Lonnie Dupre of Grand Marais hopes the third time's a charm as he tries to become the first person to reach the top of Alaska's Mount McKinley in January 2013, the Duluth News Tribune reports. Dupre, 51, will begin his solo winter climb in December.
Health and aging concerns for the owners of the popular North Shore bait shop suggest that change is coming. The shop has been on the market for a little over two weeks. Whatever happens, neighboring businesses and tourists say things will never be the same. Northland News Center takes a closer look.
The Towering Pines Canopy Tour, near Grand Marais, takes vacationers on a two-and-a-half hour adventure. The Pioneer Press writes visitors will learn about the area's geology, plants and wildlife while soaring about 50 feet above the forest of the Gunflint Lake area.
The trial and death of Daniel Schlienz, who opened fire in a courthouse after he was found guilty of criminal sexual misconduct, has exposed a rift in a small town where older men routinely pursued girls still in high school. Said one parent: "People knew about it, and nothing was done."
Bulletproof glass, security training and armed guards are among the steps Twin Cities prosecutors are taking to protect themselves after the court shooting in Grand Marais. The Star Tribune reports many courthouses were looking to increase security even before the shooting.
Snow or not, mushers say they'll run from the Northland down to the Capitol, gathering signatures on the way, to raise awareness of acidic runoff from mines.
The Duluth News Tribune obtained a recording of a phone call that Daniel Schlienz made from jail after two people were wounded in a Grand Marais courthouse following his conviction for criminal sexual misconduct. Schlienz, who died in custody after falling ill, blamed the court system. The county attorney who prosecuted him says Schlienz "stole the story with his violence" and that the real story is that they locked up a dangerous predator.
Bills in the House of Representatives would increase the penalties for attacking or killing a prosecutor and allow county attorneys to carry guns on duty. The bills, from Republican Rep. Tony Cornish, come after a man on trial for sexual assault opened fire in a Grand Marais courthouse.
The Grand Marais adventure who has tried twice to become the first person to reach Denali's peak alone in January tells the Duluth News Tribune in an interview that he might stick to dogsledding from here on out.
Lonnie Dupre is still at 14,200 feet on Mt. McKinley. The Duluth News Tribune reports hurricane-force winds are keeping Dupre from moving further up the mountain. The 50-year-old is attempting to be the first solo person in January to reach the highest peak in North America -- a 20,320 foot summit. Dupre tried the same record last winter, but only reached 17,200 feet because of bad weather.