The Northland's week in review - Dec. 27, 2008-Jan. 1, 2009
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 27-28 ? As of Saturday, 4,217 members of the U.S. military have died since the Iraq War began, according to the Associated Press. The AP's count is three higher than the Defense Department's. ? The Vikings defeated the N...
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 27-28
- As of Saturday, 4,217 members of the U.S. military have died since the Iraq War began, according to the Associated Press. The AP's count is three higher than the Defense Department's.
- The Vikings defeated the New York Giants to capture the NFC North title Sunday. The Philadelphia Eagles will travel to Minnesota Sunday, Jan. 4, to square off with the Vikings in a wild-card playoff round.
Monday, Dec. 29
- Michael Bailor's defense attorney told the court that she wants a hearing that challenges the charge against her client.
Bailor, 20, has been accused of committing Hermantown's first murder with the stabbing death of Derrick A. Wilson, 27, at the Runway Bar.
Earlier this month, his defender said Bailor was being robbed and his actions were in self-defense.
Judge Shaun Floerke said a judge is going to be assigned to the case and a contested hearing scheduled. Bailor is being held on $125,000 bail for unintentional second-degree murder.
Tuesday, Dec. 30
- Native Duluthian Kara Goucher was honored by Mayor Don Ness for her accomplishments in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Many city employees who participated in the city's wellness program were also acknowledged.
Wednesday, Dec. 31
- A Cirrus airplane on a demonstration flight made an emergency landing on Highway 61 because of engine problems. No injuries were reported.
Thursday, Jan. 1
- Happy 2009!
-- The Duluth News Tribune contributed to these reports
Coming this weekend
- Catch the Holiday Spirit in the Lights display will be held at 3739 Lake Ave. S. from 5 to 10 p.m. this weekend.
- "Warmer by the Lake" will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Bayfront Festival Park. Pack up the kids, grab your skates and head down to Bayfront for a fun-filled day of winter activities brought to you by Duluth Park and Rec. Enjoy ice skating, snow shoeing, sledding, story telling and fireworks at 5 p.m.