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The pertussis outbreak is continuing in Minnesota, a state epidemiologist said. "We are seeing 100 to 200 cases per week," Cynthia Kenyon of the Minnesota Department of Health said about the disease commonly known as whooping cough. The number of cases reported so far this year jumped from 2,700 early this month to 3,558 as of this week. But that increase is slightly misleading, she said, because she changed the counting method to include probable and suspected cases as well as confirmed cases.
A former Duluth postal carrier with a fondness for Menards pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing from the mail he delivered. In a plea agreement, Giang Nguyen, 48, of Superior pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis to one count of theft of mail by a postal employee, a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota said. He stole more than $1,400 intended for residents on his route. Nguyen admitted that from March 2010 to Jan.
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.