Essentia Health is postponing all routine appointments and elective procedures for two weeks in an effort to protect patients and staff. The move will affect appointments and elective procedures scheduled at any Essentia hospital or clinic from March 18 to April 1.
Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton and the Fond-du-Luth Casino in downtown Duluth will close Wednesday evening due to the coronavirus pandemic. Elsewhere, Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley closed Monday.
Minnesota Power says a squirrel is to blame for an outage that affected thousands of homes and businesses in Cloquet for more than an hour Friday. The outage began about 10:45, and up to 6,500 customers were affected at one point.
34-year-old James Montano of Bayfield County has received a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the death of his uncle. The incident happened in April of 2018 at Montano's father's home in Carlton County.
Sen. Tina Smith made a visit to Duluth Monday to discuss her findings from a study she made on housing issues in Minnesota after hosting several listening sessions with community members across the state.
As the shortage of N-95 masks continues for healthcare workers across the country, the Minnesota Nurses Association is raising concerns about how the lack of masks are putting healthcare workers and patients at risk.
New cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday in Carlton, Douglas, Itasca, and St. Louis counties. There have been a total of 13 confirmed cases in St. Louis County, seven in Douglas County, and three in Carlton County, and two in Itasca County.