The Northland's pleasant fall temperatures make it difficult to start thinking about winter, but for mushers, they're more than ready for the first snow fall. On Sunday, they built on that enthusiasm as it was the first day racers could register for the 2017 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.
The beaches along the North Shore are a popular place to enjoy the beautiful weather, however, in some spots, signs advised against getting in the water. As the signs indicate, the beach bacteria warnings are from the Minnesota Department of Health, but many wonder what's causing the advisories to show up in the first place.
Those with aging loved ones likely already know the daily struggle of dementia, a disease that's often relegated the the privacy of family and caregivers. An increasing number of seniors living with dementia, however, has prompted local leaders to launch a community effort called "Dementia Friendly Duluth."
Dozens of people turned up early to Giant's Ridge Wednesday afternoon for a Polymet open house and project update. Folks also boarded buses for tours of the former LTV Steel site and potential Polymet mine, which hasn't been done in years.