Every loss of life creates a void in families and friends.
In the lakes area, there were a number of deaths of people whose passing also left holes in the community.
One of those came as a shock with the passing of Dr.
Those taking to the roads on Christmas Eve have another reason to start early as a fast-moving clipper system is expected to make travel difficult.
The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a winter weather advisory in effect from noon Tuesday, Dec.
Mother Nature's Christmas present could be a one-day break from the cold.
An arctic blast is on the heels of Sunday's fresh blanket of snow that brightened the area and created another day of shoveling.