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Dairyland State Bank joining Superior Choice Credit Union

Superior Choice Credit Union and Dairyland State Bank announced that an acquisition agreement between their two financial institutions has … Read more

APEX holds annual meeting, elects board

The Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) hosted its annual Board of Directors and investor-member meeting Jan. 25, which featured… Read more

DOC recommends Section 232 steel tariffs

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has found that the quantities and circumstances of steel and aluminum imports “threaten to impair the… Read more

ALLETE, Inc. reports 2017 earnings of $3.38 per share

ALLETE, Inc. (ALE) on Thursday reported 2017 earnings of $3.38 per share on net income of $172.2 million and operating revenue of $1.42 bil… Read more

Around the Region

Cirrus says 2018 deliveries high

Cirrus Aircraft announced Wednesday that new customer aircraft deliveries for the company’s best-selling SR Series exceeded 350 aircraft in… Read more

Enbridge reports stronger year

Enbridge Inc. reporting earnings of $207 million or 13 cents per common share for the fourth quarter and earnings of $2.5 billion or $1.66 … Read more

DFLers line up to run for seat Nolan to vacate

Two more persons have announced their candidacy for the 8th District House of Representatives. Both are members of the DFL who are seeking … Read more

Noteworthy Events

Minneapolis Fed CEO will address April REIF

The upcoming Regional Economic Indicators Forum will feature a question/answer session with Neel Kashkari, President and CEO of the Federal… Read more

Newsmakers

Bragg wins big hitter award

Steve Bragg recently received the “Big Hitter Award” at the Calhoun Companies Awards breakfast celebration. Read more

DSGW Architects increases staff of EDAC professionals

DSGW Architects announced that Julie Spiering, certified interior designer, principal and director of interior design, has earned her Evide… Read more

Benedictine Living Community receives award

Benedictine Living Community of Duluth received the Award of Merit for Performance Excellence in Aging Services from LeadingAge Minnesota. … Read more

Beach elected to Energy Generation Conference Committee

GPM, Inc. announced Brandi Beach was elected to serve on the Energy Generation Conference (EGC) Planning Committee. The EGC is a cooperativ… Read more

BusinessNorth Exclusives

Road extension will serve business, neighborhood

After five years of planning, street access and egress will soon be improved in a growing West Duluth industrial park. Read more

News from other media

Apple in talks with miners to secure cobalt supplies

Apple Inc is talking to major cobalt producers to secure supplies of the material vital for the lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that pow… Read more

Control AI now or brace for nightmare future, experts warn

Rogue states, criminals and terrorists could use artificial intelligence to wreak havoc around the world, according to a new report. Read more

You Can Be Successful In Business Even If You Don't 'Build An Empire'

When you’re an entrepreneur, you become part of a world that seemingly places great emphasis on getting big. Talk to any entrepreneur and t… Read more

Associated Bank invests $1 million in Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation's Loan Opportunity Fund

GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Bank announced today that as part of its commitment to communities and businesses… Read more

MDI employees celebrate new facility in Hibbing

HIBBING, MN - A nearly $5 million project is now complete and ready for use. Read more

Study Reveals Disparities For Minority and Women Owned Businesses in the State

The state of Minnesota and eight local government agencies are examining how they can level the playing field for minority and women owned … Read more

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Winter Storm Watch

Winter Storm Watch remains in effect until 7:08 pm Wednesday for Duluth, MN

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Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 7:08 pm Wednesday for Duluth, MN

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Today

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Partly cloudy

Humidity:72%
Cloud Coverage:58%
Wind:ENE at 11 mph
Chance of Snow:0%
UV Index:2 Low
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Partly cloudyWed
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20%30° 15°
Afternoon snow showersSat
70%32° 24°
Windy, and mainly cloudySun
20%33° 17°
Mix of sun and cloudsMon
10%35° 19°
Partly cloudyTue
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