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Cliffs acquires private mineral rights, surface land near Nashwauk

Cleveland-Cliffs Minnesota Land Development LLC has acquired real estate west of Nashwauk that, according to the mining company, pre… Read more

MPUC deems Enbridge FEIS inadequate; partnership will continue process

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has found the Enbridge Line 3 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) inadequate for three… Read more

Park State, Pioneer banks to merge

Two century-old Duluth banks said Thursday they will combine their resources. Read more

Ascena shares tumble after Q1 earnings release

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ - ASNA), owner of Duluth-based Maurices,  reported declining sales and margins for its fiscal firs… Read more

Around the Region

Higher ore demand fuels Mesabi Trust's financials

Revenues and net income climbed substantially for the quarter and fiscal year-to-date for Mesabi Trust, according to its third quart… Read more

Northern Waters to close Mt. Royal restaurant; new eatery to open at site

Northern Waters Restaurant said Monday it will close its UMD-neighborhood restaurant and hand over the keys to owners of a new eatery. Read more

Bent Paddle to relocate, expand taproom

Bent Paddle Brewing Co. plans to relocate its taproom to a larger, remodeled space at 1832 W Michigan St., directly adjacent to its … Read more

Noteworthy Events

Forum will address global marketing

The Barron County Economic Development Corp. will present Global Market Expansion on Jan. 18. The roundtable will be held from 2-4:1… Read more

Newsmakers

Cartier Agency hires three

Cartier Agency, Inc. announces new hires. Read more

St. Luke’s names Kurtovich manager of Denfeld Medical Clinic

St. Luke’s welcomes Sarah Kurtovich as clinic manager of St. Luke’s Denfeld Medical Clinic. In her role, she provides leadership and… Read more

Essentia Health adds doctors, nurse practitioners

Dr. Brent Ekstrom, a hospitalist, has joined Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center. He earned a medical degree from Midwestern U… Read more

Visit Duluth names communications manager

Visit Duluth, the city’s destination marketing organization, named Maarja Anderson   Read more

BusinessNorth Exclusives

Mix of opportunity and challenge in Minnesota’s business future

Key measures indicate that Minnesota is generally moving in a positive direction when it comes to its business climate. There are, h… Read more

News from other media

NPR's Ashbrook suspended amid misconduct allegations

The longtime host of one of NPR's most successful programs has been suspended while the network investigates sexual misconduct allegations. Read more

Small Canadian miners in pole position for electric vehicle battery boon

Canadian developers of cobalt and lithium mines stand to benefit from a round of investments from the makers of electric vehicles an… Read more

Purchase price of Gordy's six stores: $18.9 million

The winning bid for six Gordy’s Market stores, including the downtown Chippewa Falls location, was for $18.9 million, according to a… Read more

Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don’t Realize It But You Are Being Programed'

Last month, Facebook’s first president Sean Parker opened up about his regrets over helping create social media as we know it today.… Read more

Several hurt when bomb strapped to man explodes in NY subway

A crude pipe bomb strapped to a man inspired by the Islamic State group went off Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times Squa… Read more

Volkswagen used to love diesel. Not anymore

The chief executive of Volkswagen says Germany should reduce subsidies for diesel cars and ban heavily polluting vehicles from its c… Read more

Weather alert

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 4:00 pm Wednesday for Southern Lake/North Shore, MN

Weather Today

Chance of a few snow showers

Today

25° 13°

Chance of a few snow showers

Humidity: 86%
Cloud Coverage: 94%
Wind: NNE at 19 mph
Chance of Snow: 0%
UV Index: 0 Low
Sunrise: 07:45:04 am
Sunset: 04:20:05 pm

This Week's Forecast

Day Precip Temp
Chance of a few snow showers Wed
90% 25° 13°
Considerable cloudiness Thu
20% 22° 10°
More clouds than sun Fri
20% 18° 12°
Snow showers developing in the afternoon Sat
40% 25° 19°
Snow showers in the morning Sun
40% 29° 21°
A few afternoon snow showers Mon
50% 35° 25°
Clouds giving way to sun Tue
20% 28° 13°