The U.S. Coast Guard shared its icebreaking playbook on Thursday, March 14, in advance of the March 25 start to the Great Lakes shipping season.
Visiting Duluth on Friday to help publicize a free federal income tax filing program, Rep. Pete Stauber agreed that some constituents were struggling with the Republican-led tax cuts from 2017. Individual taxpayers are seeing the ramifications of the GOP's signature Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for the first time this tax season. "It's kind of a mixed bag right now," Stauber said. "But all of the returns haven't been in either. We've still got a month left."
Rep. Pete Stauber seemed to go against President Donald Trump on Tuesday by pledging to protect federal benefit programs "for those who need it most," he said. Stauber, R-Hermantown, made his statement one day after the White House released President Donald Trump's new budget, which detailed $1.9 trillion worth of cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
An apprentice pilot on the Great Lakes, Jason Church hops on numerous international cargo vessels in a given year as he transits the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway out to the Atlantic Ocean as a career.
The scene and setting are familiar: a supper at Sammy's Pizza and Restaurant in Cloquet. A family settles into a booth. Even before the menus come out, a sign on the table draws their collective attention: "Say Naw to the Straw." The family discusses it, nodding in agreement with the policy, which says the restaurant will no longer supply its plastic straws unless requested in order to reduce the impact of plastics on oceans and the environment.
Holidays offer a break from routine which can be filled with road trips and travel.
Leah Phifer left last weekend's deadlocked 8th Congressional District DFL Convention as the leader after every round of delegate balloting – though failing to reach the consensus required for endorsement.
A glance from Agate Bay out over the gleaming blue Lake Superior might not reveal it, but there is ice on the Great Lakes, and efforts to remove it in advance of the coming shipping season began Thursday. The locally stationed U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder will break ice in the Duluth-Superior harbor before heading north to Thunder Bay over the weekend, said Mark Gill, Coast Guard director of vessel traffic services based in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., where the Soo Locks are set to open at 12:01 a.m. on March 25.
Firefighters battled more than flames at the Lake County Highway Department shop on Wednesday night, with subzero temperatures and stiff winds presenting additional challenges. "It was rough — cold and windy," said Two Harbors Fire Chief Mark Schlangen. "But everybody was safe and there were no injuries, only material losses."
On a night Republicans swept into offices across the land, incumbent Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan held on to win Minnesota's 8th Congressional District early Wednesday. The 72-year-old Crosby DFLer, familiar with governing in the minority in the House of Representatives, will enter his third term representing the 8th District while facing a new era of American politics led by President-elect Donald Trump.