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Whether running a marathon or teaching anatomy, Dr. John Leppi was passionate in the way he lived his life, friends and family members said Saturday. An Iron Range native, Dr. Theodore John Leppi died Wednesday in Henderson, Nev. He was 76. Leppi was a founding member of the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School faculty and also one of the founders of Grandma's Marathon. Lill Repesh, associate professor of anatomy and associate dean for admissions and student affairs at UMD, said Leppi hired her for her first teaching job and was her mentor.
Mary Alice Harvey doesn't remember when it happened, except that it was about six years ago. Harvey, now 84 and a resident of Mount Royal Manor, was walking east on the north side of Superior Street in downtown Duluth. She waited at a stoplight at Third Avenue West, then started across the street when the light turned green and the WALK signal lit up.
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Daniel Kriesel was sentenced to 140 months in prison on Friday, but it's not enough in the eyes of the man he shot. "I'm going to be waiting for him when he gets out of prison," said David Goward Jr., a Marine veteran of the Iraq war who was the victim of the shooting on July 13, 2008, at 907 E. Fifth St. in Duluth. Kriesel, 37, pleaded guilty on April 16 to first-degree felony assault. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped more serious charges of first- and second-degree attempted murder.
Daniel Kriesel was sentenced to 140 months in prison today, but it's not enough in the eyes of the man he shot. "I'm going to be waiting for him when he gets out of prison," said David Goward Jr., a Marine veteran of the Iraq war who was the victim of the shooting on July 13, 2008, at 907 E. Fifth St. in Duluth. Kriesel, 37, pleaded guilty on April 16 to first-degree felony assault. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped more serious charges of first- and second-degree attempted murder.
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It's not easy to discourage peregrine falcons. Efforts to keep a pair of falcons from nesting at the old Soo Line ore dock in Ashland this year failed. Todd Naas, Ashland-based wildlife biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, said the odds favored the falcons all along. "It was a shot in the dark to get them to move on," he said Thursday. The Canadian National railroad, which owns the dock, wants to demolish it because people haven't used it since the mid-1960s. But the falcons made their home there last year, and because peregrines are listed as an endangered species
Courtney Basara wasn't bothered by the racy official photos for this year's Miss USA Pageant, her mother said on Thursday. The photos, taken by New York City fashion photographer Fadil Berisha, show the contestants in lacy lingerie, in seductive poses.
Because she didn't get a prom date, Courtney Basara has a chance to work for Donald Trump. Basara, 20, the first Duluthian to hold the title of Miss Minnesota USA, is in Las Vegas competing in the Miss USA Pageant, which culminates Sunday. The winner will be Miss USA and, because Trump owns the pageant, she'll be working for him. She will live in Trump Towers in New York City. Basara isn't the sort of contestant who has been in pageants since she was a little girl.
It's a nightmare scenario: An ambulance en route to the hospital slides on ice, strikes a guard rail and flips over. The paramedics become victims. They survive, but their patient dies. That's what happened to the crew of the Itasca County-based Meds-1 EMS ambulance that was transferring 76-year-old Iven H. Othoudt from the Deer River HealthCare Center to St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth on Friday evening. The accident occurred when the driver, Cynthia R. Hemphill, 48, of Deer River lost control of the ambulance on U.S. Highway 2 near the St. Louis River bridge.