The owner of a Wendy’s restaurant in Duluth, Minn. is paying 30 employees for months of work, even though the restaurant is closed. The restaurant closed after it caught fire in January, but the owner is still cutting checks.
Minnesota playwright Jeffrey Hatcher is taking his one-man show about his childhood experience staging Hamlet on the road this month. “Jeffrey Hatcher’s Hamlet” will travel to seven Minnesota communities. Hatcher was 11 when he adapted, directed and performed in Shakespeare’s drama “Hamlet” for a fifth-grade English class in Steubenville, Ohio.
Two people were arrested Thursday after witnesses saw someone with a gun on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. The school was put in lockdown when a UMD employee called 911 after seeing a man drop a weapon. The university says a 15-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were arrested, and a pellet gun was recovered.
Prosecutors say a Duluth woman has admitted her role in the 2012 stabbing death of her former landlord. The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office says 32-year-old Joella Lee Tucker pleaded guilty Wednesday to an amended charge of aiding and abetting second-degree murder.
When Red Bull Crashed Ice was held in St. Paul last weekend, 120,000 people showed up to watch. It’s evidence that the new sport is increasing in popularity. Three Minnesotans – two of them pros on the world tour – have made not only a Crashed Ice course, but they’ve made history. The first permanent Crashed Ice course in North America opened Saturday at Mont du Lac, nestled along the Minnesota/Wisconsin border just south of Duluth.
A diplomat who visited the family of a Pakistani student who’s been hospitalized for three months said Thursday they were relieved by details of a deal that resolves his visa and insurance issues to ensure he can stay in the U.S. and get the long-term care he needs.
The brother of a Pakistani exchange student in a coma since a November car crash says diplomats have arranged to let him stay in the U.S. for continued medical care.
Two people have been arrested after a man was robbed and assaulted in his home in St. Cloud on Saturday, according to authorities.
Duluth officials say a fire at the historic NorShor Theatre is even more reason to properly restore it. The fire was reported around 4:30 a.m. Friday. Fire officials believe it started with a faulty blower motor in the building’s heating system. The damage was limited to one room but is estimated at $15,000.
The family of an exchange student from Pakistan who has been comatose since a November crash is trying to prevent a Minnesota hospital from sending him back to his home country.
On another chilly morning in Duluth, as the clouds roll in and the city wakes up, John Shuster is hoping his 8-month-old son Luke is ready for some sleep. “Every day … I toss him in the car seat and head down to the (curling) club,” Shuster said. “And hope he has a long nap.” That’s when the stay-at-home dad walks into his second home. His sanctuary.
A 21-year-old Duluth, Minn., man is suspected of stabbing a Superior cab driver who had picked him up.
Minnesota may be taking a big step to stop the sale of synthetic drugs in the state. A special committee of lawmakers approved a sweeping set of changes Wednesday to end what some describe as an “epidemic.” They are substances sold in head shops around the state as incense and bath salts, but they’re extremely dangerous when ingested. The drugs have exotic names and seductive websites, but they’re easily available on Minnesota Main Streets.
Defending champion Nathan Schroeder has won the 30th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.
A bobcat with a snare trap tightening around its neck got some much-needed medical attention this past week after a northern Minnesota couple saw it on their property and decided to help.