Bob Kelleher Feature Archive

After more than a decade of planning, blasting is a first step toward Essar Steel's huge project that will combine an iron mine, taconite pellet plant and steel mill. (07/19/2010)
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds arrived in Duluth with a roar Thursday morning, in preparation for the Duluth Air and Aviation Expo. (07/16/2010)
Several hundred nurses in red shirts picketed a pair of Duluth hospitals on Monday. (07/12/2010)
Talks are underway in Duluth between the nurses' union and area hospitals, and nurse-to-patient ratios are at the center of the debate. (07/12/2010)
Relatives of the victims of a New York commuter air crash are in Minnesota lobbying for new regulations for the nation's smaller airlines. (07/08/2010)
A Minnesota group opposed to motorized recreation says the state should stop spending millions of gas tax dollars on programs for snowmobiles, boats and All Terrain Vehicles. Minnesotans for Responsible Recreation says the state should put the money toward deteriorating roads and bridges instead. (07/07/2010)
Invasive fish in the great lakes, cell phone towers in the Boundary Waters, and illegal music downloads-- Cathy Wurzer talks to Duluth reporter Bob Kelleher. (06/30/2010)
For hospitals in small Minnesota communities, there hasn't been much to embrace in health care changes. (06/28/2010)
Retired federal appeals court Judge Gerald Heaney, a longtime DFL activist and an influential jurist, died Tuesday in his hometown of Duluth. He was 92. (06/22/2010)
Pollution control crews began using a new technique on Wednesday to clean up tainted soil and water at a site near Duluth, hoping they have found a simpler and cheaper way of dealing with cancer-causing chemicals often traced to old dry-cleaning sites. (06/16/2010)
A northeast Minnesota company is expanding operations to recover iron from old piles of mining waste. (06/08/2010)
A Wisconsin-based treasure hunter is bringing more than $7 million in treasure and artifacts to Duluth this summer. (06/02/2010)
The huge road repair project in and around Duluth got its first major traffic test over the Memorial Day weekend. The project has reduced the roadway to one lane in each direction over parts of a 10-mile stretch. MnDOT officials were telling motorists to expect trips to allow an extra half-an-hour. (06/02/2010)
The University of Minnesota Duluth campus is returning to normal after an uproar over a Facebook conversation in which two young white women mocked an African-American student in the same room. (05/14/2010)
The Minnesota DNR has taken over a project to begin draining rising waters from an Iron Range mine pit that threatens to flood the town of Bovey. (05/13/2010)