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It was expected that Allie Heidemann would be born on the Fourth of July, but Charlie and Billie Heidemann’s second child had other ideas. Allie arrived early — way early — weighing just over 2 pounds and measuring in at 1 foot long when she was born on March 27. Because of that, the Heidemanns of West Duluth have been spending a lot of time with her in the neonatal intensive care unit at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Duluth doc leads national group A Duluth doctor has begun a yearlong term as chairman of the Federation of State Medical Boards, a national nonprofit that represents the 70 medical boards in the United States and its territories. Dr. Gregory B. Snyder, a vascular and interventional radiologist with Essentia Health in Duluth, was elected to serve by the group's delegates last year and sworn in as chairman at its annual meeting in Texas in April. The medical boards license and discipline allopathic and osteopathic physicians.
A $200,000 grant awarded today will be used to help reimagine Canal Park as more than a tourism playground. "It is tourist-centric; quite often the residents avoid the area in the summer," said Keith Hamre, director of planning and community services for the city of Duluth. "And that's not what we want to see happen. We want to see this as the community center and really for everyone, especially at the pedestrian level."
Jodi Harpstead leaned on the kitchen counter, looking toward a newly furnished living room and a view toward Jefferson Street. "Beats sleeping under a bridge," the CEO of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota said. Within weeks, a formerly homeless young person will be living in the attractive, squeaky-clean one-bedroom apartment in the Center for Changing Lives, the nonprofit's long-desired building for youth-centered programs and housing in the 1400 block of East Superior Street.
The people of Proctor’s Immanuel Lutheran Church celebrated the church’s 100th anniversary on Sunday. “It was a tremendous occasion,” said Tim Jorgenson, president of the church council. It was also a bittersweet one. “Yes it was,” Jorgenson said. “Because I would love to see the church’s doors stay open for another 100 years.”
The five women sat at a table in a conference room at the Duluth YMCA, looking at menus. "Pizza Athena at Pizza Luce is really good," said Pat Brown, as she perused a menu from that chain. "It's circled on here." "Does that mean it's healthy?" Judy Breuer asked. "I don't know." Breuer studied the description of the specialty pizza: fresh spinach, tomato, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, red onions, Greek oregano and toasted garlic with light mozzarella on Bianca sauce.
A waste of money Minnesotans are spending millions of dollars for medical tests they don't need, the state health department says. The conclusion comes from a look at 18 "low-value" medical tests given in 2014, according to a Minnesota Department of Health news release. It found that Minnesotans spent $54.9 million on them that year, including $9.3 million out of pocket, "even though they're known to provide little benefit to patients." Among the low-value tests, according to the health department:
A $225,000 grant will help YWCA Duluth respond to mental-health issues, an official for the nonprofit said. "Our focus for our project is really about ... (being) able to better address the growing mental-health needs that we see within all of our programs," said Alice Jacobson, director of external programming at the YWCA.
Even as a resident at a nursing facility, Francis Einarson's senses are focused on the skies. "There was one here yesterday, and I could tell what it was by the sound of the engine," the 88-year-old retired aviator said during an interview Thursday in the library of Chris Jensen Health & Rehabilitation Center in Duluth. "It wasn't blowing, it was banging away. Four cylinders, and it's an airplane built here — Cirrus."
More than $1 million earmarked for dredging and repairing flood-damaged Saxon Harbor will bring the harbor to a "usable depth," the forest administrator for Iron County, Wis., said on Monday. The project, expected to take place next year, "(will) allow larger boats to access Lake Superior and get off of Lake Superior in the event of a storm," Eric J. Peterson said. The funding, which totals $1.375 million, is included in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work plan for fiscal year 2017, according to an announcement on Monday from U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.