MORNING UPDATE: Northland wild rice harvest hurt by June floodingJune’s massive rainstorm was too much for many of the region’s wild rice stands, which flooded and never recovered, experts are saying as the annual rice harvest arrives.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
June’s massive rainstorm was too much for many of the region’s wild rice stands, which flooded and never recovered, experts are saying as the annual rice harvest arrives.
You’ve heard of dancers en pointe — but how about dancers on board? Company members from the Minnesota Ballet, as well as staff, board members and friends, will compete in the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival today at Barker’s Island in Superior.
First the drums, then the backup vocalists in unison singing “Thunder.” The Angus Young dress-alike bounced out in a school boy suit and red horns. AC/DC-styled band Hells/Bells was the third act of Tribute Fest in Duluth, a two-day, 10-band bill of musicians who play — and sometimes dress — in the style of popular acts of decades past.
Help is on the way. The Minnesota Legislature sent that message Friday when it overwhelmingly approved spending $180 million so disaster-stricken communities can pick up the pace of recovery and make repairs they would not be able to accomplish on their own.