MORNING UPDATE: Influenza widespread throughout MinnesotaJust in time for Christmas, influenza has reached widespread levels in Minnesota, the state Department of Health reported on Thursday.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Just in time for Christmas, influenza has reached widespread levels in Minnesota, the state Department of Health reported on Thursday.
The horrific school shooting in the town of Newtown, Conn., a week ago today, has prompted national soul-searching: How could such a disturbed young man fall through the cracks and fail to get the help that might have averted his actions? And if such an event could happen in an idyllic community like Newtown, is any place safe?
From transporting voyageurs centuries ago to delivering mail up and down the North Shore to helping open up the Gunflint Trail, sled dog teams have played a recurring role in the story of Cook County. A new three-day sled dog race set for next month aims to highlight that heritage, while also boosting local tourism and giving county residents a better chance to experience the sport.