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Duluth resident David Wheat crossed paths with U.S. Sen. John McCain over the years, beginning when they were prisoners of war in the "Hanoi Hilton" during the Vietnam War. "We were shot down, both of us, in the month of October, except I was two years ahead of him," said Wheat, a retired U.S. Navy commander.
Duluth News Tribune As Duluth News Tribune editorials have been pointing out for nearly a decade, the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative works. And deserves — no, needs — to continue to be allowed to do good.
President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Duluth next week, according to his official campaign website . The rally is set for the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Arena at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Trump, who campaigned in Superior in April 2016, will be the first sitting president to visit Duluth since George W. Bush in 2004.
A sailboat crew lost control of their vessel and crashed into the Aerial Lift Bridge on Wednesday. Joaquin Figueroa shot a video of the boat, which lost its mast in the incident. Figueroa said it looked like the crew was trying to steer the craft back out into the lake, but the high winds prevented them from avoiding the bridge, which was down at the time. No further information was available Wednesday night.
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.