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Eh?: Attorneys on ice

Wanna watch a bunch of lawyers beating up on each other? You're in luck, because today Duluth hosts the annual International Barrister's Cup hockey tournament. It's 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Heritage Sports Center. The fine barristers at the la...

Wanna watch a bunch of lawyers beating up on each other?

You're in luck, because today Duluth hosts the annual International Barrister's Cup hockey tournament. It's 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Heritage Sports Center.

The fine barristers at the law firm of Falsani, Balmer, Peterson, Quinn

& Beyer tell us the cup is the longest continuously held international lawyer hockey tournament in the world.

The fine print probably says something about it being the only international lawyer hockey tournament in the world, but who reads the fine print?

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The four teams include lawyers and judges from Duluth-Iron Range, Thunder Bay, Hennepin County and Ramsey County. Hennepin County is the defending champion.

"The quality of the hockey is surprisingly good," said Duluth captain Jim Peterson, adding that participants range in age from 25 to "pretty close to 70."

That chair is up for auction again

City of Proctor officials are hoping the third time is the charm as they try to auction off the now famous motorized DWI chair.

Bidding opened Wednesday, and Police Chief Walker Wobig said Friday that bidding was up to $2,200 for the motorized, drivable chair that made international headlines after police arrested its owner for operating the chair on a roadway while intoxicated.

Bidding on eBay reached $43,500 at one point, but the auction was suspended. Another effort hit $10,000, but the winning bidder opted not to purchase the chair after all.

"Hopefully the third time is a charm, and the chair will be sold," said Linnea Wiita, the police secretary who has been handling the phone calls.

Interested buyers can go to www.Do-Bid.com or stop by the Oberfoell Auction site at 5350 Miller Trunk Highway in Hermantown. Bidding closes April 20.

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Firefighters seek marrow for New York colleague

The Duluth Fire Department is hosting a bone marrow drive from noon to 4 p.m. today at Duluth Fire Headquarters, 602 W. Second St.

The drive is being organized by the family of Roy Chelsen, a New York City firefighter who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma four years later. Chelsen needs a stem cell donor.

Registering your bone marrow is easy: Just fill out a consent form and swab your cheek. You have to be between 18 and 60 years old and willing to donate your marrow if a match is found.

Info: Trish, (845) 258-1020 or

mtrish@optonline.net .

For the ladies

  • Today is Alpha Delta Kappa Day in Duluth. ADK, an international honorary organization of women educators, is holding its state convention at the Radisson Duluth Harborview this weekend.
  • The 62nd annual Port Cities Luncheon is May 5. Speaker: Christine Gradl Seitz, executive and artistic director of Duluth Playhouse. Women volunteers honored. Advance reservation required: Call Marsha at (218) 722-1042.
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