It's estimated that nearly $100 billion worth of copper, nickel and precious metals are contained beneath land outside Ely. But that could change later this month when the company is expected to release another estimate.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Minnesota a $1.4 million grant to better educate women on the North Shore about the risks of eating fish with mercury contamination.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeal of the "roadless rule," a policy established in 2001 that bars development on about 50 million acres of roadless areas in national forests, including parts of the Superior National Forest.
The St. Louis County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to take a stand against the proposed constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.
Duluth Mayor Don Ness wants his city to be one of the nation's premier destinations for people interested in biking and hiking. The city is building trails hoping they will lure young educated professionals to town, who in turn, will attract entrepreneurs seeking a talented workforce.
The loggers are trying to draw attention to their effort to change federal law to allow them to carry heavier loads on interstate highways.
Logging truckers, protesting a federal law that limits the loads they can carry on interstate highways, will rumble down the old brick streets of downtown Duluth today.
Loggers protesting to be allowed to carry heavier loads on the interstate plan a truck convoy demonstration through downtown Duluth Thursday morning.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth for providing inadequate shelter for its farm animals.
Officials in northeast Minnesota have launched a new campaign to help homeowners who suffered damage in this summer's record flooding find the resources they need to rebuild their homes.
Last month, the Department of Natural Resources shot a bear that wore a tracking collar. The animal had refused to leave an area where children were present. That bear's death lies at the heart of a longstanding tension between mainstream wildlife scientists and a controversial researcher.
A company involved with developing a controversial mine near the Boundary Waters expects to receive permits Thursday to do more exploration in the area.
Firefighters continue to battle several small wildfires burning in and around the parched Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
A women's fashion retailer headquartered in Duluth will anchor a new $80 million office building in the city.
U.S. Forest officials have closed some areas of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area because more small wildfires have ignited.