For 25 years, chili has brought communities together. United Way's signature anniversary Chili Cook-off returns 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. This year's event also includes a partner agency expo, starting at 4:30 p.m. so the community can see how their donations are working across the region.
Jeff Korsmo was appointed as Essentia Health's executive vice president of operations and administration, and Dr. Peter Henry has been named Essentia's chief medical officer. Korsmo has 33 years of experience in health care and most recently served as president and CEO of Kansas-based Via Christi Health. "Jeff and I worked together at the Mayo Clinic," says Essentia CEO David Herman, MD. "During that time, I developed great respect for his ability to inspire and lead change. He is someone who always puts patients first, and we are very fortunate to have him join our team."
Marshall School was named a bronze award winner of the 2016 Circle of Excellence Awards for a fundraising brochure conceived and designed by Swim Creative. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education selects the award winners.
St. Luke's recently named Suzy Johnson director of Health Information Management. Johnson has been a member of health information management department at St. Luke's since 2002 and has served as the manager of processing and data integrity since 2010. She graduated from the College of St. Scholastica with a bachelor's and a master's degree in health information management. She is an adjunct instructor in St. Scholastica's health information management department and is the treasurer of the Minnesota Health Information Management Association.
Raise money for animals in need while supporting local dames during a roller derby showdown Saturday in Superior. The Harbor City Roller Dames Nautikills take on the Thunder Bay Roller Derby League's Babes of Thunder at Wessman Arena. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the action begins at 5:30 p.m. The roller dames are the Northland's original women's flat track roller derby league and members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. The Nautikills, currently ranked 212 out of 376 member leagues, are seeking to end the summer with a win.
Halvor Lines, the Superior -based trucking and logistics company, takes pride in its hometown and its employees, showing it last weekend as a sponsor of the Great Northern Classic Rodeo. The rodeo celebrated its 25th year with various rodeo performances, calf chasing and a watermelon crawl — all at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds. For the past three years, Halvor Lines has been a presenting sponsor of this well-attended, local event.
A South Range man accused of sexually assaulting a child 10 years ago waived a preliminary hearing last week in Douglas County Circuit Court. Jason William Moore, 42, faces felony charges of sexual assault of a child under 13 years of age and incest with a child. According to the criminal complaint, the alleged acts occurred in the fall of 2005 or 2006 and involved a child younger than 10. The victim said she had blocked this event out for most of her life, and it only came back to her recently, since Moore got out of prison.
Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, and Rep. Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, host the Great Lakes Wolf Summit in Cumberland. The summit brings together concerned citizens, policymakers and sportsmen from Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin to discuss wolf management. Among the speakers are Kurt Thiede, deputy director of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Police Chief Bruce Mahler of the Marenisco, Mich. Prior to the appointment, Thiede was the Division Administrator for the Land Division for four years.
The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory stores in Duluth are running a "Fudge for Troops" promotion this month to benefit U.S. military personnel from the Duluth area serving overseas. They have teamed up with the Lake Superior Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America to provide free fudge for care packages to be sent to service men and women stationed outside the U.S.
At its last several meetings, the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation board of trustees approved grants totaling more than $ 256,000 from the Business Leaders Fund, Community Leaders Fund, Four Cedars Environmental Fund, Hermantown Community Fund, Knight Foundation Fund, Lone Wolf Fund, Michael Adam Carroll Memorial Fund, Morgan Fund, Wetherby Fund, and Young Leaders Fund.