The weekend's downpours have apparently washed a lot of bacteria off the landscape, spurring beach bacteria alerts at three North Shore waterfront areas. The Minnesota Department of Health has issued "water contact not advised'' warnings for Agate Bay Beach in Two Harbors, Knife River Marina Beach and Twin Points public access near Gooseberry Falls State Park and Gooseberry Falls State Park waterfront.
The U.S. Senate on Monday voted 85-10 to approve the US. military spending budget that includes a provision ushering through a land exchange needed by PolyMet Mining Co. to build Minnesota’s first ever copper-nickel mine. The provision was added as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act last week, all but guaranteeing it would be included in the final version. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a similar PolyMet provision last fall.
District Court St. Louis County June 15 Amy L. Schweikert, 26, Superior, use of wireless communications device - compose/read/send electronic message while in motion or traffic, fined $50. David Valintine, 29, Grand Rapids, driving after revocation, fined $200. June 18
BUFFALO is a 5-year-old orange domestic medium-hair cat available for adoption through Animal Allies in Duluth. Buffalo takes a little while to warm up in new situations, so a mellow home would fit him best. He loves chin scratches and snuggling in a comfy blanket. He's pretty talkative in the mornings and will hold a great conversation while waiting for some attention.
June 19, 1978 A consultant's study released yesterday shows that downtown Duluth retailers won't be doomed if the proposed Harbor Square shopping center opens in the area in 1982. The study says consumer income will increase enough by 1982 that downtown stores could survive the competition.
St. Scholastica announced its largest recruiting class in the David Staniger era with nine recruits slated to play for the Saints in the 2018-19 season. The recruiting class includes Esko's Quinn Fischer — the 2018 News Tribune All-Area Player of the Year — McGregor's Carson Passer, South Ridge's Nick Carlson, Duluth Denfeld's Chance Larson, Moose Lake-Willow River's Avery Kosloski, Pine City's Jake Rademacher, Pequot Lakes' Zach Sjoblad, Wadena-Deer Creek's Noah Ross and Rockford's J.J. Strumbel.
Duluthian Greg Anderson lost the Pro Stock final Sunday night at the National Hot Rod Association Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., but expanded his lead in the season-long standings. Anderson lost to Jeg Coughlin in the finals, losing by 32-thousandths of a second and just .03 mph slower. He now has 823 overall points, 55 ahead of runner-up Tanner Gray. Wright native Jason Lind finished ninth on Sunday and remains 10th in the Pro Stock standings.
Seeking Arrowhead Library System with MN Writes MN Reads, the Minnesota Author Project and Minnesota's other regional public library systems is seeking submissions of self-published Young Adult and Adult Fiction, through June 30. Each book must be self-published, in the genre of Young Adult Fiction or Adult Fiction, written by a Minnesota resident, available in either PDF or ePUB format and multiple submissions are welcome. Authors can submit at indieauthorproject.librariesshare.com/minnesota. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A man was found dead near his submerged pickup truck south of Ashland on Monday and another man died after a tree fell on his camper in Sawyer County on Sunday due to the storms that went through Northwestern Wisconsin this weekend. A 75-year-old Mason, Wis. man was found dead south of Ashland on Monday — 60 feet from his submerged pickup truck along a county road in White River Township, said the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office in a news release.