BOYS BASKETBALL Cook County 22-18—40 Cromwell-Wright 28-27—55 Cook County — Trusen Gordon 2, Adam Dorr 2, Pete Sutton 18, Jordan Porter 6, Will Ramberg 5, Dyami Blackwell 7. Totals 16 4-4 40. 3-point goals — Sutton 2, Ramberg, Blackwell. Cromwell-Wright — Marcus Pocernich 9, Drew Libbon 8, Micah Pocernich 16, Isaac Shelton 6, Jaden Gronner 7, Cameron Cahoon 9. Totals 20 9-12 55. 3-point goals — Libbon, Micah Pocernich 4, Gronner. Two Harbors 25-26—51 Silver Bay 32-35—67
Duluth’s 148th Fighter Wing has deployed more than 100 airmen in recent months, the Minnesota Air National Guard reported Monday. Personnel “have deployed to multiple locations throughout the Middle East, European and African regions” in support of Operation Inherent Resolve to combat the Islamic State group in the Middle East, and the Operation Freedom Sentinel effort in Afghanistan. Guard members have been departing every month since October 2017.
The St. Scholastica women's Nordic ski team took second and the men finished third overall over the weekend at the Central Collegiate Ski Association Championships in Rhinelander, Wis. On the final day of competition Sunday, the Saints' Greta Jenkins (48 minutes), Hanna Dahlberg (48:06) and Samantha Benzing (48:32) finished 10th through 12th in the women's 15-kilometer freestyle race. Northern Michigan had the top six finishers to complete a perfect score of 222 to win the CCSA title. The Saints edged Michigan Tech for second 150-149.
A man told Duluth police that two masked individuals entered his residence and ransacked it while he was in the home on Sunday evening. The Duluth Police Department responded to a report of a robbery on the 2100 block of West Seventh Street at 8 a.m. Monday. The victim was unable to provide descriptions of the suspects or an exact time when it occurred other than it happened Sunday evening, police said. The incident remains under investigation.
The Department of Commerce reissued an amended final environmental impact statement for the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline on Monday after the agency fixed four “deficiencies” the Public Utilities Commission pointed out in December. The PUC will accept comments through Feb. 27 “only on whether the revised final EIS adequately addresses the four specific deficiencies.”
NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS • Nurse practitioner Andrea Simek joined the Urgent Care Department at Essentia Health-Virginia Medical Arts Clinic in Virginia. She earned her doctorate degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica. Simek is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
News Tribune, Feb. 12, 1978 After being granted an extension last spring, the Amtrak passenger service from the Twin Cities to Duluth is again in danger of losing funding. A legislative advisory committee headed by Gov. Rudy Perpich will soon decide whether to continue funding for another year.
It was a clean sweep for Duluth at the 44th annual men's All-Star Bowling Challenge held Saturday at Incline Station in Duluth. The even pitted the top bowlers from Duluth and Superior in three divisions — all-stars, senior all-stars and super senior all-stars — and the home team won all three matches. Mike Bellefeuille led the Duluth all-stars to a 3,409-3,381 victory over Superior by rolling a three-game total of 729. Superior was led by Pat Erickson, who rolled a 300 as part of a 722 series.
It turns out you can't write off a trip to Disney on your tax return — even if you were, as one taxpayer claimed, "working the whole time." The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants last week released its annual list of what the group calls "the most outrageous — and unacceptable — deductions." The list includes deducting the cost of plastic surgery; repairs to a swimming pool as part of a home office; writing off a pontoon as an advertising expense; and a $2 gambling loss on a Super Bowl bet.
The Black Woods Blizzard Tour has once again raised more than $1 million for the ALS Association's Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota chapter. The three-day snowmobile ride concluded with a banquet dinner held at Cirrus Aircraft in Duluth where event organizers unveiled a check totaling $1,009,250. Over 19 years the event has now topped $10 million raised to battle the debilitating disease, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.