The Northland's week in review: Oct. 6-11
Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 ? The UMD Bulldogs women's hockey team defeated St. Cloud 8-0 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action. UMD swept the series. ? The UMD Bulldogs football team defeated the Augustana Vikings 34-7. ? The M...
Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7
- The UMD Bulldogs women's hockey team defeated St. Cloud 8-0 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action. UMD swept the series.
- The UMD Bulldogs football team defeated the Augustana Vikings 34-7.
- The Minneapolis Lumberjacks defeated the Superior Stampede 16-0 in the Mid-American League football championship game.
- Tyler Peterson, 20, an off-duty sheriff's deputy, shot and killed six young people who were gathered for pizza and movies in Crandon, Wis.
Monday, Oct. 8
- A heavy rainfall caused sewers to overflow in Duluth. City officials asked residents to keep sewer grates clear of leaves to help with drainage. The highest rainfall recorded in Duluth was in Endion.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
- The Duluth City Council voted 5-4 in favor of allowing Mitch's Bar & Grill in Lincoln Park to have three benches outside of the establishment where people can drink and smoke.
The Council also voted 5-4 in favor of helping fund an American Indian Center and add 29 low-income housing units at Duluth's YWCA.
- The St. Louis County Board accepted a $150,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Tourism. This grant would be aimed at the Depot and the property surrounding it.
The board also found out that $16 million in state highway reconstruction and safety projects would be delayed. This money is being diverted to help replace the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis.
- According to a report released by the National Parks Conservation Association, Isle Royale and the Apostle Islands are being hurt by pollution and budget shortfalls.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
- Robert Donald Lheureux, 26, pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run in February of 2006. The incident killed 23-year-old UMD student Joseph Hartmann. Lheureux agreed to serve a two-year prison sentence after a second charge, being a felon in possession of a firearm, was dismissed.
- Several Duluth community members went to the Minnesota Department of Education in the Twin Cities to try and convince officials to stop the implementation of the Duluth school district's long-range facilities plan and force the district to put the issue to referendum. A decision should be made by Monday.
- The Duluth Charter Commission met. Among items discussed were decreasing city council member numbers from nine to seven, and a better definition of conflict of interest.
Thursday, Oct. 11
- A state arbiter issued a decision in a dispute against the city of Duluth and its police union over a new contract. This settlement means the city has reached an agreement with all of its employee unions.
- Tom Tusken, a social studies teacher at Denfeld, was awarded with the national Milken Educator Award. For winning the award, Tusken received a $25,000 check.
Coming this weekend
- Life After Stroke, a community conference for survivors of stroke, their care partners and friends, will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, with registration at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. Cost is $10. For more, call 786-4430.
- The American and Foreign Rare Collectibles Road Show will be held at the Radisson Hotel from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 Bring your collectibles. It will also be held Oct. 16 and 17.
The Duluth News Tribune contributed to these reports.