DULUTH, Minn. -- The city of Duluth has closed a Lake Superior beach and portions of the popular beachside walkway until further notice due to damage caused by large waves on Lake Superior. Brighton Beach was closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic, while portions of the Lakewalk were unpassable and covered with debris, including large chunks of asphalt torn loose by Lake Superior waves. The waves were still splashing onto the roadway at Brighton Beach into Friday afternoon.
It was the sixth "lockdown" protest in roughly three weeks by people identifying themselves as water protectors, and the first one inside the city limits.
The American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race has been canceled, race officials said in a news release Friday.
Duluth News Tribune Hazardous materials workers from three major railroad companies continued work to contain a derailment spill of the combustible material octene south of Superior on Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported as the result of the spill that happened late Monday and closed a portion of State Highway 35 for several hours this morning while the local fire departments responded to the four-car derailment and subsequent octene spill.
One of the major bridges in the Twin Ports is old enough now that local transportation agencies have started the process of considering its replacement.
Ibrahim Al-Qudah said his phone has been beeping like crazy in the wake of controversial comments made by Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen just prior to Christmas.
Not counting the woebegone foreign vessel Cornelia that’s been detained offshore from Duluth for six weeks, the last saltie to call on the port of Duluth-Superior this shipping season docked late Monday — several hours later than anticipated. After dropping anchor in a sheltered area off the Apostle Islands about 60 miles from Duluth to wait out high northeasterly winds that were approaching 50 mph, the Federal Bering pulled into the CHS terminal in Superior an hour before midnight.
Not counting the woebegone foreign vessel Cornelia that’s been detained offshore from Duluth for six weeks, the last saltie to call on the port of Duluth-Superior this shipping season docked late Monday — several hours later than anticipated.
Patrick Sherman recalled someone once asking him if there would be enough stories for his startup magazine about Northland women. "We believe everyone has a story," Sherman said. Nineteen years after starting their popular magazine, The Woman Today, Sherman and his wife, Glenda, have decided to retire and let its next chapter unfold with the Duluth News Tribune.
In her visit to the Port of Duluth-Superior last week, Betty Sutton singled out the port’s coal exports as one of its shining international success stories.