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GREENFIELD, Wis.,—A new collaboration is taking shape in Wisconsin to connect firefighters to mental health resources.
DULUTH — Five University of Minnesota Duluth students will leave for Malaysia on Monday, April 23, to test their financial analysis skills on the world stage. The Financial Markets Program team from UMD won a spot to compete in the global finals of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge after advancing through the challenge's Upper Midwest competition in Minneapolis in February and the Americas Regional competition in Boston in March. UMD's team is the first from the Upper Midwest to reach the global finals.
CARLTON, Minn.—If visitors to Jay Cooke State Park want to use an indoor restroom, they're out of luck. The only choices now are a port-a-potty or an outhouse. The park's water line was damaged in October, leaving it without running water. But it's not the only repair needed at the park — the shower-and-restroom building is too small for the 83-site campground, the Oldenburg Point picnic shelter's deteriorating roof has shingles falling off and the Oldenburg Point restroom building still hasn't been restored since the 2012 flood.
DULUTH, Minn.—Two Duluth residents have been charged with kidnapping and attempted murder after a man was allegedly severely beaten, bound and gagged and left for dead alongside a northeast Minnesota road.
DULUTH—Al and Jenny Lopez dated for three months before they decided to tie the knot on Valentine's Day last year. "When you're 80 years old, why wait? You might wait too long and then you're sorry," Jenny said. But whether they really dated before getting married seems to still be up for debate. "Did we date?" Al joked. Jenny responded, "When you came and knocked on the door after supper, that was a date."
The novels "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" will no longer be required reading in the Duluth school district due to the books' use of a racial slur, a curriculum change supported by the local NAACP chapter. The two books will continue to be available in school libraries and can be optional reading for students, but beginning next school year, they'll be replaced as required reading by other literature that addresses the same topics in ninth- and 11th-grade English classes, said Michael Cary, the district's director of curriculum and instruction.
ON THE GUNFLINT TRAIL, Minn. — Martha Schouweiler received hugs and congratulations as she walked into Trail Center Lodge on Monday morning, Jan. 29. Schouweiler crossed the finish line at 6:34 a.m. Monday for her fourth consecutive title in the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon mid-distance race. She set a record last year with her third win in the 120-mile event, and it was rewarding to see hard work, mixed with a little luck, pay off a fourth time, she said.
Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham told his parents, Cortez and Tina Ham, that they were going to get a Vikings win for their wedding anniversary last weekend. The Vikings delivered on that anniversary gift for the Duluth couple. "Twenty-three seconds was kind of unbearable," Cortez said of the dramatic ending.
BAYFIELD, Wisc.—This month's frigid weather hasn't pushed the needle toward opening the popular, ice-coated Apostle Islands mainland sea caves to the public.
Facing a $5.4 million budget shortfall next fiscal year, the University of Minnesota Duluth announced Thursday that it will make budget cuts over the next several years. The university will reduce its budget by $600,000 in fiscal year 2019, which begins July 1, UMD Chancellor Lendley Black announced Thursday, Jan. 11, in employee town hall meetings.