News Tribune, April 19, 1978 St. Louis County Attorney Keith Brownell said yesterday evidence gathered for the Roger Caldwell murder trial suggests others were involved in the Congdon mansion murders. Brownell said one indicator of others' involvement is that the murderer was very familiar with the mansion's interior. Vowing that he will not resign, Duluth City Councilor Thomas Agnew said yesterday he will continue to speak out on issues, even if it's unpopular. Agnew said he has been surprised at the reaction of the city council and administration to some of his positions.
Costa Gomez scored three goals and added an assist as the Duluth Wolfpack defeated Grand Rapids 9-2 in a high school boys lacrosse game Wednesday at Public Schools Stadium. Jayden Erie added two goals and an assist, James Holak had a goal and two assists and Will Smythe recorded three assists for the Wolfpack. Duluth goalkeeper Nick Madden made a half-dozen saves.
The Lake Superior Zoo recently acquired four new black-crested mangabeys. The monkeys arrived in late March from the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois and have been settling into their new home. The troop consists of an adult male named Videll and adult female named Kiwi, who are parents to a baby named Zingo, as well as another adult female named Lili. Zingo was born on July 4, 2017. The primates are housed in the zoo’s main building, Zoo Central. For more information, visit lszooduluth.org or call (218) 730-4500.
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank raised $55,892 at the 25th Annual Empty Bowl event at the Depot in Duluth on Monday. The amount raised will be enough for Second Harvest to distribute enough food for over 140,000 meals for 180 northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin nonprofit programs and approximately 44,000 people.
The decadeslong issue over what to do with 83,000 acres of state land locked inside the federal Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness continues to move toward resolution. The nonprofit Conservation Fund on Wednesday said it has purchased 8,000 acres of Potlatch forest land in northern Minnesota that it will give to the state School Trust Fund in exchange for 8,000 acres of the state land in the BWCAW. Ultimately the Forest Service will buy the 8,000 acres of BWCAW land from the Conservation Fund, settling part of the larger 83,000-acre issue.
Lily Kagan doubled and tripled and drove in two runs to help St. Scholastica to a 9-1, five-inning victory over North Central on Wednesday, completing a UMAC doubleheader sweep at Saints Field. Audi Blonk allowed just two hits in four innings and struck out five for the Saints (10-9 overall, 4-0 UMAC), who won the opener 12-0 in five innings.
Minnesota Duluth student Korey Dropkin and curling partner Sarah Anderson of Minneapolis will represent Team USA and compete against 39 other countries beginning Saturday at the World Mixed Doubles Championship in Ostersund, Sweden. The Americans will face Italy, Latvia, Netherlands and Slovenia in their round-robin pool. Dropkin, a native of Southborough, Mass., and Anderson, the 2015 national champions, finished fifth in that year's world championships.
Minnesota Duluth will face Bemidji State in the quarterfinals of the NSIC postseason tournament Saturday at Lifetime Fitness in Minnetonka, Minn. The Bulldogs (9-4), who posted their best regular-season winning percentage (.692) since 2007, tied Bemidji State and Sioux Falls for fourth place in the final NSIC standings at 7-4. That represents the highest NSIC finish for a UMD club in 15 years. Bemidji State was awarded the fourth seed for the eight-team tournament based on a tiebreaker. UMD is seeded fifth and Sioux Falls sixth.
The 11th annual Record Store Day will include exclusive releases, in-store performances and a chance to mingle with other vinyl heads on Saturday. The day, which celebrates indie record store, will be celebrated locally at Electric Fetus, 12 E. Superior St. Schedule 9 a.m.: DJ Walt Dizzo 11 a.m.: prone Noon: Nudecolors 1:30 p.m.: Steve Sola
Opening Friday "I Feel Pretty" A woman who struggles with low self-esteem (Amy Schumer) wakes from a fall in an exercise class believing she is suddenly a supermodel. PG-13, 1:50, Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere "Super Troopers 2" A follow-up to the cult comedy classic. When an international border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the troopers are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station. R, 1:39, Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere Special showings "The Bicycle Thief"