The North Shore lost one of its longest-serving advocates in David Battaglia, the former Two Harbors Mayor and state lawmaker who died Wednesday at age 86. Battaglia leaves a decades-long legacy of public service, and on Monday, he was honored with a moment of silence at Minnesota's state capitol.
The Trump administration turned the decision about whether people should be allowed to choose which bathroom to use based on gender identity or biological sex back to the states and individual school districts. President Barack Obama had created guidelines that said students should be able to choose.
The IRRRB may move ahead with privatizing management of Giants Ridge at its Tuesday meeting. Commissioner Mark Phillips wrote a letter to board members recommending that as the best move to consolidate management and hopeully increase revenue.