Bob Kelleher Feature Archive

Rep. Jim Oberstar on Thursday chaired his last meeting of the House Transportation Committee that he's served in some capacity for 46 years. (12/02/2010)
An employee died Wednesday morning in an industrial accident at Superior, Wisconsin's BNSF taconite dock facility. (12/01/2010)
Incoming Republican U.S. Reps. Chip Cravaack and Sean Duffy met in Duluth Tuesday for a briefing on Great Lakes, port and shipping issues. Afterward, they provided few specifics about their positions on those or other issues -- beyond the need to rein in federal spending. (11/30/2010)
Residents of northeastern Minnesota were rocked this fall by reports that courthouses in Lake and Cook counties could soon be shuttered, meaning that people with court business could have to drive for hours to regional trial centers in places like Duluth or Virginia. State court officials say nothing of the sort is in the works, but the rumors persist. (11/29/2010)
The University of Minnesota Duluth is losing two top administrators, in an apparent shuffle under the college's new chancellor Lendley Black. (11/23/2010)
A new survey tool shows prosperity on the wane in Duluth. Community leaders unveiled the Duluth Prosperity agenda in January to monitor factors including employment, education level and poverty rates in the city. Over 11 months, the index has declined 14 percent. (11/18/2010)
The Red Cross is scrambling to help nearly 50 downtown Duluth residents displaced by a Monday night fire at the Kozy Apartments. (11/16/2010)
Wildlife officials will be trying to figure out what killed a male mountain lion in western Minnesota. (11/15/2010)
Mountain lions have turned up in increasing numbers in the past two years, but no evidence exists to prove that cougars have become resident in Minnesota, DNR officials say. (11/12/2010)
There are several changes afoot in a popular area along Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. One big entertainment venue is closing. Another venue is expanding. And traffic is moving again on the freeway. (11/10/2010)
A major fund raising drive is underway to help clean up the site of the former Pioneer Mine in Ely and preserve the buildings there to become the Ely Arts and Heritage Center. (11/06/2010)
Chip Cravaack seemed to come out of nowhere to defeat Jim Oberstar, the longest serving member of Congress in Minnesota history. (11/04/2010)
Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar began to reflect on his 36 years in Congress on Wednesday, telling his staff and reporters during an emotional news conference that he had no regrets. (11/03/2010)
A domestic abuse intervention program developed in Duluth 30 years ago is the most widely used approach for treating domestic violence. But as the program prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary this weekend, its effectiveness is hotly disputed. (10/22/2010)
Incumbent Democrat Jim Oberstar and Republican challenger Chip Cravaack debated issues related to jobs, tax cuts, health reform, and the federal debt. (10/19/2010)