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Freighter runs aground in Duluth harbor

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Duluth, Minn. (AP) -

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating after a freighter ran aground in the Dululth harbor.

There was no immediate word on why the 1,000-foot freighter ran into trouble Sunday afternoon, coming to rest just offshore from a break wall in Canal Park.

Duluth Seaway Port Authority spokeswoman Adele Yorde says the ship, American Spirit, is loaded with iron ore pellets. Yorde says there have been no reports of injuries. The Aerial Lift Bridge was closed by the Coast Guard.

Yorde tells Minnesota Public Radio a 500-yard safety zone has been established around the ship.

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