Adelie has been a reporter, editor and graphic designer for the News Tribune since 2012. (Her name rhymes with “Natalie.”) She began her career as a police reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Adelie also is an artist, photographer and model. She's a girl of the North with a whimsical streak and a love for Scandinavia, the Northern Lights, quirky films and anything mid-century. Contact her in the newsroom at (218) 720-4154.
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At a news conference at City Hall on Thursday afternoon, city leaders addressed what quickly has become Duluth's pothole problem. "We've gone straight from plowing to potholes," said Noah Schuchman, Duluth's chief administrative officer.
A Virginia man made his first court appearance Wednesday on charges that he stalked and solicited a 13-year-old girl for sex online. Ricki George Palacio, 65, appeared Wednesday in State District Court in Virginia before Sixth District Judge Michelle Anderson. Palacio is charged with stalking, soliciting a child through electronic communication, describing sexual conduct with a child online and distributing material that describes sexual content to a child online. Anderson set Palacio's bail at $75,000, in line with a request from the St. Louis County Attorney's Office.
A man running from the police after he's found breaking into cars. A domestic abuse call with an injured spouse. A suicidal man with a knife to his throat, asking officers to shoot him. A veteran found pacing in the street and talking to himself. A burglary in progress. These are situations police face every day, and with the help of ever-evolving technology, officers in Duluth are learning how to achieve the best possible outcome in tense situations.
After 25 years, Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank in Duluth won't hold its annual Empty Bowl event in 2019. The event typically is held in April at the Depot in downtown Duluth. Attendees can purchase handmade bowls and get a meal of soup to fill them. The food bank is skipping the event this year to re-examine whether it's the best use of its resources.
For many Minnesotans, December through March is snowmobile season, and with this year’s spike in snowfall, officials say riders are out in force. With more people riding, both education and enforcement are key to keeping the state’s roughly 22,000 miles of trails as safe as possible. Bruce Lawrence, recreational vehicle coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, said extra snow has brought out the more casual snowmobilers.
LA POINTE, Wis. — An explosion and fire early Wednesday morning leveled the building that housed Madeline Island’s only fire department and ambulance service. No one was injured in the blast at 320 Big Bay Road, though a police officer had left the building less than two hours before, said Red Cliff Fire Chief Jeff Hood, whose department provided aid at the scene. The building has sleeping quarters for the Town of La Pointe’s police officers.
The United Methodist Church this week voted to uphold its stance against same-sex marriages and non-celibate LGBT clergy after three days of debate at a special conference in St. Louis.
Gov. Tim Walz announced his administration's $1.27 billion capital investments proposal on Tuesday with a focus on projects with statewide impact. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor governor's proposal, commonly referred to as a bonding bill, lays out the state's plan to borrow money to fund infrastructure projects. While Walz's plan doesn't include money for Duluth-specific efforts such as the city's plan for a downtown medical district or seawall restoration, it does include money to preserve and restore infrastructure in the Northland.
Demolition of the former Carter Hotel in downtown Duluth began Tuesday as part of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa's plan to turn the site into a parking lot. Shortly before 9 a.m., a crew from Rachel Construction of Hermantown began demolishing an adjacent garage building before moving on to the hotel itself. The garage, with an entrance in the alley between First and Superior streets just west of the Carter, once was part of Johnson's Auto Repair, which operated a retail storefront out of the lower level of the hotel building at 17 N. Second Ave. E.
A rural Wright man faces felony charges after admitting to sexually assaulting two young girls, police said.