Barring unexpected visa issues, the 2017 Grandma's Marathon men's and women's champions are expected to defend their titles in June. A year ago, Elisha Barno became the first man ever to three-peat at Grandma's, finishing in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 6 seconds, his slowest winning time but 86 seconds faster than second-place Geoffrey Bundi. Barno's fellow Kenyan and last year's women's champ, Hellen Jepkurgat, similarly plans to return. Jepkurgat won her Grandma's debut in 2017, covering the Two Harbors-to-Duluth course in 2:32:09.
The number of sexually transmitted diseases increased in Minnesota last year, continuing an unwelcome trend and giving health officials a reason to remind people at risk of infection to get tested at least once a year.
District Court St. Louis County April 19 Louis N. Anderson, 59, Duluth, possession of a controlled substance, fined $50 and 19 months in prison, time stayed on two years of probation with conditions. Shayna M. Clark, 33, Duluth, three counts of driving after revocation, fined $200 per each count.
One of the people wounded in a shooting on Friday night in Carlton County has died. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office reported that Andrew James Gokee, 57, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., died from his injuries. No information was released about the time or place of his death, but he had been taken to St. Luke’s hospital following the shooting.
JULIE is a 9-year-old black-and-white domestic medium hair cat available for adoption through Animal Allies in Duluth. Julie is sweet and enjoys neck scratches. She likes using a scratching post and doesn't seem to have a problem with other cats. Julie is diabetic so is looking for a home that can provide a little extra love and care. An adoption fee is required for all adoptions. Animal Allies uses the "Meet your Match" adoption program designed by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Call (218) 722-5341 or visit animalallies.net for more information.
News Tribune, April 24, 1978 Rust-colored water has been flowing in the taps of some Duluth buildings and homes since the new water treatment plant began operation in January 1977. Water and Gas Department officials say the problem occurs in older buildings that have galvanized iron pipes. The Walker Jamar Co. of Duluth has been awarded a $269,945 contract to replace the roof on Duluth Central High School. The roof has been leaking since the school opened in 1971 and efforts to correct the problem have been unsuccessful. News Tribune, April 24, 1998
In a game between the defending Section 7AA and 7AAA champs, Esko slipped past Hermantown 5-4 in high school softball action Monday in Esko. Madison Rambow, who had a pair of doubles, and Ashley Pollema each drove in two runs for the Eskomos, while pitcher Emilee Wilson homered to support her complete-game effort in the circle. Wilson allowed six hits and struck out 11. Virginia 19, Mesabi East 0 Ava Warren twirled a five-inning perfect game, fanning nine, to lead the Blue Devils to an Iron Range Conference road win.
A Carlton County man died on Monday after the UTV he and another man were riding in went through the ice on Prairie Lake near Floodwood. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported that Wallace Schulke, 82, of Wright was pulled from the water by first responders but was pronounced dead at the scene. Rescue workers were called to the water emergency just before 2 p.m. on Monday. The second man, Mark Schulke, 61, of Duluth sustained minor injuries and was taken to a Duluth hospital, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
After seeing its 11-game winning streak end earlier in the day, the Minnesota Duluth softball team bounced back to defeat Southwest Minnesota State 4-1 and earn an NSIC doubleheader split in Marshall, Minn. Mustangs pitcher Megan Cull went the distance in Game 1, yielding two runs on five hits and a walk. She fanned 11 in the 4-2 win. Cull received all the offense she would need during a three-run third inning, which featured Madison Krog's two-RBI single.
Minnesota Duluth finally crossed home plate in Monday's finale of a four-game NSIC baseball series against Augustana at Wade Stadium, but it wasn't nearly enough for the Bulldogs. Three Vikings pitchers combined to scatter four hits over seven shutout innings in Monday's opener, a 1-0 Augustana win that offset UMD pitcher Marcus Frederickson's complete-game six-hitter.