Bob Kelleher Feature Archive

The Superior, Wisconsin City Council will consider extending the contracts of city employee unions next week, to avoid proposed new restrictions on public labor unions. (02/25/2011)
As the standoff continues in Madison over public employee benefits and bargaining rights, the debate has spread to communities across the state, including those along the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. We visited some of those communities and found that opinions are just as divided as they are in Madison. (02/25/2011)
The Department of Natural Resources's aerial survey of moose found 4,900 animals in January, down from 5,500 the year before. (02/17/2011)
Lake County commissioners voted Tuesday to break ties with National Public Broadband, the a St. Paul company that's worked for two years helping the county secure $66 million in federal funding. (02/09/2011)
A project to restore Duluth's armory got half the private funding it needs in a single donation announced Friday. (02/04/2011)
PolyMet no longer plans to produce finished copper at its proposed Hoyt Lakes mine. The change cuts costs and jobs. (02/03/2011)
Two empty rail cars fell off a Duluth railroad bridge on Thursday morning. The cars landed in a brushy area, not far from where the bridge crosses busy Grand Avenue in West Duluth. (02/03/2011)
A set of Duluth waterfront concrete storage elevators could become a modern hotel with condominiums and retail space, if a plan revealed this week becomes reality. (02/02/2011)
Copper set new records earlier this year and continues trading near record highs of over $4.40 a pound, pushing cash into northeast Minnesota's developing copper-nickel projects. (02/01/2011)
St. Louis County drivers may be breathing a sigh of relief this morning. (01/19/2011)
A lawsuit seeking to force upper Great Lakes wolves from federal protected status to a state management program is on hold until June. (01/18/2011)
Five Minnesota conservation groups are suing the Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board to reverse a loan to PolyMet Mining. (01/14/2011)
The Lake Superior shipping season will continue for an extra three days to move more taconite pellets to steel companies. (01/14/2011)
A Minnesota lawsuit seeking to remove federal protections from wolves may be delayed several months. (01/13/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton today announced DFL state Rep. Tony Sertich as his choice to head the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board. The agency has a prominent economic development role in a chronically struggling region -- an area that, as a DFL stronghold, was also key to Dayton's election. (01/11/2011)