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Tuesday, July 14th: Pollen levels are medium-low for all pollen producers.

We will update our allergy forecast Monday through Friday during Good Morning Northland and on WDIO.com.

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Cancer specialists worried about screenings getting deferred due to COVID-19

Health officials close Iron River COVID-19 testing site early after running out of tests

St. Luke's asks nurses to delay raises to help during pandemic

Michigan health workers to receive bias training

All health workers in Michigan will be required to receive "implicit bias" training under a directive issued Thursday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The governor said the mandate is intended to address the coronavirus pandemic's disproportionate impact on people of color.


Itasca County, Superior encouraging mask use as COVID-19 cases rise

Northland communities like Itasca County and the City of Superior are urging citizens to wear face masks as COVID-19 cases rise.


Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air

More than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organization and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air. That change could alter some of the current measures being taken to stop the pandemic.


Grant awarded to build youth crisis stabilization facility in Ashland

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services awarded more than $2 million to in Ashland County, Milwaukee County, and North Central Health Care to support the development of three youth crisis stabilization facilities.


NIH 'optimistic' COVID-19 vaccine by end of 2020

The director of the National Institutes of Health says "we are all optimistic" that there will be a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year. Dr. Francis Collins said they are optimistic about being able to provide 300 million doses by early 2021.


Duluth City Council to vote on mask requirement

The Duluth City Council is poised to vote July 13 on a mask policy for the city.


Superior bars voluntarily closing amid COVID-19 concerns

A number of bars in Superior are choosing to voluntarily close their establishments after having served guests potentially infected with COVID-19. On Facebook, the Charlie Brown's Bar, Tipsy Beaver Bar, and Tavern 105 said they will all voluntarily close.


Fauci: 'We're going in the wrong direction'

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he's "very concerned" about the coronavirus pandemic and says "we're going in the wrong direction." Fauci told a Senate committee Tuesday that he could foresee the daily number of positive cases climbing from 40,000 to 100,000.


The boat launch and docks at Black River Harbor are closed.

Boat launch, docks at Black River Harbor close


Unique honeyberries ripe for picking at Farm LoLa

Duluthian offers bike injury as safety reminder

Hiking Bridge at Split Rock River won't be built