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Dan Hinnenkamp was 6 years old the last time the Gary-New Duluth neighborhood had a festival of its own. "That was our centennial celebration," said Hinnenkamp, now 22. "I remember as a kid how much fun it was. And how special it was with the parade and the carnival and things like that." Hinnenkamp, part of a family that has lived in Gary-New Duluth for more than a century, thought it was time to do it again. He brought it up on Jan. 31 at a community club meeting, thinking of starting the ball rolling for a festival perhaps a couple of years down the road.
The Central Hillside building that long housed Daugherty Hardware will be a data center for Essentia Health Systems by the end of the year if plans announced today come to fruition. It will be operated by Involta, the fast-growing Iowa company that also has announced plans to build a data center in the Duluth Technology Park at Rice Lake Road and Arrowhead Road. The Central Hillside facility will take 10,000 square feet, or about one-quarter, of the Daugherty building, said Chris Shroyer, vice president for sales and marketing at Involta, which is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The tr
Duluth resident Frank Garcia is participating this summer in a statewide "MS=" awareness campaign. Garcia was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2002, a news release from the Minnesota chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society said.
The price was wrong. One of the prize packages on the CBS-TV game show "The Price is Right" on Friday included a five-day stay for four people at Ludlow's Island Resort on Lake Vermilion in the Iron Range. "Included in the package for them were spa treatments in our spa, fishing with a professional fishing guide and, of course, the use of our canoes and kayaks and paddleboats, hydrobikes ... tennis, racquetball ...
A new federal regulation requiring face-to-face interviews with hospice patients on Medicare to make sure they still qualify is more of a nuisance than a game-changer, Duluth hospice administrators say. "We've absorbed the requirements into our existing staff," said Dr. Gary Peterson, medical director of the St. Luke's Hospice. "It's been a stretch, but we've managed to do it." The regulation, part of the Affordable Care Act, took effect Jan. 1, but it has been enforced only since April.
Bishop Eliezer Pascua, spiritual leader of 1.2 million Filipinos, came to the United States for a conference a year ago, on June 14, expecting to return to the Philippines a month later. He hasn't been back. Warned by family and friends of death threats back home, Pascua has taken up residence in Chicago.
Four-year-old Emma McDonald of Proctor loves to play and move just as much as her older brothers. She danced on stage with all of her friends in the Madill Performing Arts Center this year. "She can do it," said her mother, Jennifer McDonald. "She does it a little differently than others, but she can do it." Emma was born with spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal cord isn't completely developed. She has managed to avoid some of the worst consequences of the disorder, her mother said, but she requires braces on her legs and probably will her entire life.
The Republican-passed Minnesota budget would send more people to jails, psychiatric hospitals and hospital emergency rooms, Gov. Mark Dayton's health commissioner warned Thursday. Lucinda Jesson made her remarks during a visit to the Lake Superior Community Health Center in West Duluth. She came to the clinic along with state Rep. Tom Huntley, DFL-Duluth, and St.
It's crunch time for the Lake Superior Zoo, and everyone is trying to make a good impression. On Wednesday, Jody Watt, a Lake Superior Zoological Society board member since the 1980s, was painting the wall of the primate center.
At 80, and needing a cane to get around, Jean Endrizzi is under doctor's orders not to drive what she calls her "cute red convertible" -- a PT Cruiser. When she needs to get out, she qualifies for the Duluth Transit Authority's STRIDE service. Sometimes she takes a taxi or catches a ride with family or friends. But what Endrizzi would really like, for herself and other residents of the Chateau apartments on London Road who need transportation, is regular bus service. "There's absolutely no bus service ...