MIDNIGHT is a female 5-year-old black Lab mix who is available for adoption through Animal Allies in Duluth. Midnight is very lovable and makes friends with just about every person she meets. She's reported to do well around children and loves cuddling and going for car rides. Her favorite game is fetch and she knows the commands for sit, shake and even whisper.
North Shore Health in Grand Marais will host a "sneak peek" open house on Friday to give the public a chance to look at the renovations underway at the hospital and care center. "We are very excited to show off our newly renovated space," Kimber Wraalstad, CEO of North Shore Health, said in a news release. "It looks absolutely amazing and greatly improves our facilities and services. With these smart updates, we can continue to provide our patients with exceptional care right here in Grand Marais."
Today Duluth entry Overnight: Paul R. Tregurtha arriving to load coal. Morning: Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin arriving to load iron ore pellets. Afternoon: Paul R. Tregurtha departing with coal. Evening: Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin departing with iron ore pellets.
Duluth Huskies starting pitcher Piero Amador tossed a one-hitter for 6 2/3 innings before reliever Greg Brown threw a game-ending strikeout to secure a 3-1, seven-inning Northwoods League victory over the La Crosse Loggers on Monday night before 1,016 fans at Wade Stadium. Last-place La Crosse (6-12 in second half) bounced back to win 9-3 in the second game of the doubleheader. Amador, who had four 1-2-3 innings, didn't allow a hit until one out in the sixth. He quickly retired the next two players to maintain the shutout.
Series points leader Kevin Burdick of Proctor finished well ahead of the field in the second leg of the Challenge Series Super Stocks on Sunday night at Proctor Speedway. Burdick won the 30-lap feature for his eighth win of the season. The three-race Super Stocks Challenge Series concludes Friday night at Amsoil Speedway in Superior.
Alexandra Stewart of the Legends Club shot an even-par 71 on Monday to take the 18-hole lead at the Minnesota Golf Association Women's Amateur Championship at Northland Country Club. Stewart holds a three-stroke lead over defending champion Sarah Burnham of Rush Creek Golf Club, Kate Smith of the Detroit Lakes Country Club, Taylor Ledwein of New Prague Golf Club and Athena Yang of Edinburgh USA. Duluth East graduate Tabitha Kunst of the Mankato Golf Club is tied for seventh after shooting a first-round 77. Amy Ellingson-Itzin shot an 80 on her home course.
The city of Ashland is seeking input from the community on a proposal to move the Memorial Park bandshell to a new site overlooking Lake Superior at Bayview Park. The idea is being spurred by interest by the owners of the adjacent Hotel Chequamegon in expanding the business to include a new brewpub, distillery or additional suites. To provide room for that potentially multi-million-dollar investment, city officials are looking at moving the bandshell — with the cost covered by private donations — about a mile east.
Bent Paddle Brewing Co. may be expanding its Lincoln Park headquarters as documents submitted to the city planning commission show a re-imagined home for the city’s largest brewery. Schematics show the building at 1832 W. Michigan St., which has housed the company’s offices since June 2016, with a new partly covered patio and signage along 19th Avenue West. Bent Paddle is applying for a concurrent use permit for the deck.
Crews demolished the Grand Motel in West Duluth on Monday. WDIO-TV reported that the site, at 4312 Grand Avenue near Denfeld High School, has been acquired by the adjacent Acme Tools store for an expansion of parking. And in Duluth's Hillside, the Duluth Pawnbroker building at the corner of Fourth Street and Seventh Avenue East also was razed Monday. The brick building with a distinctive corner turret dated back to 1892, according to St. Louis County property records. There was no immediate word on what is planned next for that site.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday announced a $4.6 million grant for the runway realignment project at Sky Harbor Airport in Duluth. The $9.3 million project — selected over removing or trimming several hundred old-growth trees in the area, closing the airport or relocating it — will rotate the runway 5 degrees into Superior Bay and shorten it by 450 feet.