Drivers can expect traffic changes during the Park Point 5-Miler, which begins on Minnesota Avenue near Sky Harbor Airport at 6:25 p.m. Thursday. Runners will be on Minnesota Avenue heading north to a turnaround near 22nd Street, then return to finish near the Beachhouse.
A motorcyclist was killed after striking a deer Wednesday morning in Duluth. The Duluth Police Department reported the motorcyclist struck the deer while traveling eastbound at 7:59 a.m. Wednesday on Grand Avenue near Bessemer Street. The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, died in the crash. Police haven’t released the motorcyclist’s name pending notification of the family.
District Court St. Louis County June 29 Kymberly M. hare, 34, Cass Lake, theft by shoplifting, 29 days in local confinement. July 3 Timothy D. Giffin, 64, Mountain Iron, fugitive, extradition waived. July 16
July 18, 1978 Faced with a city council that has consistently split 5-4 against him, Duluth Mayor Robert Beaudin is moving to improve relations. He plans to meet individually with councilors to try to reunify their relationship with the administration. Numerous power outages caused by lightning strikes resulted from a thunderstorm that struck Duluth last night and early this morning. The major strikes were at the Colbyville substation on the Jean Duluth Road, causing power outages in Lakeside. July 18, 1998
Christian Jones and General McArthur hit home runs, and the Duluth Huskies held on to win their fourth straight, 8-7 over the Thunder Bay Border Cats in Northwoods League baseball on Tuesday night before 734 at Port Arthur Stadium in Thunder Bay. Jones finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs and McArthur was 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs. Jones' two-run homer keyed the Huskies' three-run seventh inning. They followed with runs in the eighth and ninth innings and needed all of them as the Border Cats matched them in scoring in each of the final three innings.
Gondik Law Speedway in Superior will honor local racing legend Leslie "Les" Buchanan with a final lap around the track at 1 p.m. today. Buchanan, a charter member of the speedway's hall of fame in 2002, passed away Thursday at Superior Rehabilitation Center at age 88. He owned and operated Superior Redi-Mix for 20 years. Dubbed "Little Les" because of his short stature, he was a big-time racer in the early days of Twin Ports racing and had a long career, racing well into his 70s, earning his other nickname, "The Flying Finn."
Sanitary sewer improvements for existing pipe in the Lincoln Park neighborhood will begin Monday. The improvements will be done on pipes on Ninth Street between 24th Avenue West and 23rd Avenue West. The work is expected to take four to five weeks to complete.
A former standout for Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl, Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen is bringing the Stanley Cup to Miners Memorial Building on Sunday. Niskanen, the Mountain Iron native who played two seasons at Minnesota Duluth from 2005-07, will have the Cup on display at Miners from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Due to time constraints, Niskanen will not be signing autographs. Photos with the Cup will be limited to one per family or group so as many people get a chance to see the Cup as possible.
A 38-year-old Coleraine, Minn., woman was arrested Monday after being charged with possession of methamphetamine. According to the Itasca County Attorney Office, the Grand Rapids Police Department executed a search warrant at woman’s residence Monday and during the search law enforcement recovered over 1 ounce of meth, a small amount of marijuana and various drug paraphernalia. The woman’s 3-year-old daughter was present in the residence at the time of the search.