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First responders pull naked man from Duluth sewer system

Jul. 3, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — First responders have pulled a naked man out of the downtown Duluth sewer system. The rescue came Thursday evening after authorities got a report Wednesday that a person had entered a manhole in downtown. City spokeswoman Kate Van Daele said his clothes were found near that manhole....

New novel relates Ojibwe history from the mouth of a wolf

Jun. 29, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ojibwe author Tom Peacock says he started out as a history person. He wrote Native American history books for school students and adults. But he says he had other stories in his head he wanted to get out. So, he turned to fiction — which in time led to “The...

Hibbing Taconite extends mine shutdown another month

Jun. 18, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hibbing Taconite in northern Minnesota is extending its iron mining shutdown for another month as the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continues. HibTac announced in April it would shut down from May 3 to July 6. But the company now says the goal is to bring back its 650...

Albuquerque police detain members of the New Mexico Civil Guard, an armed civilian group, following the shooting of a man during a protest over a statue of Spanish conquerer Juan de Oñate on Monday, June 15, 2020, in Albuquerque, N.M. A confrontation erupted between protesters and a group of armed men who were trying to protect the statue before protesters wrapped a chain around it and began tugging on it while chanting: “Tear it down.” One protester repeatedly swung a pickax at the base of the statue. Moments later a few gunshots could be heard down the street and people started yelling that someone had been shot. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

The Latest: Man shot during protest over New Mexico statue

Jun. 16, 2020 1:50 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Man shot as protesters in New Mexico try to tear down statue. — Black Lives Matter banner removed from U.S. Embassy in South Korea. — Seattle City Council votes unanimously to bar police from using tear gas and pepper spray. — NYPD closes plainclothes anti-crime...

Walz marks 100th anniversary of Duluth lynchings

Jun. 15, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz marked the 100th anniversary of a painful chapter in the state's history on Monday by visiting a memorial in Duluth to three black men lynched by a white mob. Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie were traveling circus workers accused of raping a white...

In this May 30, 2020 photo, a protestor holds up a photo of George Floyd in front of the Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Memorial as part of a large protest in Duluth, Minn.  The state’s Board of Pardons, consisting of Gov. Tim Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison and the chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court Lorie Skjerven Gildea, will vote Friday, June 12, to clear Max Mason of a rape case that led to the only known lynching of Black people in the state’s history 100 years ago next week. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)

Minnesota pardons black man in century-old lynching case

Jun. 12, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

A black man imprisoned in Minnesota a century ago in a case that included the infamous lynchings of three other black man for the alleged rape of a white woman received a posthumous pardon Friday, with Gov. Tim Walz connecting the historic injustice to the death of George Floyd. Minnesota's pardons board voted...

Paper company to close Wisconsin, Minnesota mills

Jun. 9, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — A paper-making company announced Tuesday that it plans to close mills in Minnesota and Wisconsin because the coronavirus pandemic has depressed demand. The Wisconsin Rapids Tribune reports the Verso Corporation plans to close its mill in Duluth by the end of June and its mill...

Minnesota National Guard offers free testing at 6 armories

May. 22, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard is offering free coronavirus testing at six armories across the state this holiday weekend. Guard members will have the capacity to collect roughly 2,000 samples per day across the six sites, for a total of roughly 6,000 tests over the three-day weekend....

Duluth-based Essentia Health to lay off 900 employees

May. 21, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Essentia Health said Thursday it is laying off 900 employees as the coronavirus pandemic cuts into business. Essentia Health CEO David Herman said in a statement that the recent cost-reduction measures the Duluth-based health care system has taken “are not sufficient to...

Pandemic, sewing machine show a son his mother’s impact

May. 16, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — When Ed Zabinski was 6 years old, his family moved from a small town in Wisconsin to Ely, Minnesota, where his dad had been hired to teach eighth grade English. “I remember driving through town and they had some wolf pups in a little cage on Main Street,” Zabinski told...