Essentia Health is postponing all routine appointments and elective procedures for two weeks in an effort to protect patients and staff. The move will affect appointments and elective procedures scheduled at any Essentia hospital or clinic from March 18 to April 1.
Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton and the Fond-du-Luth Casino in downtown Duluth will close Wednesday evening due to the coronavirus pandemic. Elsewhere, Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley closed Monday.
Minnesota Power says a squirrel is to blame for an outage that affected thousands of homes and businesses in Cloquet for more than an hour Friday. The outage began about 10:45, and up to 6,500 customers were affected at one point.
34-year-old James Montano of Bayfield County has received a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the death of his uncle. The incident happened in April of 2018 at Montano's father's home in Carlton County.
Sen. Tina Smith made a visit to Duluth Monday to discuss her findings from a study she made on housing issues in Minnesota after hosting several listening sessions with community members across the state.
The Moose Lake prison is the only part of the Northland to report an increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The Minnesota Department of Corrections now lists seven cases at the correctional facility in Moose Lake, which is three more than Thursday.