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Miska named Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year

Miska. Submitted / UMD Athletics By Bob Nygaard Hunter Miska, a 2016-17 University of Minnesota Duluth recruit, has been selected the USA Hockey Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year, which is presented annually to a top U.S. goaltender at the international, professional, collegiate or junior level. The North Branch, Minn., native enjoyed a record-breaking season for the Dubuque Fighting Saints [...]

Krieger transferring to UMD

Peter Krieger. Alaska / UMDBulldogs.com Peter Krieger, who spent the last two seasons at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is transferring to the University of Minnesota Duluth for the 2016-17 school year and will be eligible to play for the Bulldogs — per NCAA rules – the following season. Krieger, a 5-11, 185-pound winger from Oakdale, Minn., ranked third among [...]

WITC Automotive Program receives national accreditation

The automotive maintenance technician program at WITC received re-accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Available at the Rice Lake and Superior WITC campuses, the program must apply for accreditation every five years to ensure training programs meet the highest standards. WITC received re-accreditation in the area of Automotive Service Technology. Accreditation of [...]

DECC 50th Anniversary Celebration events

The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center 50th Anniversary Celebration on Aug. 6 features an open house, all-employee reunion and concert with the Beach Boys and Temptations. Speaking of the DECC, upcoming events include the 2016 NPC Iron Viking of the North Bodybuilding Championships on June 4 and Jerry Seinfeld on July 22.

GDC conducting online survey

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

City of Duluth News

Laura Marquardt, 46, a 22-year veteran of the Duluth Police Department, has been promoted to Deputy Police Chief.

Aerial Lift Bridge begins summer lift schedule

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 [...]

Ness lands job at Lake Superior College

Former Duluth Mayor Don Ness has a new job as executive director of Workforce Training and Community Development at Lake Superior College. “I love that this program helps people in our community make a better life for themselves,” Ness is quoted in The Wave, the college’s online newsmag. “When we invest in a person’s skills, [...]

ATVs now allowed on St. Louis County roads outside of cities

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 [...]

Greyhounds, Hunters baseball teams in action today

Greyhoundslogo2 Duluth East will play host to Grand Rapids in a high school baseball doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. today at Ordean Field. Duluth Denfeld also faces Proctor at beautiful Wade Stadium, at 4:30 p.m. Meanwhile, No. 6 seed Duluth East (10-10) will face third-seeded Blaine (12-7) in a Section 7AAAA high school softball quarterfinal at [...]

Saints named to All-Midwest Region baseball team

Submitted / St. Scholastica St. Scholastica players today named All-Midwest Region by D3baseball.com: Brian Minks (first-team), Austin Colvard, Jordan Risse and Steven Neutzling (second-team) and Al Marolt (third-team). All players earned D3baseball.com All-Region for the first time in their careers.

Howie: Deke Grussendorf nominations due June 30

Howie-Headshot Deke Grussendorf Volunteer of the Year nominations are due June 30. Applications forms can be found at HermantownChamber.com. Duluth International Airport will hold an active shooter drill Wednesday morning. The Northland Foundation has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Northwest Area Foundation to support social enterprise efforts within the seven-county Arrowhead Region. The Duluth [...]

Duluth International Airport to hold active shooter training exercise

Duluth International Airport. Submitted When it comes to emergencies, you can never be too prepared. In order to have a plan in place for the worst kind of incidents and disasters, the Duluth International Airport will be performing an active shooter drill designed to train both the airport staff and area first responders. “The airport is required to host [...]

Wade Petrich: Trax worth spin around the block

Working at a full-line General Motors dealership gives you access to drive many unique and top quality vehicles. Some make you look good driving them. Others might not be the most stylish and cool, but are fun and functional. I would put the Chevrolet Trax in that latter category. The Trax is somewhat in a [...]

Five-Minute Read, Saturday

Today’s Local Sporting Events High School Baseball Duluth East at Bemidji (2), 9 a.m. Menominee at Superior (2), 11 a.m. Champlin Park at Duluth Marshall (2), noon High School Softball Menominee at Superior (2), 11 a.m. High School Girls Lacrosse Minnetonka at Duluth East, 12:30 p.m. High School Boys Lacrosse Minnetonka at Duluth East, 1 [...]

Five-Minute Read, Friday

Grussendorf The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce will partner with the City of Hermantown and Hermantown Community Schools to select the Deke Grussendorf Volunteer of the Year Award. The mission and purpose of the Deke Grussendorf Award is to recognize community volunteers, encourage continued volunteerism and inspire others to volunteer. The Deke Grussendorf Volunteer of the [...]

Winterfeld wins 2016 Greg Irons Teacher Award

Winterfeld (left) and Duluth Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Amy Starzecki. Submitted / Duluth Public Schools Lincoln Park Middle School teacher Karla Winterfeld has won the 2016 Greg Irons Teacher Award. “Karla makes a dynamic impact in her classroom,” said Lincoln Park Middle School principal Brenda Vatthauer. “She builds relationships with our most at-risk students and families and is a breath of fresh air to inspire anyone she is around. She [...]

2016-17 Bulldogs Men’s Hockey Schedule

Bulldogs freshman forward Adam Johnson skates to the bench to celebrate with his teammates after scoring a goal in the third period in UMD's dramatic 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Miami on Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Howie / The Howie Blog October 1-2 — MICHIGAN TECH October 7-8 — at UMass-Lowell October 14-15 — NOTRE DAME October 22 — U18 U.S. NATIONAL TEAM (exhibition) October 28-29 — NORTH DAKOTA November 4-5 — at St. Cloud State November 11-12 — WESTERN MICHIGAN November 18-19 — at Nebraska-Omaha December 9-10 — at Denver December 16 — BEMIDJI STATE [...]

Five-Minute Read, Thursday

Minnesota Slip Bridge. Howie / HowieBlog.com Duluth Mayor Emily Larson announced today that the city is proposing to spend a little over $329,000 on a contract with LHB to design a retrofit for the Minnesota Slip Bridge’s machinery drive. Read more. . For those who travel through the Kenwood neighborhood, the City of Duluth is reporting that north and south bound [...]

County attorney issues statement on announced closing of Mesabi Academy

Rubin In response to today’s announced closing of KidsPeace/Mesabi Academy in Buhl, St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin issued the following statement: “We have received word of the closing of Mesabi Academy. Given the need for the services provided by such facilities, this is unfortunate. The work goes on. This would include following up on any [...]
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