Read more

Essar to ask for CCAA extension, more DIP money

Essar Steel Algoma will be asking the Superior Court of Justice to give them more time to secure a restructuring plan for the company. Read more

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Partly cloudy Sun
10% 65° 52°
Mix of sun and clouds Mon
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