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2008-07-06 18:00:15

By Mary Ann Grossmann, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 6--For Minnesotans, "up north" is not a specific place. It's an idea that lives in our hearts and imaginations. "Up north" could be as close as the Chisago chain of lakes or as distant as Lake of the Woods. For many of us, though, "up north" means Lake Superior, its North Shore and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Today, we celebrate this giant inland sea and the cities that surround it with a roundup of worthy books...

2008-06-25 06:03:06

By Patrick Garmoe, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jun. 25--The Business Travel Coalition, an advocacy group for corporations whose workers routinely travel, listed Duluth International Airport as one of 150 airports across the nation in danger of losing service, because continued cuts by airline carriers hamstrung by high fuel costs. "If this situation continues as it is today, other than the top hub airports, all these airports are at risk," said Kevin Mitchell, chairman of the Business...

2008-06-24 02:29:40

By Patrick Garmoe, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jun. 23--Tom Vidovic couldn't have been laid off at a better time. "I had the security blanket pulled up around my neck," Vidovic said of his job as office manager for Hibbing Public Utilities, before founding Compudyne. The job loss created the opportunity to scratch an entrepreneurial itch he'd had for years. He launched Compudyne in the summer of 1988 just as businesses in Hibbing began using computers, and therefore needed a guy like...

2008-06-18 03:00:37

Simply Retail, a retail consultancy and management company, has signed St Mary's Duluth Clinic Health System as its 85th Discovery client. Simply Retail said that facilities in this Retail Discovery include the SMDC Main Campus, Duluth Clinic - West, Duluth Clinic - Hermantown and Duluth Clinic - Lakeside. Overall, SMDC has the opportunity to offer customized healthcare products and services to patients, families, employees and the community. Leah Berard, project manager at Simply...

2008-06-14 06:00:20

By Patrick Garmoe, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jun. 14--The Area Retail Grocers Alliance and United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1116, which represents 1,800 full- and part-time grocery store workers from the Twin Ports and Iron Range, reached a tentative contract Thursday. Workers in the Twin Ports will vote on whether to accept the contract on June 25, while workers on the Iron Range will vote on June 26. If ratified, the three-year contract would apply retroactively to April...

2008-06-14 06:00:19

By Peter Passi, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jun. 14--Silver Bay will celebrate the rebirth of a taconite plant's furnace Thursday night with a picnic and tour of Northshore Mining Co. In mid-March, Northshore restarted Furnace No. 5 -- a piece of equipment that last produced pellets more than a quarter-century ago. "We've shaken out a lot of the start-up bugs now, and it's running well," said Scott Gischia, Northshore's manager of environmental services. "We're seeing good production...

2008-02-17 12:00:23

By Sam Cook, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Feb. 17--Most of the ice on Lake Superior this winter is unreliable. It's there one day, blown out the next. Or it's there one day, then piled up in crinkly windrows along shore the next. It isn't the kind of ice a trout angler can count on. But inside the protective breakwalls of the nearly completed McQuade Public Boat Access, anglers have discovered thick, smooth ice that the big lake cannot tamper with. On Tuesday afternoon, four or five...

2007-04-01 12:00:18

By Brandon Stahl, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Apr. 1--The schools Stephen Thomas has run in the past have many similarities to his current school, the Romano Byzantine College -- including questions about legitimacy. In 2000, after a Romano Byzantine College graduate called Duluth police saying she had been scammed out of $15,000 from the school, officers found at least four more people who said they were defrauded out of $30,000 through the school, according to police records. One...


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