Brady Slater / Forum News Service
HERMANTOWN, Minn. — Before announcing his reelection bid Monday, Jan. 20, in Hermantown, U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber toured the local carpenters union hall and heard how apprenticeships are increasing at a time when $1 billion in hospital construction is taking place in downtown Duluth. “I love to hear that,” Stauber, R-Hermantown, told the carpenters, who came out in force in support of the congressman’s announcement.
One of the most accomplished mushers in the history of the sport was going to race the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon next week. Until he wasn’t. In a phone call from his home in Talkeetna, Alaska on Friday, Dallas Seavey told the News Tribune he’d be forgoing the race this year in order to undertake broader duties related to the race and the sport of mushing.
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — Cook County is open for refugee resettlement — the result of a unanimous vote by county commissioners Tuesday. The 5-0 affirmation complies with an executive order issued by President Donald Trump in September that requires states and counties to consent or opt out of resettlement consideration. "I see this as a symbolic thing," Board Chair Myron Bursheim said. "My intention is to be welcoming."
DULUTH -- In a surprising turn Tuesday, the St. Louis County Board voted to table a vote on giving consent for refugee resettlement at its meeting in Duluth. The decision delays the county's response to an executive order issued by President Donald Trump in September that requires states and counties to consent or opt out of resettlement consideration. As of June 1, refugees will not be placed in states and counties that do not provide written consent.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Their paths are forever crossed, but when U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber and the late Timothy Majchrzak converged almost 20 years ago, it wasn’t for very long. It was a confusing and frightening scene that found Stauber and another Duluth police officer, then-Sgt. Jim Wright, facing the barrel of Majchrzak’s 9-millimeter handgun inside an apartment house located at 1820 London Road, next to what is still a Taco John’s. The ensuing melee was quick and the officers reacted on training and instinct.
DULUTH — Snowplow drivers in St. Louis County fighting for better pay and benefits have filed their intent to strike, and the timing is no coincidence. “It doesn’t make sense for plow operators to go on strike when it’s 50 degrees and sunny out,” said Teamsters 320 chief negotiator Erik Skoog, adding he hopes calmer heads will prevail, with at least one mediation session coming up. The possible walkout would affect 168 employees.
DULUTH —A cemetery concept presentation will be open to the public Jan. 8 as the process to restore a historic cemetery in the Fond du Lac neighborhood of Duluth proceeds more than two years after the grounds were disturbed by a state highway project. The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will host the meeting at Black Bear Casino in Carlton, where landscape architects from Urban Ecosystems will lead the presentation.
DULUTH — As political endorsements go, Rick Nolan’s public approval holds as much meaning as these things tend to have.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- A former professional hockey player from Grand Rapids, Scot Kleinendorst, 59, was badly injured and fighting for his life following a heavy machinery accident at the town's paper mill, UPM Blandin, over the weekend.
A weekend's worth of heavy snow accumulation means further grooming on local Nordic ski trails come Monday. Maybe by then, the young Northland skiers marooned in West Yellowstone, Mont., by the east-to-west moving blizzard will have made their way home. Three coach buses filled with more than 95 prep skiers were delayed from starting their trip home on Friday, Nov. 29, said Duluth East High School Nordic ski team coach Bonnie Fuller-Kask. The veteran bus drivers simply didn't want to get caught in a blizzard, she told the News Tribune in a phone interview Friday.