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As Douglas County residents dig out from a three-day snowstorm, an arctic blast is on its way. National Weather Service snowfall totals Thursday included 16 inches of the white stuff in Superior, 17 inches in Hawthorne and 18 inches in Poplar. The heavy snow canceled school, shut down activities and caused dozens of accidents across the northland. About 3,000 Superior residents were left without power for a short time Wednesday afternoon due to the snow and high winds. Now, the National Weather Service in Duluth is predicting a deep freeze.
Students with Lake Superior College's Art Club along with area artists use their creativity to fight hunger in the region during a Throw-a-thon today and Saturday. This fundraising activity supports Duluth's "Empty Bowl" project, an annual event to raise money for Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. The 14th annual Lake Superior College Throw-a-thon takes place 3-10 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the ceramics studio at LSC's Art building.
The Superior Telegram now offers a new service called City Briefs, a calendar for events that charge a fee. Contact City Briefs staff by email at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call Stephanie or Joann at 715-395-5000 about a special occasion ad. Today Duluth: Duluth Photography Institute hosts an open house 4-8 p.m. at 405 E. Superior St. Free. Joni Tauzell shares demonstrations and samples of her work combining photography, fabric and sewing. Refreshments served. Superior: The Richard I.
When the Minnesota Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" brings alive Manhattan sparkling at the holidays a century ago, the cast includes 12 Superior-area students training at the School of the Minnesota Ballet. Performances are 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and Dec. 21; and 3 p.m. Dec.
Tickets are going fast for the Douglas County Historical Society's sixth annual 1943 USO Canteen Radio Show on Dec. 7 and 8 at 1101 John Ave. Performances are at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The show begins with the American Legion Post 435 providing the Color Guard for the presentation of the colors as we honor present and past military men and women. Then, join Bob Hope and friends for an evening of jokes, singing, dancing and news of the day.
Heavy, wet snow put a damper on many Northland happenings, but some community events are still taking place. 'Souper-Bowl' The "Souper-Bowl" supper organized by DECA students at Superior High School planned for Wednesday takes place 4-7 p.m. tonight in the cafeteria. Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children age 10 and younger. Proceeds of the event will purchase warm winter outerwear for elementary school children in need. Business after Five The Chamber's Business after Five was postponed Wednesday, and now runs 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 19.
How many exceptionally great Americans could you name? Author Peter Drieier researched, selected and wrote who he and a host of others, believed to be the 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century. The book, 'Greatest Americans of the 20th Century," lists individuals who helped him make his selections. I felt reading the book that he was guided by a George Bernard Shaw quote that essentially said, the reasonable person adapts to the world as is, therefore, progress depends upon those that bring about change. Drieier provides research about each individual listed.
According to research conducted in a recent study and cited on the CBS News website, baby boomers are in poorer health than their parents' generation. I didn't need a study to tell me that. All I needed was to look in the medicine cabinet mirror - and then behind it at the bottles and tubes of lotions, potions and remedies, both prescription and over the counter. My own parents were 85 and 87 when they passed away. Between them, they took less medication than I do now. OK, that might be a bit of an exaggeration -- but not by much.
A reward of $5,000 has been announced for information leading to an arrest in the Nov. 26 robbery of the National Bank of Commerce in Poplar, southeast of Superior on U.S. Highway 2. The reward is being offered by the Wisconsin Bankers Association and the National Bank of Commerce. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating the armed robbery. According to police, a man entered the bank shortly after 10 a.m. that Tuesday and showed a gun. The suspect was described as white, in his mid- to late 20s, about 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8 and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds.