Area Breaking News

DTA Announces Temporary Service Reduction Due To Parts and Labor Shortages

The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) announced today that it will temporarily suspend a handful of routes in the system, effective Sunday, August 1st.  The move reflects ongoing challenges in obtaining parts for buses, and a Bus Operator labor shortage.  The routes suspended beginning Sunday include:   Route #4– West Duluth (alternative service available on routes 1,2,&3)…

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Air quality alert issued for area due to wildfire smoke through July 30

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air quality alert for nearly all of Minnesota, except the North Shore. The alert takes effect Wednesday, July 28, beginning at 10 p.m. and runs until Friday, July 30, at 3 p.m. The affected area includes Detroit Lakes, International Falls, Duluth, St Cloud, the Twin Cities,…

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Use of deadly force in Saginaw shooting by deputy justified, authorized

On January 29,2021, Scott M. Jordan, DOB 04-10-1986, died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head after an encounter with two St. Louis County deputies in the Midway/Saginaw area of St. Louis County, Minnesota, said St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin. During the encounter, two shots were fired by Deputy Jason Kuhnly of…

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Fighting for our newspapers

By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar —   On May 7th of last year, the Hastings Star Gazette printed its last issue. The paper’s first issue as The Hastings Independent was published in 1857, a year before Minnesota gained statehood. Generations relied on papers like this for local news—they told you who was born and who died, whose daughter just…

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Proctor’s Transportation Plan unveiled

Proctor residents got a chance to see the City’s Transportation Plan at two virtual open houses Thursday, January 14.   For those who missed the presentation a 4 minute video Click on “read more” to get to the video or copy and paste https://youtu.be/LNmNmBEImPE   The video shows concept designs for a number of streets…

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Josh Skelton named chief operating officer of Minnesota Power

Josh Skelton has been promoted to chief operating officer of Minnesota Power, ALLETE President and CEO Bethany Owen announced today. Minnesota Power is a utility division of ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE). Skelton, formerly vice president Generation Operations and ALLETE Safety, has been with Minnesota Power for 20 years, beginning his career with the company as…

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