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Duluth students joined their voices with School Board members, parents, labor representatives and others on Saturday for voting "yes" three times in the Nov. 8 school levy. "When I walked in to my honor physics class for the first time this year, I was shocked," said Amber Kling, a senior at Duluth East High School, as she explained why she thinks more money is needed. "There were 52 students and one teacher in the room. Even after the chaos of the first few weeks of school had gone by, it was still sitting at 48 students. ...
Domestic violence is a crime in Russia, the deputy mayor of Duluth's sister city in that country said Friday. But if you asked Russians in the street about it, you might get mixed reactions. "Say you would stop a man on the street and ask him this question," said Marina Shuets through interpreter Tatiana Kornstad of the University of Wisconsin-Superior. "Most probably the answer would be, 'What?
Domestic violence is a crime in Russia, the deputy mayor of Duluth's sister city in that country said Friday. But if you asked Russians in the street about it, you might get mixed reactions. "Say you would stop a man on the street and ask him this question," said Marina Shuets, speaking through interpreter Tatiana Kornstad of the University of Wisconsin-Superior. "Most probably the answer would be, 'What?
A Vietnam War veteran and his wife will be able to stay in the trailer park where they've lived since 1992, thanks to the efforts of dozens of volunteers and thousands of dollars worth of donated materials. Warren Scott St. John and his wife, Tina, received a notice from the owners of Zenith Terrace earlier this year that they'd have to fix up their trailer or move out of the mobile home park by July 31. Wayne Yamry, regional general manager for Zenith Terrace since 1981, disputed the characterization that the St. Johns had been given an eviction notice.
More than a half-million dollars was raised in one night toward Amberwing, the mental health treatment center for children, teens and young adults being built in Duluth Heights. The money was raised during ARTcetera, the Miller-Dwan Foundation's annual fundraiser, foundation President Patricia Burns said. The most previously raised in the 13 years of ARTcetera was about $250,000, she said. ARTcetera is an upscale art auction, along with dinner and live entertainment.
Three weeks after fire damaged the new Lester Park School playground beyond repair, a new playground started to take shape on Saturday. A mostly volunteer crew assembled playground parts and worked the ground with shovels. The hope was to complete the playground on Saturday so the school's children would be sliding, climbing and crawling on new structures by Monday. The plans went slightly awry, said Tom Kasper, a School Board member who organized the project in his role as supervisor of street and park maintenance for the city.
The cigarette butts floating on Chester Creek disgusted Benedicth Ukhueduan. "There was this section of it that just had cigarette butts, just on top of it," said Ukhueduan, a freshman at the University of Minnesota Duluth. "It was just sick, and I wonder how toxic it is." Ukhueduan, a native of Nigeria who came to UMD by way of St.
The Lake Superior Medical Society is looking for its physician of the year, and it wants your help. Even if your favorite doctor has been nominated before, you can nominate him or her again. You can mail your nomination to LSMS, 324 W. Superior St., Suite 910, Duluth, MN 55802 or e-mail LSMEDSOC@yahoo.com . Nominations are due by Nov. 4. Flu season begins Flu season is off to a blessedly slow start this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
A biblical archaeologist who spent parts of the past three years searching for Noah's Ark will be in Duluth on Friday evening to talk about what he found. Randall Price was most recently on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey in late September. That's the place Genesis 8:4 of the Bible says the ark came to rest after a worldwide flood. Price will speak on "In Search of Noah's Ark" at 6:30 p.m.
One day, every military medic may carry a drug developed in Duluth. The same drug might be the first substance administered when first responders encounter significant blood loss at an accident scene. The therapeutic drug, Tamiasyn, is the product of collaboration between Matt Andrews, director of the University of Minnesota Duluth's Bio-Translational Research Center, and Les Drewes, professor and biomedical scientist at the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth.