News Tribune, Feb. 24, 1978 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday reported that most Americans, including those in three Northeastern Minnesota counties, breathe air that is harmful to their health. The agency identified Carlton, Lake, and St. Louis counties as being in violation of air pollution standards.
Connor Koviak scored the only goal in a shootout and Brookings goaltender Adam Brizgala made 34 saves through overtime and another three in the shootout in the Blizzard's 3-2 North American Hockey League win over the Minnesota Wilderness on Friday in Brookings, S.D. C.J. Regula and Gino Lucia scored the Wilderness' goals while Derek Hammer and Gabriel Wahl converted for the Blizzard, who are in last place in the six-team Central Division. Jacob Sibell stopped 22 shots for Minnesota, which is in third place in the Central with 52 points.
BOYS BASKETBALL Bigfork 29-47—76 Eveleth-Gilbert 21-41—76 Bigfork — Carter Cook 29, Pat Myers 17, Cole Younkin 14, T.J. Heinle 10, Dalton Cook 6. Totals 30 11-14 76. 3-point goals — C. Cook 3, Heinle 2. Eveleth-Gilbert — Kyle Kvitek 25, Kyle Sickel 17, Sam Albrecht 14, Andrew O'Brien 8, Jacob Sickel 7, John Stanaway 4, Alex Andrews 4. Totals 31 10-15 76. 3-point goals — Albrecht 4, J. Sickel. Deer River 34-41—75 Int'l Falls 31-46—77
GIRLS BASKETBALL WISCONSIN DIVISION 1 Sectional 1 Friday's Result First Round Appleton East 53, Superior 36 DIVISION 2 Sectional 1 Friday's Result Quarterfinals Rice Lake 57, Ashland 33 DIVISION 3 Sectional 1 Friday's Results Quarterfinals Amery 48, Northwestern 33 BOYS HOCKEY MINNESOTA SECTION 7AA Monday's Semifinals At Amsoil Arena Duluth Marshall (17-7-2) vs. Duluth East (21-2-3), 7 p.m. Elk River (19-7) vs. Andover (21-5), 7 p.m. Thursday's Championship At Amsoil Arena
Superior senior Oscar Flaherty's run at a Wisconsin Division 1 state wrestling title was halted Friday night when Marquette University senior Andrew Salemme won a narrow 6-5 decision in a 220-pound semifinal at Kohl Center in Madison. Flaherty, who won two matches Thursday, fell to 40-3 on the season and will wrestle Jacob Somlai of Brookfield Central in a consolation match this morning.
Emma Terres scored a power-play goal 7:13 into the third period and goaltender Kerigan Dowhy made 29 saves to give Bemidji State a 2-1 victory over Minnesota Duluth on Friday in the first game of a best-of-three WCHA playoff series at Amsoil Arena. The teams meet again at 2:07 p.m. Saturday at Amsoil with UMD needing to win to force a decisive third game Sunday afternoon. After a scoreless opening period, fourth-seeded UMD (14-15-4) scored first on a goal by Sydney Brodt 14:05 into the second period.
Minnesota Duluth's Dan Clark soared 15 feet, 11.25 inches to win the pole vault on Friday, vaulting the Bulldogs men's team into third place after the first day of the NSIC Indoor Championships in Mankato, Minn. UMD has 32 team points and trails leader Wayne State by 10 points and runner-up Minnesota State-Mankato by 5.5 points heading into today's final day of competition. The UMD women are in seventh place with 15 points.
Two teenage girls have been arrested in connection with a threat on social media that led the Hill City school district to cancel classes for a day, the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday. The girls, ages 15 and 13, were arrested at about 4 p.m. Thursday, according to the Sheriff’s Office. They are being held in juvenile detention pending charges of terroristic threats.
The names of the three victims of a fatal fire that destroyed a building in downtown Ironwood, Mich., on Wednesday have been released. Mark Verrete, 57; Patrick Somerville, 51; and Levi Watkins, 27; all of Ironwood, died as a result of the fire at 102 E. Aurora St., the Ironwood Public Safety Department announced on Friday.
Minnesota Duluth seeks another upset when it plays Northern State in an NSIC tournament quarterfinal at noon today at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Bulldogs upset Winona State 89-77 in overtime on Wednesday, becoming the sole road team to win in the first round of the 16-team tournament. Mamadou Ngom lead five players in double figures with 18 points and Brandon Myer tacked on 17 points and 13 rebounds for UMD (12-17).