Duluth News


04/20/2018 10:23 PM  ~~~Source~~~
UMD Shows Off Green Initiative with Composting 

The University of Minnesota-Duluth had a chance to show off their innovative composting at the campus food court on Friday. This effort, held in honor of Earth Week, is to provide nearly 100% of compostable materials within UMD's dining services.


04/20/2018 05:43 PM  ~~~Source~~~
No endorsement at 8th Congressional District Democrat convention 

The Democrats in the Eighth Congressional District race will hold a primary in August, due to the congressional convention delegates failing to endorse one candidate. According to reports the 170 delegates gathered April 14 at a hotel in Duluth, went about 10 hours and could not find a strong consensus to back just one of five main contenders for the DFL Party nod.


04/20/2018 12:54 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Ceres Global Ag Announces Trial Date Set For The Scoular Litigation 

CERES GLOBAL AG ANNOUNCES TRIAL DATE SET FOR THE SCOULAR LITIGATION Apr. 20, 2018 Source: Ceres Global Ag news release Ceres Global Ag Corp. today announced that court proceedings for the previously announced pending action commenced by The Scoular Company in the United States District Court of the District of Minnesota are set to commence October 9, 2018. In the action, Scoular is seeking injunctive relief and damages relating to the proposed joint development and construction of a grain facility at the Corporation's Northgate Commodity Logistics Centre on the grounds of breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, promissory estoppel, and unjust enrichment.


04/20/2018 08:14 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Youth Baseball Players Kicking Thru Spring Training 

For some, the prolonged bout of cold weather may feel like we've been kicked in the gut by Old Man Winter. But for one group of youth baseball players having a hard time getting out on the field, they're fighting back.


04/19/2018 11:01 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Educators Learn to Support Children Facing Adversity at Summit 

Teachers aren't necessarily trained in psychology. But increasingly, students are coming to class and bringing the tough issues they deal with at home.


04/19/2018 04:14 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Crane exhibit now open at Karpeles Museum 

An exhibition of Clare Cooley's crane art, "Sentinels of Serenity," is at the Karpeles Museum in Duluth and has been expanded on May 1 to include 12 more big original paintings. The reception May 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. will include videos on cranes and a mini-documentary about her work made by Cooley's son Bodhi Werner.


04/19/2018 01:56 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota's longest winter 

In 1949-50, the Pigeon River crossing recorded 190 days of continuous snow cover; could that record fall this year? The Pigeon River crossing from the Canadian side, looking south to Minnesota, circa the 1930s.


04/18/2018 07:02 PM  ~~~Source~~~
No endorsement throws DFL race to August primary 

The shape of the Eighth District congressional race took a dramatic turn this week, after apparent frontrunner Leah Phifer announced she was ending her campaign after falling short of her goal of winning the party's endorsement.


04/18/2018 02:25 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Younkers, Herberger's Parent Company Likely to Go Out of Business 

The possibility of Younkers in Duluth, along with 200 regional department stores, closing is looking more likely - after it's parent company, Bon-Ton, failed to secure needed bidders at it's bankruptcy auction. According to a report from Reuters, Bon-Ton, the owner of stores like Herberger's and Younkers, will go out of business after liquidators were the only people who showed up to their court-supervised auction.


04/17/2018 09:49 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Superior Street detours set to begin Tuesday 

The City of Duluth and Northland Constructors announced detours will be installed Tuesday afternoon to catch up on lost time for the start of construction on Phase I, which was delayed due to the significant snowfall from this past weekend. At 3 pm, motorists heading east into downtown from I-35 or West Superior Street will be detoured to Michigan Street or up Mesaba Ave to Secon Street.


04/17/2018 07:18 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Sources: Bon-Ton may close all Herbergers, Younkers stores 

Milwaukee, Wis.-based Bon-Ton Boston Store is going through bankruptcy proceedings, though the hope was that the company would survive. Its 200 stores anchor many malls across the U.S. under a variety of brand names.


04/17/2018 02:09 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Take a look inside Bent Paddle's beautiful, brand-new taproom 

"Our first taproom was not part of our original plan," Bent Paddle co-founder Laura Mullen explains. "But then the Surly Bill happened, and we put one in."


04/17/2018 09:09 AM  ~~~Source~~~
First Ship Ceremony Welcomes the Federal Weser 

Superior Mayor Jim Paine officially welcomed Captain Umesh Sharma and his crew aboard the Federal Weser on Monday, during the annual First Ship Ceremony. The Weser sailed in on Thursday evening.


04/17/2018 04:21 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Weekend snowstorm sets records 

Large waves break as they near Canal Park and an ice-encased bench along the Lakewalk Sunday afternoon.


04/17/2018 01:56 AM  ~~~Source~~~
'Powerful and Beautiful': A Look at the Aftermath of April Snowstorm in Duluth 

This weekend's winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow across parts the Northland, but the buildup of ice brought many to Canal Park during its height and after it departed. The spray from the crashing waves kicked up along the shoreline of Lake Superior left a glaze on anything and everything it reached bringing out the awe in many there, Pat Swenson has been living in Duluth her whole life and she said she hasn't seen ice that thick.