An 800-million dollar loan package earmarked for an electrical power plant on Minnesota's Iron Range has survived in the Federal Energy Bill. The loan package is one provision in a 17-hundred page bill that's expected to go before the U-S House and Senate next week. The bill also includes supp
Some people in northern Minnesota are frustrated over a new law regulating all-terrain vehicles. The law says it's illegal to ride an ATV on certain types of wetlands. But in Koochiching County on the Canadian border, most of the land -- more than a million acres -- is wet.
The Duluth Schools are in trouble. The district is short $6 million dollars for next school year. The district is asking voters to raise property taxes to help close the gap. But even if the tax increase wins at the polls, the district will face a $2 million shortfall. And Duluth is not alone.
People visit Lake Superior to feel the power of nature or the peace of a quiet walk on the beach. But Lake Superior was once a battleground. The fight ultimately changed the way U.S. industry approaches the environment. Reserve Mining Company used to dump its waste rock into the lake.
A winter storm warning is in effect for the Northeastern part of Minnesota due to heavy snow and periodic freezing rain. A small craft advisory is also in effect along the North and South shores of Lake Superior. Craig Sanders is a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Duluth. He say
The string of warm days earlier this week produced a number of high temperature records for individual communities, but perhaps the most remarkable record occurred on Sunday, October 19th when Browns Valley, MN Traverse County reported 90 degrees F. A temperature this high is most unusual for th
College campuses around Minnesota are dealing with issues of racism. Last year, St. Cloud State settled a lawsuit with faculty who complained the university fostered a racist atmosphere. Tonight at the University of Minnesota Duluth, students and faculty are gathering to talk about racism.
How game-playing monkeys could lead to better lives for people suffering from paralysis. Scientists at Duke University say that a monkey with electrodes implanted in it brain managed to move a robotic arm with pure thought.
There are half as many Catholic nuns today as there were forty years ago. The median age of nuns is 69. Many religious communities around the country are trying some unusual approaches to attract new members. A group of sisters in Duluth is one of them. They're advertising.