Jim Sanders, who for 15 years was the calm presence at the center of some of northern Minnesota's most fractious environmental battles, retires today from his position as the Superior National Forest supervisor.
The man who was accused of shooting a prosecutor and witness in a Cook County courthouse earlier this month has died in custody. There is no evidence of foul play, according to law enforcement.
There are signs that the recession of the past few years is lifting across some of Minnesota. But demand at food shelves in the northeastern part of the state is soaring.
Monday is the last day for more than two months to make a reservation at one of Minnesota's state parks.
A couple of inches of snow fell on much of the North Shore Friday. But the unusually dry winter is taking a toll on some tourism related business in the Arrowhead region.
The Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe and the city of Duluth are both appealing a recent court decision that ends an agreement over the tribe's downtown Fond-du-Luth casino.
Congress has approved $300 million to continue a multiyear program aimed at fixing some of the Great Lakes' most severe environmental programs. Some of the money is expected to benefit Lake Superior and Duluth.
A federal judge has sided with two "street preachers" saying they have the right to express their views at a holiday festival in Duluth.
The newly-hired superintendent of the Duluth public schools does not have a state license as required by Minnesota law.
It's Wednesday, when we check in with one of Minnesota Public Radio's reporters outside of the Twin Cities. The big news in northeast Minnesota of course is the shooting that took place in the Cook County courthouse last Thursday. Minnesota Public Radio reporter Dan Kraker was in Grand Marais last week covering the story.
The Duluth School Board voted late Monday to place school superintendent I.V. Foster on paid administrative leave. A Minneapolis law firm that represents the Board will investigate unspecified allegations made against Foster.
A 42-year-old Grand Marais man was charged Monday with attempted murder for allegedly opening fire on the Cook County prosecutor and a trial witness at the courthouse last week.
Daniel Schlienz, 42, is accused of opening fire on the county prosecutor and two others after a jury convicted him of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
A Minnesota Department of Public Safety spokesman says 3 hurt in Grand Marais shooting. The suspect is in custody.
New research from the University of Minnesota Duluth says abandoned iron ore mine pits could be ideal places to store electricity generated by wind turbines.