Duluth fire officials say a fire that caused about $75,000 in damage to a park building and portable toilet appears to have been intentionally set. The fire was reported early Sunday, just after midnight. A caller reported that a portable toilet in Lincoln Park was on fire.
The Minnesota Department of Health says two more cases of E. coli infection have been confirmed in the state. The department said Thursday it has been able to interview 14 of the 15 cases. Through the interviews, investigators confirmed that 12 of the ill people ate at an Applebee’s restaurant in Minnesota between June 23 and June 29.
Duluth police have arrested a third man who escaped from the Northeastern Minnesota Regional Corrections Center last week. Officers found 22-year-old Tyler Sandstrom at a home in Duluth and arrested him without incident Wednesday.
Minnesota Power has agreed to make $53,000 in improvements at Jay Cooke State Park instead of paying a penalty for stormwater violations. The MPCA says Minnesota Power hired a contractor in 2012 to do excavation work near the utility’s boat launch on the Island Lake reservoir in Duluth. But the MPCA says they didn’t have a proper state permit and failed to take the proper precautions to prevent sediment from flowing into the reservoir, a popular fishing and recreation spot. They later took corrective actions.
Alcohol may have been a factor in an ATV crash that injured a husband and wife in St. Louis County Friday. The accident happened 15 miles west of Cook, Minn. on Highway 5, when driver Terry Treloar and his wife and passenger Joann were riding on a side-by-side ATV.
The people of Duluth are enjoying some national recognition. Readers of Outside Magazine voted online and declared Duluth the best town in the nation. It does offer plenty of ways to get people off the couch and out of the house, from hiking and biking to kayaking and climbing. And many people get started at a young age.
Thousands of runners were on hand Saturday for the annual Grandma’s Marathon race, one of the most popular in Minnesota ever year.
A 26-year-old Kenyan runner has set a record at Grandma’s Marathon, beating the previous mark by 31 seconds. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says Dominic Ondoro finished in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 6 seconds. He beat second-place finisher Christopher Kipyego by 2 minutes, 51 seconds.
The votes are in and the best town in America is? You betcha, it’s Duluth, Minnesota. Outside Magazine asked voters which town was the best place to live, if they love an active lifestyle.
It’s the first day of a new job for Erik Ziegler. The Vermillion College student is on summer break, and working the front line of Minnesota’s war against zebra mussels. “If you sell a boat, a trailer or a lift and someone else buys it, I mean, [zebra mussels] can even be transported to another lake and it will just spread like wildfire,” Ziegler said.
Two commercial divers with expertise in deep diving have been hired to recover the body of a pilot whose small plane crashed into Lake Superior.
A body has been found in the wreckage of a plane in Lake Superior. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 11:24 a.m. Saturday reporting that a single engine aircraft had taken off from the Duluth International Airport, gone off the radar and was believed to have crashed into Lake Superior.
Authorities in Duluth are searching for a plane that may have crashed into Lake Superior. Duluth Fire Department officials say that they have a boat out searching a possible debris field, but visibility is poor due to the fog.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is preparing to treat about 1,200 acres in Duluth to slow the spread of a gypsy moth infestation. Depending on the weather, officials are set to conduct the treatment on Thursday.