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DULUTH — Best friends since sixth grade, Amber Nielsen and Holly Breeden decided to enlist together in the Wisconsin Army National Guard following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. They were scared as they left for basic training at age 17, but also gung-ho and ready to go. "Then you get to basic training, and you get off the bus and everyone's yelling at you and you're, like, what the heck did you just get yourself into?" Nielsen recalled.
DULUTH, Minn.—Lawyers working on behalf of a Superior (Wis.) High School student have requested a federal investigation into whether the Minnesota State High School League's girls-only policy for dance teams violates Title IX. Attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation, a nonprofit representing Superior High School sophomore Kaiden Johnson, filed a Title IX complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights on Tuesday.
CLOQUET, Minn. — Traveling to the Twin Ports VA Clinic to see a doctor can be difficult for veterans living in rural Carlton County, county Veterans Service officer Duane Brownie told Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
DULUTH, Minn.—Seven veterans recently returned from a week of backpacking together in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
DULUTH — A day after strong waves battered Duluth's shoreline, tourists and residents ventured out to see the storm damage for themselves on Saturday, Oct. 28. The Lakewalk in Canal Park was a popular place with a steady stream of people stopping to see the boardwalk ripped up by the waves and buried in rocks on Friday. Up the shore from the Lester River, where a group of surfers enjoyed the waves on Saturday, families walked along Brighton Beach, stopping to take pictures and pick through the new layer of rocks the waves had pushed onto the beach.
SCANLON, Minn.—Authorities have identified the driver who died when his semi truck crashed into the St. Louis River amid snowy conditions early Friday morning, Oct. 27. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Christopher Michael Lucia, 44, of Duluth was killed when his truck crashed at about 4:41 a.m. Friday after sliding off the northbound lane of I-35 and into the St. Louis River at Scanlon just before the bridge over the river.
SUPERIOR, Wis.—Two people have been charged after a protest blocked the entrances at an Enbridge pipeline contractor in Superior, Wis., on Thursday. Amber Mae Duvall, 30, of University City, Mo., and Alexander Emery Good-Cane-Milk, 23, of Cloquet, Minn., were each charged Friday in Douglas County Circuit Court with one count of obstructing an officer and one count of misdemeanor bail jumping. Both charges carry a maximum sentence of nine months or $10,000 fine.
DULUTH — A father and daughter died Thursday, Aug. 10, after being pulled from the waters of Lake Superior off Park Point in Duluth following a search that lasted for more than an hour amid large waves. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported late Thursday that the victims were a 10-year-old girl from Hudson, Wis., and a 38-year-old man from Osceola, Wis. Their names were being withheld pending notification of family.
BROOKSTON, Minn. — After a week of searching by family, friends and law enforcement, Ron and Mary Tarnowski were found deceased in the Brookston area on Saturday. A U.S. Border Patrol helicopter discovered the elderly Duluth couple's vehicle in a remote location at about 3:45 p.m. Saturday, according to the Duluth Police Department. The investigation into the deaths was ongoing Saturday night, but foul play wasn't suspected. It appeared the couple's SUV had gotten stuck, police said.
DULUTH, Minn.—Two Duluth firefighters floated in Lake Superior on Tuesday, waiting to be rescued, but it wasn't a human in a boat coming to their aid. A 24-pound unmanned water rescue drone sped through the water toward the firefighters, its movements directed by a firefighter on shore using a remote control. When it reached the firefighters in the water, they grabbed onto a set of handles and were pulled to shore by the drone — formally named an Emergency Integrated Lifesaving LanYard, or EMILY for short.