Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton told employees and officials of the soon-to-be shuttered Georgia-Pacific Co. board plant in Duluth Friday that he will help workers and families through trying times. The company said Tuesday it was closing the Duluth plant at the end of the month, which will put 141 people out of work.
50,000 gallons of toilet wastewater leaks into Twin Cities lake
You may want to avoid this body of water.
Evidence that omicron strains BA.4 and BA.5 are in Minnesota
The European CDC has warned of a possible significant summer surge fueled by the omicron subvariants.
Hastings man charged for driving drunk with 2-year-old in vehicle
Matthew Quade's BAC was almost five times over the legal limit when police pulled him over last week.
Arrest made after person shot at Hopkins apartment building
Police say this was an isolated incident and that the victim and suspect knew each other.
BA.2.12.1 omicron subvariant quickly becoming dominant in MN
Experts say the subvariant is more transmissible but there is not evidence to suggest it causes more severe disease.
Teen paddle boarders rescued after 'abrupt wind change' on Lake Superior
The rescue happened off Park Point Beach Saturday.
DFLer who was in labor during endorsement convention to run in primary
Maye Quade gave a speech while in active labor before she ultimately withdrew from the endorsing convention last month to give birth.
Valleyfair opens this weekend, reveals full summer schedule of events
New fare includes walking tacos, hand-scooped ice cream and deep-fried pickles.
Jury selection begins in trial of Buffalo clinic shooter, Gregory Ulrich
The Buffalo health clinic shooter is accused of fatally shooting one person and injuring four others last year.
Tow truck workers struck by hit-and-run driver on I-35
The driver was in a black 2006 Lincoln MKZ.
Gov. Dayton to meet with Georgia-Pacific employees, leaders
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will be in Duluth Friday morning to meet with officials of the Georgia-Pacific Co., though it’s unclear what role the visit will have in the future of the company’s plant that’s slated to close at month’s end, the Duluth News Tribune reports.
Georgia-Pacific to close Duluth hardboard plant, shedding 140 jobs
Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific's hardboard manufacturing plant in Duluth will permanently shut down on Aug. 31, the Duluth News Tribune. A company spokesman said, "The employees are welcome to apply for any other jobs we have” at other facilities. The closure leaves 140 employees looking for work. They will be paid and receive benefits for 60 days.
Georgia-Pacific plant closes in Duluth; Nolan campaign reacts
The closure of the Georgia-Pacific hardboard plant in Duluth Friday afternoon leaves141 people out of work -- and campaigners for 8th Congressional District challenger Rick Nolan saying that Rep. Chip Cravaack didn't do enough to stop it.
Dayton, officials pledge support for Sartell in wake of paper mill closing
Gov. Mark Dayton and other government officials said Friday that they will pledge support for the city of Sartell after Verso Paper Corp. announced it was shutting down its fire-damaged paper mill for good. Dayton, who was in Sartell with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and other lawmakers, vowed to use his clout to bring jobs back to the Verso site. More than 260 employees worked at the plant.
Dayton: 'It's going to take time' to rebuild Duluth
Gov. Mark Dayton toured the destruction created by historic flooding in Duluth on Thursday and vowed to help the region rebuild. Meanwhile, campers were stranded, damage estimates were gathered and rain-weary residents marveled the mess.
Dayton plans visit to Moose Lake, other flooded NE Minnesota cities
Following his trip to flood-ravaged Duluth, Gov. Mark Dayton says he will survey damage in other cities hit by floods in northeastern Minnesota, including Moose Lake and Carlton. He was going to visit as soon as Saturday, but was asked to hold off because of continuing clean-up efforts in the area.
Cirrus says it has secured cash to build new jet in Duluth, Grand Forks
Cirrus says it has the cash to wrap up certification and start production of its new jet, the Vision SF50, pictured above. Workers will assemble the aircraft at plants in Duluth and Grand Forks.
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