Inside homes and businesses, people are still drying out waterlogged basements and assessing the damage from records floods -- much of which is not covered by insurance.
Duluth is beginning the arduous task of taking stock of the devastating damage left behind from Wednesday's historic floods, but this much is clear: The city is going to need to helping hand from the federal government to put itself back together again.
State and local emergency management officials on Thursday will begin to assess the damage in Duluth after rain flooded rivers and creeks, sending torrents of water into the city and overwhelming the storm water system. Dozens of streets and highways were closed, giant sinkholes swallowed cars and homes and apartments were flooded.
A joint environmental program between Canada and the U.S. is on target to reduce toxic chemicals like mercury and PCBs from within the Lake Superior basin by 2020.
Minnesota GOP U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack took some more heat at a meeting in Duluth Friday, as some critics pushed for a town hall meeting in the 8th District's largest city.
An Iron Range company that recycles old iron ore tailings has announced it will not build a new taconite plant in Minnesota.
The sea lamprey was one of the first non-native species to invade the Great Lakes, and it's been one of the most destructive.
The Environmental Protection Agency today awarded $850,000 to the city of Duluth to help the city clean up contaminated "brownfield" sites.
Wisconsin election officials are reporting heavy turnout today in the state's historic gubernatorial recall election.
Long-time DFL U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar endorsed Rick Nolan today in his bid to unseat GOP freshman incumbent Chip Cravaack.
The Superior National Forest has issued a harrowing new report recounting how several firefighters thought they were going to die during last year's Pagami Creek Fire.
The effort to recall Wis. Republican Gov. Scott Walker has bitterly divided many towns and families. In Superior, a union stronghold just across the Duluth harbor, Walker's opponent Tom Barrett enjoys strong support.
A fire last fall destroyed a small town's pharmacy. The trend toward big retailers and mail-order drugs is making it difficult to replace.
Residents of Ely are regrouping after an extremely close call Thursday after a wildfire burned to within a couple hundred yards of the Iron Range town's southeastern edge.
Several small fires quickly grew into a 216-acre blaze. Superior National Forest District Ranger Mark Van Every says the fire got to within a couple of hundred yards of Ely.