Northland briefs: One dead in crash near Deer River
One dead in crash near Deer River One man is dead after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday north of Deer River, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. A southbound Dodge Caliber crossed into the northbound lane of State Highway 46 at noon, striking ...
One dead in crash near Deer River
One man is dead after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday north of Deer River, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A southbound Dodge Caliber crossed into the northbound lane of State Highway 46 at noon, striking a semitrailer head-on. The 44-year-old driver of the Dodge was pronounced dead at the scene. Both the Deer River Police Department and Itasca County Sheriff's Office assisted.
The identities of the drivers will be released today.
Police calling trailer fire arson
The explosion of a stolen trailer near the Pokegama River in the Superior Municipal Forest Monday was probably an act of arson, according to the Superior Police Department.
A vehicle was witnessed speeding south on Billings Drive toward Highway 105 shortly before the explosion. The vehicle is described as an older model early 1990s white four-door sedan with Minnesota license plates. Two males were in the car.
The enclosed, dual-axle trailer was owned by J.R. Brennan Co., a marine construction company based in La Crosse, Wis. It was filled with diving equipment to be used on a job for Minnesota Power at its hydroelectric plant in Jay Cooke State Park. It has been parked there over the weekend.
Superior Police are asking anyone with knowledge of the theft or explosion to call (715) 394-4432 or (715) 395-7468, or to text spdtip to 847411. The Esko Police Department may also be contacted.
Allete announces 44-cent dividend
Allete's board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 44 cents per share of common stock, the company announced Wednesday.
On an annual basis the dividend is equivalent to $1.76 per share, unchanged from the previous quarter. The regular quarterly dividend is payable Sept. 1 to common stock shareholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 16.
During the same quarter last year the dividend was 43 cents per share of common stock.
Allete, based in Duluth, is the parent company of Minnesota Power.
Lake Superior College gets federal aviation grant
Lake Superior College in Duluth has received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the school's Center for Advanced Aviation.
The money will bolster the school's efforts to train new pilots, specifically to upgrade capabilities of one of the center's existing flight simulators.
The grant was announced Wednesday by U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn.
"It's absolutely paramount that tomorrow's pilots receive the best training and education available," Franken said in a news release. "This grant will ensure that Lake Superior College's flight training keeps pace with the best programs in the nation."