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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Area high school students proudly display their artwork at the Miller Hill Mall every year, and every year those students are warned that their creations could be stolen or damaged. Well, one East High School senior discovered recently that one of his creations was stolen. But left in its place was something unexpected — $200. "I was in disbelief," said Brody Fleming, 17. Fleming had very mixed emotions when he found out that his picture had been stolen.
Whether a business has been participating in Homegrown Music Festival since the beginning or just started last year, the economic boost during this week is undeniable. Last year was the first time Blacklist Artisan Ales participated in Homegrown, hosting two nights. This year they will have three. Co-owner and marketing director Jon Loss said Homegrown is "up there with some of the prime days of the year, like New Year's."
Wheel Fun Rentals announced that it will be closed this summer after storms this month and in October caused more than $3 million in damages total. Rodney Knight, owner and operator of Wheel Fun Rentals, said the city of Duluth will not allow the surreys, or four-wheeled pedal carts which seat two to six people, to operate on the paved path of the Lakewalk until the damage is repaired.
Cook County and the city of Grand Marais are teaming up to create a regional park just north of the city. The proposed Sawtooth Bluff Regional Park would be built on 640 acres already owned by the county and city. There is also potential to acquire two additional parcels in the future, a 78-acres parcel to the west, and a 21-acre parcel to the east.
Three people were injured in a shooting Friday night in Progress Township in Carlton County. A report of a shooting on the 4000 block of Kari Road was received at 11:36 p.m. Friday. According to the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, the caller, identified as a 53-year-old man, reported that his son, a 32-year-old man from Bayfield, shot his brother, a 57-year-old man from Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. The caller also reported that he heard another gunshot outside the residence and that his son had run away from the residence.
More than 50 people attended a Speak Out for Justice rally Friday afternoon at the University of Minnesota Duluth after two inflammatory comments were posted to Snapchat in the last month. The crowd included students, staff and faculty, as well as UMD Chancellor Lendley Black, who listened to the speakers but did not speak at the event.
The 2018 shipping season in the Twin Ports is looking to be as strong as last year, according to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. During the "Blessing of the Port" event Thursday night, Port Authority public relations director Adele Yorde gave an overview forecast of what the 2018 shipping season is expected to look like.
The lowest bid for the proposed Grand Avenue Nordic Center at the bottom of Spirit Mountain came in slightly over the estimated cost.
Canal Park and Brighton Beach were packed Saturday, with traffic at a slow crawl, as people flocked to the big lake to feel high winds and view large waves on Lake Superior. Wind speeds were as high as 48 mph on Park Point with gusts up to 54 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Gale warnings on Lake Superior were put in place early Saturday morning and will continue through 10 p.m. Sunday with waves from 10 feet to 15 feet high expected to crash on the shore.
Tony Barrett has dedicated his life to economics and has been a source of knowledge for many in the area on local and national economic outlooks and analysis. Now after 28 years at the College of Saint Scholastica, Barrett is retiring and starting a new chapter in his life. Barrett, 66, taught for 10 years at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., before coming to St. Scholastica in 1990 as an assistant professor of economics.