The fishing pier at Boy Scout Landing in the Gary-New Duluth neighborhood was relocated to Perch Lake Tuesday. The pier was moved due to the development of a large sand bar where the fishing pier is normally installed. Shore fishing is still available at Boy Scout Landing along with other water access sites on the St. Louis River, including Rice’s Point Interstate Fishing Pier, Indian Point Fishing Pier, Munger Landing Fishing Pier and Chambers Grove Park.
On Tuesday, the first day people could file as candidates for state offices in Minnesota, a number of people officially entered political races. Jason Metsa, DFL-Virginia, was the first and only candidate to jump into the race to represent the 8th Congressional District Tuesday, with Rep. Rick Nolan, DFL-Crosby, not seeking re-election. Several candidates filed for Minnesota House seats, including the following:
A bill that would establish a working group to identify ways to protect and enhance wild rice water quality standards awaits a decision from Gov. Mark Dayton. Passed in the closing hours of the Minnesota legislative session this weekend, the bill sets aside $500,000 for a broad coalition of appointed scientists and stakeholders to prepare a report by the end of 2019. The bill also prevents the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency from making any wild rice water quality rules “until cost-effective treatment technology … is available.”
Minnesota Duluth and U.S. Women's National Team goaltender Maddie Rooney has been named the Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year for 2017-18 by USA Hockey. Rooney, 20, of Andover, backstopped Team USA to a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea with a 1.16 goals against average and .945 save percentage. She shut out Finland in the semifinals and made the game-clinching save in the shootout win over Canada in the gold medal game.
The Aerial Lift Bridge will begin its summer lift schedule on Friday, the city of Duluth announced.
BABUSHKA is a 2-year-old brown tabby domestic shorthair available for adoption through Animal Allies in Duluth. She's a sweet girl with beautiful fur. Babushka likes to curl up under her bedding but will poke her head out if you lift up the edge of her bed. She would love a quiet space to slowly acclimate to her new home. Pick her up in a "purrito," and she'll stay on your lap all day.
May 22, 1978 William Langenbrunner, St. Louis County sanitarian, said yesterday he is investigating the illegal dumping of a large amount of waste at 46th Avenue West and Oneota Street in Duluth. Langenbrunner said his office has received 50 complaints this spring about indiscriminate dumping of garbage. Single-family housing starts in Duluth, lagging earlier this year, have picked up and total 51 through April compared to 50 in the same period last year. Valuations for the same period this year totaled $1.561 million compared to $1.366 million in 1977.
A Mora, Minn., man was killed when the Jeep he was driving crossed lanes and collided with a truck as he was being pursued by authorities, police said. The Minnesota State Patrol said Christopher Scott Podvin, 37, was driving north on state Highway 65 in Aitkin County when his 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee collided with a southbound 1996 International 21000 driven by Jeffrey Norman Vorbeck, 61, of Tamarack, Minn. Podvin, who was not wearing a seat belt, was being pursued at the time by Kanabec County Sheriff’s units, the State Patrol said.
Someone who purchased a Powerball ticket at the Minit Mart in Carlton is walking around with a scrap of paper worth a million bucks after Saturday’s drawing, according to a Monday news release from the Minnesota Lottery. The winning Powerball numbers from Saturday are 3-6-9-17-56 and the Powerball number is 25. The Minit Mart, located at 405 Third St., will receive a $5,000 bonus once the prize has been claimed.