An Ashland police officer retired after being identified as a suspect in a stolen vehicle investigation. In a news release, Ashland police said the vehicle was reported stolen around 5:45 a.m. April 28 from the 100 block of Seventh Avenue East. The vehicle’s owner found it undamaged later that morning in front of a local convenience store and notified police.
A Bayfield County sheriff’s deputy came to the rescue Tuesday, swimming to shore while pushing a boat with a distressed occupant on board. The victim was treated at the scene and hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office reported.
May 22, 1979 Construction of a $3 to $4 million shopping mall is being considered for the West Duluth business district. David Sebok, a city of Duluth senior planner, said yesterday that there have been several contacts from developers and commercial tenants interested in such a mall.
This week we have with us two movie-minded guys — both filmmakers, film consumers, film curators — Matthew Dressel, a screenplay writer who has taken the lead on this year’s Duluth Superior Film Fest, and Mike Scholtz, a documentary filmmaker whose “Riplist” will open this year’s festival. We talk about Mike’s film and how he came up with the idea to document a celebrity death pool draft. And we ask Matt how he selects movies and what makes a good movie? The festival, now in its 10th year, runs May 29-June 2.
BASEBALL Cloquet 7 Esko 5 At Cloquet. WP: Cade Anderson 6IP, 2ER, 4K, 2BB. LP: James LeGarde. E: Tyler Koskela 2x4, 2RBIs; Jaustin Piepho 3x4. C: Gavin Rasmussen 2x3 (2 2B), RBI; Jake Huhta 2x4, 2RBIs; Zach Tyman 2x4, RBI. Cook County 6, Thunder Bay 4 At Grand Marais. WP: Dillon Sjogren 2IP, 0R, 0H, 2K, 1BB. LP: Willmore 2IP, 1R, 5H, 3K, 1BB. TB: Fanso 2x4 (2B), RBI, 2R; Willmore 2B, RBI. CC: Aram Falter 2x3, 2R, 2SB; Josh Prom 2x4 (2B), RBI; Levi Shiels 2x3, 2RBIs, 2SB; Andrew Miller RBI. Duluth Denfeld 10, Proctor 0
Whatever Grace Kirk did while playing for her Twin Cities-based Minnesota Stars AAU team at a late-April tournament in Dallas, it was good enough to catch the attention of the Brown University coaching staff. "Shortly after I got home, they called and said they were offering me," said Kirk, a junior at Duluth Marshall.
The News Tribune will publish final REGULAR-SEASON prep softball statistics along with baseball and boys and girls track and field statistical leaders in Thursday's paper. Please send the following statistical categories via email to email@example.com by 3 p.m. Wednesday. BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL • Batting average, total hits, runs, RBIs, doubles, triples, home runs, stolen bases, pitching wins, ERA and strikeouts TRACK AND FIELD • 100, 200, 400, 800, 1,500, 3,200, 110 and 300 hurdles, all relays, high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, shot put and discus.
BASEBALL WISCONSIN DIVISION 2 Sectional 1 Thursday's First Round No. 5 Ashland at No. 4 Osceola, 5 p.m. No. 6 Amery at No. 3 Rice Lake, 5 p.m. No. 7 Barron at No. 2 Hayward, 5 p.m. No. 1 Northwestern, bye BOYS GOLF MINNESOTA Today's Meet At Virginia First round, 9 a.m. WISCONSIN Today's Regionals Division 1 — Superior at Nemadji G.C., 9:30 a.m. Division 2 — Ashland, Northwestern at Medford, 9:30 a.m. GIRLS GOLF
Wisconsin-Superior senior thrower Fauston Wirtz of Esko is headed to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Wirtz earned the right to compete in the hammer throw after another competitor withdrew from the meet for medical reasons. Wirtz finished just outside the top-20 spots needed to gain automatic entry to event. His best mark of the season was a school-record 56.00 meters achieved at the Cornell College Invitational on April 6. He will compete in Geneva, Ohio, on Saturday, beginning at 12:45 p.m. with the preliminary round and finals to follow.
A rally is planned in downtown Duluth on Saturday to protest several recent state laws enacted to ban or severely restrict access to abortions. The "Show the Roe" rally is scheduled for noon Saturday at Lake Superior Plaza, at the corner of Superior Street and Lake Avenue. The event is being organized by the Feminist Justice League, H.O.T.D.I.S.H. Militia and other partners.