Duluth Property Transactions Feb. 7-14 2706 W. 11th St., Richard N. Sonntag trust purchased from Diane and James Stauber for $360,000, residential, 11/17. 526 N. 16th Ave. E., Chester Creek Cottage LLC purchased from Wilmington Savings Fund Society for $50,500, residential, 1/18. 605 N. 23rd Ave. W., William H. and Dora Salo purchased from Blanche Gorder for $40,000, residential, 12/17. 421 N. 39th Ave. W., Geoffrey R. and Kristen M. Norberg purchased from Jamie St. Marie for $82,000, residential, 12/17.
State Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, announced Saturday evening that he will not run for the 8th Congressional District seat being vacated by fellow Democrat Rick Nolan. After Nolan announced earlier this month that he would retire at the end of the current term, Lourey had told the News Tribune he was "seriously looking" at running for the seat. But in a statement posted on Twitter, Lourey said that “after much deliberation, I’ve decided I can do more for the people in Northeastern Minnesota — my home — by continuing my work in the State Senate.”
Events Book reception for "Fire Speaks Our Words," 1 p.m. today, Carlton County Historical Society, 406 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet. Call (218) 879-1938. The Duluth Public Library offers these events. The library will be closed on Monday for Presidents' Day. Go to duluthlibrary.org or call (218) 730-4200/option 4. • Bedtime story time, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, West Duluth branch library. • Toddler time, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library, green room. • Preschool story time, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library.
The Heartland Indie Best-seller List, as brought to you by Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, Midwest Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ending Feb. 11. Visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's, $28.99) 2. An American Marriage, Tayari Jones (Algonquin, $26.95) 3. The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn (Morrow, $26.99) 4. A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles (Viking, $27) 5. The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin (Putnam, $26)
Mentor Duluth pairs caring adults with kids who can benefit from positive role models. Sonja and Serrenity have been matched for four months. They love to cook, bake, hang out with animals and try new things. Sonja plays guitar and gave Serrenity one of hers to practice on. They are working through a children's lesson book and hope one day to play some songs together.
Old Vermilion Trail 5-Stand winter league, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Non-league shooters welcome. Go to oldvermiliontrail.com or call (218) 721-3804. Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show and Northland Outdoors Deer Classic, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Tickets: $10 for adults, $6 for ages 6-17 and free for younger children. Voyageurs National Park offers these events at Rainy Lake Visitor Center. Go to voyageurs.org/calendar for details. • Tracking by snowshoe, 2-4 p.m. today. • Sledding Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Feb. 25.
CLOQUET Jan. 28, 2018 Lennartson, Kay and Eric, girl, Emily Grace. Feb. 2, 2018 Chapin, Aleyse and Keith, boy, Miles Keith. Feb. 7, 2018 Piirainen, Andrea and Matthew, boy, Thomas Richard. DULUTH Nov. 24, 2017 Fahlin, Amber and Matt, boy, Levi Matthew. Jan. 20, 2018 Solomon, Jessica and Brett, girl, Baylor Jean. Feb. 5, 2018 Johnston, Kelli and Blaed, girl, Nina Arlene. MCGREGOR Feb. 13, 2018 Carlstrom, Ashley and Matthew, girl, Kerrigan Hope. SUPERIOR
EVENTS • Benefit for Paisley Marczak, daughter of Samantha Berg and Jon Marczak, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Buffalo House, 2590 Guss Road, Duluth. A silent auction will be the main fundraising event. Paisley was born six weeks early on Nov. 2, 2017, with holoprosencephaly (HPE), a life-threatening disorder which requires 24-hour attention. If you can't make this event and wish to make a donation, an account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank in Jon Marczak's name.
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The Minnesota Duluth women's hockey team finished the regular season with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Minnesota State-Mankato in WCHA play Saturday at Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. The Bulldogs (14-14-4 overall, 10-11-3 WCHA) rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits, getting three points from senior forward Katerina Mrazova and a pair of power-play goals to finish off the sweep of the Mavericks (5-26-1, 3-21). Mrazova scored the game-winner on a power play with 7:09 remaining in regulation. She picked up her own rebound and beat Mavs goalie Katie Bidulka glove side.