The Northland's week in review: Sept. 20-25
Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21 ? The College of St. Scholastica lost to Wisconsin Lutheran 36-29 in the first football game in the school's history Saturday. ? University of Minnesota Duluth's football team defeated Augustana 40-10 Satu...
Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21
- The College of St. Scholastica lost to Wisconsin Lutheran 36-29 in the first football game in the school's history Saturday.
- University of Minnesota Duluth's football team defeated Augustana 40-10 Saturday.
- The Minnesota Vikings scored the team's first win of the season in a 20-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers Sunday.
Monday, Sept. 22
- The Duluth City Council tabled three proposed ordinances, because of stock market uncertainty and the current city budget deficit, that would have authorized the city to borrow up to $7 million.
Those bonds would have been geared toward installing automated equipment for monitoring Duluth's water, sewer and gas systems.
The issues are expected to be discussed Oct. 13.
- Veterans' Memorial Hall announced it received a $7,000 grant from U.S. Steel Foundation toward its "Generations of Service" project.
This exhibit will feature stories of generations of northeastern Minnesota veterans, their families and communities, starting with the Civil War, and including the current war in Iraq.
Tuesday, Sept. 23
- In a move to eliminate invasive species, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's citizens board voted to require ship crews releasing ballast water in the Minnesota waters of Lake Superior to treat the water first, starting in 2016.
- Gov. Tim Pawlenty spoke about his Teaching Transformation Act at Monaco Air in Duluth.
Some of the ideas set forth in the act include increases in teacher pay tied in with improved student performance and setting tougher entrance and testing requirements for those who want to become teachers.
Wednesday, Sept. 24
- According to a released decision, U.S. District Judge Michael J. Davis awarded Jammie Thomas a motion for a new trial. Thomas, from Brainerd, was found liable by a Duluth jury for $222,000 in damages to record companies for downloading music.
- The U.S. House of representatives passed a resolution that includes $4.5 million for the construction of a fuel systems maintenance hangar and shop for the Duluth Air National Guard 148th Fighter Wing. This new facility would allow the 148th's planes to be maintained in compliance with federal standards.
Thursday, Sept. 25
- Early Thursday, U.S. political leaders announced they were close to a deal "in principle" on the $700 billion plan aimed at saving Wall Street from bad mortgage securities.
The optimism was premature, as negotiations later devolved into an alleged partisan "shouting match." A group of House Republicans have also offered an alternative plan to the bailout. Congressional negotiators said they would try again Friday to seek a deal on a plan.
-- The Duluth News Tribune contributed to these reports
Coming this weekend
- Mick Lazinski, a comedian with ties to the area, will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Dubh Linn as part of the pub's Pro Comedy night. Cost is $10.
- Lester River Rendezvous runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. This annual event includes activities all day, food vendors, entertainment and more. Held at Lester Park in East Duluth.
- Boulderama Fun Day will be held from 11 a.m. to
3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center. It is an open house with activities for all ages. For more, call 721-3731.
- Centennial celebrations abound this weekend in the Twin Ports. Celebrate the Model T at the Winter St. Depot Harvest Festival in Superior from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Or visit the Karpeles Manuscript Museum at 902 E. First St. in Duluth to see its "American Authors of the 19th Century" exhibit from 12-4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Visit www.freewebs.com/100yearssuperior/ or call 395-2579 for a complete list of activities.