News Tribune staff
Tonight's Duluth Huskies baseball game against the Rochester Honkers has been postponed because of rain and poor field conditions. The game will be moved to Sunday as part of a doubleheader of seven-inning games. The first game will begin at 3:05 p.m., with the second to follow about 30 minutes after the end of Game 1. The fireworks scheduled for tonight will be postponed to a later date yet to be determined. Tonight's first pitch and autograph session with actor Mackenzie Astin are canceled and will not be made up.
AARP Minnesota is hosting an information session in Duluth on Friday regarding its work during the 2014 legislative session. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Inn on Lake Superior, 530 Canal Park Drive. Topics will include a discussion on the challenges faced by family caregivers and tips on ways to save more for retirement and make a plan for your financial future.
The Moose Walk, Moose Run and Red Dot ATV trail systems near Silver Bay and Finland have been closed due to heavy rain. These state trails will remain closed until...
More than 2,700 Twin Ports college students were eligible to receive degrees on Saturday as the University of Minnesota Duluth and the University of Wisconsin-Superior held their spring commencement ceremonies. UMD held its two ceremonies at Amsoil Arena. The university reported that 2,353 students are graduating this year -- 2,043 with bachelor's degrees, 300 with master's degrees and 10 with doctoral degrees. UWS is graduating 356 students this spring -- 331 with undergraduate degrees and 25 with graduate degrees. Its commencement ceremony was held in the Marcovich Wellness Center.
A fire caused in excess of $45,000 in damage to a West Duluth home on Saturday evening. The owner of the house at 7 S. 64th Ave. West suffered minor smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene, the Duluth Fire Department reported. Firefighters were able to locate and rescue a dog from inside the home. The fire was reported just after 5:30 p.m. The first crews on the scene encountered smoke from the roof line, and heavy smoke from the rear of the single-story home. Firefighters entered the home and extinguished the fire. The homeowner was not hospitalized, officials said.
A flood advisory is in effect for the Cloquet River in south-central St. Louis County until 9 a.m. Thursday as officials release more water than usual from the Island Lake...
If it’s not a good idea to catch your first fish before the boss catches his, Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon didn’t get the memo. Prettner Solon, of Duluth, caught the first walleye of the Governor’s Fishing Opener at about 1 a.m. Saturday, Gov. Mark Dayton’s media office reported. She was fishing on Gull Lake in Nisswa with fishing guide Toby Kvalevog, her son Matt Prettner and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Crosby. Dayton was in a boat with fishing guide Ray Gildow, former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson and Tom Brown.
Harley Jacka was stabbed 15 times — in the head, face, neck and chest — before he was found dead in an apartment in Virginia last month, according to warrants filed against three men accused of carrying out the murder. Virginia Police Chief Dennis Benz released the warrants Friday, and they detail a bloody scene at 207 Fifth St. S. on the morning of April 27. Benz said Bartholamy Drift, Anthony Isham and John Isham are expected to be formally charged next week in district court with felony second-degree murder charges.
A dense fog advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. today for the Twin Ports, Cloquet and the North Shore. Visibility at the Duluth airport dropped to as low as an eighth-mile earlier today. The advisory covers Douglas, Carlton, southern St. Louis, southern Lake and southern Cook counties. Visibilities of a quarter-mile or less are possible through the afternoon hours, with rapid changes possible over a short distance.
Today is the grand opening of Duluth Trading Co.'s new 8,000-square-foot store in downtown Duluth. The store is open in the Woodrush Building at 300 E. Superior St., occupying the entire building and employing 20 to 25 people. The Duluth store hours will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. It's the fourth brick-and-mortar store for the popular catalog and online retailer that offers durable work and outdoor apparel and accessories for men and women.