Tourism officials in Duluth said despite the record breaking flooding that devastated parts of the city, restaurants and other tourism-related businesses in the city are open for business. Some officials in the city and surrounding areas are worried about how the damage will affect the region's $800 million tourism industry.
Spark ignites fire at produce farm near Park Rapids
The fire at Carter's Red Wagon Farm left three buildings a "total loss."
A mistake leads to new drinks from Duluth cidery, distillery
Wild State Cider and Vikre Distillery will be debuting their new beverages this week.
Developer buys downtown block, plans $400M residential buildings
Construction is expected to begin in fall 2023.
Rochester man identified as Loring Park shooting victim
The shooting happened after an altercation took place outside of a business.
Ordway to bring free livestream orchestra concert to Rice Park
There's a new way to enjoy local performing arts in downtown St. Paul.
12 charged with racketeering over downtown cellphone theft crime ring
Prosecutors allege one of the suspects is nicknamed "the iPhone man."
Police release images of Arden Hills carjacking, kidnapping suspect
The sheriff's office said the man is also accused of robbing a woman.
Feds charge 47 in $250M Feeding Our Future COVID-19 fraud scheme
U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger announced dozens of indictments on Tuesday.
Minneapolis restaurant makes New York Times Top 50 list
The south Minneapolis restaurant opened in October 2020.
Jury convicts man who shot Albert Lea cop, neighbors during standoff
A jury convicted Devin Weiland on all six counts.
Watch: Trail camera captures moose family on a stroll
Take a look at this moose mama and her adorable twins.
Minnesota mayors write Obama in plea for disaster aid in wake of flooding
Golden Valley Mayor Shep Harris is leading the charge in asking President Barack Obama for disaster assistance in the wake of the flooding that affected Duluth and surrounding areas. Duluth Mayor Don Hess says Harris wrote the president, saying "devastation could not have come at a worse time" because the businesses in the affected areas heavily rely on tourism.
Superior, Wis., mayor says city likely won't qualify for disaster aid
Despite suffering damage in the same floods that devastated Duluth and northeastern Minnesota last month, Superior, Wis., most likely won't meet requirements for federal disaster aid, the city's mayor said Wednesday. The damage the city sustained appears to be far below the Federal Emergency Management Agency's threshold numbers.
Duluth kids set up lemonade stand to raise money for flooded zoo
Everybody's pitching in to get flood-damaged Duluth back on its feet, including the city's younger residents. KAAL-TV reports that some local kids have set up a stand to sell lemonade and Rice Krispie treats at 50 cents a piece, and so far they've raised $50. The Lake Superior Zoo lost several animals in the recent flooding.
After floods, Duluth hoping for July 4 tourism jolt
Duluth is desperately hoping the Fourth of July holiday will offer a boost to its hobbled tourism industry, which took a $3 million hit after recent flooding. A new ad blitz is planned to lure visitors back. The region got more bad news with the announcement that popular Jay Cooke State Park likely will be closed for the season. Meanwhile, the United Way is leading an effort to raise money for homeowners who say it'll be a struggle to rebuild.
FEMA says no to Dayton's appeal for individual flood assistance
The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied an appeal Friday from Gov. Mark Dayton for aid for individuals and businesses affected by floods in northeastern Minnesota in June. Dayton said he was "disappointed" by FEMA's ruling and that he'll ask the state legislature for an estimated $7.4 million in assistance in an upcoming special session.
Officials: Flooding caused $20 million damage to Duluth parks
Duluth officials said Friday that about $20 million in damages to parks was caused by the flooding in northeastern Minnesota in June. Damage was caused to roughly two-thirds of the Duluth's 30 parks, and all 14 of the city's trails were damaged. Officials said while repair work is under way at each park, residents can continue to use them with caution.
Dayton to request $108M in disaster aid for NE Minnesota floods
Gov. Mark Dayton announced in Duluth Friday that he will ask President Barack Obama for a $108 million disaster declaration stemming from last week's floods in northeastern Minnesota. The money will be used to repair damages sustained by public infrastructure in the 13 counties and three tribal areas affected by the flooding.
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