Bob Kelleher Feature Archive

A state Senate committee considers a bill Friday that would ban new public boat ramps on some Minnesota lakes. It aims to keep invasive species out of lakes not yet infested by them. (03/19/2010)
A St. Louis County commissioner hopes to shrink the size of a proposed state park around Lake Vermilion, but others say it's too late for that. (03/15/2010)
A strike could have crippled Duluth snowplowing, clerical work, natural gas and water operations. Libraries would have closed. (03/04/2010)
The Minnesota Public Utilties Commission (PUC) has approved some key permits for the Mesaba Energy Project; a proposed coal-gasification power plant on the Iron Range. (03/04/2010)
The City of Duluth and its largest labor union have a tentative agreement on a new contract. (03/04/2010)
Just days after Google pitched its nationwide offer to bring super-fast broadband to a winning community, Duluth Mayor Don Ness was elbowing for his city to be first in line. (02/26/2010)
The union representing over 460 city of Duluth workers has filed its official intent to strike. (02/24/2010)
The Obama Administration's Great Lakes restoration plan is getting favorable marks in the upper midwest, but many details, including most of the funding, remain to be worked out. (02/22/2010)
Lake County officials are making plans to avoid the widespread communications outage that hit two weeks ago when a fiber optic line in Duluth was severed. (02/19/2010)
The growing number of gray wolves in Minnesota and other north central states is fueling a backlash against the predator, which is still protected under federal law. (02/17/2010)
The Obama administration Monday presented its plans to battle the spread of the Asian carp into more of the Great Lakes, including Lake Superior. (02/08/2010)
Officials on the North Shore are hoping a communications collapse last week might improve their chances of securing stimulus money to prevent similar problems in the future. (02/05/2010)
A burned-out cable severed communications at the U.S. Border Patrol office in Grand Marais and across north east Minnesota last week, and local officials are calling for an improved network--for safety and security's sake. (02/04/2010)
The EPA has opened hearings on the safety of the farm herbicide atrazine and some Minnesota farmers are defending the product. (02/02/2010)
Interest comes largely over fears the project will create long-lasting pollution as water drains through acidic rock. PolyMet says it can mine the metals while protecting air and water. (02/01/2010)