DULUTH

Duluth mayor reconsiders, lift bridge will glow in support of Ukraine

DULUTH, Minn. (KVRR) – The Mayor of Duluth, Minnesota has reversed course and says she will now support illuminating the city’s iconic lift bridge in the colors of the Ukrainian flag. Mayor Emily Larson released a statement Tuesday morning. “Sometimes you make a decision based on important variables like rules and fairness and then understand that those things really don’t…

Fire destroys old hotel building in Duluth

Duluth fireDULUTH, Minn. – Fire crews continue to fight a large fire that broke out early Monday morning at the Esmond building in subzero conditions. Fire officials say the roof of the old Seaway Hotel in the Lincoln Park Craft District has collapsed and all firefighters have been pulled out of the building. Some residents and workers in adjacent buildings,…

Confirmation Hearing Begins For Duluth Native Tom Nides

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduces a fellow Minnesota native at a Senate Foreign Relations committee confirmation hearing. Tom Nides was nominated by President Joe Biden to become the U.S. Ambassador to Israel. The native of Duluth told the committee that his top priorities will include expanding economic relations between the U.S. and Israel and helping the country…

Squad car damaged by gunshots in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Authorities in Duluth are investigating after a Minnesota State trooper’s squad car was damaged by gunshots. Police say the trooper was conducting a commercial vehicle inspection Monday when the vehicle’s driver’s side window was struck and shattered. Investigators said it appears the window was struck twice with projectiles consistent with a BB or pellet gun. No one…

Suspect who shot police dog refusing to surrender in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police have yet to arrest a man who fatally shot the department’s dog after officers responded to a report of a domestic assault. Police are asking local residents to avoid the Lincoln Park neighborhood early Friday because the armed man continues to be uncooperative and is refusing to surrender. Officers responded to a report of an…

Essentia Health may acquire CHI in North Dakota, Minnesota

FARGO  – Fargo and Duluth-based Essentia Health and CommonSpirit Health have signed a letter of intent for CommonSpirit-owned facilities operating under the CHI brand in North Dakota and Minnesota to join Essentia Health. The deal would include CHI St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck and 13 critical access hospitals, along with associated clinics and living communities now operated by CommonSpirit…

Duluth airport barred Pence after Trump broke virus rules

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth airport officials prohibited President Trump’s campaign from holding a rally with Vice President Mike Pence after the president flouted state coronavirus guidelines there three weeks earlier. The Duluth Airport Authority’s executive director told his board in an email, he rejected a Pence rally application for Oct. 26 because the Trump campaign had breached its earlier agreement….

House Minority Leader & Other Top Minnesota Republicans Test Negative for COVID-19

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt reports he has tested negative for COVID-19 after his encounter with President Trump this week. Daudt was part of a group of Republican leaders who met with the president as he made a stop in the Twin Cities on Wednesday before heading north for a rally in Duluth. Senate Majority…