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St. Louis County properties not added to tax rolls cost others money

March 10, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

NEWS TRIBUNE INVESTIGATION: Hundreds of homes and businesses in St. Louis County went for years either off the tax rolls or significantly undervalued, a News Tribune investigation has found. Continue Reading

News Tribune Attic blog: Cotton party-line operator rings for the last time

February 12, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

In Garrison Keillor’s “Lake Wobegon Days,” there’s a passage that describes the fictional Minnesota town’s telephone operator, who was the go-to person to hear about news, gossip and
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Brush fire extinguished near Cotton

December 20, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

The fire’s fuel, dried vegetation in ground with no snow, is another dire sign that we’re in for a brownish Christmas in many parts of the Northland this year. Continue Reading

Victim of St. Louis County car fire positively identified

October 20, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

The victim was identified Thursday as Donna Marie Smith of Cotton, 55. Continue Reading

Internet boost to hit rural areas this summer

April 17, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Foot by foot, mile by mile, faster Internet speeds and much greater capacity will spread across Northeastern Minnesota. Continue Reading

Prep report: Hermantown boys advance in Section 5A hockey

February 26, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Jared Thomas scored twice and assisted on four goals to lead Hermantown past St. Cloud Cathedral 7-1 in a Section 5A high school boys hockey game Saturday night at Hermantown Ice Arena.
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Snow heads to Duluth region

January 5, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

A fast-moving low-pressure system will bring 1 to 2 inches of snow to the region today. Continue Reading

Our View/Endorsements: In the end, what matters most is what you think

October 31, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

The time-crunching, sometimes-grueling, but always careful work of screening candidates began 54 days ago. The News Tribune editorial board met with incumbents and challengers in five candidate forums and in nearly 30 one-on-one or, more accurately, “one-on-board” interviews. In addition, editorial board members scoured campaign literature and conducted in-depth, independent research. Some endorsement decisions were easier to make than others, but none were made lightly.
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Our view/Endorsement: Fire Fink for Jewell of a county commissioner

October 14, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

Celebrated, longtime community activist Frank Jewell knows exactly why he’s running for St. Louis County Board. His reasons are some of the same strong arguments Duluthians in the 1st District can consider before voting Jewell into office on Nov. 2.
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Local prep football teams face shrinking numbers

August 21, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

Duluth is the highest-profile city in the Northland to lose a high school football program this year, but it’s not the only one. Continue Reading