Duluth News Tribune
Duluth resident David Wheat crossed paths with U.S. Sen. John McCain over the years, beginning when they were prisoners of war in the "Hanoi Hilton" during the Vietnam War. "We were shot down, both of us, in the month of October, except I was two years ahead of him," said Wheat, a retired U.S. Navy commander.
President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Duluth next week, according to his official campaign website . The rally is set for the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Arena at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Trump, who campaigned in Superior in April 2016, will be the first sitting president to visit Duluth since George W. Bush in 2004.
A sailboat crew lost control of their vessel and crashed into the Aerial Lift Bridge on Wednesday. Joaquin Figueroa shot a video of the boat, which lost its mast in the incident. Figueroa said it looked like the crew was trying to steer the craft back out into the lake, but the high winds prevented them from avoiding the bridge, which was down at the time. No further information was available Wednesday night.
Three of the top executives at Essentia Health have left the health system. Jeff Korsmo, Tracy Miland and Bob Brigham "are no longer with Essentia Health, effective immediately," spokeswoman Maureen Talarico confirmed in an email. "We thank them for their service to Essentia Health and wish them the best as they move on to pursue other opportunities." She could not provide details because their departure was a personnel matter, Talarico wrote.
HILL CITY, Minn. -- A northeast Minn. school district closed school on Thursday, Feb. 22, in response to a threat against the school made on social media. The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office reported the threat was specifically made toward Hill City Schools and some students. The Sheriff’s Office, Hill City Police Department and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the threat.
Duluth Pack, the Twin Ports outfitter known for 125 years of handcrafted pack-making, paddled into choppy waters on social media Tuesday, when it posted what some viewers saw as a provocative photo to promote a new conceal-and-carry product. The post appeared on the company’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and showed a close-up of a handgun being withdrawn from a canvas satchel. https://www.instagram.com/p/Be25_qPHEhQ/" data-instgrm-version="8" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; b
Andrew Carroll, the former Minnesota Duluth hockey captain who died on Monday, took his own life, according to the Chicago medical examiner’s office. “The cause of death is complications of multiple blunt force head injuries due to jump from height,” Becky Schlikerman of the Chicago Bureau of Administration wrote in an email. “The manner of death is suicide.”
This story was originally published on Aug. 5, 2009. As an American Indian, Donna Blue Bird said she has had to deal with racism all her life, but it's not often as blatant as the kind the Duluth woman came across in Canal Park.
DULUTH, Minn. -- A 24-year-old woman found on a Duluth roadside last week with severe burns had set herself on fire, authorities said Wednesday. The Duluth Police Department reported that its investigation concluded that Jaclyn Arnold’s injuries were “self-inflicted.” Officials earlier said they were treating it as a criminal incident pending further investigation.
DULUTH, Minn. -- The mother of the 24-year-old Duluth woman found severely burned in the city's Fond du Lac neighborhood last Thursday told a Twin Cities television station that her daughter "did really well," during the first of what are expected to be many surgeries to come. "My little girl's not done," Laura Pleban told WCCO-TV in its report Monday night, Oct. 23. "I mean, she has so much more to give. She was just getting going."