Duluth News Tribune
> The meeting, at 5577 Cromwell Park Drive, will provide an opportunity to view layouts, ask questions and learn more about the upcoming project. The $2 million project is scheduled to take place spring/summer 2020.
A Missouri company has developed a fishing system with a modular rod and reel and a tiny drone boat. Instead of casting, the drone carries the lure over the water and out to where you want it and drops it off.
Applications for Minnesota bear hunting licenses are being accepted through May 4. A total of 3,350 licenses — the same as 2017 — are available in 13 permit areas. Licenses cost $44 for residents and $230 for nonresidents; a $5 application fee is added. The season is open from Sept. 1 to Oct. 14. Notification to lottery winners will be made by June 1. The deadline to purchase licenses awarded by lottery will be Aug. 1. Any remaining unpurchased licenses will be available over the counter starting at noon Aug. 6.
USG Interiors, LLC will pay a $59,500 penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and change its pollution testing procedures at its Cloquet ceiling tile plant after multiple air-quality permit violations at the facility. The MPCA said Wednesday that USG "self-reported" that it violated its air-quality permits for emissions exceedances or missed equipment testing 32 times between July 2014 and October 2016.
HILL CITY, Minn. -- A northeast Minn. school district closed school on Thursday, Feb. 22, in response to a threat against the school made on social media. The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office reported the threat was specifically made toward Hill City Schools and some students. The Sheriff’s Office, Hill City Police Department and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the threat.
A man was arrested after robbing a woman in her Barnum home and forcing her to drive him to Pine County. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office reported a woman returned home Monday to find an unknown man in her home. The man displayed a handgun, robbed her and forced her to drive him to a location in Pine County, where she left the scene unharmed after dropping him off, according to the sheriff’s office. The incident was reported to the sheriff’s office at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Cloquet High School senior and Minnesota Wilderness forward Koby Bender is getting the call up this weekend from the Tier II North American Hockey League to play for the Chicago Steel in the Tier I United States Hockey League.
Meredith Sutton and Linden Sutton each had 10 kills as Cook County remained unbeaten with a 3-0 sweep over Mountain Iron-Buhl in a Section 7A high school volleyball semifinal Wednesday night at Hibbing. The Vikings (24-0) won 25-15, 26-24, 25-14 to earn a berth in section final against Polar League rival Carlton at 4 p.m.
Diver was one of two tribal officers named to serve on the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, whose 26 members also include governors, mayors and county commissioners.
Major power outages in western Duluth, Hermantown and Cloquet have been resolved after more than 8,000 Minnesota Power customers were without power for parts of the day. The first outage...