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Minnesota Power plans to go 100% carbon-free by 2050

Jan. 12, 2021 6:19 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's second-largest utility announced Tuesday that it plans to provide customers 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. Duluth-based Minnesota Power, which serves about 145,000 homes and businesses in the state's northeast, said it will show its plan for the next 15 years to the...

Minnesota State troopers guard the Capitol during a rally supporting President Trump at the Minnesota Capitol, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 in St. Paul, Minn. State Patrol officers stood in a line and guarded the steps of the Minnesota Capitol on Saturday, as roughly 100 supporters of President Donald Trump gathered to protest the results of the 2020 election. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

Walz to deploy National Guard to protect Minnesota Capitol

Jan. 12, 2021 5:55 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday he plans to deploy the Minnesota National Guard to protect against potential threats to the state Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Walz told reporters he plans to issue the executive order activating the National Guard late Tuesday...

Woman attacked by Duluth police dog settles for $50,000

Jan. 12, 2021 4:14 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Warroad hotel housekeeper who was bitten by a police dog that belonged to an off-duty Duluth officer will receive $50,000 in a settlement agreement. The Duluth City Council unanimously voted Monday night to approve the deal in a lawsuit filed against the city and Officer Marc Johnson...

Arrest made in fatal shooting on Fond du Lac reservation

Jan. 7, 2021 8:03 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say they've made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a boy on the Fond du Lac reservation in St. Louis County. Sixteen-year-old Joseph Peterson was found dead in a pickup truck outside a residence on Dec. 28. The teen lived on the reservation near Cloquet. ...

Duluth making Lake Superior trail more resistant to climate

Jan. 4, 2021 1:01 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Duluth’s Lakewalk hugs several miles of the city’s Lake Superior shore, from the Canal Park tourist district all the way to Brighton Beach. With its sweeping view of the lake and the city, the trail is a destination for locals and the more than 6 million people who visit...

New tower to bring cell service to remote Minnesota region

Dec. 23, 2020 1:45 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — An off-the-grid area of northern Minnesota will soon host a new tower to bring cell service to the region, though some locals and visitors want the area to remain remote. The Cook County Board voted on Tuesday to allow AT&T to build the tower to bring cellphone service to a remote...

Duluth officer 'off duty indefinitely' after internal review

Dec. 16, 2020 7:28 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The actions of a Duluth officer charged in a September shooting that left a man with a bullet lodged in his shoulder went against department policies and training regarding the use of force, the department said Wednesday. St. Louis County prosecutors said Officer Tyler Leibfried, 28,...

Officials say deaths of couple appears to be murder, suicide

Dec. 1, 2020 10:28 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The deaths of a couple whose bodies were found in a northeastern Minnesota home appear to be a murder-suicide case, sheriff's officials said Tuesday. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said family members and co-workers went to check on the two at their home in Grand Lake...

Duluth officer charged in September non-fatal shooting

Nov. 30, 2020 3:29 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth police officer was charged Monday with two felonies in connection with a September shooting that left a man with a bullet lodged in his shoulder. Prosecutors in St. Louis County charged Officer Tyler Leibfried with one count of intentional discharge of a firearm that...

The crowd cheers as Air Force One arrives with President Donald Trump at Duluth International Airport on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, for Trump's campaign appearance in Duluth, Minn. (AP Photo/Jack Rendulich)

Duluth airport barred Pence after Trump broke virus rules

Nov. 19, 2020 11:12 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Duluth airport officials prohibited Donald Trump's campaign from holding a rally there with Vice President Mike Pence last month after the president flouted state coronavirus guidelines at the airport three weeks earlier. The Duluth Airport Authority's executive director, Tom Werner,...