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Cloquet Fire Chief resigns, questions remain

CLOQUET, MN - Cloquet’s District Fire Chief, Matt Ashmore, has been placed on administrative leave. According to Fire District Officials, the Board of Directors will be holding a special meeting today to discuss Ashmore’s performance as Fire Chief. They have not detailed why Ashmore was placed on leave or specifics...
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Daily Telegram

Superior pushes for Union Pacific to repair rough railroad crossing

City officials are taking action to compel repairs at rough at-grade railroad crossings in Superior. The city’s public works committee adopted two resolutions Thursday, Dec. 2, to notify the Union Pacific Railroad Company of needed repairs at crossings on Catlin Avenue north of Winter Street and Winter Street east of Catlin Avenue.
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Donations needed for CHUM Warming Center

With this recent cold snap, many of us have been cranking up the heat at home. But for those without a home, staying warm this time of year can be a matter of life and death. "We had 61 people check in over the course of last night, which is an alarming number for this time of year," said Warming Center Coordinator Joel Kilgour. "I don’t think we were hitting those numbers till the really deep cold in January last year, and we know that there are dozens of people still living outside. So there are definitely going to be more people coming in."

Crashes up 25% in Superior, police conducting extra enforcement

SUPERIOR, WI -- Superior Police are conducting extra traffic enforcement as data shows crashes across the city are up 25% this year. Police officer Bradley Jago says Superior’s increase mirrors a nationwide trend. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic crashes increased 18.4% nationwide during the first...
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Answers To The Most Asked Duluth Snow Removal Questions

You are waiting to get to work, have to take the kids to school, you know how it is. Big snowstorm and you need to get out of your driveway. Most people think the plows are on a long coffee break, or they do other streets first before yours. There...

Ferocious storm delivers up north; a more wintry week ahead

Winter leaves no doubt that December is here across Minnesota Monday. Our well-advertised weekend storm system delivered for northern Minnesota. Snowfall totals reached a whopping 20 inches about 20 miles north of Grand Marais. More than a foot of snow fell at several other locations across northeastern Minnesota. A wide area of 5 to 10 inches covered most of northern Minnesota westward into the Red River Valley.

Northland Entrepreneur Award winners announced

BusinessNorth editors' note: We were blown away by the ingenuity and passion among the finalists for our first-ever Northland Entrepreneur Awards. At a time of such turmoil and uncertainty, this group embodies the Northland spirit of innovation and community. The award winners and finalists all show fierce passion for what they do and the people they serve – their employees, customers and clients. Special thanks to everyone who nominated a local entrepreneur. The competition was strong, as each entrepreneur inspired the judges with their efforts, optimism and creativity. Congratulations to the award recipients and finalists.
Daily Telegram

Douglas County grants access for Minnesota clean-up project

Douglas County is lending a hand to a project planned for Duluth. The land and development committee approved an agreement Nov. 30 with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granting access for remedial construction work at Munger Landing. Douglas County owns the riparian rights in the area that the Minnesota Pollution...
Daily Telegram

Superior police combat hike in crashes with increased enforcement

The Superior Police Department is stepping up traffic enforcement in the city due to a steep rise in vehicle crashes. The number of traffic crashes nationwide increased 18.5% in the first six months of 2021, the largest six-month increase ever recorded, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Superior is facing an even bigger hike, said Community Policing Officer Bradley Jago in a news release.
Duluth News Tribune

Prep football: Cloquet’s Lenarz steps down after 19 years

In the aftermath of Cloquet’s loss in the 2016 Class AAAA quarterfinal to Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Lumberjack coach Tom Lenarz found quarterback Tim Pokornowski. “He just gave me a hug and said in my ear, ‘I know you’re going to take this team farther next year,’” Pokornowski recalled. The following year,...
Minneapolis Star Tribune

'Winter is definitely here': Snow wallops North Shore

DULUTH — A weekend storm that spanned northern Minnesota began early Sunday and ended overnight with snow totals ranging from a few inches to more than 17. The storm included winds of up to 66 mph in the Twin Ports, power outages, and closed schools along the north and south shores of Lake Superior.
US News and World Report

Wintry Weather Causes Dangerous Travel in Some States

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A strong storm that created blizzard-like conditions in several Upper Midwest states left behind more than a foot of snow in some places, closed an interstate and dozens of schools and contributed to numerous accidents, including one that was fatal. High winds whipped up the snow...