Adelle Whitefoot is a Michigan native who moved to Minnesota in Sept. 2014 when she started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle. She graduated from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich., in 2012 with a bachelor's in English writing and has been a professional photographer since 2011. Whitefoot is the night general assignments reporter for the Duluth News Tribune.
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Jayme Closs' aunt posted an update on Facebook Saturday morning about Jayme's first night back with family. "Jayme had a pretty good night sleep. It was great to know she was next to me all night. What a great feeling to have her home," Jennifer Smith, Jayme's aunt, wrote Saturday morning. "As a family we will get through all of the healing process Jayme has."
Two people were seriously injured after their vehicle went off an elevated section of Interstate-35 early Saturday morning in Duluth. The vehicle, a Ford Ranger, landed on its roof on top of a railcar behind the Duluth Depot. According to the Duluth Fire Department, two people were inside the vehicle and were taken to separate hospitals. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce filed an investigative report on Frontier Communications Friday with the Minnesota Public Utilities Committee. MDC's report says it found Frontier has failed to provide adequate, reliable phone and internet service to its Minnesota customers. The report recommends Frontier be required to refund or credit customers for service outages and unauthorized charges, add staffing to improve customer service and increase investments in infrastructure and equipment.
The Duluth Economic Development Authority approved $6.2 million in aid for a new residential high rise in downtown Duluth on Wednesday night. The aid is to help fill a void with a $6.2 million tax-increment financing package. Tax-increment financing — often called TIF for short — is a form of subsidy that captures new taxes generated by a project and uses them to cover certain development costs, such as those incurred while preparing a site for construction or installing critical public infrastructure.
West Duluth small businesses pulled together to get people excited about their area by holding the first-ever Winter West Market on Saturday. The Winter West Market is hosted by the West Duluth Business Club and it encourages community members to get out and shop at their local West Duluth Businesses. This year 12 businesses around West Duluth participate by offering specials, such as free gift wrapping and chocolate, percentages off and buy-one-get-one deals, and marking their store with red balloons.
On Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. Virginia resident Dante Sylvester Tini was 19 years old and serving as a radioman on the USS Oklahoma when torpedoes ripped through the hull of the ship. It wasn't until Dec. 20, 1941 that Tini's mother and father received a telegram saying he was missing in action, and the whole neighborhood could hear his mother scream.
For the third year in a row, the grounds of Glensheen will be filled with local businesses selling their goods out of small cabins. The Duluth Winter Village opens Saturday at 10 a.m. with vendors and activities for the whole family. More than 40 local businesses will be in attendance for visitors to browse their goods. There will also be live animals, face painting, a custom photo wall, wreaths and holiday greenery.
One man is dead and police are looking for a suspect after an early morning shooting Saturday in downtown Duluth. Duluth police responded to the 100 block of West First Street at 12:55 a.m. to a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found a man with a gunshot wound. The 31-year-old man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The shooting does not appear to be random and the parties appear to be known to each other, police said.
Cleveland-Cliffs filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, its commissioner Tom Landwehr and Mesabi Metallics over permits to mine at a site near Nashwauk. In the lawsuit, Cliffs is challenging the DNR's refusal to modify Mesabi Metallics' mining permits and prohibit them from conducting mining operations on properties owned or controlled by Cliffs.
When I found out I was pregnant about seven months ago, I was a little sad because I thought it meant I had to give up sandwiches for the next eight months. But thanks to the blessing of my doctor, I didn't have to, and one type of sandwich I can't pass up is an Italian one. Italian sandwiches are one of my favorite but it's really hard to find one when eating out that doesn't have ham. An Italian sandwich to me has salami, pepperoni and spicy capicola instead of ham. I hate ham.