Duluth’s ‘Making Canal Park Pop’ proposal a finalist for Knight Cities Challenge grant

A recent trip to Copenhagen, organized through the Knight Foundation 8 80 Cities initiative, with Duluth representatives Chief Administrative Officer David Montgomery and City Councilor Elissa Hansen, inspired the idea of a common pedestrian oriented gathering space that hopes to build social capital and a connection between people and Lake Superior. This concept proposal was […]

Minnesota Power earns Emergency Recovery Award for restoration efforts after severe thunderstorms

The Edison Electric Institute on Wednesday presented Minnesota Power with the association’s Emergency Recovery Award for its outstanding power restoration efforts after severe thunderstorms hit Minnesota in July 2016. Minnesota Power is a utility division of Allete Inc. The award is presented twice annually to EEI member companies to recognize their extraordinary efforts to restore […]

Falling, blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions

The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel in Northeastern Minnesota, due to snow covered roads and reduced visibility. Officials do not anticipate any interstate or highway closures at this time. However, motorists may encounter brief lane and road closures where crashes occur. MnDOT snowplow operators are doing their part to make highways safe. […]

U.S Forest Service OK’s PolyMet land exchange

The U.S. Forest Service today issued its final record of decision authorizing a land exchange for PolyMet’s NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals project located in the established Mesabi Iron Range mining district in northeastern Minnesota. PolyMet Mining Corp is receiving approximately 6,650 acres of surface land above and around the NorthMet ore body. Upon completion of title […]