Duluth News Tribune
The College of St. Scholastica and a hospital in Hayward, Wis., were among several locations nationwide that received bomb threats via email Thursday.
Superior Mayor Jim Paine will run for re-election, he wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday, Nov. 21. "We have done incredible things together in this first term. From development to transportation to housing, this city is changing and growing by the day," Paine wrote. Paine was elected mayor in April 2017 after former mayor Bruce Hagen resigned from office. Paine was previously the vice chairman of the Douglas County Board. A campaign kick-off event will be Dec. 1 at the Carnegie Library in Superior. The election will be in April.
The United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board announced Tuesday, Nov. 20, a public meeting next month in Superior on the Husky Energy refinery explosion and fire. The federal agency will host a "public town hall meeting" at 10 a.m. Dec. 12 in the University of Wisconsin-Superior's Yellowjacket Union. The meeting is open to the public and attendees can make public comments for up to three minutes, the board said.
The winter storm that moved through northern Wisconsin and the Arrowhead region Sunday brought mostly rain to the area, but some wet snow accumulated further away from Lake Superior.
One man is dead after a stabbing in the Central Hillside neighborhood, the Duluth Police Department reported Sunday night.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Friday, Oct. 26, approved the proposed route for the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline replacement. The company and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa announced an agreement on the route in August that would see the replacement line cross the reservation on its route from Alberta to the Enbridge terminal in Superior — as the existing Line 3 does now. The PUC officially granted the certificate of need for the 338-mile pipeline in September after giving initial approval at a contentious meeting in June.
The man who was shot by three Superior police officers during a confrontation on Oct. 5 told the officers he had a gun and refused to remove his hands from his pockets, police said. In a news release, Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander identified the man who was shot as Joshua M. Farmer, 19, of Superior. Citing body camera footage, Alexander said that during the confrontation on the 300 block of East Ninth Street that Friday morning, several officers asked Farmer if he had a gun, and he said, "Yeah," and continually refused to show his hands.
A 13-year-old girl is missing and considered endangered, and two adults were found dead in a home in Barron County. Authorities are searching for Jayme Closs, 13, who is described as 5 feet tall, 100 pounds, with green eyes and blond or strawberry hair. Anyone with information about her is asked to contact the Barron County Sheriff's Department at 715-537-3106.
Mepps still wants your squirrel tails Hey squirrel hunters, don't toss those tails! The Mepps fishing lure company in Wisconsin will buy them. The tails are used for their hand-tied, dressed hooks of their "world-famous, fish-catching" spinners. Mepps has been "recycling" squirrel tails for over half-a-century. "Squirrels are good eating and we can reuse their tails for making the world's No. 1 lure," said Josh Schwartz, Mepps communications director.
One of the men behind what authorities described as the first drug trafficking operation to focus on fentanyl distribution in the Twin Ports was sentenced Monday to more than 10 years in prison. Joshua John Wilding, 32, received the 125-month term from Judge Mark Munger in State District Court in Duluth. The St. Paul man pleaded guilty last month to four felony charges — first-degree sale of a controlled substance and three firearm violations.