After a severe thunderstorm brought flooding and knocked out power throughout the Northland on Friday, more storms are forecast to hit the area again today and Sunday. “Multiple rounds of strong to severe storms possible through the weekend could produce hail, damaging winds, tornadoes and heavy rainfall that could lead to flash flooding,” the National Weather Service in Duluth reported Saturday morning.
District Court St. Louis County June 14 Dean M. Belich, 49, Duluth, two counts of driving after revocation, fined $100 per each count consecutively; inattentive driving, stay of adjudication on six months of probation with conditions. Deshea J. Bratton, 43, Duluth, domestic assault, continued for dismissal on one year of probation.
June 16, 1978 The Seaway Port Authority of Duluth agreed yesterday to help finance a Great Lakes lobby in Washington to work for larger allocations of surplus foods shipped overseas. It is a reaction to recent cuts in allocations of the commodities to Great Lakes ports. Several events are scheduled this weekend in the Northland. The Land of the Loon Arts and Crafts Festival will be held this weekend in Virginia's Olcott Park, and the Itasca Finnish Club "Juhannus" (Midsummer) Picnic is tomorrow in Grand Rapids. June 16, 1998
Duluth took advantage of four errors to build a 6-2 lead and then held on for its sixth straight Northwoods League victory, 6-5 over La Crosse on Friday night before 2,837 at Copeland Park in La Crosse, Wis. Chris Gilbody had three hits, Justin Mitchell had two hits and a run, Kyle Jacobsen had a hit and two runs and Julian Escobedo had a run-scoring triple to lead the North Division-leading Huskies (13-5).
Motorists traveling on Highway 61 will encounter single-lane closures Monday north of Two Harbors. Crews will begin resurfacing work on an already underway improvement project, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said. Resurfacing will take place beginning at the Lafayette Bluff Tunnel area and move north to the Gooseberry, Beaver Bay and Illgen City areas. Restrictions of 12-feet widths and 60-feet lengths will be in place.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will be conducting a second treatment Tuesday to eradicate gypsy moth infestations in four areas in or near Duluth, Cloquet, Ely and Two Harbors. To eradicate the moths before they spread, officials will conduct aerial applications of Bacillus thuringiensis var.kurstaki (Btk) over each of the areas, said a news release from the Department of Agriculture.
The Duluth Harbor South Breakwater lighthouse has been made available for new ownership by the U.S. Coast Guard. The light station is available at no cost to eligible entities defined as federal agencies, state and local agencies, nonprofits, educational agencies or community development organizations for education, park, recreation, cultural or historic preservation purposes.
Sleepy Eye denied South Ridge an appearance in its first Minnesota Class A state baseball championship game by beating the Panthers 4-1 in a semifinal Friday at Chaska Athletic Park. The second-seeded Indians, who are making their fourth title-game appearance, will face No. 1 Heritage Christian Academy at 10 a.m. today in the first of four championship games at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Sixth Judicial District Judge Shaun Floerke has been bringing a lot of hardware back to Duluth. Last week, he was in Houston to accept the DWI Court Leadership Award from the National Association of Drug Court Professionals — the second year in a row Floerke’s South St. Louis County DWI Court has received national recognition from the organization.