Rashonna Thomas scored 23 points and made 4 of 6 from 3-point range to lead St. Scholastica past Northland College 73-50 in UMAC action Wednesday in Ashland. Thomas scored 13 of her points in the first half during which the Saints (9-7 overall, 5-3 UMAC) took a 33-19 lead. CSS extended that margin to 25 after the third quarter. The Saints made nine 3-pointers compared to just two for the Lumberjills (1-15, 0-8), who failed to put any players in double-digit scoring to remain winless in the conference.
BOYS BASKETBALL Tuesday's Late Results Deer River 103, Northome-Kelliher 40 Fond du Lac Ojibwe 80, East Central 63 Littlefork-Big Falls 54, Northeast Range 52 Mesabi East 79, Nashwauk-Keewatin 72 South Ridge 71, Chisholm 65 GIRLS BASKETBALL Tuesday's Late Results Ashland 6-13—19 Rice Lake 31-23—54 Ashland — Cabe 2, O'Connor 4, Perry 1, Pearce 4, Jablonski 4, Brinker 4.
Collin Anderson scored 23 points and St. Scholastica broke open a tight game at halftime to defeat Northland College 89-70 in a UMAC game Wednesday night in Ashland. Anderson made 6 of 10 from the field and canned all eight of his free-throw attempts in just 22 minutes of action. Zach Dahlman (12 points) and three others scored in double figures for the Saints (9-7 overall, 5-3 UMAC), who only led 45-43 at halftime. CSS made 11 of 24 of its 3-point shots, with Anderson and Jarod Wilken each hitting three.
Allete Clean Energy on Wednesday announced it had purchased 16 wind turbines, capable of producing 40 megawatts of power, to add to its portfolio of wind project opportunities. The purchase from GE Renewable Energy makes use of federal production tax credits that are a “significant” incentive for wind energy. “It’s part of a broader growth strategy and a strong pipeline of project opportunities,” said Allete Clean Energy President Al Rudeck.
The St. Lawrence Seaway System, North America’s binational marine highway stretching 2,300 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, reported strong gains during the 2017 navigation season, including a standout year in iron ore, dry bulk and general cargo shipments. The final tally recorded 38.1 million tons of goods moved through the St. Lawrence Seaway in 2017. The tonnage reflected solid increases over the previous year, including a 9 percent overall jump in total cargo traffic.
A woman and two young children suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a rollover crash west of Duluth on Wednesday morning. The driver and one of the children were ejected from the vehicle, authorities said. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the crash happened on U.S. Highway 2 at Munger Shaw Road in Solway Township at about 9 a.m. A westbound Dodge pickup truck driven by Anna Knute, 24, of Cloquet, went off the left side of the road, rolled over and struck a tree.
Part of the deck of Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge will be replaced starting next week, the city announced Wednesday. The $296,000 project will include the replacement of 25 feet of the 1950s-era bridge deck at both ends of the span. It’s slated to begin Jan. 25 and continue through March 2. “As the work commences, only one driving lane and the adjacent pedestrian walkway on the bridge will be open,” the city announced in a news release. Traffic signals will control the single driving lane.
The Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing of the Minnesota Air National Guard will be conducting night-flying training next week. "Periodic night flying allows 148th personnel to accomplish required training and practice critical tactics during times of darkness," the unit reported in a news release Tuesday. "Local residents will hear F-16s taking off and landing during the afternoon and evening."
Candidates seeking election as Minnesota governor will be visiting the University of Minnesota Duluth on Friday. The candidates forum is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday in the Kirby Ballroom at UMD. The forum is free and open to the public. The Minnesota Public Interest Group is hosting the forum, which will be moderated by the League of Women Voters.
Mowgli, raised by wolves and befriended by a bear, is at the center of the Theatre for Young Audiences production of “The Jungle Book,” which opens Saturday at the Duluth Playhouse. Mowgli has a lot of jungle savvy, but has found a foe in the tiger Shere Khan, who promises to kill him at the end of the drought. The boy and his panther friend set out for a human village, where maybe he will be safe.