Duluth News Tribune
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 The post appeared on the company’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and showed a close-up of a handgun being withdrawn from a canvas satchel.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
Maybe starting all over is just what's needed, even if that's precisely what a state agency executive director warned against last week. And maybe her objections — after more than eight years of patience and toil, after tens of millions of dollars of cost overruns, and still without a computer system that actually works right for registering and licensing vehicles in Minnesota — are precisely why heads ought to be rolling now.
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.”
Last week brought another reminder. Processes used for environmental and other reviews, in place to ensure that big corporations operate safely and in ways that don't harm the environment, can be effective. They can work. Just as they're intended to. The focus this time was Enbridge's Line 3 Replacement Project, an oil pipeline upgrade being planned across the width of northern Minnesota. Last week the controversial project wasn't just rubber-stamped by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission the way so many of its critics and skeptics suspected it might be.
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.
Legalizing liquor sales on Sundays in Minnesota isn't exactly lighting up cash registers at bottle shops around Duluth, as a report in Sunday's News Tribune made clear. "It's just kind of a wash," the owner of Woodland Liquors said. Nonetheless, legalization remains the right move at the right time by the Minnesota Legislature last year.
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.