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Man Dead After Prairie Lake Water Emergency

Sixty-one-year-old Mark Schulke of Duluth was also rescued and has minor injuries, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office. The 911 call came in at 1:55 p.m., the sheriff's office said, for a man that was on a UTV on the ice and went through. Authorities said after they arrived, they le

WDIO-TV - 2018-04-23 23:13:45

Sheriff: Wisconsin man shot in northeastern Minnesota dies

CARLTON, Minn. — Authorities say a Wisconsin man has died after being shot in northeastern Minnesota.Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake said Monday that 57-year-old Andrew Gokee of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., died of his injury.A 32-year-old man from Bayfield, Wis., remains in jail. The sheriff’s office

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-04-24 00:01:46

Parts of West Skyline To Close For Road Construction

Road Closed Ahead sign (Source: Midwest Communications) DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - Drivers have to be aware of roadwork at one of Duluth's popular scenic overlooks this season. The City of Duluth will be restoring two retaining walls along West Skyline Parkway during the upcoming construction season. In o

KDAL610.COM - 2018-04-23 17:29:00

UTV plunges through ice; one dead

A Carlton County man died on Monday after the UTV he and another man were riding in went through the ice on Prairie Lake near Floodwood. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported that Wallace Schulke, 82, of Wright was pulled from the water by first responders but was pronounced dead at the sce

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-04-24 01:31:13

Enbridge Line 3 project should follow existing route, U.S. judge says

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017, file photo, automated welding takes place as sections of the replacement Enbridge Energy Line 3 crude oil pipeline are joined together in Superior, Wis. An administrative law judge is due to recommend whether Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposa

ALASKA HIGHWAY NEWS - 2018-04-23 16:32:00

Amendments Continue to Shape Sick and Safe Ordinance

One of the bigger adjustments was a 1-for-40 amendment offered by Councilors Joel Sipress and Em Westerlund. It says that workers will accrue one ESST hour for every 40 worked. The original ordinance was a 1-for-30 ratio. Folks continue to diligently attend City Council meetings to express their opi

WDIO-TV - 2018-04-24 03:45:11

Local View: Duluth leading in Minnesota in solving climate crisis

On April 9, the Duluth City Council, by a solid 7-2 margin, voted in favor of a resolution urging Congress to enact carbon-fee-and-dividend legislation to solve the climate crisis. From my conversations with the seven councilors who voted in favor - Barb Russ (the resolution's sponsor), Gary Anderso

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-04-24 00:57:47

Residents Prepare For Potential Flooding From Melted Snow

The flooding possibilities for this spring depend a lot on where you live and whether we get a lot of rain over the coming weeks. DULUTH, Minn. - Duluth is no stranger to flooding. The massive flood in 2012 is a prime example. And with a lot of snow now melting around the area some residents are wor

FOX 21 ONLINE - 2018-04-24 02:44:41

Project could unlock old St. Louis County Jail's potential

The Duluth Heritage Preservation Commission already has weighed in with its support for the project, and Kate Van Daele, a city planner, said she hopes to have a resolution ready for city councilors to consider at their May 14 meeting.She said the owner of the building, Grant Carlson of Blue Limit L

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-04-23 00:30:01

Dyami Starks Brings Basketball Camp to Duluth

“Fundamentals are the same at any level. So fundamentals are what I teach over and over and over again. I think with repetition and teaching things the right way, I don’t think there is any limit to what a kid can do,” Starks said.

FOX 21 ONLINE - 2018-04-23 03:32:02

Opportunity knocking: Zones could spur investment in poor neighborhoods

Duluth's poorest neighborhoods could look more attractive to outside investment if an initiative tucked inside recently passed federal tax reform plays out as intended. The new program allows investors to defer taxes on capital gains if they invest those profits in areas identified as Opportunity Zo

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-04-23 00:53:48

Duluth 'groupies': Facebook fan clubs chat, share, reminisce about city

He began by inviting his friends to join the Facebook group and then used the group to link to stories from Duluth that he found interesting. He asked members to invite their friends and now, almost a decade later, the group has just shy of 8,000 members.

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-04-23 00:58:52

Whole Foods Co-op workers vote to unionize

Decorative bike racks shaped and painted to resemble carrots stand in front of Whole Foods Co-op's Denfeld store, 4426 Grand Ave. (file photo / News Tribune)Workers at Whole Foods Co-op in Duluth voted in favor of ratifying their first union contract.The vote of 67-1 to unionize at both the Denfeld

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-04-22 22:15:46

AICHO Preps New Rooftop Garden

A solar rooftop garden unveiling is scheduled for June 2. DULUTH, Minn. - The rooftop of the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) will soon be filled with a new garden. AICHO staff and Leadership Duluth team members were working earlier today to construct about 25 garden beds. Once

FOX 21 ONLINE - 2018-04-23 03:19:22

Duluth Teens Continue Protest of Gun Violence

DULUTH, Minn.-On this day in 1999, two Colorado teenagers executed one of the most infamous school shootings in our nation's history. And today, on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre, teens across the country are still speaking their minds about gun violence. Earlier this morning,


Shooting in Carlton County Leaves Two Men Hospitalized

A 57 Year Old Man Was Reportedly Shot in the Head by His 32 Year Old Nephew, Who Also Sustained a Gunshot Wound PROGRESS TOWNSHIP, Minn. - A suspect is in custody after a shooting on Friday night in Carlton County. The shooting happened at about 11:30 p.m. at a residence at 4020 Kari Road in Progres


Northland family fights for bill that would tax Big Pharma in battle against opioid abuse

Meghan Wagner holds a photo of her sister Micaila Hey, who died from a purposeful overdose. She is joined by her mother, Rachel Colombe; father, Patrick Hey; and brother Jakob Hey at Brighton Beach, one of Micaila's favorite spots. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-04-22 06:40:22

Duluth murder trial remains on track

Aaron Demetrius Humphreys, 44, is set to face a jury on May 14 in the October 2016 shooting death of 47-year-old Eric Wayne Burns at the front door of Lincoln Park's Bedrock Bar.Sixth Judicial District Judge David Johnson in January ordered a mistrial after Humphrey's defense attorney raised a surpr


Local View: Planned homebirths an option more rural families ought to consider

You are in the throes of labor with your first child. Your husband is racing you down a dirt road in the middle of the night. And you don't know where you are going to give birth. Turn left and head for the hospital that recently closed its delivery unit? Or turn right and head to Duluth, more than

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-04-22 06:50:22

Local View: Largest lakes show yin, yang of Earth Day

As we consider our relationship to nature this Earth Day, let's consider humanity's vital need for fresh water. The most valuable resource to humankind exists in extremely concentrated areas. Did you know that about two-thirds of Earth's accessible fresh water lies in just 20 lakes, which, altogethe

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-04-22 05:24:00