Adelle Whitefoot is a Michigan native who moved to Minnesota in Sept. 2014 when she started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle. She graduated from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich., in 2012 with a bachelor's in English writing and has been a professional photographer since 2011. Whitefoot is the night general assignments reporter for the Duluth News Tribune.
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A Virginia man is facing four charges after allegedly stealing a military vehicle Wednesday from the Minnesota National Guard Armory in Hibbing. Nathan John Strom, 34, was charged Friday in State District Court in Hibbing with felony theft of a motor vehicle and three misdemeanors — test refusal in the third degree, driving while impaired in the fourth degree and driving after revocation. The felony count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. According the criminal complaint:
A 56-year-old Orr man who allegedly robbed a bank in Orr this week has been charged with first-degree felony aggravated robbery. William Arnold Lindeman appeared in State District Court in Hibbing on Friday. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint:
The Duluth Planning Commission approved a proposal Tuesday for a new restaurant building and mixed-use commercial building at the current site of Grizzly's Wood-Fired Grill along Miller Trunk Highway. The proposal, submitted by owner Steve Letnes, stated the current Grizzly's building and auto repair shop Fred's Motor, behind the restaurant, will be torn down and replaced with a smaller restaurant that seats 50-60 people, has a drive-thru and occupies about 2,200 square feet. It was not revealed at the meeting what restaurant would occupy the new building.
Thousands of high school students filled the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Arena on Saturday. While FIRST Robotics teams from schools across the Midwest took their turns putting their robots to the test, crowds of students and supporters sang, cheered, danced and just had a good time during the Northern Lights and Lake Superior regional competitions.
Thousands of high school students will converge on the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center this weekend for the FIRST Robotics double regional.
After the Duluth School Board passed a resolution on compensatory education in late January, the preliminary deficit grew by more than $2 million for the 2018-2019 school year.
More than 70 people attended a public hearing in Duluth on Wednesday to comment on Minnesota Power's proposal to partner with another utility to build a $700 million natural gas power plant in Superior, and many of those who spoke expressed opposition to the project.
When John Shuster threw the hammer in the eighth end to score five points, the nearly 100 people in the Duluth Curling Club erupted in cheers and chants of “Shuster!” It may have been nearly 3 a.m. in Duluth, but sleep was the last thing on anyone’s mind. Shuster’s shot secured the gold medal for the Duluth-based U.S. men’s curling team as the Americans beat Sweden 10-7 on Saturday in the Winter Olympics final in South Korea.
The Duluth School Board is considering several options for a new school-day schedule that would allow middle and high school students to take more classes — but all of the options come with added costs. A task force was created last March to come up with recommendations. Earlier this month, it presented the board's Education Committee with four schedule options for the district's high schools and three for the middle schools.
Augustana Lutheran Church in Proctor gave people with special needs a night to shine bright Friday. For the second straight year, the church hosted a Night to Shine prom at Proctor High School. Night to Shine is a worldwide movement sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and takes about 250 volunteers to put on each year. People ages 14 and older with special needs were able to get all dolled up with dresses, makeup and suits to attend a prom celebration.