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Left to right is Dr. Nicholas Van Deelen, St. Luke’s Board Chair Yvonne Prettner Solon, Matt Heywood, St. Luke’s Board Member Anna Sackette Urness, and Eric Lohn. Submitted / St. Luke's

St. Luke’s completes affiliation with Aspirus; Prep Sports Notebook

This will improve patient outcomes, provide more cost-effective services and advance the overall quality of health care.

Duluth Marshall sophomore guard Mariah Lucero dished off a pass to a teammate while being knocked to the floor by Pillager senior guard Alayna Kavanaugh in a Section 7AA opening round game on Thursday night at Marshall Gym. The Hilltoppers won 86-35 and will face Mesabi East in a quarterfinal Saturday at 4 p.m. at Duluth Denfeld. Howie / HowieHanson.com

Prep Scoreboard

Section 7AA Girls Basketball (Opening Round) Duluth Marshall 86, Pillager 35 Mesabi East 58, Moose Lake-Willow River 19 Hinckley-Finlayson 61, Barnum 38 Crosby-Ironton 99, Aitkin 22 Esko 92, International Falls 32 Proctor 76, Staples-Motley 38 Pierz 62, Greenway 23 Pequot Lakes 67, Two Harbors 21 Prep Boys Basketball (Regular Season)

Gov. Tim Walz on Feb. 29, 2024, said the state’s economic outlook is positive during a presentation on the state’s budget at the Department of Revenue Building in St. Paul. Photo by Michelle Griffith/Minnesota Reformer.

Minnesota’s fiscal outlook improves; budget agency urges caution

However, the state still faces a looming deficit — or “structural imbalance” — in future years, as spending will outpace revenue.

Duluth Marshall defeated Mesabi East 88-70 in a Section 7AA quarterfinal Saturday night. Howie / HowieHanson.com

Prep girls basketball tourney results from Saturday

Section 7AA Quarterfinals . Proctor defeated Esko 55-52. Sophomore guard Chloe Carlson had 15 points for the Rails. Hannah Swanson and Kyra Johnson had 14 points each for Esko. . Pequot Lakes defeated Pierz 65-44 . Duluth Marshall defeated Mesabi East 88-70. Eighth-grade phenom Chloe Johnson had 43 points and junior sharp-shooter Regan

St. Luke’s News

St. Luke’s has promoted Kayla Witzman to clinic manager at St. Luke’s Mount Royal Medical Clinic and St.

Thursday Sports Notebook

Duluth's public schools girls basketball teams, Duluth East and Duluth Denfeld, suffered lopsided first-round tournament road losses Wednesday

Quote Me, Howie: Andy Fenske

Hermantown boys basketball coach Andy Fenske on the two-time defending Section 7AAA champion Hawks – "As we look ahead to

Today's Sports

Prep Boys Hockey – Hermantown (17-8-2) vs. Hibbing-Chisholm (19-8-0), Section 7A championship at 7 p.m. at Amsoil Arena. Game Notes: