Northland briefs: Second Woodland student to be expelled for bomb threat
Second Woodland student to be expelled for bomb threat A second Woodland Middle School student will be recommended for expulsion at the Duluth School Board meeting next week. The student, who has waived the right to a hearing, was involved in a b...
Second Woodland student to be expelled for bomb threat
A second Woodland Middle School student will be recommended for expulsion at the Duluth School Board meeting next week.
The student, who has waived the right to a hearing, was involved in a bomb threat incident separate from that of the student who was expelled two weeks ago.
A bomb threat report compiled by the district shows 32 incidents in the past five years at various schools.
The schools with the highest numbers are the former Ordean Middle School with eight; and Morgan Park and Woodland middle schools and Denfeld High School with five each. Both Central High School and Lester Park Elementary had three.
Board member Tom Kasper asked for the report.
Teen pleads not guilty in Lakewalk assault
The first of four defendants accused of taking part in the May 20 beating and robbery of University of Minnesota Duluth student Dash Johnson was arraigned Tuesday in St. Louis County District Court.
Markus Lee St. Clair, 16, is charged with first-degree assault and aggravated first-degree robbery. He entered not guilty pleas Tuesday. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 24.
Myron Ellis Clark, 16, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and first-degree aggravated robbery for his role in the beating. Julie Ann Isham, 17, is charged with first-degree assault and aggravated first-degree robbery. A 14-year-old boy is also charged in juvenile court for his part in the crimes.
Derailment dumps iron ore near Brimson
A Canadian National Railway train derailed near Brimson in rural St. Louis County early Sunday, tipping 14 of its 120 cars full of iron ore headed to the docks in Two Harbors.
Spokesman Patrick Waldron said no one was injured in the 1:07 a.m. accident and the cause is under investigation.
Traffic was moving again on the line by late Sunday, Waldron said. He said he wouldn't characterize how frequent derailments are for CN. The Brimson line is secondary to the main line that brings ore from the Iron Range to boats in Two Harbors.
Ore traffic is up significantly from last year, the Lake Carriers' Association reported earlier this spring. Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes in April, the latest month with figures, were up 146 percent from last year. Shipments out of Two Harbors and Silver Bay were higher than they've been in any of the last five Aprils.
Trucks crash near Blatnik Bridge
A semitrailer and a Ford F-350 truck pulling a piece of industrial equipment collided near the Blatnik Bridge on Tuesday in Superior about 4:10 p.m.
Four people were involved in the crash -- one in the semi and three in the truck -- and one passenger in the truck was injured, said Superior Fire Department Captain Howard Hendrickson. The man was placed on a backboard and transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment, Hendrickson said. He did not know the extent of the man's injuries.
Traffic was brought to a standstill for about 45 minutes as workers checked on occupants and cleared the scene.