Duluth East on Thursday announced the hiring of Corey Bachand to replace Nick Bremer as the school's boys soccer coach. A longtime area coach, Bachand had been an assistant with the East girls program. He also has worked with teams at Wisconsin-Superior, Duluth Marshall and Superior High School. Bachand, a Superior native, takes over for Bremer, whose third and final season with the Greyhounds ended in a third-place finish at last fall's Class AA state tournament. Bremer was 37-16-4 over three years.
Katie White was 3-for-3, hitting a grand slam in the first inning and a three-run home run in the sixth, and finished with nine RBIs in Wisconsin-Superior's 11-2 victory over Martin Luther College in the second game of a UMAC doubleheader Thursday at NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior. UWS (11-13 overall, 5-1 UMAC) won 10-2 in five innings in the first game.
Opening Friday "Rampage" Primate expert Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) bonds with a silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. PG-13, 1:47, Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere "Beirut" Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives (Rosamund Pike, Dean Norris) must send a former U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. R, 1:49, Lakes 10 "Blumhouse Truth or Dare"
District Court St. Louis County April 9 Luke B. Clough, 37, Duluth, disorderly conduct - offensive/abusive/boisterous/noisy/obscene, stay of adjudication on one year of probation with conditions.
It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and both states will conduct tornado drills on Thursday. The drills include simulated tornado watches and warnings, to test statewide warning and communications systems, the National Weather Service reported. Here’s a schedule for the drills on Thursday:
News Tribune, April 12, 1978 The Duluth School Board's committee of the whole yesterday voted not to set a hearing date for the potential closing of Ensign School, 1013 Piedmont Ave. The committee also voted to delay setting hearing dates for closing West Junior and Gnesen schools. Buhl's 34 striking teachers were joined yesterday on their picket lines in front of the high school by area teachers, local labor leaders, and representatives of state education associations. The group later marched the three blocks to Buhl City Hall for a rally.
A kickoff event will be held Thursday morning in downtown Duluth to mark the start of the Superior Street reconstruction project. The “Kick up the Bricks” event begins at 11 a.m. at the corner of Superior Street and Fifth Avenue West, outside the Duluth Public Library. The three-year, $31.5 million project will include replacing the brick pavers with concrete shaded to differentiate motorized traffic lanes from areas designated for pedestrian use.
Gondik Law Speedway is the new name for the race track located at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds in Superior. The race track was known as Amsoil Speedway before the Superior-based synthetic lubricant manufacturer ended its seven-year run as naming rights sponsor; prior to that, it was known as Superior Speedway. Rick Gondik and his sons, Garrett and Jake, run a law practice on Belknap Street in Superior and are avid racing fans, having been involved on the local scene with sponsorship, promotion and racing.
About 100 Northland veterans are scheduled to travel to Washington, D.C., on Saturday as part of the 11th Honor Flight Northland. The trip will include veterans of World War II, the Korean War and — thanks to continued donations from Northland residents — the Vietnam War. While in the capital, the veterans will visit military memorials. The flight leaves the Duluth International Airport at about 6 a.m., and will return to the airport at about 10:30 p.m.
St. Scholastica erupted for 17 runs in the top of the first inning of the first game en route to a 23-8 and 16-11 sweep of Wisconsin-Superior in the teams' UMAC opener Wednesday at NBC Spartan Sports Complex. St. Scholastica only had five hits in that crazy first half-inning but took advantage of eight walks and two errors by the Yellowjackets. Drew Colvard, Aaron Weber and Tim Munn each scored four runs to lead the Saints in the seven-inning opener, while Riley Bernsdorf had three RBIs. Weber also had a home run, while outfielder Matt Boyde hit one for UWS.