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Property taxes for Duluth school district residents could be lower next year if the School Board votes to refinance some long-range facilities plan debt. The board heard from financial advisers...
The rubber mulch found on most Duluth school district playgrounds — a material that has become controversial nationwide in recent months — seems to be on the way out. The...
A Florida woman faces two felony charges of adoption fraud after allegedly leading a Duluth couple to believe she was carrying a child meant for them — several months after she had a miscarriage. Carrie Cutler, 31, was arrested Wednesday in Tampa. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said Cutler received about $13,500 from Todd and Alyssa Holmstrom post-miscarriage for rent, food, medical and phone expenses.
A Saxon, Wis., man has been charged with murder, arson, armed robbery and mutilation of a corpse, stemming from a robbery in March that led to the death of a...
The Duluth school district plans to dip into its contingency fund for next year to balance its budget. The district must make up a $3.3 million shortfall to its roughly $100 million general fund budget — the first time in several years it must make sizable reductions. Up until Monday, $200,000 still hadn't been allocated. About $100,000 of that was because a proposed cut to staffing for a voluntary early morning high school class period — zero hour — was taken off the table per School Board request.
Principal Stephanie Heilig is Myers-Wilkins Elementary School's resident celebrity. Far from an authority figure who rules from an office chair, Heilig is in hallways, the lunchroom and classrooms, often surrounded by students wanting to share a story or bask in her warmth. As a principal she handles discipline, but she's also holding book club meetings with kids, snagging students to help her feed the school's reptiles and is a giver and receiver of many, many hugs throughout a day.
A Superior man was arrested Friday on counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child, repeated sexual assault of a child, child sexual exploitation and possession of child pornography, according to the Superior Police Department. Todd Charles Gronseth, 32, has appeared in Douglas County Circuit Court and is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.
A "champion of the Iron Range," folklorist, storyteller and musician John Berquist had a deep connection to its various cultures and ethnicities, a connection he was compelled to share. Berquist, 69, of Fayal Township near Eveleth, died May 12 from pancreatic cancer.
The Duluth school district's zero hour has been saved, for now. Superintendent Bill Gronseth said Tuesday the budget item that would lead to fewer zero hour options available to students would be removed from a list of cuts and other savings meant to help shore up a $3.3 million deficit. The gathering of reduction possibilities has included input not from only administration, but from staff and students, Gronseth said. "After all of this discussion, and the meeting last night, we just feel we are not quite ready to move away from the zero hour model," he said.
Denfeld High School junior Julia Ketola does something unique to ensure she learns everything she wants to in a school district with just six periods: she's auditing a choir class during the time allotted for an online Spanish course in the library, and does the Spanish work from home.