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Duluth's KBJR-TV (Channel 6) and its satellite, KRII-TV (Range 11), have been acquired by Quincy Newspapers, Inc., the Illinois-based purchaser said in a statement early this morning. The acquisition from Granite Broadcasting Corporation is subject to federal regulatory consent and is anticipated to close late this year. KDLH-TV (Channel 3) is also being acquired, by SagamoreHill Broadcasting, from its current owner Malara Broadcasting, in a deal also subject to federal regulatory consent.
Minnesota Duluth goaltender Kayla Black kept Bemidji State off the scoreboard until the final 13 seconds Saturday as the Bulldogs clinched a home-ice spot in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's playoffs with a 2-1 victory over host Bemidji State. Freshman Ashleigh Brykaliuk, who scored two goals in Friday's 5-3 win, netted her 10th of the season to break a scoreless standoff with 2:01 remaining in the second period. Junior Zoe Hickel made it 2-0 with a power-play goal -- also her 10th of the season -- 11:17 into the third period.
A South Range man and his girlfriend have each been sentenced to five days in jail and one year of probation for staging a robbery at a Superior convenience store. Kyle James Krivinchuk, 22, pleaded no contest in Douglas County Circuit Court on Jan. 17 to a charge of theft as a party to a crime. Tara Shannon Evert-Mize, 20, of Superior pleaded guilty to one count of theft by use of a dangerous weapon. Krivinchuk was sentenced to one year of probation and five days jail with Huber work release.
A Cloquet man will spend 138 days in jail for a 2012 carjacking in Superior. Cheyenne Allen Smith, 20, pleaded guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court on Jan. 17 to an amended charge of take-and-drive of a vehicle without consent as a party to a crime. He was sentenced to 138 days in jail and two years of probation. He also was ordered to undergo a chemical dependency evaluation, provide a DNA sample and pay $268 in court costs.
A Superior woman will spend 18 months in prison for her sixth drunken-driving conviction. Carla Jean Skates, 50, pleaded guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court on Jan. 13 to a sixth offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. She was sentenced to 18 months confinement and 18 months of extended supervision. She was ordered to pay a $2,739 fine, undergo an alcohol assessment and chemical dependency evaluation, maintain absolute sobriety, submit to random urinalysis and install an ignition interlock. Her driver's license is revoked for 36 months.
The Northland saw anywhere between a dusting and a foot of new snow from Friday evening through Saturday, adding to already-mountainous snow piles and causing travel headaches across the region. Meanwhile, temperatures will tumble into the teens and 20s below zero tonight and Sunday morning, with wind chills in the 30s below zero. A wind chill advisory is in effect until 11 a.m. Sunday for Northeastern Minnesota. A band of lake-effect snow parked itself over parts of Superior late Friday into Saturday.
Duluth East bounced back from a home loss to Elk River on Tuesday by fending off rival Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 3-2 Thursday night in a high school boys hockey game in Cloquet. Nick Altmann and Bryton Lutzka got the Greyhounds (3-1) on the board with first-period goals, and Auston Crist notched what turned out to be the game-winner midway through the second period.
DULUTH ENTRY Morning: Lee A. Tregurtha, arriving to load iron ore pellets; Algoma Montrealais, departing; Peter R. Cresswell, departing with iron ore pellets Afternoon: Edwin H. Gott, arriving to load iron ore pellets Evening/night: American Mariner, departing with coal; Isolda, departing with grain SUPERIOR ENTRY Morning: Stewart J. Cort, arriving to load iron ore pellets; Algoma Navigator, departing with iron ore pellets TWO HARBORS Afternoon: James R.
Tuesday, Dec. 10 The Algoma Montrealais discharges cement at the Holcim dock on Rice's Point on Monday. (Photo by Diane Hilden) DULUTH ENTRY Morning: Paul R. Tregurtha, departing; Peter R. Cresswell, arriving to load iron ore pellets Afternoon: Lee A. Tregurtha, arriving to load iron ore pellets; Elbeborg, departing; Isolda, departing Evening/night: Peter R. Cresswell, departing SUPERIOR ENTRY Morning: Burns Harbor, departing; Algoma Navigator, arriving to load iron ore pellets TWO HARBORS Morning: Roger Blough, departing Evening/night: Hon. James L.
IRON RIVER -- This Bayfield County community was reeling Sunday on news that a well-known and well-liked elderly couple had been killed in a violent attack in their apartment the previous evening, allegedly carried out by one of their grown children. Officials identified the victims as Jim Crain, 79, and Eunice "Crickett" Crain, 76, and identified the suspect as one of the Crains' sons. "This is a shock for everyone here in town.