Responding to Delta Airlines' impending removal of air services to Hibbing, city officials are stressing the flight-traffic need for the Iron Range community of 16,000. They claim the city's iron-ore industry it too dependent on the airline to be left grounded. A city council member says "If that isn’t greed, what is it?" Delta recently announced plans to scale-back or drop service to 24 small market cities nationwide.
D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller
Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.
Gophers suffocate Badgers, reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe
Minnesota picked up its first home win over the Badgers since 2003.
Boy, 6, run over after falling off trailer in Meeker Co. tree farm accident
He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries.
Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event
The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.
Edina police warn of recent burglary trend targeting garages and vehicles
The Edina Police Department is increasing patrols in affected neighborhoods in response to the trend.
Paynesville man dies 6 months after being electrocuted in tree-cutting accident
Brad Kneisl was 31 years old.
Charges: Man shot Uber Eats driver making a delivery in Cottage Grove
Otis Donnell Shipp was charged with second-degree attempted murder after turning himself in on Wednesday.
Waterfront hotel in Duluth sustains damage in kitchen fire
Authorities estimate the damage at around $75,000.
Large groups of thieves target 2 Twin Cities Best Buys on Black Friday
It bears similarities to the flash-mob style thefts seen recently in California.
Timberwolves' winning streak snapped at five games
The Wolves' bid for their longest winning streak since 2014 came up short.
Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park
Police say the teen was filming a social media video while handling a gun.
President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Tuesday's trip follows passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.
Delta Air Lines investing in Minnesota
The Atlanta-based airline says the Twin Cities is a key part of its operations. Delta's senior vice president of Minnesota operations told the Star Tribune the airline is investing more than $3 million in new equipment at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Delta already employs 12,000 people in Minnesota and plans to add 400 positions in June.
Iron Range town brainstorms after only grocer, pharmacy burn down
The next closest full-size store is in Ely, about 17 miles away, and some residents of Babbitt are elderly and would have trouble making the trip. Local groups are trying to organize ride-shares. Other suggestions include home delivery or installing a temporary store in City Hall.
Twin Cities not only Delta hub facing job cuts, higher air fares
Delta Airlines' primary headquarters and hub in Atlanta is flourishing. Not so at other hub cities. Since Delta absorbed Northwest Airlines, the Twin Cities area has lost 3,000 jobs associated with the carrier. In Memphis the number of flights has been nearly halved, pushing up air fares to the second highest in the nation. Behind Cincinnati. Which is also a Delta hub.
Minneapolis subsidiary of Delta to close
Minneapolis-based Regional Elite Airline Services, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, will close Nov. 13. The company says its work has been awarded to another contractor at the airport. About 4,000 employees are affected, many in the Twin Cities will take jobs with Delta Ground Services.
Crews still working to restore power on Iron Range
April showers turned into 11 inches of heavy, wet, power-line-breaking snow and folks on the Iron Range are still trying to get the electricity back on. 14,000 customers lost service in the Grand Rapids and Mountain Iron service areas. At least the roads are passable enough to allow schools to reopen.
Latest downpour creates flash flood warning on Iron Range, in Duluth
The Weather Service says Grand Rapids and the western Iron Range have been hit with 3 to 6 new inches of rain Tuesday, with another inch or two on the way. Grand Rapids, Nashwauk, and Coleraine are among the cities where streets and roads are underwater.
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