District Court St. Louis County Sept. 15 Dylan J. Grunewald, 18, Hibbing, underage consumption, fined $100. Galen J. Hainey, 27, Wright, trespassing - business, fined $50 and 90 days in local confinement, time stayed on one year of probation with condition of no same or similar offense. Benjamen H. Koetter, 36, Foley, Minn., inattentive driving, fined $40.
Today Duluth entry Morning: Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. VanEnkevort arriving to discharge limestone. Afternoon: American Mariner arriving to discharge limestone, then shifting to load wheat. Superior
DAISEY is a 6-year-old short-haired calico available for adoption through Animal Allies in Duluth. She's hoping to find a calm home where she can get lots of attention. Daisey is an affectionate kitty and would make a great lap cat.
A second loss and a sub-.500 record resulted in a rarity for the Minnesota Duluth football team Monday — the Bulldogs were dropped from the American Football Coaches Association Division II poll. UMD's 38-23 home loss to eighth-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato — the team's second straight loss at Malosky Stadium following a 22-game winning streak there — left the Bulldogs at 1-2, and in the "receiving votes" portion of the national poll. Northwest Missouri State remains No. 1. UMD travels to Wayne State this Saturday.
The Duluth Area Family YMCA ended a national search on Monday with the announcement of Sara Cole as its new chief executive officer. “We were looking for a dynamic leader who would be able to work with our strong staff and build on the community partnerships that are so critical to our Y.” said Andy Wheeler, chair of the Y’s board of directors. “We are confident that Sara will put her talents and expertise to work to make both our YMCA and this community a better place.” Cole has worked for the YMCA in both Cincinnati and Rochester, N.Y.
Three Northland nonprofits were honored Monday with Touchstone Awards from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.
Superior city officials reported Monday that the damage done to a freshly poured sidewalk in August — which led to a felony charge against the alleged vandal — was more extensive than indicated in the criminal complaint. As reported last week, Jordan Robert Judson, 23, of Superior is facing a charge of felony criminal damage to property. The criminal complaint accuses him of drawing his name and a phallic symbol on freshly poured wet concrete on Belknap Street on Aug. 2; the complaint reported that the cost of repairing the damage was more than $13,000.
An unidentified protester was arrested Monday morning after locking himself onto the bottom of an overturned car at the entrance to an Enbridge pipeline construction site in southern Douglas County.
Someone sprayed dark spray paint over part of the wording on Duluth's Leif Erikson statue over the weekend. A photo of the vandalism was posted on Mayor Emily Larson’s Facebook page early Monday. City crews quickly removed the paint. Duluth police told the News Tribune they are investigating but didn’t have a suspect as of Monday afternoon. The vandal painted over the portion of the wording that listed Erikson as being the “Discoverer of America” in 1000 AD, a claim that’s still the subject of much historical debate.
The Duluth Public Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing today on a resolution that would raise water rates by 4.7 percent annually for each of the next six years. The hearing begins at 5:15 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 411 W. First St., with a vote on the proposal expected to follow. The compound effect of the proposed increases would be to boost the current water rates by a cumulative 31.7 percent over the next six years. City utility officials have said that more money is needed to replace aging infrastructure.