Their song was “It Had to be You,” and it was aptly symbolic for the seven decades Mary Lou Pouti and Maynard Peterson spent together. They were certain of their love through 65 years of marriage. This week, they were together through death — Maynard passed away Friday morning just hours after his wife.
Richard Barber had returned home to start the pump in his basement after spending the night in the hospital with his wife who had given birth the night before the storm. The baby, Spencer, was stillborn.
By late Thursday, dozens of homes in Moose Lake were completely flooded as water from the lake and the Moose Horn River overflowed their banks. In several neighborhoods of the town of 2,750, the only way to get around was by boat or swimming.
A convicted sex offender from Cloquet has been arrested for a murder 12 years ago considered one of the most high-profile cold cases in the Northland, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s office said late Friday night.
U.S. Army Cpl. Brian Lewis can’t tell his family and friends back in the Northland specifics about what he’s doing during his deployment in a remote corner of Afghanistan, but they eagerly await his e-mails and occasional calls from the other side of the globe.
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