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Northbound traffic on a portion of Kenwood Avenue has been blocked off because of a water main project, according to a city of Duluth news release. Northbound traffic from Cleveland Street to Arrowhead Road was detoured when crews working on the project — which started Monday — realized they needed to cut a larger area of the road pavement than expected to access utilities, according to the news release.
Drug overdose deaths continued to rise in Minnesota last year, a state agency reported. Statewide, 572 Minnesotans died of overdoses in 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health reported on Friday...
Meg Kearns still has more than a month left in her 19-year run as director of CHUM's food shelf, but Saturday will mark an endpoint of sorts. "This is my big last hurrah, then I can start getting my office in order and making notes for the new person," Kearns said on Wednesday. Kearns, 66, was talking just outside of the delicatessen at Super One Foods in West Duluth following a news conference staged to highlight Saturday's big event: the 24th annual National Association of Letter Carriers "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.
When Josh Carlson has one, “it feels like you drank 2 gallons of bad wine without the joy of actually drinking — a hangover without the fun.” Rachel Wickstrom describes...
For Elizabeth LaPensée, playing games is about more than fun and games. “I’m motivated by: what do I want to play, what do I want my children playing?” said LaPensée,...
After reciting the facts of the 100-year history of Lutheran Social Service in Duluth, Jodi Harpstead came to the purpose behind a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, and choked up. "From here on," the CEO of Lutheran Social Service in Minnesota said — pausing to gather herself — "we dedicate this land to the youth of Duluth, because no young person in Minnesota should have to sleep under a bridge. Ever. Ever. Ever."
The locks have been taken off two secured rooms in the Duluth Detoxification Center in the wake of an incident last year when a client was stripped of clothing and left naked in one of the rooms. "We've removed the locks on those close observation rooms so they can no longer be locked," said Gary Olson, executive director of the Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment, whose services include the detox center on 1402 E. Superior St. The center provides 24 beds for "medically managed detoxification from drugs and alcohol," according to the CADT's website.
Second verse, same as the first. After 2½ hours of impassioned pleas from audience members and sometimes testy exchanges among board members during a special meeting, the Duluth School Board on Monday finished at the same place they had five weeks earlier. They voted by a 4-3 margin not to suspend district policies and negotiate for the possible sale of the former Central High School property.
A Bayfield man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in the Town of Bayfield on Monday morning. The Bayfield County Sheriff's Office reported that Sawyer William Grooms, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on County Highway J near Valley Road that was reported at about 6:22 a.m. Monday. The sheriff's office reported that Grooms was traveling northbound on Highway J and failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle left the road and struck several trees before coming to rest on its roof.
When an Ely woman returned home recently to discover her husband had wandered away, she knew what to do. “The first place she called was us,” Nancy Scheibe said. By...