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Duluth connects to world via new rail-served intermodal ramp

A ceremony was held Wednesday to celebrate Duluth’s new intermodal service. Officials said a partnership between CN and Duluth Cargo… Read more

Hotel planned, Sammy’s Pizza to expand in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Economic Development Authority commissioners have approved a preliminary agreement with a developer interested in const… Read more

Officials lobby for additional lock at Sault Ste. Marie

The Great Lakes Commission and regional officials on Monday endorsed an expensive but necessary plan to upgrade the Soo Locks, the s… Read more

Chamber will challenge mixed ruling on paid leave mandate

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the city of Minneapolis may not require employers located outside the municipality … Read more

Around the Region

Fairview Range Medical Center Tissue Donation Photo

Pictured: (from left) Katelyn Wilson, LifeSource Clinical Hospital Coordinator,  Caren Hardy, Director of Surgical Services, Connie … Read more

Fairview Range Medical Center recognized nationally for promoting organ, eye and tissue donation.

HIBBING, MN - Fairview Range Medical Center (FRMC) was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollm… Read more

Ground broken for Iron River Library expansion

Board members, dignitaries, donors and friends gathered recently for a groundbreaking celebration for a 2,100 square foot addition t… Read more

Noteworthy Events

NorthRidge Community Credit Union celebrates Ely branch grand reopening

NorthRidge Community Credit Union announced the grand reopening of its Ely Branch. It will be held on Wednesday with a ribbon-cuttin… Read more

Newsmakers

Oberstar joins LSC faculty

Steve Oberstar has joined Lake Superior College as a full-time unlimited faculty member. He will teach commercial and residential wiring. Read more

Grand Itasca stations athletic trainer at high school

Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital announced the addition of full-time athletic trainer, Ashley Palmer, ATC, at Grand Rapids High Sc… Read more

LHB, Inc. announces employee recognitions, hirings

LHB's Aaron Kelly, AIA, LEED AP, has been chosen to participate in the 2017-2018 Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Duluth… Read more

Six physicians join Essentia

Dr. Nicholas Milanovich, a radiologist, has joined the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic. He earned a medical degree from the University… Read more

BusinessNorth Exclusives

Joseph Nease Gallery - Contemporary Art in the HART District

The booming local arts and culture scene will soon welcome Joseph Nease, a Kansas City, Mo., gallery owner, to its midst. His Joseph… Read more

News from other media

Gov. Mark Dayton says 'nightmarish' federal reinsurance process could cut low-income health care

The millions of dollars that Minnesota wants to spend to limit rate hikes in the individual health insurance market could cost the s… Read more

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy ahead of holiday season

Toys 'R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection late Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the re… Read more

Wenner puts 'Rolling Stone' magazine up for sale

Rolling Stone co-founder, editor and publisher Jann Wenner is looking to sell the iconic music magazine, which is celebrating its 50… Read more

Rising exodus of students puts more pressure on Minnesota schools

Minnesota students have had the right to attend school in other districts since 1990, but the number of elementary and high school s… Read more

Walgreens' deal to buy half of Rite Aid's stores near approval

Walgreens' proposed acquisition of about half of Rite Aid's stores could be close to being a done deal.  Read more

Women's class-action suit against Google allege they were paid less than male counterparts

Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employee… Read more

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Today

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Humidity: 83%
Cloud Coverage: 9%
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Chance of Rain: 10%
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This Week's Forecast

Day Precip Temp
Mostly clear Wed
10% 73° 50°
Sunny Thu
10% 67° 60°
Times of sun and clouds Fri
20% 72° 70°
Thunderstorms Sat
80% 74° 64°
Thunderstorms Sun
90% 68° 59°
Rain and thunder Mon
80% 62° 55°
Cloudy with rain Tue
60% 57° 51°