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House fire in Duluth today

By Brent Consie This morning, the Duluth Fire Department responded for the report of a fire and explosion in the 1100 Block of W 5th St. Fire units were given a report from the Duluth Police on scene of fire coming from a window in the alley. The address was updated to the 900 block...

Essentia Health downtown Duluth campus closures announced

A new phase of street construction beginning Tuesday will alter access to and traffic flow around Essentia Health’s downtown medical campus. The third and final phase of the City of Duluth’s six-month utility- and street-improvement project will close portions of Fifth and Sixth Avenues East and reroute traffic along Third Street: Fifth Avenue East will...

Hermantown Police, partner departments to highlight “Ted Foss Move Over” Law

By Joe Wicklund Hermantown — The Hermantown Police Department will join with several other law enforcement agencies to conduct a special enforcement project designed to heighten awareness of the “Ted Foss” Move Over Law on Tuesday, August 31. Along with the Duluth Police Department, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, and officers from the University of...

Public invited to learn about Community Development Block Grant funds and opportunity to apply

The St. Louis County Planning and Community Development Department is hosting a virtual open house and public hearing on Thursday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. The session will highlight accomplishments and how funds were distributed in fiscal year 2020, including from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions...

I-35 pavement work in Duluth to start

Construction on a bitiminous overlay over concrete on I-35 in Duluth will begin on Monday. The work zone is located between .5 mi south of Boundary Ave and 63rd Avenue West, and work will occur on both northbound and southbound I-35. Work will be occurring at night between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists should...

Fire at Spoon’s Restaurant

By Brent Consie Early this morning, the Duluth Fire Department responded to Spoon’s Restaurant in Duluth’s West End for a report of a fire with flames showing. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the rear of the building through a ventilation duct. Flames were also seen through a glass block window in the rear...

Hermantown postpones trail opening celebration

By Joe Wicklund The City of Hermantown has postponed its trail opening celebration that was set for today. The combination of rainy weather and concerns regarding the smoky air led to the decision to postpone the event. The rescheduled date has not yet been set. Boulder Trail winds through Stebner Park, stretching from Maple Grove...

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