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Douglas County has dropped the trespassing charge against a Superior man who was arrested in December for trespassing on his own property. Assistant District Attorney Lance Nelsen said he has amended the charges that Jeremy Engelking, 27, will face. Engelking was originally arrested Dec.
Spirit Mountain expects to record a small loss as it closes its books on the 2009-10 fiscal year. Despite a strong February that briefly put the Duluth ski destination back in the black, it's projected to finish out the fiscal year in April about $1,000 in the red. Poor weather and a still-shaky economy double-teamed Spirit Mountain this year, said Renee Mattson, its executive director. The winter season got off to a slow start, when warm weather forced Spirit Mountain to postpone its annual Duluth National Snowcross for two weeks. "We started the year in a hole because of the Snowcross,"
A pickup rolled off Interstate 35 and onto the hood of a parked car Monday in West Duluth. Daniel A. O'Sullivan, 73, of Superior was the driver of a southbound 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup that left I-35 near the Central Avenue Ramp in West Duluth at 5:28 p.m. The vehicle overturned, rolling down an embankment and onto a car parked at the Super One Foods lot in West Duluth. Melanie Sievert said she was passed by the black pickup on the freeway shortly before the accident. "He was probably going around 90 mph.
A pickup rolled off Interstate 35 and onto the hood of a parked car today in West Duluth. Daniel A. O'Sullivan, age 73 of Superior, was the driver of a southbound 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup that left I-35 near the Central Avenue Ramp in West Duluth at 5:28 p.m. The vehicle overturned, rolling down an embankment and onto a car parked at the Super One Foods lot in West Duluth. Melanie Sievert said she was passed by the black pickup on the freeway shortly before the accident. "He was probably going around 90 mph.
After years of operating out of two locations, Little Treasures Child Care and Family Center soon could find a new and permanent home under one roof. But first the nonprofit will need to come up with $260,000, and quickly. Peg Johnson, Little Treasures' executive director, aims to raise the money fast enough to move her young charges into their new digs by September. Their destination?
At first blush, Dean Beaudoin, a certified public accountant, might not strike you as the kind of guy who would choose to leap out of airplanes in his spare time. But the 51-year-old Ironwood, Mich., businessman has made more than 3,900 parachute jumps -- most of them above the city of Superior. By his own account, Beaudoin's not your stereotypical risk-taker. "I'm about as conservative as they come," he said. "I don't smoke or drink. I obey the speed limit. I don't ride a motorcycle. I have no tattoos. ...
Plans for a new western middle school took another step forward Tuesday night when members of the Duluth Planning Commission voted 9-1 to accept an Environmental Assessment Worksheet, deeming that the document sufficiently addressed concerns about problems that could arise from the project. The commission instead could have required a more comprehensive environmental impact study be prepared before plans for the new school are allowed to advance. Mike Akervik, chairman of the Planning Commission, cast the sole dissenting vote, citing concerns about air quality, stemming from trains that regu
Duluth East High School will have to abandon plans for an inscription on the side of its new building, said Kerry Leider, the school district's director of facilities. "The foundation of every state is the education of its youth." That's the fourth century B.C. quotation from Diogenes that the district asked to incorporate into the concrete panels of the new school's western face. Apparently the inscription would have violated Duluth's sign ordinance. So ruled Zoning Administrator Cindy Hall. The school district filed an appeal.
Not even the most foolhardy would place much trust in Lake Superior's ice these days, after an unseasonably warm March. But even when ice conditions would seem to inspire confidence, the greatest of the Great Lakes demands respect. Earlier this week, Capt. Sherman Edwards, operator of the Madeline Island Ferry Line, shared the cautionary tale of an ill-fated attempt to haul a fully furnished, seven-room house from Bayfield's Port Superior Marina to the community of La Pointe on Madeline Island.
At a time when affordable housing already is in short supply, the financial demise of a local nonprofit threatened to rob Duluth of 93 rental units. But what could have been an ugly ending was averted through a cooperative effort that enabled Duluth to retain 88 of those affordable housing units. The Women's Community Development Organization -- formerly known as the Women's Transitional Housing Coalition -- will dissolve at the end of this month.