A weekly update shows drought conditions have worsened in parts of the Northland, though the report is based on data gathered before Wednesday night's storms. The U.S. Drought Monitor says there is a severe drought in parts of St. Louis and Carlton counties.
Do you have a question about COVID-19? Local health officials have put together hotlines that the community can call with questions related to the new coronavirus and learn more about available resources.
Concerns over the coronavirus pandemic and the need to keep people safe has led to many of our favorite summer events and pastimes to be canceled or delayed. We have started a list to help you plan your summer.
State parks in northeastern Minnesota are in the midst of a phased reopening after the coronavirus pandemic. However, campers will have to wait until June 8 or later to camp in drive-in campgrounds at state parks on the North Shore.
Positively 3rd Street Cooperative Bakery is more than half way to its $25,000 campaign amid the pandemic. The money will help pay for a new mixer that the bakery can't afford on its own due to the slowdown in sales.
Essentia Health has opened a donation drop-off site at its Miller Hill location. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., people can bring donations of N95 masks or other unopened Personal Protective Equipment to be distributed to healthcare workers.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has released details of his "Safer at Home" order, which is now scheduled to take effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday and may remain in effect for a month. The order prohibits all nonessential travel, with some exceptions.
Looking for something fun to do online? The Lake Superior Railroad Museum is offering daily video tours on several social media platforms. The short segments will take you into the museum, even while it's closed.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has unveiled a task force report that makes 14 separate recommendations for lowering prescription drug prices. They range from new legislation to stronger enforcement action.
An updated environmental review of Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement project has found no serious impacts on Lake Superior from hypothetical spills. Enbridge hopes to start construction next year if it receives final approval.
The City of Duluth has seen a large increase in its score from a group that examines inclusivity of the LGBTQ community in municipal laws, policies, and services. The Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index gives Duluth a score of 86, up from 57 last year.
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is looking for public comment as he drafts legal opinions. Kaul has set up a new website where people can comment on pending requests for attorney general opinions.
A firefighter and a civilian are dead after an altercation at an Appleton, Wis., transit center. Firefighter Mitch Lundgaard, a 14-year veteran of the Appleton Fire Department, was married and had three children.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report says President Donald Trump repeatedly sought to seize control of the Russia probe. The report scrutinizes 10 incidents, including Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, the president's directive to have Mueller fired, and efforts to encourage witnesses not to cooperate.
A new Marquette University poll shows Wisconsin residents support key portions of Gov. Tony Evers' agenda, including raising the minimum wage, spending more on special education and legalizing medical marijuana. But most opposed to Evers' proposed gas tax increase.
After a successful benefit on Saturday, Lori Becicka's friends have now set up a GoFundMe page to help her go to Texas for alternative treatments. The Pengilly woman is battling terminal bladder cancer.