While Gov. Mark Dayton said the state is on the right track, Jeff Johnson argued Minnesota is losing ground to other states and said the way of life in northern Minnesota is under attack.
As he nears the end of his seventh year, the popular mayor prepares to hand the baton to a successor.
Company officials said the truck deliveries to Superior, Wisconsin, are needed for about two months to ensure that steel mills on the lower Great Lakes have enough pellets to stay open.
Commissioner Tom Landwehr called it a frustrating process but said officials were working as fast as possible to get the review 'out the door.'
A Duluth jury found Scannell guilty in July of two felony counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for inappropriate sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
Duluth's unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in August, to its lowest rate since December 2006. Private-sector jobs grew to nearly 110,000 for the broader region, a record high.
South of the Iron Range, Kennecott Exploration is searching for nickel and copper, efforts which could expand mining to untapped areas. The company initially received a rocky reception.
Organizers expect a full field of 80 racers this year.
The first lawsuit has been filed as a result of an E. coli outbreak on the Fond du Lac Lake Superior Chippewa reservation near Cloquet earlier this summer.
These fleas are a concern because they compete with small fish as they forage on microscopic animal plankton. Yet because of its long tail spike, the water flea is not a food source for those fish.
The debate over the Wilderness Act 50 years ago helped galvanize the environmental movement but also ignited a huge battle, centered in Ely, over who should control Minnesota's wilderness.
The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board will vote on a $640,000 engineering contract for the project on Wednesday.
Uldrich and Dillon endorsed McFadden over Steve Carlson, who scored a surprise win in the Independence Party primary last month.
The EPA designated 43 Great Lakes Areas of Concern in 1987. Since then, only one has been removed from the list.
The State Department has signed off on a temporary plan from Calgary-based Enbridge Energy to divert oil from its Alberta Clipper pipeline to an adjacent line before it crosses the U.S. border, and then return the oil to its original line once its in the country.