The Northland's week in review: Sept. 30- Oct. 4
Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30 ? The UMD Bulldog's football team defeated the Western Washington Vikings 22-14. ? The Superior Stampede football team defeated the Cedar Valley Vikings 42-0 in Mid-America Football League playoff action. T...
Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30
- The UMD Bulldog's football team defeated the Western Washington Vikings 22-14.
- The Superior Stampede football team defeated the Cedar Valley Vikings 42-0 in Mid-America Football League playoff action. The Stampede will now play the Minnesota Maulers at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 in Minnetonka.
- Kara Goucher, a Duluth native, won the Great North Run half-marathon women's race in Newcastle, England Sunday. She had a time of 1 hour, 6 minutes, 58 seconds. She beat out women's marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe of England
Monday, Oct. 1
- The state smoking ban took affect, banning smoking from almost all public buildings.
- The Recording Industry Association of America and Jammie Thomas of Brainerd met in Duluth Federal Court in the nations first copyright infringements case to reach a jury trial.
Thomas was accused of distributing 1,702 digital audio files and making them accessible to millions of users of the service KaZaA.
Numerous media outlets came to Duluth from across the world to follow what the possible fate is for file sharers.
- According to a U.S. military report, the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq decreased to 63 in September compared with 84 in August, said a New York Times report.
The number of Iraqi civilians killed also declined, according to an Iraqi government official.
In September, 1,654 civilians were killed in Iraq, while in August, 2,318 civilians were killed.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
- St. Louis County Attorney Melanie Ford told the St. Louis County Board not to discuss two sexual harassment complaints or the two female employees who filed the complaints against the board earlier this year.
Ford stated there is talk of the possibility of more complaints coming forward.
- The United States announced that it has endorsed a plan that would aim to disable North Korea's nuclear facilities by the end of the year, according to a News Service report.
Five other countries also need to approve the proposal.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
- Generations Health Care Initiative, a Duluth-based nonprofit that deals with healthcare access, announced the ShareCare plan. This plan would offer help to those who are employed, but not insured. The group would help with financial assistance for medical bills.
- Joseph Wesley Custard, 70, of Duluth, was sentenced to 12-years in prison for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl. The assault occurred at the home where Custard and his wife ran a licensed child-care facility.
- A Level III predatory offender was charged after a Wednesday afternoon incident when a woman was allegedly assaulted on the second floor of the Government services building.
The woman told police the offender grabbed her around the neck after she left a stall in the second floor women's bathroom.
Nicholas Thomas Stroeder, 19, was arrested for the incident.
Thursday, Oct. 4
- According to a Star Tribune poll of 802 people, who were interviewed between Sept. 18-23, 65 percent don't like the direction the U.S. is going. Fifty percent thought Minnesota was headed in the right direction.
- Jammie Thomas was found guilty and owes $222,000 in damages for distributing 24 songs over the KaZaA file sharing network.
Coming this weekend
- The 26th annual Scandinavian Festival will be held at the Head of the Lakes Fairground in Superior from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Admission is $2. For more, call 378-2831.
- "Boo at the Zoo" will be held at the Lake Superior Zoo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.
There will be a costume contest, live creepy critters, a haunted tunnel and a haunted hay ride. Admission is $7.
- The 12th annual Arc Northland Great American Stationary Bike Race will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 at Grandma's Sports Garden.
This event is a fund-raiser for Arc Northland, which helps serve people with disabilities and their families. For more, visit www.arcnorthland.org .
--The Duluth News Tribune contributed to these reports.