Northland briefs: Thunder Bay man injured on I-35 in Duluth
Thunder Bay man injured on I-35 in Duluth A 62-year-old Thunder Bay man was injured in Duluth on Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by car a while trying to put a wheelbarrow into the bed of his 2006 Ford pickup. The Thunder Bay man was parked ...
Thunder Bay man injured on I-35 in Duluth
A 62-year-old Thunder Bay man was injured in Duluth on Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by car a while trying to put a wheelbarrow into the bed of his 2006 Ford pickup.
The Thunder Bay man was parked on the right-hand shoulder of southbound Interstate 35 just south of Mesaba Avenue about 2:45 p.m. when a 1996 Dodge Stratus driven by a 16-year-old Duluth boy skidded onto the shoulder, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The Dodge's driver was trying to avoid rear-ending a school bus that had stopped suddenly and struck the pickup, pinning the Thunder Bay man, the state patrol said.
No condition report was available for the injured man Tuesday evening. His identity has not been disclosed, pending notification of family members.
Superior ambulance panel OK'd
The Superior City Council made the final appointment Tuesday to a task force that will explore whether the fire department should provide emergency medical care and transport services along with its usual firefighting duties.
Brad Keseluk, a Gold Cross employee who resides in Douglas County, is the final member of the panel.
Other members include Councilor Warren Bender, Steve Panger of the Superior Fire Department, rural Supervisor Kay Johnson and city Supervisor Jack Sweeney of the Douglas County Board, Dr. Robert Sellers and city Finance Director Jean Vito.
The seven-member task force has 90 days from its first meeting to determine whether the city's Fire Department should get into the ambulance business.
Mayor Dave Ross is skeptical the idea will work, but said he made his appointments to give the issue a fair hearing in the 90-day time limit set by the council.
"I agree with [the council's] thought -- let's at least look at it," Ross said. "Let's either put this thing to rest or do something. We need to look at it."
UWS, CSS hold commencements Saturday
The University of Wisconsin-Superior and the College of St. Scholastica both hold winter commencement Saturday.
St. Scholastica holds its ceremony for 280 graduating students at noon in Reif Gymnasium on campus.
Toni Thorstad, the 2009 PortCities Woman of the Year and a mental health services practitioner, will give the commencement address. Luke Francisco will give the student address.
About 200 UWS students are eligible to receive diplomas at 2 p.m. in the Lydia Thering Fieldhouse in the Health and Wellness Center on the UWS campus.
The keynote speaker is UW System regent Michael Falbo of Milwaukee. Arjuna Premachandra of Sri Lanka will deliver the student address.
The University of Minnesota Duluth holds commencement in the spring.