One of the skydivers forced to jump to safety after two planes collided in northern Wis. said Monday that he feels very lucky to be alive. The two planes collided at 12,000 feet near the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior, Wis. Saturday afternoon, causing one plane to lose its wing and catch on fire.
Authorities said two Duluth men suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after a mishap with a firearm at a gun range on Sunday, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.
A historic landmark at a Minnesota State Park is about to reopen to the public after flooding destroyed it. Park goers will finally be able to walk across the swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park next week. Rushing water from the St. Louis River tore it apart during flooding in the Duluth area two summers ago. Park historian Kristine Hiller says the swinging bridge, originally built in 1924, has a long history at the scenic park.
Operations in the Superior National Forest are getting back to normal with the end of the federal government shutdown. Forest spokeswoman Kris Reichenbach says some campgrounds had to be closed due to the shutdown, and some forest roads were closed while roadwork was suspended.
Organizers of the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in northern Minnesota have canceled the event scheduled for January 2014. Race director Pat Olson says organizers need time to re-evaluate interest in the marathon and raise more money.
Minnesota regulators will review the proposed expansion of a taconite mine after environmentalists warned of potential water pollution. Northshore Mining wants to expand its mine near Babbitt.
This week — well, today specifically — the Local Music Tap is opening its ears (and eyes) to the stars. It’s hardly what you’d call “local,” but you’ll see why I have a case!
Wolf experts from 19 nations will meet in Duluth for a major symposium this weekend focused on the future of the animal and its interactions with people.
A 37-year-old Minnesota man who has been arrested 44 times in 18 counties has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for robbing a car and pet wash. Richard Hegquist accepted a plea deal in the robbery case and was sentenced in State District Court in Duluth Wednesday to 71 months.
A federal jury in Minnesota has reached a verdict in a closely watched case involving a head shop owner accused of illegally selling synthetic drugs.
The Lake Superior Fish Classic at the Duluth Depot is sold out. Before the doors open to the public Friday, 10 chefs from Minnesota and Wisconsin are due to compete for $1,000. They’ll go head-to-head to create entrees out of cisco or whitefish, or both, from Lake Superior.
A Duluth woman is accused of helping a friend dispose of her boyfriend’s body in a freezer in the western Twin Cities. Hennepin County prosecutors have charged 30-year-old Talisha Hunt with one felony count of being an accomplice after the fact.
A former Duluth youth basketball coach has been convicted of sexually assaulting two preteen sisters. A jury in St. Louis County found Wendell Greene guilty of having sexual contact with the girls, ages 8 and 10 at the time of the assaults.
The Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth kicks off its annual Hawk Weekend Festival Friday. The festival includes presentations Friday evening, and a variety of field trips, workshops, interpretive programs and live bird demonstrations Saturday and Sunday.
The No. 2-ranked Minnesota State Mankato football team travels to No. 7-ranked Minnesota Duluth in a show down this Saturday. The head coach is Aaron Keen, who was named when Tood Hoffner was dismissed prior last season for a case that is ongoing regarding pictures on his cell phone. Keen stepped in, delivered his message, and his Mavericks are responding. The squad is currently 2-0.