A former Duluth government teacher and popular Instagrammer, Sharon McMahon, is encouraging her followers to send thank you notes to the crews cleaning up the U.S. Capitol after the Jan. 6 insurrection. Mailing addresses are at WDIO.com.
Do you have a question about COVID-19? Local health officials have put together hotlines that the community can call with questions related to the new coronavirus and learn more about available resources.
More than 190,000 ceiling fans sold at Home Depot are being recalled after reports that the blades fell off while spinning, hitting people and causing property damage. More information is available at www.kingoffans.com/MaraRecall.htm.
With the schools operating under full distance learning for many students, the Center for Family Wellness is offering free, short online courses titled "Supporting Emotional Reslilience while Distance Learning."
Minnesota is beginning a new at-home saliva test pilot program for COVID-19 in some rural areas. Northland locations that are part of the program include Aitkin, Beltrami, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca, and Pine counties, as well as the Red Lake Nation.
The Senate intelligence committee has concluded that the Kremlin launched an aggressive effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential contest. The Republican-led panel's report says interference in the election is indisputable.
A weekly update shows drought conditions have worsened in parts of the Northland, though the report is based on data gathered before Wednesday night's storms. The U.S. Drought Monitor says there is a severe drought in parts of St. Louis and Carlton counties.
State parks in northeastern Minnesota are in the midst of a phased reopening after the coronavirus pandemic. However, campers will have to wait until June 8 or later to camp in drive-in campgrounds at state parks on the North Shore.
Positively 3rd Street Cooperative Bakery is more than half way to its $25,000 campaign amid the pandemic. The money will help pay for a new mixer that the bakery can't afford on its own due to the slowdown in sales.
Essentia Health has opened a donation drop-off site at its Miller Hill location. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., people can bring donations of N95 masks or other unopened Personal Protective Equipment to be distributed to healthcare workers.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has released details of his "Safer at Home" order, which is now scheduled to take effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday and may remain in effect for a month. The order prohibits all nonessential travel, with some exceptions.
Looking for something fun to do online? The Lake Superior Railroad Museum is offering daily video tours on several social media platforms. The short segments will take you into the museum, even while it's closed.