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In the past four years, Jenifer Williams bounced between three Duluth high schools and an online program before dropping out. The 18-year-old Janesville, Wis., native struggled with traditional high school and was mired in family issues that caused her to lose focus. She found her footing through a Life House youth center program, and on Friday celebrated earning her General Educational Development certificate in an outdoors Life House graduation ceremony. "None of my family has graduated from high school," Williams said.
The bistecca pasta entree at Va Bene was indulgent, to say the least. Read more at The Current .
Tina Larson has Dubh Linn's Dubhlinner sandwich. Read more at The Current .
Jeno Paulucci might be Northeastern Minnesota's best-known native son, with the exception of Bob Dylan. The 90-year-old frozen foods mogul has created more than 50 companies, and he and his wife, Lois, are noted philanthropists and activists. Both will receive honors from the University of Minnesota Duluth today during its commencement ceremony: Jeno, an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for public service, and Lois, the Chancellor's Distinguished Service Award. "Jeno is recognized repeatedly as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world," said UMD Chancellor Kathryn A.
Christa Lawler reviews Superior's Niko's gyros on The Current .
Kelli Baxter likes her salmon on a bun. Read more at The Current .
Sausage-stuffed chicken from Superior Meats was a lovely Mother's Day meal. Read more at The Current .
A former president of the Science Museum of Minnesota and retired Gustavus Adolphus College president temporarily will lead Northland College in Ashland. James Peterson, president of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., from 2003-08 and the Science Museum's president and CEO for nearly 20 years before that, will replace Karen Halbersleben, who chose not to renew her contract that expires at the end of June. "I decided I could not accept a contract extension at this time, and that the college was in a good position ...
A pesto turkey and Swiss sandwich and beer cheese soup are a good combo on The Current .
Brie-stuffed French toast combines savory and sweet in a yummy way. Read more at The Current .