Bob Kelleher Feature Archive

New DNA tests are giving scientists hope they can change the focus of the fight against Asian carp. (01/06/2011)
Magnetation Inc., an Iron Range company that recovers iron from mining waste, is going international in a new agreement with Cargill. (01/06/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to announce soon his choice for Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. The stakes are particularly high in Northern Minnesota where controversial new mining projects pit water quality against the promise of new jobs. (01/05/2011)
A Duluth arts group has obtained a $10,000 grant to develop a business plan for the historic NorShor theater. (12/28/2010)
A Coast Guard spokesman says winter enthusiasts are putting themselves at danger taking advantage of early ice buildup at a time that ships are still moving on the Great Lakes. (12/28/2010)
An Iron Range company that recycles taconite tailings has secured a $400 million deal to provide iron ore concentrate to a Mexican steel producer. (12/23/2010)
The head of a non-profit putting together Lake County's high speed broadband network says financial problems at his former employer will have no effect on the Lake County project. (12/22/2010)
Duluth Metals Minnesota announced it's acquiring Franconia Minerals Corp. in a deal valued at $76 million, that creates a potentially giant underground copper-nickel mining operation. (12/20/2010)
The state's Iron Range Resources agency has approved a loan package that gives the IRR an opportunity to purchase PolyMet stock. (12/17/2010)
Backers of high speed rail between the Twin Cities and Duluth say they plan to proceed with the project. That's despite a newly conservative political climate in Washington, and despite a recently released study that suggested the line could be a money loser. (12/15/2010)
Constituents' files are the latest point of conflict in the handoff of power between outgoing 8th District U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar and his successor, Republican Chip Cravaack. Oberstar's office is destroying most of the files on individuals' requests for assistance. But Cravaack's team says Oberstar should hand them over, not shred them. (12/10/2010)
The Great Lakes shipping season is making a strong finish, according to the American Great Lakes Ports Association. (12/09/2010)
Duluth police think they've crippled a crack cocaine network they say was moving a large amount of the drug in Duluth in recent months. (12/06/2010)
The Duluth City Council gets a briefing Monday on a new task force to address reports of human trafficking in Duluth's Native American community. (12/06/2010)
A federal judge has ruled against five states hoping to stop Asian Carp from invading the Great Lakes by closing Chicago-area shipping locks. (12/02/2010)