Duluth News Tribune
Anyone who's ever been anywhere near an open window in Duluth on any evening around the Fourth of July knows: Minnesotans get as giddy as anybody over the soar, roar, and bang of big-time fireworks. But we can't buy Roman candles, bottle rockets, and other personal-use aerial pyrotechnics here. So in our state, tax revenues from their sales go pfft, like firecrackers failing to ignite.
Three of the top executives at Essentia Health have left the health system. Jeff Korsmo, Tracy Miland and Bob Brigham "are no longer with Essentia Health, effective immediately," spokeswoman Maureen Talarico confirmed in an email. "We thank them for their service to Essentia Health and wish them the best as they move on to pursue other opportunities." She could not provide details because their departure was a personnel matter, Talarico wrote.
HILL CITY, Minn. -- A northeast Minn. school district closed school on Thursday, Feb. 22, in response to a threat against the school made on social media. The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office reported the threat was specifically made toward Hill City Schools and some students. The Sheriff’s Office, Hill City Police Department and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the threat.
Duluth Pack, the Twin Ports outfitter known for 125 years of handcrafted pack-making, paddled into choppy waters on social media Tuesday, when it posted what some viewers saw as a provocative photo to promote a new conceal-and-carry product. The post appeared on the company’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and showed a close-up of a handgun being withdrawn from a canvas satchel. https://www.instagram.com/p/Be25_qPHEhQ/" data-instgrm-version="8" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; b
Andrew Carroll, the former Minnesota Duluth hockey captain who died on Monday, took his own life, according to the Chicago medical examiner’s office. “The cause of death is complications of multiple blunt force head injuries due to jump from height,” Becky Schlikerman of the Chicago Bureau of Administration wrote in an email. “The manner of death is suicide.”
This story was originally published on Aug. 5, 2009. As an American Indian, Donna Blue Bird said she has had to deal with racism all her life, but it's not often as blatant as the kind the Duluth woman came across in Canal Park.
Duluth News Tribune Encouragingly, both chambers of Congress now have stepped up for the Great Lakes in the wake of a proposal by the administration of President Donald Trump to cut funding for a federal program actually making progress in cleaning up the St. Louis River and other heavily polluted "areas of concern." In March, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative was listed among potential federal budget cuts under Trump. The initiative's $300 million annual appropriation faced a slash to just $10 million, a whopping 97 percent reduction.
Duluth News Tribune At first, we called the holiday Armistice Day. This was in 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson decided to mark the end of fighting in World War I and the armistice the year before on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. There were to be parades and ceremonies and other public events to commemorate and honor returning military men.
DULUTH, Minn. -- A 24-year-old woman found on a Duluth roadside last week with severe burns had set herself on fire, authorities said Wednesday. The Duluth Police Department reported that its investigation concluded that Jaclyn Arnold’s injuries were “self-inflicted.” Officials earlier said they were treating it as a criminal incident pending further investigation.
DULUTH, Minn. -- The mother of the 24-year-old Duluth woman found severely burned in the city's Fond du Lac neighborhood last Thursday told a Twin Cities television station that her daughter "did really well," during the first of what are expected to be many surgeries to come. "My little girl's not done," Laura Pleban told WCCO-TV in its report Monday night, Oct. 23. "I mean, she has so much more to give. She was just getting going."