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Minnehaha's Jalen Suggs named Minnesota AP Player of Year

Mar. 26, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

The 2020 Associated Press All-State teams for Minnesota high school boys basketball: PLAYER OF THE YEAR Jalen Suggs, Minnehaha Academy ___ FIRST TEAM Jalen Suggs, senior, Minnehaha Academy Dawson Garcia, senior, Prior Lake Chet Holmgren, junior, Minnehaha Academy Kerwin Walton, senior, Hopkins Drake Dobbs,...

Scientists testing alternative to road salt to protect water

Mar. 22, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Researchers in Minnesota are trying to find an alternative to road salt in an effort to protect the state's water bodies from contamination. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Saturday that road salt is the top source of chloride in state waters. Scientists have been ramping up...

Business wants to switch from making hand bags to masks

Mar. 22, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A small business owner in Duluth wants to quit making hand bags and backpacks and start constructing face masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus. KARE-TV reports that Christian Benson owns Frost River Trading Company, a hand bag, duffel bag and backpack manufacturing company. He...

Hermantown's Blake Biondi gets AP boys hockey player of year

Mar. 12, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

The 2020 Associated Press All-State team for Minnesota high school boys hockey, as voted on by statewide media: ___ PLAYER OF THE YEAR Blake Biondi, Hermantown ___ FIRST TEAM Forward — Blake Biondi, senior, Hermantown Forward — Matthew Gleason, senior, Cretin-Derham Hall Forward — Joe Miller,...

U of M shifts to online as COVID-19 cases in Minnesota hit 5

Mar. 11, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday it is suspending in-person instruction at its five campuses through at least April 1 in response to the new coronavirus as Minnesota health officials confirmed the state's fourth and fifth cases of CONVID-19. Department of Health officials...

Annual ice breaking ritual begins at Duluth-Superior harbor

Mar. 11, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard cutter has started ice breaking activities in the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior, an annual ritual that signals the approach of spring. The cutter Alder began cleared the channels Tuesday for the upcoming shipping season. It's so the 1,000-foot long ships loaded...

Duluth man gets 36 years in prison for fatally stabbing wife

Mar. 4, 2020 6:01 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth man has been sentenced to more than 36 years in prison for fatally stabbing his wife in front of the couple's children last year. Ryan Jazdzewski was sentenced Tuesday, more than a month after he pleaded guilty to intentional second-degree murder in connection with the June...

In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, photo, Paige Wagner, Kelly Gilomen, Trevor Peterson and Kendra Kvebak, who created Connection Day, play a game of Scrabble at the University of Minnesota Duluth in Duluth, Minn. They encouraged students to connect with one another face to face, rather than through their digital devices. (Dan Kraker/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Minnesota-Duluth students want you to hang up your phone

Feb. 24, 2020 1:01 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — If you’re reading this on your phone — stop. Look up. Who’s nearby? Any kids, partners, co-workers or friends who might be trying to talk to you? And how many times have you checked your phone today, anyway? Those are the questions that a small group of college...

With little ice on Superior, access to ice caves unlikely

Jan. 31, 2020 5:15 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The breathtaking ice caves along the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will likely be inaccessible this year due to low ice coverage on Lake Superior. On Friday, less than 5% of Lake Superior was covered by ice; ice coverage is typically 25% at the end of January. The Star Tribune...