The Duluth Depot will celebrate Presidents Day on Monday with a showing of the popular winter dogsledding movie “Iron Will.”
The University of Minnesota Duluth temporarily closed part of its Sports and Health Center this week after mold was discovered in the building. The ice arena and climbing wall were closed Monday after staff determined that the substance found in the ceiling tiles was mold. University spokeswoman Lynne Williams said the mold is not a health threat, but because it was so widespread it was determined that closing the facility was the best option to begin cleanup.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and partner organizations are planning to tackle gypsy moth infestations this year in Duluth and Lake County. The MDA will be treating a portion of Lakeside from about Oneida Street to north of Skyline Parkway, and from 52nd Avenue East to 43rd Avenue East. In Lake County, the treatment areas will be west of Two Harbors this spring, and near Beaver Bay this summer. In anticipation of the proposed treatments, the department is inviting people to learn about the effort at open houses to be held:
Events Like bees? Check out a beekeeping workshop, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, University of Wisconsin-Superior, Swenson Hall, room 1013. Free. Register cvent.com/d/gtq5w4; space is limited. Enjoy a candlelight ski and snowshoe hike, 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Gooseberry Falls State Park, north of Two Harbors. Event is free but Minnesota ski pass is required for skiers ages 16 and older. Call (218) 595-7100 or go to mndnr.gov.
Feb. 16, 1978 A power struggle between Duluth and northern St. Louis County erupted yesterday, delaying a proposed bill that would ensure Duluth's status as a first-class city. Rep. Joe Begich of Eveleth said passage of the bill would allow Duluth to continue bullying the Iron Range. A $10,000 gift from the Chisholm City Council will help keep the Chisholm Memorial Hospital financially afloat, at least for a little while. Hospital administrators blame their financial difficulties on the fact that only one doctor now refers patients to Chisholm.
BOYS BASKETBALL Cloquet 33-33—66 Hermantown 39-18—57 Cloquet — Mitchell Gerlach 2, Tyler Moose 2, Tim Pokornowski 17, Alex Leuzzo 2, Spencer Wehr 12, Riley Johnson 4, Bryce Turnbull 27. Totals 26 14-20 66. 3-point goals — Turnbull. Hermantown — Noah Soumis 3, Connor Bich 21, Peter Soumis 12, David Birkeland 15, Kaden Kucza 5, Alex Bjorlin 1. Totals 19 11-17 57. 3-point goals — Bich 5, P. Soumis, Birkeland, Kucza. Cumberland 23-40—63 Northwestern 33-24—57
When Minnesota's Mr. Hockey is announced March 11 in St. Paul, the Northland will have a 30 percent chance of laying claim to the award for the first time since Grand Rapids' Avery Peterson won in 2014. That's because the list of 10 senior finalists unveiled Thursday includes three from the area — Duluth East's Garrett Worth and Luke LaMaster and Duluth Marshall's George Grannis. That was the case last year, as well, when Hermantown's Dylan Samberg and Ryan Sandelin and Grand Rapids' Micah Miller made the cut.
GIRLS BASKETBALL WISCONSIN DIVISION 1 Sectional 1 Feb. 23 First Round No. 12 Superior at No. 5 Appleton East, 7 p.m. No. 13 Wisconsin Rapids at No. 4 D.C. Everest, 7 p.m. DIVISION 2 Sectional 1 Tuesday's Quarterfinals No. 10 Ashland at No. 7 Sparta, 7 p.m. No. 11 La Crosse Logan at No. 6 La Crosse Central, 7 p.m. DIVISION 3 Sectional 1 Tuesday's Quarterfinals No. 12 Spooner at No. 5 Northwestern, 7 p.m. No. 9 Barron at No. 8 Somerset, 7 p.m. BOYS HOCKEY
Minnesota Duluth proved its bats were out of hibernation Thursday by scoring 36 runs and totaling 40 hits in a doubleheader sweep of Missouri Western at St. Joseph, Mo. The Bulldogs overcame a 7-0 deficit in the opening game by scoring six runs in the third inning and seven more in the seventh of a 22-12 victory. Becky Smith had four of UMD's 22 hits, including a home run, and scored five runs with three RBIs. Natalie Wright, Kalynn Tilton and Sammi Sadler each had three hits, with Tilton hitting a grand slam and driving in six runs. Jessica Bren also hit a three-run homer.
St. Scholastica is favored to win a 22nd consecutive UMAC regular-season title, earning all eight possible first-place votes Thursday in preseason voting by conference coaches. Bethany Lutheran College, runner-up last season, was second in voting with Wisconsin-Superior third.