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Three generations of the Luostari family watched Dynamite and Firecracker make their debut Saturday at the Head of the Lake Fairgrounds. The two Hereford steers, born this spring, weighed in at 586 and 616 pounds. Their caretaker, 10-year-old Sara Garland, chose them for their calm natures. She and her younger siblings visit their grandparents, Larry and Pat Luostari of Cloverland, every weekend to see the animals. "They're just animal crazy," Pat Luostari said.
A one-year deployment in Afghanistan left Dr. Kristofer Wallman with a new mission: return to help the Afghan people. "Once you make a bond with somebody, and you see their plight, you're just naturally drawn to want to go back to help," said Wallman, who is now retired from the U.S. Army and currently works at the Twin Ports Veterans' Outpatient Clinic in Superior. During his deployment, the doctor worked among the villages in the southeastern section of Afghanistan.
A Poplar man accused of making threats against a Douglas County judge faces arraignment on a felony charge in connection with the threat. A preliminary hearing Wednesday tapped Iron County's prosecutor's office and put the local judge in the witness stand. Richard E.
The Wednesday deaths of two Enbridge Energy workers from Superior have torn holes in the lives of their families. Steve Arnovich, 35, and David Mussatti, 27, died in Clearbrook, Minn., when the oil pipeline they were helping repair caught fire. Arnovich's family remembers him as an essential part of their lives "He was a prize as a child," said Arnovich's mother, Elaine.
A Superior man will spend nine months in jail and five years on probation for sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 16 after providing her with alcohol.
Nine new health care professionals were just what the doctor ordered for the Duluth Clinic of Superior. "We identified we needed to better serve our community," said Mary Shaw, clinic administrator. The clinic was lacking in immediate access services -- same-day appointments and the ability to care for walk-in patients. "Many people do not want to cross the bridge," said Vicki Brady, a nurse practitioner who is one of the nine new hires.
Bundled against single-digit temperatures, Kevin Meredith rang in the holiday season today outside the Wal-Mart he manages in Superior. "It's a nice day to be ringing," he said. Meredith joined dozens of Wal-Mart managers nationwide by taking part in the corporation's second annual Bells Ringing Across America campaign to support the Salvation Army. "It's definitely a worthwhile cause," said Meredith, who also serves on the Salvation Army advisory board. "They help a lot of people." The Salvation Army of Superior kicked off the bell-ringing season on Nov.
Amanda Haling's home filled with the scent of coffee and the sound of women's voices Wednesday morning. "This is where I live and enjoy," said Haling, 93, clinking mugs of coffee with Sascha Mansson and Jen Eplin. Age hasn't dimmed Haling's keen wit or sense of humor.
Two men accused of sexually assaulting children were bound over for arraignment this morning in Douglas County Circuit Court. Darin John Meierotto, 36, of Bayfield faces one charge of felony sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age for an alleged incident Nov. 8 in Solon Springs. According to the criminal complaint: Meierotto, who was living out of his truck at the time, had sexual contact there with a young runaway female. The truck was parked near a building in Solon Springs at the time of the assault.
Dick and Jane touched noses briefly this morning, then went to work. Heads down, they zigzagged, searching for a scent. Jane stopped occasionally for a pat on the head; Dick was all business, snorting softly.