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Christa Lawler covers Duluth and surrounding areas for the Star Tribune. Sign up to receive the new North Report newsletter.

Before joining the Star Tribune in 2022, Christa Lawler was a sports reporter-turned-arts and entertainment reporter at the Duluth News Tribune. She started at the Rochester Post-Bulletin, her hometown newspaper, after graduating from the University of St. Thomas. She has lived in Duluth since 2000 and likes trail running, yoga, paddle boarding and reading.


'Extravagant example of Western prosperity': Hibbing High School turns 100

The building, dedicated in 1924, has modern classrooms but its common areas retain the look of yesteryear.


Crystal man indicted in ruby slippers case could face more charges for organized theft ring

Crystal police asked the Hennepin County Attorney's Office to file formal charges against Jerry Hal Saliterman.


Bail set for Michael Carbo, as he awaits retrial in cold case murder

Carbo's new trial date for the decades-old murder of Nancy Daugherty is in January 2025.


Dear Duluth newbies in search of climate security: Can you pronounce 'sauna' and politely decline a zipper merge?

A climate refugee committee is an in-progress web series that considers what happens when people looking for sanctuary actually get here.


A multilingual army of immigrants helped build the Iron Range. How did they communicate in the mines?

People from more than 40 countries navigated dangerous conditions to extract the precious and plentiful iron ore of northern Minnesota.


Man who allegedly stabbed Duluth woman arrested 2 months later in Michigan

Darrius Plummer was taken into custody Wednesday, accused of fatally stabbing Chantel Moose in April.


Pride event draws 2,000 in Grand Rapids — and complaints to City Council

At the first Itasca Pride, about a dozen protesters countered with a "straight pride" event and complained to the city about children being "groomed."


Second Duluth man found guilty for role in 2023 drive-by shooting death

Sanussi Tamsir Bangoura, 22, was one of two men who fired gunshots that killed Paris Allen and injured another man during altercation.


What are the wildest sights, sounds, smells from Grandma's Marathon? Bacon, for one.

Grandma's Marathon, in Duluth this weekend, can be a spectacle. Here's what you will find during the iconic race along the North Shore.


Hibbing man sentenced again to life in prison for 2019 murder

Deshon Israel Bonnell confessed, was sentenced, then appealed a 2019 ruling -- landing a more harsh sentence the second time around.