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James Gittemeier knows what it's like to be a pedestrian on a crosswalk with no place to hide. "It was at 10th Avenue East by St. Luke's," the Duluth man said. "The driver was trying to turn left onto First (Street). I had the crosswalk, and I was walking across. The driver did not see me.
When Mabel Galvin started working for the U.S. Postal Service, it was to be a temporary, two-week job to help get through the Christmas rush. Just short of 46 years later, Galvin is set to retire on Oct. 1 from that "temporary" job. Postal officials can't say for certain, but they believe she'll leave as the longest-serving Duluth postal employee. She's leaving with mixed feelings. "The hard part -- and I probably would have gone sooner -- but it's hard to leave my customers," said Galvin, 70, who is widely known to regulars at the Mount Royal post office.
Undeterred by a brisk north wind, clouds and occasional sprinkles, thousands of people streamed into the grounds of the Duluth Airshow on Saturday to gaze up at mind-bending aerial acrobatics, marvel at huge airplanes and wonder at the latest in aeronautic technology. The show's first day took place in very early autumn, but there probably have been warmer Christmas parades.
Purchase a copy of today's News Tribune print edition for a two-page spread featuring photos and information about the planes performing and on display at this weekend's air show. Canadian weather and Canadian Forces Snowbirds will converge Saturday as the Duluth Airshow opens at Duluth International Airport. The Snowbirds, who actually arrived in Duluth on Thursday, will perform their first full-scale show in Minnesota since 1976, according to Ryan Kern, the Airshow's president.
It's a medicine cap. It's also a timer. The RX Timer Cap, being introduced at Thrifty White Drug Stores, comes with what amounts to a digital stopwatch on its surface. It keeps track of the amount of time that has elapsed since the last time you opened the medicine bottle. "It works pretty good," said Nat Willgohs, chief pharmacist for the Thrifty White Drug Store in Cloquet. "It's just a good reminder. ... Every time you open it up and put it back on, it resets.
A grand opening is taking place today for the Hearing Wellness Center in the Lakewalk Building, 1420 London Road. The center offers customized hearing device technology, hearing protection and individual treatment plans to optimize hearing health, according to a news release. The audiologists, Sara K. Downs and Jonathan P. Gervais, also offer the region's first Tinnitus Treatment Center to treat ringing in the ears. The grand opening will take place from 1-4 p.m.
Religion doesn't have to be a barrier between the East and the West, a member of an Iraqi delegation visiting Duluth told a group on Wednesday. "We are all brothers. We are all from the same father and mother," said Abdullah Adm, director of Muslim clerics in Rania, a Kurdish city in northeastern Iraq that has an ongoing relationship with Duluth. "As Muslim believers we think that all religions are correct.
While a robber was grabbing the money, a restaurant employee grabbed his knife. A short time later, Duluth police nabbed a man they say was the robber. Duluth police said they were called at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday to Little Angie's Cantina in Canal Park. Police learned that a man had entered the office and threatened a female employee with a knife. As the man removed money from a cash drawer, the employee managed to snatch the knife out of his pocket.
From a walking and biking standpoint, the new Lincoln Park Middle School has an almost ideal location, transportation expert James Gittemeier said, between the two largest population areas on the west side of Duluth. But, oh, that hill. "Because of the hill, it's an enormous challenge biking or walking to it," said Gittemeier, transportation planner for the Metropolitan Interstate Commission, about the incline from Lincoln Park residential neighborhoods to the glittering new school on the ridge. That challenge illustrates how difficult it can be to translate healthy-lifestyle policies into
About 25 people -- of various ages, male and female, a mix of races -- sit around tables configured in a large rectangle in the basement lunchroom of the Damiano Center. Richard Howell walks around the table, greeting each person, squeezing shoulders, joking or offering a few encouraging words. Some of the participants sip coffee or munch on fresh fruits and vegetables as Howell takes a seat in the corner. Speaking in a low, warm voice, he explains what they're doing in this Central Hillside building on a Wednesday evening. "It's about solutions," Howell says. "That's what we deal with.