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A new pair of small, 4-inch-wide strikingly colored fish that resemble the stars of “Finding Nemo” are now swimming their way through the Great Lakes Aquarium. “It’s exciting to be the first aquarium in the world to be able to showcase these fish,” said Allison Lacone, Great Lakes Aquarium communications coordinator. “The fact that these lightning maroon clownfish were captive-bred in Duluth makes this is a hometown story that we are happy to tell.” The lighting maroon clownfish went on display at the Aquarium in late August.
Many Duluthians hardly give a second thought to the fact that they can walk or take a short drive to the nearest grocery store to buy fresh produce. But for Lincoln Park residents who gathered Thursday at the farmers market at Harrison Community Center to purchase fresh corn, eggplant, tomatoes and other groceries, buying such items at a reasonable price usually involves long bus rides weighed down with bags or car trips across town. That’s because they live in what many public policy experts call a “food desert.” “People in this neighborhood are so excited to have access to healthy food,”
A 72-year-old man was evacuated off of his vessel by the Coast Guard Thursday afternoon near Bayfield, Wisconsin. The Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie received a report from a...
A new report says that more than half of the Northland residents seeking food assistance from one of the area’s biggest food banks have jobs. The report highlights the plight of the working poor and coincides with the start of Hunger Action month, a nationwide effort to focus the country’s attention on the condition of tens of millions of Americans who need help to keep from going hungry.
Imagine what it feels like to not see a loved one for more than a year as he served in a war zone in a faraway land. For Sandra Johnson,...
Northlanders have the power to choose what book their community should indulge in for the 14th annual One Book, One Community event next spring. “This is the first time the public will choose the One Book, One Community title,” said Carla Powers, Duluth Public Library manager. “Whichever book is selected, the library is thrilled that it will be the book for 2015.” The book committee will host a public event to reveal the final four books to the public Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Duluth Public Library, 520 W. Superior St.
A former University of Minnesota Duluth and Minnesota State-Mankato football player who earned several honors during his collegiate career has been arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder in Shakopee, Minn. Scott County Sheriff Kevin Studnicka told the News Tribune on Wednesday that Dennis Ervin Carter, 25, was arrested near the scene of the shooting, which took place in the 1200 block of Chestnut Boulevard in Louisville Township at 10:40 p.m. Aug.
The Duluth City Council approved a resolution to establish a Lakewalk Task Force on Monday evening. Councilor Joel Sipress presented the resolution to the City Council. The task force would observe and make suggestions regarding safety issues at the intersection of the Lakewalk, 23rd Avenue East and Water Street. It also would address pedestrian access to the lakefront in the same area. Councilors wanted to examine making the location more accessible and potential funding options. “It is a very complex issue,” Sipress said.
For the past 37 years, Duluthians have been welcomed to the McCabe Renewal Center to pray, retreat and take tours of the nine-bedroom brick home at 2125 Abbotsford Ave. “Everyone loves its beauty and its feeling of peace,” said Sister Dorene King, director of the McCabe Renewal Center. “Everyone from professionals at the Duluth public schools, University of Minnesota and St. Louis County Health and Service Department come here to experience the tranquil environment.” On Sunday, the center will celebrate its 100th anniversary.
CARLTON — Candace Whelan stands outside her Carlton home every morning to see big green hosta plants, smell the aroma of purple violets and pink peonies, and pluck fresh peppers sprouting from her garden. One could say she is living every gardener’s dream, and to top it all off, she has a koi pond. “I like fish, and I wanted to live near the lake, so this was the next best thing,” Whelan said. “I absolutely love the pond. It puts a big smile on my face.” Whelan, 60,was walking around her garden with enthusiasm Wednesday.