District Court St. Louis County June 14 Erik D. Pletzer, 45, Richland Center, Wis., domestic assault by strangulation, fined $50 and 15 months in prison, time stayed on three years of probation with conditions. June 18
June 20, 1978 In an attempt to stem government spending, the Duluth City Council by a 5 to 3 vote yesterday refused to give Mayor Robert Beaudin a 7.5 percent pay raise. The council later granted other administrative staff members lesser pay increases. A U.S. District Court jury has awarded a Namakan Lake resort owner 3 1/2 times the price offered by the federal government in a land acquisition case. The jury awarded $650,000 for Chet's Border Camp, four miles south of the Canadian border. June 20, 1998
The U.S. Coast Guard announced that security restrictions will be in place on portions of the Duluth harbor on Wednesday afternoon as part of President Donald Trump's visit to Duluth. The Coast Guard will enforce two security zones on northern and central portions of the harbor, including the Duluth ship canal, East Gate Basin and around the Blatnik Bridge. Enforcement times are subject to change and up-to-date information will be provided via broadcast notice to mariners over VHF channel 16, according to the Coast Guard.
The first Lincoln Park Solstice Street Party, organized by Ecolibrium3 and the Duluth Folk School, will take place Friday. The 1900 block of West Superior Street will be shut down during the event, which will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and activities also will take place on the sidewalks and storefronts in the 2000 block, organizers said. Dedication of artwork and improvements of the Corner Park at 19th Avenue West and Superior Street will take place at 11:30 a.m., followed by live music throughout the day.
The 1,013-foot lake freighter Paul R. Tregurtha was cleared to transit to her next port of call on Monday evening, following a generator fire earlier in the day. The U.S. Coast Guard cleared Tregurtha to continue on after the ship had been stopped at anchor all day in Whitefish Bay on the eastern end of Lake Superior. There were no injuries or pollution as a result of the fire, the Coast Guard said. The ship was carrying 68,200 tons of coal, 124,000 gallons of fuel and 88,000 gallons of caustic soda, the Coast Guard first reported.
The annual Rhubarb Fest, a street party filled with rhubarb-ian fare, is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 11th Ave. E. and London Road. In the past, the free fest has featured rhubarb bars, rhubarb pies, rhubarb lemonade, rhubarb sausages, rhubarb relish and more. Also: Live music, the potential for a poem, crafts and a mega-rhubarb mascot named Rhubarbara. The CHUM event is free and open to the public.
A Lincoln Park bakery plans to open an additional European style bakery-cafe mornings at Endion Station. Duluth’s Best Bread at Endion, which opens July 7, will have French-style croissants, monster cinnamon and caramel pecan rolls and homemade Pop Tarts in addition to savory foods like bacon and ham quiche, crusty sourdough bread and cranberry wild rice bread, according to a news release. Hours will be 7:30-11 a.m. Friday-Sunday.
The landlocked old Nels J, a longtime stop for ’dogs and curds in Canal Park gets a new name and a new menu along with its new ownership. Lakewalk Gallery by Lake Avenue Restaurant will serve food similar to the small plates and late-night options at the nearby restaurant.
Among the new foods featured this year at the Minnesota State Fair: A vegan-gluten free variation on chicken wings, tater tots stuffed with reuben ingredients, and sandwiches fixings wrapped in waffles. There are 27 official new foods and five new vendors for this year’s Great Minnesota Get Together, according to a news release. For those keeping track: There are nearly 500 foods and 300 concessions at the fair, which is Aug. 23-Sept. 3 at the State Fairgrounds.
Minnesota Duluth received a verbal commitment Tuesday from forward Kassy Betinol of Okotoks, Alberta. Betinol, who just turned 17 last week, announced her intention via Twitter. She is the second recruit the Bulldogs have pulled out of the Okanagan Hockey Academy along with defenseman Kailee Skinner, who will join UMD in the fall. Betinol had 15 goals and 15 assists for Okanagan in 21 Canadian Sport School Hockey League games in 2017-18.