BOYS GOLF By Minnesota Coaches Association Class AAA 1. Wayzata; 2. Minnetonka; 3. St. Michael-Albertville; 4. Chaska; 5. St. Thomas Academy; 6. Alexandria; 7. Stillwater; 8. Brainerd; 9. Blaine; 10. Eagan. Class AA 1. Holy Family; 2. Detroit Lakes; 3. Lake City; 4. Rochester Lourdes; 5. Red Wing; 6. Annandale; 7. Totino-Grace; 8. Byron; 9. St. Cloud Cathedral; 10. Hermantown. Class A
Guided public tours of Soudan Underground Mine will resume for the 2017 season this weekend. The tours of Minnesota’s first iron-ore mine take visitors a half-mile below ground via a hoisted “cage,” then on a three-quarter-mile train ride into the last and deepest area to be mined, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported. The mine, which was worked from 1884 to 1962, draws more than 30,000 visitors each season. It’s now part of at Lake Vermillion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park near Tower.
Volunteers will be meeting at Duluth's Blackmer Park on Saturday to plant milkweed for the benefit of monarch butterfly caterpillars. The group will gather at 10 a.m. at the park, at 8301 Beverly St. in the Morgan Park neighborhood. All tools and supplies will be provided. Sign up at duluthmn.gov/parks/volunteer/volunteer-calendar .
The artists at Lake Superior Art Glass want to share their appreciation for their craft at a celebration marking the downtown Duluth shop’s fifth anniversary. The staff invites the public to attend its “5 Years of Fire” event from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the store, 202 E. Superior St.
A baby lemur has joined the troop at Duluth’s Lake Superior Zoo, where visitors can see the newborn still clinging to its mom. The lemur was born in April, and was introduced to the public on Thursday. Zookeepers won’t be able to determine if the baby is male or female for several weeks or possibly months, but once they do they’re planning to involve the community in naming the lemur, lead zookeeper Emily Perala said in a news release. More details will be available online at lszooduluth.org.
A local business recently took in a fake $100 bill labeled “for motion picture use only,” the Hermantown Police Department reported Thursday on its Facebook page. “We’d hate for anyone to be out $100 because they mistakenly took a fake bill,” the post read, along with a reminder to check your bills when you receive them. Duluth police issued a similar warning about prop currency circulating in the Twin Ports last January, advising anyone who finds fake or counterfeit bills, or sees someone attempting to pass them, to call 911.
Minus one of its Duluth-based assets, the U.S. Coast Guard completed operation Spring Restore Tuesday, five days ahead of schedule, said a Coast Guard news release. Spring Restore involves the re-installment of 1,216 federal navigational aids, including lighted and unlighted buoys and beacons. The Duluth-based Coast Guard Cutter Alder was unable to participate due to an inoperable crane. Above-average water levels in Lake Ontario presented an additional challenge, delaying some aids being commissioned due to debris associated with high water, said the Coast Guard.
Andrea Schokker has been named interim dean of the University of Minnesota Duluth Swenson College of Science and Engineering. Josh Hamilton is moving to Rhode Island College in Providence to become provost. Hamilton has been with UMD since 2014 when he replaced longtime dean James Riehl. He came to UMD from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., where he was chief academic and scientific officer.
A new case of illegal tree cutting has been reported in Cook County. Witnesses on Saturday reported three or four men cutting down birch trees in the Tom Lake area in the eastern part of the county, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. The men, who had a blue van, had about 25 trees piled up, according to the witness reports. The News Tribune reported on March 30 that thousands of small birch trees have been cut and removed from northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin without permits during the past winter. The birch pieces are sold at stores and online.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will start full summer overweight permits in the north-central frost zone Friday, a news release said. Full permits were already available in the other zones. Full summer overweight permits become available within each frost zone starting two to three weeks after spring load restrictions are lifted. For questions about the legal weight and size heavy haul trucking, call MnDOT’s Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations department at (651) 296-6000 or email email@example.com .