News Tribune staff
GWEN is a 3½-year-old longhair cat with a beautiful black tortoiseshell coat. She’s calm, gentle and obedient. She loves to show affection with cuddling and gentle kisses. Gwen gets along with other cats and dogs. An adoption fee is required for all adoptions. Animal Allies, at 4006 Airport Road, uses the “Meet your Match” adoption program designed by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The program evaluates an animal’s behavior and interests and matches them to an adopter’s preferences so you take home a pet you really click with.
Rescue team members and divers headed out this morning to the site of Saturday’s plane crash on Lake Superior. Capt. Tom Crossmon of the St. Louis County Rescue Squad said wreckage of the small plane contains the body of the pilot. He said there were two distinct debris piles, but the plane appeared to be broken into small pieces from video footage taken Saturday. The three boats that went out just after 11 a.m. today carried two commercial divers trained to go to the depth where the plane went in, about 137 feet.
A 76-year-old McGregor man was injured Friday night when his car struck a moose in Aitkin County. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Raymond Reinhold was traveling northbound on state...
Tonight's Duluth Huskies baseball game against the Rochester Honkers has been postponed because of rain and poor field conditions. The game will be moved to Sunday as part of a doubleheader of seven-inning games. The first game will begin at 3:05 p.m., with the second to follow about 30 minutes after the end of Game 1. The fireworks scheduled for tonight will be postponed to a later date yet to be determined. Tonight's first pitch and autograph session with actor Mackenzie Astin are canceled and will not be made up.
AARP Minnesota is hosting an information session in Duluth on Friday regarding its work during the 2014 legislative session. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Inn on Lake Superior, 530 Canal Park Drive. Topics will include a discussion on the challenges faced by family caregivers and tips on ways to save more for retirement and make a plan for your financial future.
The Moose Walk, Moose Run and Red Dot ATV trail systems near Silver Bay and Finland have been closed due to heavy rain. These state trails will remain closed until...
More than 2,700 Twin Ports college students were eligible to receive degrees on Saturday as the University of Minnesota Duluth and the University of Wisconsin-Superior held their spring commencement ceremonies. UMD held its two ceremonies at Amsoil Arena. The university reported that 2,353 students are graduating this year -- 2,043 with bachelor's degrees, 300 with master's degrees and 10 with doctoral degrees. UWS is graduating 356 students this spring -- 331 with undergraduate degrees and 25 with graduate degrees. Its commencement ceremony was held in the Marcovich Wellness Center.
A fire caused in excess of $45,000 in damage to a West Duluth home on Saturday evening. The owner of the house at 7 S. 64th Ave. West suffered minor smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene, the Duluth Fire Department reported. Firefighters were able to locate and rescue a dog from inside the home. The fire was reported just after 5:30 p.m. The first crews on the scene encountered smoke from the roof line, and heavy smoke from the rear of the single-story home. Firefighters entered the home and extinguished the fire. The homeowner was not hospitalized, officials said.
A flood advisory is in effect for the Cloquet River in south-central St. Louis County until 9 a.m. Thursday as officials release more water than usual from the Island Lake...
If it’s not a good idea to catch your first fish before the boss catches his, Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon didn’t get the memo. Prettner Solon, of Duluth, caught the first walleye of the Governor’s Fishing Opener at about 1 a.m. Saturday, Gov. Mark Dayton’s media office reported. She was fishing on Gull Lake in Nisswa with fishing guide Toby Kvalevog, her son Matt Prettner and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Crosby. Dayton was in a boat with fishing guide Ray Gildow, former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson and Tom Brown.