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A Duluth man with past convictions for slashing exercise balls has been arrested again, accused of committing the same crime at Superior High School. Christopher Neil Bjerkness, who has previously admitted to having a fetish for slashing exercise balls, was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday after allegedly slashing 22 exercise balls at the school.
When Vickie Meyers' van died, she relied on cabs, friends, coworkers and public transit for rides to where she needed to go. She received a donated vehicle three months ago from a Community Action Duluth program that provides transportation assistance. Since then, she hasn't needed to ask anyone for a ride, she said. She is also getting more sleep because she no longer needs to accommodate extra travel time. She also pointed out that limited transportation options meant that she could only work days and times at her job that matched the bus schedule, she said.
Sue Hakes, former Cook County commissioner and Grand Marais mayor, is eying the 8th Congressional District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, DFL-Crosby.
Sam Farmer-Lies' goal is to ensure 16 students at Myers-Wilkins Elementary School can quickly and accurately read a passage appropriate for their grade level. Meeting with his last student of the school day, the 20-minute tutoring session included the student reading a passage out loud repeatedly — first alone, then together with Farmer-Lies by trading off every other word, then alone again. It can get repetitive for Farmer-Lies, but he explains that it takes a student repeatedly seeing the word for it to become a part of their vocabulary.
Bob Dylan, Rudy Perpich and John F. Kennedy are counted among the well-known people who have taken the stage at Hibbing High School’s auditorium. But in its everyday use, the nearly century-old auditorium provides a venue for both students and the community. The Hibbing school district is slated to begin a renovation of its auditorium, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to return it to its original luster and is turning to the community for support.
Troy Erie's fourth-grade students described him as "super nice" and "caring," Lowell Elementary Principal Jen Larva said. "Another thing that kept bubbling up in my student interviews was that he was a fun teacher ... which kind of worried me for about two seconds. OK, he's fun, what's he doing in there? But then they talked about what fun really looks like and it was all related to good teaching practices so it was all cool," Larva said with a laugh.
The Lake Superior Zoo will begin a new search for a chief executive officer after CEO Corey Leet announced his resignation on Wednesday, four months after he started the job.
Another round of storms and heavy rain — bringing the potential for flash flooding — are expected to come through the Northland Wednesday.
A man was taken into custody after he barricaded himself with weapons in his residence in Ironwood Township, Mich., during an altercation with law enforcement on Tuesday.
Practice and patience are needed to qualify for a national archery tournament, Tailynn Bennett said. The Superior High School junior practices with her school team on Tuesdays and Thursdays and then on her own Mondays, Wednesdays and sometimes Fridays. "It takes a lot of patience. You need to put a lot of time into it to be good. I want to hit the 10 every single time so I need to put a lot of practice into it and if you don't, you're not going to be as good as you want to be," she said, explaining that the bull's-eye is 10 points.