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The Catholic Diocese of Duluth was criticized Monday by a group representing victims of clergy sexual abuse for the church’s handling of rekindled allegations that a Benedictine priest molested a...
A few steps away from the site where three African American men were attacked and lynched 94 years ago, Duluth residents convened Monday at the monument which marks that event...
Admittedly, Kathy Carlson of Duluth doesn’t know very much about forest tent caterpillars. But she does know she never wants to see one again. Consider her wish (partially) granted. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has been reporting a growing number of the caterpillars — known for munching on leaves and invading backyards — over the past several years, causing some experts to predict an imminent outbreak.
With the Department of Veterans Affairs still under scrutiny for reports of falsified records, and tens of thousands of veterans waiting for health care, one VA official said the key to empowering patients and improving accessibility could be technology. While visiting the College of St. Scholastica to deliver a speech to students on Monday, Gail Graham, VA deputy undersecretary for health for informatics and analytics, said using technology to treat patients and share patient information among providers could help reduce the wait times that plague the agency. Sen.
State Rep. Erik Simonson, DFL-Duluth, was recognized by a Minnesota law enforcement group on Monday for his work on behalf of public safety issues across the state. Simonson was named the 2014 Legislator of the Year by the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association. The group lauded Simonson’s efforts to protect the public and law enforcement, making special mention of a bill Simonson sponsored that attempts to curb the sale of synthetic drugs. “It was not something I was expecting or even thinking about,” Simonson said of the award.
For Adam Gellerstedt, it’s about running along the trails that wind their way among the rivers and hillsides that dot the Duluth landscape. For Hansi Johnson, it’s about mountain biking through the Duluth wilderness until he reaches complete seclusion. Those activities are what drive volunteers like Johnson to spend their free time trying to convince friends, and even total strangers, to go online and vote for Duluth in a contest by Outside magazine to identify the nation’s best spot for outdoor activities.