A record number of people took in the two-day Twin Ports’ Bridge Festival this weekend to help support flood recovery efforts. Organizers hoped to raise $100,000 for the United Way's long-term flood relief. The annual music festival featured a dozen bands, including Duluth's own Trampled by Turtles.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
SoundTown cancels music fest due to low ticket sales
SoundTown has pulled the plug on its July 26-28 music festival at Somerset Amphitheater roughly 30 miles northeast of the Twin Cities, due to lack of interest, The Current reports. This year's lineup was to include Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Florence and the Machine, Girl Talk, and dozens of other national and local acts.
State urges flood victims to apply for loans as deadline draws near
An October 15th deadline looms for people who suffered property damage in June's floods to apply to the Small Business Administration for help. So far fewer than 300 people have applied. Even a rejected application is important: getting turned down by the federal agency is a step toward qualifying for state aid.
Duluth mayor asks for long-term volunteer help
FEMA officials are in the Duluth area on Tuesday to assess damage from record flooding last week. Meanwhile, residents are trying to keep their spirits up, despite some nasty cleanup jobs, including in Gary New Duluth, where raw sewage backed up into some homes. And the Duluth band Trampled By Turtles has announced a fundraiser concert.
Deadline approaches for Duluth flood recovery assistance
Only about 100 more applications are needed to get $3 million in federal loans for residents suffering from flood damage in the Duluth area. For every 100 homeowners that apply for assistance, $1.4 million is awarded from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The deadline for low-interest recovery loans is October 15th.
Water recedes after flooding in Cannon Falls
The Cannon River is dropping steadily after serious flooding triggered by Thursday's torrential rains. Firefighters led evacuations for about a dozen homeowners and helped with sandbagging efforts at several homes. The Cannon Falls area got about 8 inches of rain on Thursday.
Trampled By Turtles plays 'Late Late' gig
The Duluth indie bluegrass band Trampled By Turtles continues to draw national attention. Amid a summer tour, the band stopped by the "Late Late Show" Wednesday to perform the song "Walt Whitman." Check out the video of Minnesota's hottest up-and-coming band.
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