MORNING UPDATE: Northland faces an epidemic in opiate drug addictionMore opioid painkillers are being distributed in the Northland and in Minnesota than ever before, a joint News Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press investigation has found.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
More opioid painkillers are being distributed in the Northland and in Minnesota than ever before, a joint News Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press investigation has found.
Robin Washington column: On National Public Radio on Saturday morning, anchor Scott Simon described Newtown, Conn., as a village where “people tend to be one or two degrees of separation from each other.” With Friday’s horror, that closeness extends to the entire country, if not the world.
The Duluth City Council will decide Monday whether to help former city employees who received retirement benefit overpayments or ask them to fork over the excess money they collected in years gone by.
For children who live in the little town of Thomson, the trip to school and back got a whole lot shorter last week with the reopening of the Minnesota Highway 210 bridge that connects Thomson to the bigger town of Carlton.
Senior winger Mike Seidel scored midway through the third period Saturday night to give Minnesota Duluth a 2-1 win over Alaska Anchorage in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game before 2,170 fans at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska.
When Ken Cinker finishes a batch of his home-smoked pepper sticks, he heads for the local bar to give away samples. “Everyone seems to like them,” said the retired Superior man. So did the judges at the News Tribune’s annual Great Venison Sausage Contest.