Duluth News Tribune
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."
A masked bandit quickly realized it was in over its head in Duluth earlier this week — and police officers came to the rescue. This contortionist raccoon ended up bottoms-up in a sewer grate in the East Hillside neighborhood, but Duluth police officers and public works personnel were able to free the animal from its awkward predicament.
The Duluth Police Department on Tuesday asked for the public's help in identifying at least two individuals allegedly involved in the theft of three deer stands from an area near Observation Road. The suspects were captured on trail cameras in the area. The stands were stolen on Sept. 11, but reported to police on Oct. 5 because that was the first time the hunter had gone back to check the trail cams.
TWO HARBORS, Minn. — Authorities are investigating the weekend death of a 42-year-old New Hope, Minn., man, who surfaced in distress during a shipwreck dive only to go underwater and later be located unresponsive on the bottom of Lake Superior.
A 14-year-old girl died Sunday afternoon after falling off a cliff at Palisade Head, located along the shore of Lake Superior northeast of Silver Bay. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received word of the incident shortly after 1 p.m. A sheriff’s report said the girl was visiting the North Shore landmark with friends when she accidentally fell.
There's plenty of opposition to Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project across northern Minnesota. Impassioned opposition. Ready-to-take-a-stand opposition. The sort of opposition seen last year over the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota perhaps.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has reversed a lower-court decision that had favored Blandin Paper Co. in its long-running legal dispute with several Northland counties over the valuation of more than 187,000 acres of forestland. The state's highest court issued a ruling Wednesday that reversed a June 2015 Minnesota Tax Court ruling and remanded the case — involving property taxes on more than 4,600 individual land parcels in St. Louis, Itasca, Aitkin and Koochiching counties — for a new trial.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — more commonly known as PETA — has recognized a Duluth man for his daring rescue of a deer from an icy river last week. As previously reported in the News Tribune, Steven Peterson was driving on Interstate 35 on Dec. 28 when he spotted something in the Kettle River in northern Pine County. He went back and saw that it was a deer struggling to escape the mostly-frozen river. Peterson made his way out onto the ice and used a trailer strap to haul the deer out of the river and to level ground.