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Report outlines sulfate limits for wild rice

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4-16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.

Thursday's weather for Duluth and the Northland: Chance of morning flurries

Thursday's weather for Duluth and the Northland: Chance of morning flurries

TODAY: Expect a 30 percent chance of a.m. flurries and mostly cloudy skies throughout the afternoon. A low-pressure system is just to our north in southern Ontario.

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Duluth, St. Louis County boosters lobby legislators for Northland projects

About 500 Duluth and St. Louis County business, nonprofit, education and political leaders gathered Wednesday at the state Capitol in St. Paul for a two-day lobbying effort to persuade legislators to support bonds and other projects considered vital to the region’s continued economic growth.

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Minnesota Supreme Court: Carter Hotel case belongs in federal court

Minnesota Supreme Court: Carter Hotel case belongs in federal court

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that state courts lack the jurisdiction to consider Duluth’s challenge of an effort to have the Carter Hotel taken off the city’s tax rolls and placed in trust as “Indian country.”

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Prep girls basketball: Hermantown out, Grand Rapids advances

Prep girls basketball: Hermantown out, Grand Rapids advances

Down by 10 points to Hermantown in the first half, Chisago Lakes Area coach Craig Walker figured a change needed to be made if his team was going to continue its quest for a third consecutive Section 7AAA high school girls basketball title.

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Snowblowing 101

 "It's hard work," said Mavis Eggert of Duluth as her husband Harlan teaches her the art of snowblowing Wednesday afternoon. When asked how Mavis was doing, Harlan replied tongue-in-cheek: "If I want lunch, I have to say she's great." (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)

 

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7/9/14 at 5:39 PM
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Dayton seeks presidential disaster declaration
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7/14/14 at 12:01 AM
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Germany wins fourth World Cup Title
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When I told my mother about going to Africa, she said, Brandon! They do voodoo over there! I had to show her some videos of the school where Id be teaching so she could realize that things werent as ...
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Steve's Benefit
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