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A water line has leaked at the new, nearly $1 million Burlington Bay Campground bathhouse complex in Two Harbors. Sometime late last week, a thick layer of ice covered the sidewalk that wraps around and passes through the complex, between the bathhouse and the office. Ice also formed on windows, doors and exterior walls. A broken ceiling tile and rubble were visible through a window on the laundry room door.
An investigation by school administrators found nothing wrong with showing the movie "The Breakfast Club" in a Two Harbors High School psychology class. A parent who found the movie inappropriate prompted the investigation after she complained at the Lake Superior School District Board of Education meeting in December.
The city of Two Harbors is searching for a consulting firm to examine moving the Edna G. tugboat from the water to land. The Two Harbors City Council approved a resolution approving requests for proposals at a meeting last month. Once hired, the consultant will spend the first phase of the project creating a development plan and feasibility study.
The city of Duluth is making more public bathrooms available for the city's homeless population this winter. Members of the Duluth Homeless Bill of Rights Coalition worked with the city to install six portable toilets throughout downtown, Central Hillside and Lincoln Park. They also extended the hours of two indoor public restrooms in Canal Park and Bayfront Festival Park. The Duluth Homeless Bill of Rights Coalition formed in 2013 to ensure homeless people can legally carry out basic life-sustaining activities.
The Diocese of Duluth will mark its 125th anniversary on Saturday by inviting the members of its parishes to walk nearly four miles, rain or shine, to celebrate history and faith. Bishop Paul Sirba, carrying the Eucharist in a monstrance with help from five regional deans and priests, will lead the procession from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Arena for Mass, said Kyle Eller, communications director for the Diocese of Duluth. "It's a way to both celebrate that history and also a way to just bear witness to the continuity of our faith, t
Anita Stech used to scour bag sales and rummage sales for T-shirts. Now, the shirts come to her. "Sometimes, we come home and I find them abandoned on our front step," she said. Inside her Chester Park home, T-shirts are neatly organized by size and color, lining the walls in two of her adult daughters' old bedrooms. Nestled in the corner is her workstation: two sewing machines and a collection of thread.
The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council signed a resolution last month supporting the establishment of the Tribal Sovereignty Institute at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The institute will partner with Minnesota tribes for research projects and work in conjunction with the university's American Indian Studies program.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar met with union leaders in Eveleth on Thursday to discuss recent layoffs at Iron Range mines, and efforts at the federal level to curb a glut of cheap foreign steel making its way into the country. Cliffs Natural Resources announced last month that it would idle its United Taconite operation in Eveleth and Forbes, forcing more than 400 layoffs — the latest in a series of layoffs on the Iron Range this year.
The 131st annual St. Louis County Fair begins this afternoon in Chisholm. From the carnival rides to bullriding and from zip lining to a mini rodeo for kids riding on miniature livestock, the five-day fair has something for everyone, said Bettie Valley, fair secretary manager. "This caters to everybody of every age. It really does. Because there's different kinds of entertainment," she said. The St. Louis County Fair originally was held in West Duluth, but over time moved around the county until finding its home at the fairgrounds in Chisholm, Valley said. "It's a tradition.
Duluth's Glensheen Mansion is celebrating the completion of $3.5 million in restoration work today. Completed over the course of three years since the 2012 flood, the landscaping and rebuilding of walls have helped the estate move closer to its original 1907 plan, said Glensheen director Dan Hartman. "It's kind of a weird ordeal but honestly, we're learning a whole new bit of the history of Glensheen through the project, because as you start taking down these walls, we're learning ...