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The 300-mile race will begin in Duluth on Sunday and end in Grand Portage on Tuesday.
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Duluth woman pleads not guilty in Lake Superior dismemberment case; investigation ongoing
With forensic test results awaited, and new charges filed in Wisconsin, a judge gave the parties until April to determine next steps in the court process.
The person who died was between ages 75 and 79.
Under pre-evacuation, residents ready sprinkler systems installed after past wildfires.

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Jacob Colt Johnson, 35, of Superior, Wisconsin, was charged Monday, Aug. 16, in Cook County District Court with second-degree murder-with intent, not premeditated in the death of Richard Balsimo. Johnson is being held in a jail in Douglas County, Wisconsin, on unrelated charges.
While court documents name a suspect who allegedly shot Richard Balsimo, formal charges at this point have only been filed against two people who allegedly disposed of the body.
The remains of a St. Paul man, missing since June 19, were found in Lake Superior near Grand Portage.
The hospitality industry is struggling the most to rebuild employee numbers after the pandemic. Between increased unemployment benefits, lack of child care, fear of exposure to COVID-19 and lack of international student workers, employers can't get applicants for jobs they desperately need to fill as tourists come to the area.
Raised in Eveleth, the 63-year-old hockey recluse had been undergoing mental health treatment and was facing criminal charges related to the alleged 2019 assault of a Lutsen neighbor.
A "protective sweep search" and warrant were reasonable after the "Miracle on Ice" hockey star was reported to have struck his fishing companion with a metal pipe, the judge said.

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The truck had been involved in a high-speed pursuit in Lake County the previous night.
Wild land, once marketed as prime sites for cabins, will be protected and remain undeveloped.
Trail building throughout Northeastern Minnesota shows no sign of slowing down.

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