News Tribune, April 20, 1978 Proponents of Rep. James Oberstar's bill for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area will stage an April 28 march on the U.S. Forest Service office in Duluth. The marchers, members of the Boundary Waters Conservation Alliance, support logging and motorized travel in the BWCA.
Minnesota Duluth accomplished a handful of milestones in the Bulldogs' 14-2 and 10-0 NSIC sweep of Northern State on Thursday at Malosky Stadium. Senior Becky Smith, Natalie Wright and Hannah Schmoll all started their 200th consecutive games for the Bulldogs, freshman Jessica Bren hit her school-record tying 15th home run of the season and third-year coach Jen Walter earned her 100th UMD victory.
BASEBALL Duluth Marshall 10, Virginia 0, 6 innings At Wade Stadium. WP: Derrick Winn 5IP, 0H, 8K, 0BB. LP: Jack Perala 4IP, 3H, 1R, 8K, 2BB. DM: Maddux Baggs 2x3 (3B), 3RBIs; Peter Hansen 2x3 (3B), 3RBIs, 2R, SB; Cole Maccoux 2x4 (2B, 3B), 2RBIs; Winn and Ben Pedersen combined on a six-inning perfect game, striking out nine of 18 batters. GIRLS LACROSSE Duluth 11, Hermantown-Proctor 10, OT SOFTBALL Duluth Denfeld 6, Duluth East 0
Pinch runner Braydon Hanson scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the 10th inning as St. Scholastica avoided being swept in a UMAC doubleheader for the first time, losing 11-4 to Northwestern on Thursday at Wade Stadium before rallying to win the rematch 5-4. Freshman Wyatt Morrell did it all for the Eagles in the opener, with three hits and three RBIs and 7 2/3 solid innings on the mound. The Eagles pounded out 13 hits while the Saints were held to six, including two by leadoff hitter Drew Colvard.
Three suspects are in custody and a fourth is being sought by Hibbing police after a woman was reportedly robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon. Police said the victim was visiting a female acquaintance at an apartment on the 800 block of East 41st Street when three masked men appeared from behind the building, pointing what she believed to be handguns and demanding money.
Time to dig out those gift cards — the Younkers department store at Miller Hill Mall in Duluth and the Herberger’s at the Thunderbird Mall in Virginia are starting their going-out-of-business sales today. With bankrupt parent company Bon-Ton Stores now owned by liquidators, the retail chain is conducting an “orderly wind-down” of its 250 stores around the country, a news release said Thursday. The sales are expected to last 10 to 12 weeks and will also take place online.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior has named Molly Smith as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Smith replaces Jackie Weissenburger, who has served as interim provost since 2016. Smith most recently served as an English professor, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Saint Martin’s University in Washington. She has also served as provost at Wheaton College and dean of arts and sciences at Seton Hall University. Smith begins June 1.
The Virginia Police Department is asking for the public’s help in its investigation of a reported drive-by shooting on Saturday night. Deputy Chief Chad Nickila said a man arrived at Essentia Health-Virginia with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his lower leg. The victim reported to police that he believed he was walking on Second Avenue South when he was shot at approximately 8:45 p.m. Saturday.
Two events in Duluth this weekend will affect traffic in downtown Duluth and East Hillside. Continental Ski is hosting its annual Bike Swap from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. During the event, First Street will be closed to traffic between 13th Avenue East and 14th Avenue East and no parking will be allowed on the block, according to the Duluth Police Department.
News Tribune, April 19, 1978 St. Louis County Attorney Keith Brownell said yesterday evidence gathered for the Roger Caldwell murder trial suggests others were involved in the Congdon mansion murders. Brownell said one indicator of others' involvement is that the murderer was very familiar with the mansion's interior. Vowing that he will not resign, Duluth City Councilor Thomas Agnew said yesterday he will continue to speak out on issues, even if it's unpopular. Agnew said he has been surprised at the reaction of the city council and administration to some of his positions.