Pat Swanson, of Lake City, Minn., shares these watercolors. Swansons began painting in 2009 after retiring from 36 years of teaching kindergarten in downtown St. Paul. The artwork includes a summer scene on Lake Pepin and a winter scene of the chapel in our local Hok Si La Park.
Today Duluth entry Overnight: Calumet arriving to discharge salt, then shifting to load coal. Morning: Roger Blough arriving to load iron ore pellets. BBC Mississippi arriving to discharge general cargo, then shifting to load bentonite. Afternoon: Presque Isle arriving to load iron ore pellets.
Minnesota Duluth ran away from Lake Superior State on Wednesday at Romano Gymnasium, beating the Lakers 89-51 in nonconference play before a crowd of 226. UMD (2-1) led 46-30 at halftime and extended that advantage to 68-37 after three quarters by holding the Lakers (0-2) to just seven points in the third. The Bulldogs got points from 12 different players. Freshman Sarah Grow led the way with 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting while sophomore Taylor Schneider pitched in 11 points. UMD hit 10-of-17 3-pointers.
Senior Jake Wilson posted 20 points to lead Minnesota Duluth over Michigan Tech on the road Wednesday 84-69 in nonconference play in Houghton, Mich. Wilson was 7-of-8 shooting from the field, hitting 4-of-5 3-pointers. He was one of five Bulldogs (2-2) to score in double figures along with sophomore and Superior native Brandon Myer (15), sophomore Logan Rohrscheib (13) and junior Trevor Entwisle (12). Sophomore Luke Harris came off the bench to score 12. As a team the Bulldogs shot 55.3 percent, including 57.1 percent from beyond the arc.
GIRLS HOCKEY Tuesday's Late Results Cloquet-EC 0-0-1-0—1 Moose Lake 1-0-0-0—1 First period — 1. MLA, Ruby Mohelsky (Lauren Pederson), 13:43. Second period — No scoring. Third period — 2. CEC, Kiana Bender (Jaxie Pogorelc, Emmie Ellena), 5:10 (pp). Overtime — No scoring. Saves — Elise Lund, CEC, 26; Maddy Gamst, MLA, 43. North Shore 2-0-2-0—4 Eveleth-Gilb. 1-1-2-1—5
A 34-year-old Ely man is in the St. Louis County Jail in Virginia after being arrested on charges of sexual assault on Tuesday. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office and Ely Police Department were dispatched to the Ely Hospital Monday evening on a report of a 15-year-old girl who had been threatened with a knife and sexually assaulted by an adult acquaintance.
Three pop-up retailers are taking advantage of rent-free holiday storefronts as part of the Duluth Greater Downtown Council’s ongoing tradition that has seen seven past pop-ups open permanent locations downtown. The Duluth Children’s Museum brings a free mini-museum experience at 408 W. Superior St. Hucklebeary will offer creative stationery, cards and other gifts at 106 E. Superior St. Wreath Operations, run by veterans for veterans, will offer wreaths and other holiday items at 122 W. First St. Shops will be open by Small Business Saturday this weekend.
The Sammy’s Pizza & Restaurant inside the BP gas station at 5106 Miller Trunk Highway in Hermantown has closed, the Duluth-based chain announced Wednesday. The company said the building has been sold and the restaurant lost its lease. “Pat Daly and the Perrella family would like to thank all of the customers who made this location a success over the past 26 years,” the company said. “We hope to be serving this area again in the future.” Sammy’s, founded in 1954, has 14 other locations around the Northland and beyond.
Three Duluth School Board members have called a special meeting to talk about compensatory education funding. The meeting is at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the boardroom of Historic Old Central High School. The state allots money to schools based on their percentages of students who receive free or reduced price lunch. State statute allows the school district to use up to half of each school's amount elsewhere in a variety of ways — and Duluth district administrators have done so to lower class sizes throughout the district.
Minnesota Duluth announced Tuesday it will induct four into the UMD Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018 next March. Former football coach and athletic director Bob Nielson, four-time Olympic women's hockey player Jenny (Schmidgall) Potter, golf All-American Tom Waitrovich and longtime hockey volunteer Dale "Hogie" Haagenson will be inducted on March 3, 2018 at the Holiday Inn and Suites' Lake Superior Ballroom in downtown Duluth. The event kicks off with lunch at 1 p.m., followed by the induction program.