Inside the Taconite Harbor Energy Center along Lake Superior's North Shore, three turbines the size of train engines crank out 225 megawatts of electricity. That's enough for all of Duluth and Superior, Wis.
National unemployment figures are still high and with an upcoming election, members of Congress are organizing job fairs back in their home districts. While these fairs might make good politics, they don't often lead to jobs.
A company that recycles taconite mining waste into iron ore concentrate has been fined $40 thousand dollars for violating the state's dust emission rules.
The two main issues being discussed at the Midwest Wolf Stewards Conference are hunting and the depredation of livestock by wolves.
Reporter Dan Kraker talks with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about the stories that people are talking about in Duluth.
Kraker tells us about a new sub-atomic research facility, the growing need for dredging in Lake Superior and the running of the smelt.
Forty years ago, Duluth was nuts over smelt. Hordes of people flocked to Lake Superior streams and beaches every spring to net the the small silver fish. The smelt population crashed in the 1980s, but diehard smelters are still keeping the tradition alive.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack is expected to be one of the most heavily targeted incumbents this year. But the question of who will emerge as his challenger in the 8th District November's election is still very much up in the air.
Cirrus Aircraft's new Chinese owners will provide a nearly $100 million investment to complete development of the company's long-delayed personal jet, the Vision SF-50, a project that could create hundreds of jobs in the area. The Duluth-based company expects to deliver its first plane in 2015.
A large aerospace company called AAR announced plans Tuesday to open a major aircraft maintenance center in Duluth.
In a year of upside-down weather, it was fitting in a way that parts of northeast Minnesota awoke to about a foot of heavy snow Monday morning.
A new center opened in Duluth to provide badly needed housing for homeless American Indian families.
Despite a thriving arts and outdoors scene, young people say Duluth does not welcome them -- a perception business and civic leaders are trying hard to change to meet a new population growth goal.
Salties make up only about 10 percent of shipping traffic in the Duluth harbor, but help Midwestern farmers reach international markets.
Duluth Mayor Don Ness called for a more confident and optimistic Duluth in his state of the city address Monday.
The white-tailed deer is one of Minnesota's most iconic and abundant wild creatures. But the deer are taking a toll on our forests. A new study released today documents the drastic impacts deer are having on the forest along the North Shore.