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Walking to end Alzheimer's Teams still are forming for the Twin Ports Area Walk to End Alzheimer's, which will take place Sept. 9. This year's event combines two walks that formerly were held in Duluth and Superior, according to Jenna Herbig, Alzheimer's Association program manager in Duluth. More than 600 walks take place across the country, and last year the walks combined to raise more than $78 million. The goals for the Twin Ports walk this year are 1,000 walkers and $180,000 raised, Herbig said.
When school begins for Duluth East High School students next week, they'll have more streets where they can legally park their cars — but not as many as originally proposed to the Duluth City Council. The council on Monday unanimously agreed to an amendment proposed by 1st District Councilor Gary Anderson, then also unanimously approved a new and somewhat reduced East residential permit parking zone.
LaDonna Redmond, described as a food justice activist, said she used to go to conferences involving academicians, researchers and maybe a couple of farmers, "but not regular people who just ate." "So I got really bored with going to conferences," the Minneapolis woman said. The alternative Redmond developed is taking place in Duluth this weekend, as a small group of students and community members spends 20 hours talking about food and justice.
Jerome Blazevic, a military man who drove lawyers to the Nuremberg Trials after World War II and then continued a lifetime of service after returning to his hometown of Duluth, has died. He was 91.
Dr. Shadab Rahman will offer advice about getting enough sleep when he is among speakers for A Symposium on the Night Sky on Sept. 21 at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth.
More isn’t necessarily better when it comes to air ambulance service. “Having a helicopter is good for a rural community,” said Tom Judge, executive director of LifeFlight of Maine, the only air ambulance service in Maine. “Are more helicopters better? … At some point, all of these helicopters, that’s part of what’s driven up (costs).”
Living on the far side of 50 while working in a cutting-edge industry works for him, Marty Weintraub said. "I thrive on the energy that I get from the newer professionals," said the founder of Aimclear, a Duluth- and St. Paul-based digital marketing firm. At 57, Weintraub "is a world-renowned marketer in an industry most commonly viewed as a millennial's game," said a news release from AARP Minnesota and Pollen, which this week named him to their second-annual "Minnesota 50 Over 50" list.
A body has been discovered in a remote area of far northern St. Louis County, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported. A wildlife technician doing research discovered the remains a little after 1 p.m. Friday in a wooded area about four miles southwest of Lake Kabetogama, which is near the Canadian border, according to the Sheriff's Office. The severely decomposed remains appeared to be an adult male, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Eyes (not) on the eclipse Eye professionals want you to watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse without causing irreversible damage to your vision. Viewing even the smallest sliver of a crescent sun peeking out from behind the moon is enough to cause damage, according to a news release from the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. They offer the following suggestions: • Use specially designed solar eclipse glasses and viewers. Ordinary sunglasses, even dark ones, are not sufficient.
William Brown was reluctant to try acupuncture as a treatment for his chronic lower back pain. "I was very concerned about it," the 70-year-old Solon Springs man said. "I guess I'm like everyone else in that I think acupuncture is ... witchcraft."