The shipping campaign sailed into action on Tuesday and, no, the first vessel didn't get stuck in the ice. The barge-tug combo Erie Trader/Clyde S. VanEnkevort made it under the Aerial Lift Bridge and through the canal at about noon, only to seem to be held up on Lake Superior for several hours off 21st Avenue East on its way to Two Harbors to load ore pellets. But it wasn't the jumbled ice that slowed the vessel. It was the aftermath of an offseason spent rebuilding the twin engines of the VanEnkevort.
After first calling for the removal of an expiring pipeline, then several months of negotiations, city of Grand Rapids officials today will submit for approval an agreement with Enbridge.
Huntington’s disease is a cruel and fatal condition. Genetic, it follows a person like a specter until presenting in adulthood when it slowly, across the years, erodes the brain and cripples the body. It can be characterized by constant straining and waves of twitching. For 50-year-old James Adams, who lives with advanced Huntington’s, it was a fight to both transfer from wheelchair to recliner and say what it meant for him to be finally living with his wife, Mardell Columbus-Adams.
The city that built a memorial to reconcile its role in the country's northernmost lynching is trying to get to the city which will memorialize all lynchings. But to get Duluthians on a bus to Montgomery, Ala., it's going to take funding — and quickly.
Standing in a still-new boardroom at the Duluth International Airport and feeling the thrust of F-16 fighters taking off as the 148th Fighter Wing went to work outside seemed both apropos and at-odds as a setting for the delivery of a report card on Twin Ports infrastructure Monday. On the one hand, the new terminal and 2 miles of airtstrip being rebuilt for the first time in 60-odd years count as infrastructure and helped to buoy a B-minus grade for Northland aviation.
For people experiencing crisis or looking to connect with basic services in St. Louis County, the answers could be a few thumb strokes away. Following the success of a text-for-help program employed in 2017 to assist people who are homeless, the Head of the Lakes United Way is going all in on its 24-hour text center.
The estimated $205 million reconstruction of the "can of worms" section of Interstate 35 through Duluth isn't scheduled to begin until 2019. But that doesn't mean work isn't already happening. "We're the first part of any project right here," said Dylan Buhl as he approached a rugged box truck reminiscent of a woolly mammoth. The rig was parked near the railyard off Michigan Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Duluth.
Five weeks from its convention, the 8th Congressional District DFL party endorsement process is stirring. The five candidates in the running to replace retiring incumbent Rep. Rick Nolan — both as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party nominee and possibly in Congress — have agreed to meet each other at a forum in early April. The candidates will convene at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet on April 4 from 6-9 p.m. The event is sponsored by House District 11A DFLers and the district party.
Zymrie Bekteshi is doing the best she can in the world. She's a single mother raising a boy and girl, both under the age of 10. She sews for a local company serving the aviation industry. Her employer lets her work from home. "Work from home is good," she said. "I have nobody to help me, no family if kids get sick. So they give me a machine to work with in my home."
It wasn’t the only factor, but “a nudge” from the congressman he will vie to replace helped Jason Metsa decide to run for the 8th Congressional District’s open seat. Metsa, a three-term state representative from Virginia, announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party endorsement for the 8th District seat. He joins four other DFL candidates among those trying to replace incumbent Rep. Rick Nolan, who announced his retirement in February.