A Duluth City Council decision made Monday night could open the door to revitalization in the Lincoln Park Business District. They voted 8-1 to approve a loan allowing the Housing and Redevelopment Authority to buy the Seaway Hotel. The $230,000 loan is from the Duluth Economic Development Authority. Once the HRA buys the building, hundreds of thousands of dollars from the state will be used to make repairs, resulting in about 70 rehabilitated low-income units.
Northlanders could feel the thaw on Monday, but Lake Superior was still locked beneath feet of ice in the Twin Ports.The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder started breaking a path with the start of the shipping season just weeks away.
A Superior woman has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for helping set her ex-husbands house on fire. Amy Pionk was charged last April with being party to the crime of arson after helping her boyfriend send Molotov cocktails into her ex-husband's basement.
If you listened closely, you could hear spring coming Monday. Kids were on the playground and cars splashed through puddles. It was a welcome change to cure the winter blues.
The Northland saw its warmest day in four months Monday, making for many happy people. A few days of warm temperatures, however, doesn't take the worry away from homeowners who are still dealing with loads of snow on their roofs, and now running water.
Hayward business owner Bryon Schroeder died in a crash on Spider Lake on Saturday night, while a visitor from Iowa died in a crash near Clam Lake on Sunday afternoon.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and partner organizations are planning to tackle gypsy moth infestations in northeastern Minnesota this summer. In anticipation of the treatments, the department is inviting people to learn about the effort at open houses.
A Minnesota lawmaker is apologizing for his tweet about the NBA that was seen by some as racist. Rep. Pat Garofalo, suggested in a tweet Sunday night that pro basketball players have criminal tendencies.
Northlander Nathan Schroeder and his sled dog team continued their grueling journey across the Iditarod course in Alaska this weekend. The race leader was expected to finish on Monday, but Schroeder was running in 25th place. Still, students in his home town are learning a lot by cheering him on.