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The antiques filling up United Presbyterian Church today offer a glimpse into the heart of Karen Notenberg. Pink Depression-era glass and cranberry glass glint on tables, and dozens of beaded bags rest beside tables full of vintage hats. A Victorian fainting couch for a doll, a 1900 wash basin, lace nightcaps and an estimated 200 pounds of jewelry are just "the tip of the iceberg," said appraiser Barb Resheske of Lake Nebagamon. "This was her passion," said Sharon Moren, who owns Grand Galleries antique shop in West Duluth.
What Douglas County District Attorney Dan Blank saw as a "good strong case" against Robert Carlton Price Jr., 37, crumbled Wednesday afternoon when a jury of 12 found him guilty of a single felony -- theft of a motor vehicle. After deliberating for barely half an hour, the jury found Price not guilty of three felony counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide in with a March 1 struggle in the front seat of the car he stole.
Options for continuing the SAGE program without going bankrupt were presented to the Superior School Board at Tuesday's committee of the whole meeting. They ran the gamut -- from grouping together multi-age classes to increasing class sizes to eliminating the elementary school program altogether. "No matter what we do, it's going to be a hot-button issue," said Board Member Mary Klun. The Student Achievement Guarantee in Education program brings about $1.5 million in state money to the school district, according to Assistant Superintendent Janna Stevens.
A two-and-a-half-hour standoff between Superior police and a man with a short-barreled shotgun ended without incident this morning. Police responded to an active domestic dispute at the residence along North 14th Street at about 3:30 a.m., according to Capt. Chad La Lor. After officers arrived on the scene, a woman, a teenage girl and two small children ran from the residence and a 33-year-old male ran into the house. The woman reported the man had been drinking and was threatening to kill her and her children.
A jury of 12 will decide whether a Duluth man had murder on his mind during a violent dispute with two women in a car parked along a Superior street March 1. Robert Carlton Price Jr., 37, faces three felony charges of attempted first degree intentional homicide for the incident as well as one felony charge of operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent.
Two Bennett men are dead following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 53 and County Highway L in Bennett township Saturday evening. Another five people were injured, according to Douglas County Sheriff's Department reports. Only one passenger -- a 3-year-old boy buckled in a car seat -- escaped injury. According to Bennett Fire Chief Patrick Pierce, it was one of the worst accidents he's seen at that intersection.
Youth shooting off illegal fireworks started a Billings Park garage on fire Monday afternoon, causing an estimated $1,000 damage. A rocket-type firework "bigger than a bottle rocket" started the blaze, according to Superior Fire Chief Tad Matheson. The device hit the side of the garage, got inside the siding and started the building on fire. Firefighters responded to the blaze at 3:38 p.m.
A patch of green has emerged along Belknap Street.
Cheers erupted in the Gordon Town Hall on Thursday night after residents voted 32 to 18 to halt sale of the Finstad Bridge. "The people have told us what they wanted," said town board member Pam Boetcher after the special meeting.
A Superior teacher's life was upended this spring with the click of a mouse. Laura Lee Janzig, 39, is accused of sending an e-mail to Superior School District administrators that falsely pegged the teacher as someone who had sex with minors. The message led to administrative suspension for the teacher until an investigation was completed. Janzig, of Superior, made her initial appearance in court Wednesday on one count of defamation. The class A misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of nine months in jail and up to a $10,000 fine.