Marine General customers can purchase products online here or shop in the store located at 1501 London Road in Duluth. Call 800.777.8557.

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Change in leadership at Allete Clean Energy



Al Rudeck has been named president of Allete Clean Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allete Inc. Rudeck will replace Eric Norberg, who is retiring effective July 1 after 38 years with Allete.

“Eric leaves behind a legacy of innovation and creative entrepreneurship,” said Al Hodnik, Allete chairman, president and CEO. “Under his leadership, Allete Clean Energy has grown in scale, scope and reputation as a trusted partner who can get the deal done with some of the most well-known wind players in the industry. Eric and the ACE team established a 500-megawatt wind portfolio in just five years with operations that span the nation.

“Eric has done a tremendous job of growing Allete Clean Energy in the clean energy space, and I have full confidence Al Rudeck will continue that growth with the support of a talented team.”

Weather permitting, Duluth Denfeld is scheduled to play host to Moose Lake-Willow River in a nonconference high school baseball game at 4:30 p.m. today at beautiful Wade Stadium.

Meanwhile, the Duluth high school boys lacrosse team is scheduled to face Proctor-Hermantown at 7:30 p.m. in Hermantown.

Tuesday scoreboard:

. Duluth East improved to 18-2 overall by defeating visiting Grand Rapids 8-2 and 6-4 in a nonconference high school baseball doubleheader at Ordean Field.

. Duluth Denfeld lost 11-6 to Proctor in a Lake Superior Conference high school baseball slugfest at beautiful Wade Stadium.

. Duluth East finished third and Duluth Denfeld fourth in a high school boys track meet in Hermantown, won by the host Hawks.

. Duluth East finished second, only one point behind first-place Hermantown, in a high school girls track meet in Hermantown. Duluth Denfeld finished fourth.

Essentia Institute of Rural Health will host a community discussion about research occurring at Essentia from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Clyde Iron Works in West Duluth.

The St. Louis County Veterans Service Office will host town hall meetings for veterans today from 9 a.m. to noon at Duluth American Legion, located at 5814 Grand Avenue.

The historic Aerial Lift Bridge will begin its summer lift schedule Friday, meaning that the bridge will lift on the hour and half hour from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day until the Tuesday after Labor Day. The Aerial Lift Bridge will lift upon request for government water vessels, emergency requests and for vessels larger than 300 gross tons.

The WITC automotive maintenance technician program received re-accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

The St. Louis County Board today unanimously approved an ordinance allowing the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on all county roads outside of city limits. The new ordinance goes into effect immediately, making it legal for ATVs to operate on the right shoulder or extreme right-hand side of county roads, provided the driver follows all state statutes for speed and safety.

Today’s vote follows a successful pilot program last fall, and extensive public input from citizens county-wide, ATV users, representatives of cities and townships within the county, law enforcement, surrounding counties that have enacted ATV ordinances, and anyone else who wanted to voice an opinion, including those opposed to an ordinance.

“This has been a very inclusive process with an eye toward safety and connectivity,” said County Board Chair Steve Raukar.

“The ultimate goal is to have a trail system, but right now we don’t have a complete trail system,” said Commissioner Tom Rukavina, who first brought the ordinance forward at the request of ATV Clubs. “Nobody wants to ride on roads, but this allows them to connect from trail to trail, or just to drive down the road to help a neighbor. So this is a good ordinance.”

St. Louis County has numerous ATV trails, but many of them do not yet connect. This has meant ATV operators had to load up their vehicles on trailers to transfer from one trail to the next, even for just a short distance down the road.

“This is positive, another avenue for recreation in our region,” said Commissioner Chris Dahlberg.

Supporters of the ordinance praised the effort as encouraging responsible ATV use by all ages, expanding recreation opportunities for families, and making it possible for senior citizens and others with limited mobility to enjoy time outdoors. – Submitted by Dana Kazel, St. Louis County

The Greater Downtown Council is conducting an online survey to gauge the public’s impression of Downtown Duluth. Click here to take the survey.

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