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DULUTH, Minn.—A recent dustup between Duluth City Council President Joel Sipress and DFL Congressional District 8 Chairman Justin Perpich illustrates deep party divisions over the prospect of copper-nickel mining in Northeastern Minnesota and has prompted a call to censure Sipress. The conflict arose from comments Perpich posted on Claire Kirch's Facebook page Saturday. Kirch, who is married to Sipress, was critical of efforts by PolyMet to meddle in local elections and encourage Duluth voters to support pro-mining candidates running for City Council.
DULUTH — Overeager mountain bikers can cause a heap of damage when they hit a wet and muddy trail, but soon riders may have a responsible rainy-day option in Duluth On Monday, Aug. 13, the Duluth City Council will decide whether to fund the first phase of what could eventually be a 7-mile mountain bike loop fortified with compacted limestone to prevent erosion. As Duluth becomes more of a mountain biking destination, the need for such a trail has become clearer, said Project Coordinator Jim Shoberg.
After nearly a year of work, the renovation of downtown Duluth's NorShor Theatre is about 60 percent complete, and the project remains on track to be finished by December.
The oil refinery in Superior soon could be poised for a major overhaul.
Amsoil Inc. of Superior announced a changing of the guard in management Tuesday, as its founder, Al Amatuzio, steps down as president and chief executive officer of the company.
Long before and well after the roping and riding begins each year at the Great Northern Classic Rodeo in Superior, a crew of volunteers swarms to action. Polly Lohman, volunteer coordinator for the Labor Day weekend event, estimates that about 150 people work behind the scenes to keep the rodeo alive.
There's only one thing better than jumping from a plane -- adrenaline coursing through your body -- and falling, then floating freely through the open sky. And that's doing it together, as a family. This shared passion is what binds the Skydive Superior community, even after the fiery mid-air collision on Nov. 2 that sent one of their planes crashing to Earth.
A local plane crash received national exposure Monday on the "Today" show. NBC correspondent Kevin Tibbles traveled to Superior to cover the story of how 11 people survived a mid-air collision 12,000 feet above the city Saturday evening. "Any time two planes collide in the air it's a potential disaster for everybody involved," said Mike Robinson, one of the skydivers planning to jump Saturday with Skydive Superior.
The 11 survivors of a mid-air collision above Superior on Saturday evening took to the sky again Sunday, en route to New York City and a likely appearance Monday morning on national television. They're set to appear on NBC's "Today" show and plan to tell the harrowing story of a skydiving outing gone wrong. They may also share footage of the events shot via helmet-mounted video cameras -- cameras that captured the frantic seconds as two small planes collided at 12,000 feet.
The U.S. Attorney's Office has gone to federal court seeking the forfeiture of the Superior Street building that houses the now-closed head shop, the Last Place on Earth. It's just one of the assets federal authorities aim to seize from its owner, Jim Carlson, after his recent conviction on multiple charges related to the sale of synthetic drug products from the Duluth storefront.